You’ve spent 9 long months preparing for your bundle of joy to arrive and the day has finally come! You’ve read all the books and prepared the nursery for the big day.
Here is a list of must-have items for new moms (just in case you missed anything 😉 )
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Boppy Pillow – Breastfeeding or bottle feeding, the Boppy pillow is a great item to keep in your nursery. It helps during feedings, but also it is a great way to prop baby up on the floor, bed or couch.
Baby Bathtub – This bathtub makes bath time so much easier and less stressful. You don’t have to worry about baby slipping in the regular bathtub. Plus, with easier access, we were able to have big sis help with bath time, which she loved!
Baby Monitor – Baby monitors are good to have if your little one is sleeping in their own room. I personally am a fan of the monitors with video and sound because it gave me more peace of mind to be able to see that the girls were sleeping, instead of just listening to the monitor.
Rocking Chair – You will be spending many late nights rocking and feeding baby, so do yourself a favor and invest in a really comfortable rocking chair. I love the chairs that have the rocking foot stool to match. Trust me, it makes all the difference when you are tired, and you want to put your feet up.
Maternity Robe – Robes can be so helpful to throw on in the middle of the night or on early mornings when you need to get up quick for baby. I like to keep my robe next to my bed, so I can quickly get it on if one of the girls wakes up in the middle of the night. When they were infants, I loved using my robe because it made nursing them so much easier!
Car seat/Stroller Combo – When they are little, getting the car seats that fit into a stroller is such a time saver! You can easily take the car seat out and pop in it the stroller when you are out and about without disturbing your little one.
Car Mirror – I love having a mirror in the car for when the kids had rear-facing car seats. I liked the peace of mind being able to see them, and they liked knowing that I was still there (even though they could hear my voice).
Baby Bouncer – This was a life saver for me with our first. Whenever I needed to take a shower or cook dinner, I just plopped her in the bouncer and moved her to whatever room I was in and she was so content. I could still see her and talk to her, but my hands were free to do what I needed to.
Baby Swing – Our second loved the swing. It soothed her, and she was super content to be in her swing watching us. With both girls, we chose the “mini travel” swing instead of the full, huge standing swing.\
Diaper Rash Cream – This is one of those items that you don’t think about buying until you need it. But usually by that time, you don’t want to take a fussy baby to the store to buy the cream. I prefer Desitin, but there are a bunch of good options out there to choose from.
Receiving Blankets – Ok, seriously, you can never have too many receiving blankets when they are little! I used them for everything! Obviously as blankets, but also to lay on the ground when they had tummy time, to clean up spit up, as a car seat cover when we went out, as a teething toy when nothing else worked…. Seriously, the list goes on. There are different kinds of fabrics that both you and your baby will have a preference on.
Hopefully these items will help make your life a little easier as a new mom.