A New Mom’s Must-Have List

Well, I have been lucky enough to be a mommy for a few of weeks already, and I love my new job. It’s amazing how my life has changed and slowed down. I could stare at my babies for hours (and I do), and I already have over 1000 pictures and videos of them. Thank goodness for lots of computer storage for these digital files!

I wanted to write a list of all of the items that are the most-needed items on your list to get you through the first two weeks… or until you are comfortable enough to go out with your baby/babies and restock. I have given the exact kind that we use, just in case it may help out other mommies and mommies-to-be.

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1. Video Monitor with sound (Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor with 3.5″ Color Screen and Wireless Camera with Pan, Tilt & Zoom and 2 cameras – MBP36)

2. Crib/Bassinet/Playpen for in-room sleeping (S1 by Safety 1st Satellite Premier Play Yard in Kensington)

3. Breastfeeding pillow (Twin Z Pillow for low-arm chairs/couches/beds and the My Brest Friend for nursery chair)

4. Breast pump, milk storage containers (Medela Symphony 2.0 and zipper storage bags)

5. Snacks and water (unsalted deluxe nuts from Costco)

6. Nipple cream (Lanolin, Boob Ease, and Bella B Nipple Nurture Butter) and breast pads (Philips Avent washable nursing pads and Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads)

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7. Burp cloths (tons and tons of the pre-folded kinds… we had at least 30, and we kept them everywhere)

8. Swaddle blankets (Aden & Anais, Woombie, and SwaddleMe)

9. Preemie/Newborn diapers (don’t buy a lot of one kind to start with- try a few different ones out as each baby’s shape is different)

10. Wipes (any and a lot)

11. Wipe warmer (Munchkin Standard Wipe Warmer)
*Note: I used to think this was so silly and fuddy-duddy, but then my little David would scream bloody murder with every cold wipe that touched his skin. I couldn’t put him through that, so we got a good, inexpensive one from Target.*

12. Hand soap and hand lotion (California Baby Calendula Cream)

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13. Rocker/Swing (4Moms Mamaroo rocker)

14. Diaper pail and trash bags (Ubbi)

15. Mom’s Post-Birth Bag of Tricks (Tucks, Dermoplast spray, thick pads, mesh underwear, loose pj pants, separate trash bags/can, extra soft toilet paper, stool softeners/laxatives, peri-bottle)

16. Camera with video (Canon SL1)

17. Dreft 

18. Tub of water with Dreft
*Note: This is a perfect way to let baby clothes soak to get rid of stains before they set in.*

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19. Washcloths for David’s Diaper Changes (any cheap, soft washcloth’s will do)

20. Tunic shirts in Newborn Size (Gerber brand)

21. White Noise Machine (Homemedics SoundSpa Sound Machine and Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine)

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