When I was pregnant I became so overwhelmed in all the baby things available. I didn’t know what I wanted, what I needed, and how I was going to get it all. We know that babies really don’t need very much, but it’s hard to remember that with the industry pushing every toy and gadget at us. For all the new moms out there, I want to share with you my favorite baby items.
Besides obvious necessities like a car seat and diapers, there are only a few things that I found necessary (or nice to have) the first few months.
A bouncy seat. Lucas loves this seat. We have the Rainforset Fisher Price one that has the bar of toys and music attatched to it, but we have never used that. I find the music incredibly annoying and he likes to look at us. (Don’t worry- he told me he hated the music too.) This allows us talk to him as well. This seat (even though it was a gift for us) cost around $50 new. I believe there are just regular seats like this without the fancy-annoying-bright colored-overstimulating-signing songs-bar that would have worked just as well for way cheaper! He sits in this chair while I’m getting ready in the morning or while we’re eating or working in the kitchen. It’s definately a favorite of ours around here. (You should always strap your babe into his seat…..)
Bumbo We just got one of these and they are AMAZING. Look at him!
California Baby Body Wash. I love this stuff. The scent is very mild but it smells so good!
A carrier of some sort. Wether it be a sling, a Moby wrap, or a Bjorn, find something you like. It’s so nice to be able to hold your baby while you’re working around the house. For me personally, I found the sling the most helpful for the first few 6 weeks or so. The Bjorn during months 2-4 and just recently I figured out how to use the Moby and it’s wonderful! This is a great way to be close to your baby and also get things done! There’s no place a little babe would rather sleep than snuggled up right next to you!
A dresser/changing table combo. I didn’t think I was going to want or need a changing table but with cloth diapers it’s almost necessary. You can’t just throw your diapers away, so it’s nice to have everything in one place.
And that’s about it. A pretty short list isn’t it? What are you favorite baby items? What are your must haves and what things did you find unnecessary?