Newborn Necessities

We’re basking in newborn goodness over here with the addition of our new little one, Liv. The cuddles seem extra sweet the second time around, perhaps because most of those new mom worries don’t exist anymore. I’m really soaking up every second! I purchased and was gifted many great essentials for the first time around with Henry, so we have been able to reuse a quite a bit. I did purchase a few more things for Liv and have narrowed down what I really love and think are especially useful.

As with all baby things, this is all extremely personal! There are a million products out there and everyone has their own opinions on each one. You need to figure out what works for you and your baby! With that said, here are my favorites…

Loungers: Especially for a second child, I have found it really useful to have a place to set the baby down. Many will advise not to use for sleep, but when you need to set the baby down to make your coffee or tend to your toddler, it’s nice to have a cozy spot. Our favorite with Henry was the Boppy lounger and that has proven to be true for Liv as well. We also have the Dockatot which has been great, and I especially love having both now that we are in a bigger home. It’s great to keep one upstairs and one downstairs so that you don’t have to continually move them around. The Snuggle Me Organic is another popular one that is very similar to the Dockatot. Once out of the newborn phase, I really love the Babybjorn bouncer– it’s a perfect spot to set your little one while you get dinner cooked!

Carriers: Echoing what I said above, it’s really, really nice having both hands available! Also, I haven’t met a baby that doesn’t love a carrier- close to mom, warm and upright. I love this Babybjorn carrier the best as it’s extremely functional. I also love Solly wraps which come in fun patterns and are especially great for the newborn stage.

Car Seats: If you’re adding to your baby registry, I’d recommend putting both an infant and convertible car seat on there. The first 10-12 months fly by, and you’ll be purchasing a new car seat for your little one before you know it. The Nuna Pipa is our favorite infant car seat, and most of my mama friends would agree. We switched to the Nuna Rava around the 1-year mark and love it. We also have the Clek Foonf which I have only great things to say about, and especially love it now that H is facing forward.

Sleeping: If you’re searching for a bassinet and aren’t getting the Snoo, I love this one from Halo. (IMO, the Snoo is *not* necessary). One of my favorite cribs for your home nursery is the Webster Convertible Crib from S&L. For travel, the Babybjorn light travel crib has been incredible- it’s SO light and comfortable and is one of my all time favorite baby products! My favorite newborn onesies are Kissy Kissy and I have found these to be the easiest swaddles.

Other Favorites:
My favorite diapers are Pampers Pure and for wipes- Water Wipes are a must!
I love these for baby washcloths and these for burp cloths (you’ll want a TON of burp cloths to have around!)
Babo Botanicals makes my favorite baby products from shampoo to diaper creme.
We have and love the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair.
The Lovevery play gym is one of our favorite baby products!

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