My baby girl is going to be a year in barely a month, and I don’t think I could have gotten through it without the help of some of these indispensable items. This article has the affiliate links so that you can easily get all these useful baby necessities.
1. Boppy Pillow
This is my number one, favorite thing I ever received! Whether you are breastfeeding or not, the Boppy offers arm support and the option for multiple positions, so that you and your baby can stay snuggled up and comfortable, without any worries about exhausting your arms.
Added bonus? Boppy will help support baby with they learn to sit, prop them up, or even support them off the ground for tummy time! This pillow is amazing, and has countless different covers for your own style. I chose one that is fuzzy on top for baby comfort, and thin on bottom so that mommy doesn’t overheat.
2. Digital Thermometer
These digital thermometers are great! They’re accurate, AND you don’t have to put it up your baby’s butt! Win/win! There is both an ear, or forehead option.
Normal under-the-tongue digital thermometers have to go under baby’s armpit, and my sweet girl would always scream with frustration while I held her arm down for a full minute to get a reading. Don’t wait until your wee one is sick. Get this thermometer now, and know what their temp is instantly.
3. Fluffy Hooded Towel
I had an adorable 3-pack of infant towels that was only good for about a month, until they were just too small. My favorite towels are soft, fluffy, and they keep your baby warm when they get out of the tub.
Bamboo Hooded Baby Towel with Bear Ears – The Original 100% Bamboo Bear Towel Organic Hypoallergenic Extra Soft Water Absorbent | Great for Sensitive Skin | 34×34” Size for Toddlers and Infant
Towels Don’t have to be boring! Check out this towel that my awesome friend at moderndaymomlife got me! It’s big enough to use for a few years!
4. Breathable Nursing Cover
While I was nursing, I overheated often. My little girl runs so warm, and she was always making me sweat. My mother got me one of these light weight nursing covers and I LOVE it. It was cool and breathable, and easy to put on.
I wasn’t about to go out and buy a bunch of convenient nursing tops that wouldn’t last me that long… this thing saves bucks. I used it as a sun shade for her stroller and car seat as well!
5. Baby Tub with Built in Temperature Gauge
I LOVE this tub!! My baby was very particular about liking warm water, and I was able to make it as warm as was safe for her, keeping both of us happy. The screen turns green for safe temperatures, blue for too cold, and red for too hot, while also beeping a warning.
4moms, Baby Bath Tub, White
It is also padded, has holders for baby wash, holes so that the water won’t get dangerously high, and plugs to release water. This tub is so cool!
6. Baby Full Body Supporter
This body supporter is versatile. I used it in the carseat, in the stroller, in the swing, and anywhere else I set my baby down that she needed head support. A lot of car seats come with no support, or crappy support. You’ll want this for your own piece of mind.
7. Mid-Size Stroller
I have 4 different strollers, and this is my favorite. It’s big enough to store some things in the basket, a comfy ride for the kid, but it’s not super bulky, or too short. It’s the happy middle ground.
8. Car Seat Carrier
This is the car seat that I was gifted by my husband’s wonderful aunt. It comes in and out of the base really easily so that it can be used as a carrier. It’s very durable, and very lightweight. This is soooo important when you are carrying around an infant everywhere. I didn’t like wearing my baby, she was too hot for me to handle. This way I could carry her out of the car without having to mess with buckles and wake her up.
Evenflo Nurture Infant Car Seat, Sabrina
I realize there are car seats that have stroller bases they can pop into… hate them. They’re too bulky for my taste, and I’d rather just pop this out and carry it or set it in a shopping cart.
I love swings! Baby can hang out for a while and play while parents get some chores done, and it will even swing and sing them to sleep. So much amazingness all in one. It’s almost like having a live-in nanny. My little one loved hanging in her swing while I did chores, and I really don’t think I would have been able to survive without it.
My little one loved hanging in her swing while I did chores, and I really don’t think I would have been able to survive without it.
10. Car Seat Mirror
This one is for the parent’s piece of mind, and is important to have for the first couple years while baby is rear-facing in the car. This is the one I have, and I love it! It’s not the biggest mirror, but it’s clear and durable, and my baby loves it. She leans forward and gives the bear head a kiss every time she is put in her seat. Makes my heart melt with cuteness!
Well, that’s it for this post! Ladie’s top 10 baby necessities for new parents. What did you think? Let me know which of these you loved, or didn’t. Happy parenting!