To my dear expectant Mom’s or anyone dropping by, thank you and welcome!
Expectant mothers may find themselves overwhelmed by the multitude of available baby products. Thousands of different accessories from thousands of different brands make it seem impossible for mothers to choose what will be right for their own child. Women seek advice from baby books, other mothers, family members, and even online communities, and the result of this research is often a flurry of varying opinions and experience. With the overwhelming nature of all that research, expectant mothers might feel like giving up. They should not despair, however. I am here to help you in this new world with confidence.
I created a walk through video of some of the baby items I got for my baby boy after 9 months of research. I had to cut the video quite a bit because it got extremely long. Some items didn’t make it to the video but I added on the list below which explains a bit better than video. I hope to help ease your product selection although this list is quite long.
Here are some top of the line baby products:
HATCH baby grow – Changing pad meets connected smart scale to help track your baby’s weight gain, feeding amounts, and diaper changes. Soft, comfortable and wipeable.
SNOOFY BEE – Great for on the go this clean hands changing pad provides all the benefits of a standard portable changing station and diaper clutch plus a barrier to hang toys from and gently redirect your child’s curiosity away from the mess. Once you have tried it, you will wonder where it has been all your life.
DIAPERS & ACCESSORIES:
BAMBOO DIAPERS – The moisture wicking and thermal regulating bamboo prevents your baby’s delicate skin from getting painful irritation and rashes. Angelically-soft bamboo disposable diapers are ultra-comfortable to wear, and they are hypoallergenic and antibacterial to prevent irritation and chaffing. Aloe liner to keep your sweet baby’s skin hydrated and prevent itchiness. It is pretty much the best thing ever for your baby’s bottom!
QUICK STICK – 100% Natural, unscented, Absorbs quickly into the skin providing deep healing for most skin problems. Once you try it you will find that it will replace any number of products you are already using for a wide variety of purposes. Contains No Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates or Gluten.
UBBI diaper pail – No special bags, refills or inserts are required with the Ubbi diaper pail saving time and money unlike other pails on the market, won 9 awards proving parents and experts approval. Steel locks in odor, Ready right out of the box, simple to use and not prone to breakage. Childproof lock.
OINTMENT APPLICATOR – No residue on hands!
WIPES & ACCESSORIES:
WATER WIPES – Contains 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract, suitable from birth, fragrance and alcohol free, awarded National Eczema Association of America Seal of Acceptance, other suitable usage includes: weaning, teething, cleaning of baby’s hands and face, adult’s sensitive skin care as well as elderly skin care.
BABYGANICS – Natural plant-based ingredients, with soothing chamomile, skin nourishing and gentle enough for faces, hands and bottom.
DR BROWNS – Naturally cleans pacifiers, bottles, teethers, cups and toys. Naturally derived, unscented, and fragrance-free. Free of alcohol, SLS, parabens and formaldehydes.
Frida baby Breathe wipes – A chest balm meets tissue mashup, BoogerWiper soothes snore sniffers at home and on-the-go with all the benefits of a chest balm in a fuss-free wipe form. Chamomile, aloe + vitamin B provide cooling relief to tender noses, and all-natural menthol + eucalyptus leave baby feeling refreshed from chest to toes.
BOOGIE WIPES – Ideal for congestion symptom relief, with natural saline that helps dissolve snot and boogers to create a better blow. Uses spunlace technology, along with moisturizing aloe, chamomile, and vitamin E. Hypoallergenic and free of alcohol, paraben, and phthalate
DREFT WIPES – Multi-Surface All-Purpose Gentle Cleaning Wipes for Baby Toys, Car Seat, High Chair & More.
ON THE GO WIPE DISPENSER Love these!
BOTTLES & ACCESSORIES:
PHILIPS AVENT GLASS BOTTLES – Philips Avent Natural Glass Newborn Starter Set is the most natural way to start bottle feeding.
DR BROWNS BOTTLES – Positive-pressure flow for vacuum-free feeding that is similar to breastfeeding. Reduces feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping and gas. Vent system that removes air from milk maintains essential vitamins such as C, A and E. Helps prevent fluid in the ear. BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free.
PATCH DRYING RACK – Low-profile drying rack looks great in any kitchen. Perfect for drying items of all shapes and sizes. Easily holds items upright for drying while excess water collects in bottom tray.
DR BROWNS: PACI’S, GLOW IN THE DARK , GIRAFFE LOVEY PACIFIER The PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers from Dr. Brown’s are designed to alleviate pressure and help prevent dental issues. A patented suction-free air vent opens to create low pressure, soothing comfort in your little one’s mouth.
MAM – The BPA/BPS free MAM Pacifier was developed by leading pediatric dentists and developmental psychologists to provide maximum comfort and style for babies from birth to six months.
NATURSUTTEN – Made with all-natural rubber, with no BPA, phthalates, or chemical softening agents. The patented, one-piece design is free of joints or cracks where bacteria can accumulate, and the pacifiers are easier to clean. Crafted in Italy each Natursutten pacifier takes 7 weeks and 20 hand-held steps to go from liquid sap to finished product. Since the rubber from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree is softer than the silicone in mass-produced pacifiers, your baby will enjoy a gentler, more natural feel.
OWLET – This smart baby monitor helps you know your baby is okay by using clinically-proven technology to track their heart rate and oxygen levels. The Smart Sock sends this information to a base station which is designed to notify you with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong. Using Owlet’s app, you can view real-time wellness data and receive direct notifications on your phone. Parents who use the Owlet Smart Sock report better sleep and less worry. I got this because more than 2,000 babies died of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) in 2010, the last year for which such statistics are available. Most SIDS deaths occur in babies between 1 month and 4 months of age, and the majority (90%) of SIDS deaths occur before a baby reaches 6 months of age. It is pricey but I thought worth the peace of mind!
LOLLIPOP BABY CAMERA – The Only Wifi Baby Monitor with Audio Mode for Overnight Monitoring. True Crying Detection, High Quality Video, Toxic-free silicone, Night Vision, Remote Music Playing – Lullabies and smooth sounds built-in, Live View Sharing – unlimited shared users for your relatives.
Germ alert pillow – The Safety 1st No Germs On Board Sign is constructed of soft material that attaches easily to the handle of any car seat/stroller. No more need for those awkward conversations. This adjustable design helps to serve as a gentle reminder to others and keep your baby unexposed to unwanted germs.
HUMIDIFIER – Maintaining humidity levels above 43% decreases the risk of illness and disease, and helps relieve dry, irritated skin. With a large 6L tank, powerful mist output, essential oil compartment and a built-in night-light, this humidifier has all the features you need in one sleek and affordable machine.
THERMOMETER – CLINICAL ACCURACY and RELIABILITY: Equipped with the most advanced medical infrared technology for accuracy and reliability. Recommended by medical experts following its vigorous FDA clinical tests to confirm its consistency and reliability. MULTI – MODE: Forehead Thermometer (suitable for all ages) , Ear Thermometer Function (only for the child above 3 months) and Object Surface Temperature Measurement. Ex: – use it to measure milk, water temperature.
ELECTRIC NAIL TRIMMER – Super easy to use with only 1 button to control speed and rotation (clockwise/reverse). Whisper quiet & Led lighted, Designed to safely and quickly trim and polish little toe and fingernails for both babies and adults. It is super soft and will not damage cuticles and nail beds.
FRIDA baby kit – I’ve attached the itty Bundle of Joy it is the perfect starter kit for new parents. It’s packed with four of their bestselling products including the #1 most-registered for baby product, NoseFrida the SnotSucker, and the post-delivery care must-have, Fridet the MomWasher (BEST THING EVER). Wrapped in a reusable pouch, with a customizable gift tag, Bitty Bundle of Joy is the ultimate shower gift kit. Friday baby has many great products.
LOTUS – The BEST way to give your baby a bath, Great alternative to traditional baby bath tubs, Super soft and cuddly to keep baby happy and comfortable during bath time.
STOKKE FLEXI BATH – Award-winning Flexi Bath, a lightweight and convenient tub for newborns and toddlers, with Newborn Support, Uniquely foldable for easy transportation and space saving storage, Both design and materials are safe – made from plastics completely free of heavy metals, phthalates, formaldehyde, BPA and other harmful substances.
BAMBOO TOWEL – These eco-friendly bamboo hooded baby bath towels are softer than cotton and keep your baby warm, dry, and safe after bathtub time. Each kid-friendly towel is designed to be safe, hypoallergenic, and odor resistant. They are antibacterial and gentle on sensitive skin.
BAMBOO WASHCLOTHS – 100% Bamboo, these baby washcloths are obviously for bath time but can also be used as a super absorbent burp cloth, face cloths or even a reusable baby wipe. ORGANIC, ALL-NATURAL AND HYPOALLERGENIC.
BODY WASH, SHAMPOO, LOTION:
NOODLE & BOO newborn kit – Cleanses hair and body without stripping baby’s natural moisture. Calming formula rebalances skin’s pH, and provitamin B and vitamin E keep hair healthy and shiny. Created especially for tender newborn skin and hair. Tearless. Soft Lotion – Ultra-light formula. Contains sweet almond oil, vitamins E and C. Combination of emollients gently nourishes skin and provides a protective layer of natural antioxidants that helps shield sensitive skin from environmental factors.
NIGHT LIGHT/SOUND MACHINE:
HATCH baby rest – Night light, sound machine and Time-to-Rise indicator in one modern device. Control and program from your phone. Customize and personalize bedtime for your family.
PORTABLE SOUND MACHINE – White Noise, Heartbeat, Waves, Rain. 2 lullabies: Brahms’ Lullaby, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Adjustable sleep timer with constant-on or 15, 30 and 45 minute settings. Glow in the dark buttons and flexible clip easily attaches to handles and bags.
BLANKETS, SWADDLES, SLEEP-SACK:
RECEIVING BLANKETS – The term “receiving blanket” refers to the original use, which was to “receive” the baby at their birth. While they are still used, receiving blankets have many uses beyond those first moments. They can substitute for a changing mat in a pinch, function as a burp cloth, cover a nursing mother, shade a sleeping baby in a carseat, provide a clean surface for baby to lay upon, as well as a variety of other uses. However, one of the most popular uses of the basic receiving blanket is to swaddle a baby for sleep.
ADEN + ANAIS SWADDLES – Breathable, Soft and easy to care for, multi-use.
BUGABOO BLANKET – Soft and breathable fibers, keeps your child comfortable all year round, 100 percent cotton, regulates temperature and wicks away moisture.
BEBE AU LAIT – Cotton Muslin, keeps your little one comfortable, warm, and snuggly without overheating, made of four layers of 70% viscose made from bamboo and 30% cotton.
TULA SWADDLES – Super soft with a marshmallowy feel, made from 100% viscose from bamboo, making them cozy yet breathable.
HALO SLEEP SACK – The Halo SleepSack wearable blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing
POTTERY BARN – Made of 100% cotton sateen. A sateen weave is a tightly woven weave, which gives the fabric a luxurious sheen while providing supreme softness and ultra durability.
BEBE AU LAIT – 70% viscose made from bamboo, 30% cotton, made of premium quality, open-weave 100% cotton muslin that is ultra light and breathable.
BURBERRY GIFT SET – (not an “essential”.)
ZIP UP ONESIES – All about convenience!
ORGANIC GOWNS – Soft elastic at bottom makes those constant diaper changes a breeze. Fold-over, gloved-sleeves for added warmth and protection from self-scratching.
TULA CARRIER – Adjusts in three width settings and two height settings to allow for an ergonomic snug position from newborn, infant and early toddlerhood. No infant insert needed!. Best for long term, comfortable carrying that promotes healthy hip and spine development for baby.
SOLLY WRAP – Designed for the first year or up to 25 lbs, lightweight, easy to put on, Solly Baby wraps give you and your little one unparalleled closeness and comfort, less crying (it’s proven!), and reduced rates of postpartum depression.
DRAWER ORGANIZERS – Are a convenient way to keep your drawers tidy and organized.
ON THE GO BAGS: – Four Change Me, Dress Me, and Feed Me organizer travel bags. Can fit all bags into diaper bag.
CLOTHES DIVIDERS – Helps organize the different months.
AGE BLOCKS – For memorable photos.
BOPPY Pillow- Versatile – Use for breastfeeding, bottle feeding, propping, tummy time, sitting. Award-winning.
MEDELA PUMP – Medela is the #1 Physician Recommended Breast Pump Product in the U.S, Daily use, double-electric breast pump.
LANSINOH PUMP – 3 pumping styles and 8 suction levels for breastfeeding moms to match babies’ feeding patterns & maximize milk production & comfort. Pump directly into Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags for convenience; Pump with confidence; hygienic closed system breast pump design guarantees no breastmilk backup into tubing or motor, helping to prevent mold and bacteria buildup
STAY DRY PADS – Lansinoh Stay Dry Disposable Nursing Pads have a quilted, honeycomb lining and a unique breathable waterproof layer for leakproof protection; soft and absorbent, Lansinoh pads protect clothing and keep nipples dry and healthy
NIPPLE CREAM – Lansinoh nipple cream has a deep mositurizing effect that soothes, replenishes, and protects sore nipples when facing breastfeeding challenges.
DREFT – A hypoallergenic laundry detergent from the #1 pediatrician recommended baby detergent. It’s made from 65% plant-based ingredients, yet its powerful formula helps remove 99% of baby food stains. Specially formulated to be free of dyes, chlorine, phosphates, and optical brighteners.
BASSINETS, LOUNGERS, SWINGS, ACTIVITIES:
HALO BASSINET – The only bassinet that rotates 360 degrees for the ultimate in convenience and safety. Now your little one can sleep as close as you like, while still safely in his own separate sleep area, reducing the risks associated with bed-sharing. In addition to bringing baby close, it swivels to make getting in and out of bed hassle-free. Its unique design means baby is visible at your eye level, allowing you to soothe your baby quickly, while mesh walls provide maximum breathability. In addition, its side wall lowers and automatically returns, allowing you to tend to your baby while still in bed, helping to make your recovery from childbirth a little easier. The LUXE Series features a floor light to help you see in the dark without disturbing baby or your partner and generous storage caddy to keep all of baby’s essentials at your fingertips. Its stable, adjustable base fits next to almost any bed. Also includes a soothing center with nightlight, 3 soothing sounds, 3 lullabies, 2 levels of vibration and a back to bed reminder.
THE SNOO – Smart Sleeper is the first responsive bassinet that boosts sleep for babies and parents. Developed by Dr. Harvey Karp, SNOO is based on his 5 S’s soothing tips that have helped millions of parents around the world. Responds automatically to fussing by ‘hearing’ your baby’s cries and automatically responding with the best level of sound and jiggly rocking.. soothing most fussing in under a minute. Swaddle secures baby on the back preventing risky rolling. Swaddle is hip safe, reduces overheating, can’t unravel, giving all the benefits of swaddling without the risks, only bed to meet all American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep recommendations.
SNUGGLE ME ORGANIC – The Snuggle Me lounger pillow will gently pull in against baby, giving the feeling of a hug. This is a unique, patented center sling feature. The Snuggle Me is not just a place to lay baby, but will physically pull in against baby’s sides. Because of their protective patents, no other lounger can give this sensory experience to your baby. GOTS certified organic fabrics, filled with a hypoallergenic, virgin polyester fiber fill.
ACTIVITY GYM – perfect for tummy time!
BABY CHAIR – Use as booster seat, high chair and floor chair, Removable bolster and tray included,Wipe able fabric, Folds down and has handle for easy travel.
PACK N PLAY – 5 Second set-up, backpack portability, fits as a carry-on, use it EVERYWHERE!. Breathable clear view mesh allows for full airflow and an unobstructed view of the child, fun side door. No PVC, Phthalates, or Lead.
SWING – Heard and read great things about babies loving this over the mamaRoo.
MAXI-COSI MICO MAX 30 – Lightest premium car seat in its class, Air Protect Superior Side Impact Protection. Foot muff to keep baby warm, Easily removable fabrics for cleaning; innovative design allows for removal without re-threading harness.
DOONA – the world’s first car seat with integrated wheels meaning that in less than five seconds you can be out of your car with your precious little one and on your way in safety and style. Whether you’re picking up a latte, running into the supermarket, quickly escaping the rain, or traveling on public transport or through an airport, the Doona is truly the next generation in parent and child safety and mobility. (Separate blog and video on this coming soon!).
STROLLER ORGANIZER – Sturdy neoprene material; Adjustable velcro straps fit most strollers. Insulated drink holders stretch to fit most cup and bottle sizes. Open back pocket for easy-access items, includes opening for headphone cord, BPA-free, Phthalate-free.
PHONE HOLDER – The Bugaboo Smartphone Holder is compatible with almost all smartphones. It has both horizontal and vertical orientation. Leave bracket on the handlebar to easily fold your stroller. Rubber contact patches for additional safety and protection of your phone.
MOMMY HOOK – Get hands-free control on your shopping trips and errands by hanging all bags on the Mommy Hook instead of struggling to hold multiple bags. Ideal for carrying shopping bags, baby accessories, grocery bags, and transporting bags from your car to the house. Fits virtually any stroller or shopping cart handle to make outings with your baby a breeze.
MOSCHINO – Black Moschino baby changing bag with the logo tab and the cute sequined bear on the front. The bag has one compartment with four internal pouches. The bag comes with a fold out changing mat, adjustable shoulder straps and two handle straps.
TOTESAVVY – 11-pocket organizer with a patented book-like design. Includes an insulated bottle pocket, key clasp, and washable changing mat (20″ x 25″). Easily organize any tote or transform it into a functional baby bag.
CUDDLE AND KIND – With natural, high-quality cotton every doll is lovingly handcrafted by incredible women artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income. For every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in need.
SOPHIE – La giraffe, the most beloved teether for over 55 years. Made of 100% natural rubber from the Hevea tree.
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