Pinterest and Instagram have DROOL worthy baby gear. Honestly all the muslin blankets and cute bonnets would do me under. But I stuck to my guns and didn’t go overboard. Luckily we had pretty much EVERYTHING from Miss S’s time and didn’t have to buy much (other than diapers and wipes).
Here is my list of must haves for right after baby arrives!
Belly Bandit – I actually bought this when Miss S was nine months and it really helped. I know they say you should wear it right after you deliver but I think it works at any time.
Medela Freestyle BreastPump – We ended up using our previously loved pump by replacing a few of the parts and cleaning/sanitizing other parts. Great investment!
Aveeno Baby Wash and Lotion – The last time around it took us a LONG time for figure out what to use on newborn skin. Our paediatrician recommended Aveeno and we stuck with it every since. (We also use this and this for Miss S now that she’s older).
Disposable Nursing Pads: I wasn’t able to do the reusable ones just and these worked really well.
Grace Travel Lite Crib – Both Miss S and now Miss El slept in here while in our room. The only issue is that baby can grow out of it real fast! The great thing about it is that it has stages so it can be used as a playpen (as long as baby fits).
S’Well Water bottle – I have two #Guilty! One on my bed side and one downstairs (that I throw in the diaper bag when I am heading out). This bottle is soo good. It keeps cold water cold for 12 hours and hot water hot for 4-6 hours. That said, they are not cheap but totally worth it.
Sakura Bloom Ring Sling – This was actually the first “baby item” I bought when I was expecting with Miss S. I really learned to love baby wearing and “wore” Miss S until she was 15 months old. I specifically love this line of slings because it’s a bit more stylish than a carrier with 40 buckels and a padded body wrap :)