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Newborn Baby Essentials We Actually Use

Our favorite newborn essentials that we used all the time for Sidney from 0-3 months. From bath products and diapers to our favorite diaper cream and toys, these are all products that are essential to us in our home and ones that we recommend!

I didn’t know how much I would love to read blogger’s newborn resources until I had a baby myself. Yes of course, baby shower registries are fun and all, but when it’s all said and done, what are the products you’ll actually need and use the most?!

I’ve put together a list of some of our favorite products we use on an almost daily basis for Sidney. Enjoy and let me know if you have any favorites below!

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  1. Infant Optics baby monitor: Direct connection (not connected to wifi) baby monitor for no delays in feedback. We got this after we got the Owlet because we didn’t want to rely on WiFi. Plus the Owlet app is terrible.
  2. Honest diaper rash cream: Keeps that baby’s booty fresh and clean.
  3. Baby Shusher: A small device that helps shush the baby to sleep. Saves you some mouth dryness.
  4. Hatch Baby sound/light machine: 2 in 1 device that acts as a noise maker and night light. App available to control different lights and sounds.
  5. Dr. Browns 8oz bottle: Our favorite bottle that helps prevent baby from sucking too much air while feeding.
  6. Babo bath soap: All natural baby bath soap that smells amazing! We also use their lotion.
  7. Lansinoh freezer bags: Great way to store and build up the breast milk supply.
  8. Baby fleece booties: We could never get our baby’s sock to stay on. These easily strap and stay on!
  9. Keekaroo baby changer: Our baby changing station. We love it!
  10. Baby Loovi portable changing pad: Fold and go changing pad perfect for traveling.
  11. Shynerck backseat mirror: Perfect for keeping an eye on baby while driving since backward facing
  12. Tiny love stroller toy: Loves this toy and keeps his focus while in a stroller or our baby bjorn bouncer
  13. Happy Baby Carrier: Carry baby in style with this soft carrier. It’s the only one Sidney will tolerate so far.
  14. Babybjorn bouncer: Our baby’s favorite area to sit and watch his parents. We throw this everywhere we need to and it easily folds up for transporting.
  15. Giraffe Pacifier: A fun pacifier that allows baby to grab onto stuffed animal. Sidney loves it in the stroller.
  16. Hap Tim diaper bag: Not-to0-fancy diaper bag that has convenient space and pockets for all of baby’s goods. We LOVE this
  17. Dock-a-Tot: this is the only thing Sidney napped in for the first month or so. We loved it!
  18. Honest diapers: Our favorite brand of diapers. Baby doesn’t blow out as much.
  19. Ubbi diaper trash can: Great trash can that holds that dirty diaper smell at bay.
  20. Wally’s Natural ear drops: Baby ears may be prone to ear infections so we use this to soothe his ear.
  21. My Breast Friend Nursing Pillow: I’m obsessed with this thing. I honestly do not know what I’d do without it.
  22. Lovevery Playgym: Great spot to keep baby entertained and practice tummy time.
  23. Nursing Bra: Baker’s best friend. Holds the pump in place without having to use my hands. And yes, I bake all the time with them on.
  24. Ubbi trash bags: Strong trash can liners that fit the Ubbi trash can.
  25. Tubby Todd baby ointment: We used this to help with cradle cap! It’s seriously LIFE CHANGING!
  26. Ollie swaddle: Easy to use and resists the baby breaking out more than most swaddles. Honestly BEST swaddle.
  27. The Snoo: This bassinet senses when the baby is fussing and automatically rocks baby back to sleep.
  28. Bib-on baby sunglasses: Good on sunny days since baby eyes are sensitive to light.
  29. The First Years toddler tub: This was a great plastic bath to safely wash our newborn. We still use and love it.
  30. Swaddlme swaddle: A type of swaddle that makes it easier to secure baby. We used this for Sidney’s first few months before he started busting out of it.
  31. Graco Car Seat: Safe and secure car seat that adjusts to car and baby size.
  32. Mommy’s Bliss Vitamin D drops: All natural vitamin D drops given to the baby once a day.
  33. Honest baby wipes: Our favorite brand of wet wipe. We also love Water wipes.
  34. Bibs Pacifier: Our baby’s favorite simple pacifier
  35. Culugo stroller: A hip stroller with the ability to fold for easy carry for travel. We love it for the city.

What products did you love the most during newborn life? Let me know below!

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