Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Baby Must Haves

This morning while I was getting ready for work I checked my
What to Expect When Expecting Iphone App like I do every morning.
I know I've been pregnant the last 6 plus months but today when I clicked the app and saw 
Countdown:
13 Weeks 3 days
it REALLY hit me.....holy crap people....we are going to have a new baby boy in 13 weeks 3 days!!!!
I think it is about time we start preparing for this new life that is about to enter our family.
It got me thinking about some baby must have items.

1. Stroller
For obvious reasons. To show off that new bundle of joy on walks! :) In our case we will need a double stroller with a 4 year old, 2 year old and newborn. We are going with the Chicco Cortina Together Stroller.
2. Car Seat
You will need this if you want to be able to leave the hospital with baby :)
We bought the Chicco Key Fit Infant Car Seat.
3. Swaddle Blanket
You would think I would be a master swaddler with baby #3 on the way but the truth is I could never get that swaddling technique down. This is why Summer's SwaddleMe Blankets are genius and a major newborn must have!
4. Breast Pump
If you are breastfeeding you are going to want a breast pump.
I used one to store milk so that daddy and big sister could help feed and also it helped with baby's latch believe it or not! I recommend an electric breast pump and there are many to chose from. I hear a lot of good things about the Medela Pump.
5. Diapers
Your baby IS going to poop and pee A LOT. Diapers are a MUST! :)
6. Bottles
Even if you are planning on exclusively breastfeeding it is always a good idea to have diapers on hand.
You never know how breastfeeding will turn out and you may need to resort to bottles as an emergency.
With our second daughter, Audrey, we used Tommee Tippee bottles and they were great for transitioning from breast to bottle. They also make a great newborn starter kit that comes with bottles, bottle carrier, bottle warmer, bottle steriliser etc.
7. Baby Wipes
You are going to use these for many years to come! Not only do you need them to wipe your baby's bottom they are great for cleaning dirty faces and hands, taking of makeup, cleaning up spills etc.
8. Bassinet
We like to keep our babes close by the first couple of months and the bassinet is the perfect tool to do so.
I love this adorable Fox Bassinet from Babies R Us.
9. Diaper Bag
When you have a newborn you basically need to pack like you are going on vacation every time you leave the house! Make sure you get a diaper bag big enough to fit diapers, wipes, bottles, change of clothes for baby and you and more!
10. Baby Monitor
For Peace of mind and safety of baby :) We have never had a video monitor but this baby I would really like to purchase one! Summer Infant makes one that is affordable.
11. Receiving Blankets
 You will want plenty of these! You will use them for burping, laying baby on, swaddling baby, changing baby on etc etc.
12. Baby Nightgowns
Even though I am having a boy he will still be wearing baby nightgowns! They make night time changes a breeze! I love these ones from baby Gap.
13. Onesies
When your baby is not in sleepers he/she will live in onesies - especially in the warm summer months.


What were your baby Must Haves?

3 comments:

  1. Each Baby is distinctive and what works for one Baby won't generally work for another, in any case, instructing yourself on what Baby things were most desired by different Mothers will offer you some assistance with weighing your choices. This is my rundown of must have infant things.

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  2. Nice post. I was looking like this. Really it is very useful and informative post. Thanks for sharing. Thanks again!

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