Our Five Ring Circus: A Few Of My Favorite Things: Newborn Essentials

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Newborn Essentials

{1} The Boppy. This has been a favorite through all three kids and I use it all the time! I use it for breastfeeding and as a baby lounger. I've even used it as a pregnancy pillow to ease the aches and pains while sleeping!


{2} Another tried and true favorite that has lasted through three babies is the Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Cradle 'n Swing. There's a reason why this has been a best seller for 7 years!

{3} Moby Wrap. This is my new discovery. I got one to review before Lily was born, and I am not disappointed. It is a lifesaver! She feels so secure in it, and my hands are free. I've never had a colicky baby, but I think this is a must for babies with colic. It instantly soothes Lily, and I can do anything while she's in it!


{4} Another new discovery is the Medela Single Deluxe Breastpump. I only pump a few times a week, but this works great!

{5} Nursing covers. I have the Eddie Bauer Nursing Privacy Cover in Pink & Brown.
I keep this in my diaper bag, and it really does offer privacy while nursing! My dad always jokes that Lily is going to get used to eating in a tent!

{6} Lansinoh Lanolin. This is a must for those first few weeks of breastfeeding!

{7} Graco Snugride 30 infant car seat. We've tried several brands of infant car seats, and this one was, by far, the best! I used it for Lexie, and she was able to sit in it for her entire first year, and I'm now using it with Lily.

{8} Avent Soothie pacifiers...

...or GumDrop pacifiers by The First Years. Both are Lily's faves!

{9} Pampers Swaddlers or Huggies Little Snugglers diapers. We love both!

{10} Vaseline for Baby. I used this with Dylan and Lexie at every diaper change, and it really does prevent diaper rash. It creates a waterproof barrier between baby's skin and the diaper.

{11} Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier. This is my other favorite infant carrier, which I used with Dylan and Lexie. It is really comfortable and I was able to wear it past their first year! I use it with Lily as well, mostly for quick stops.

{12} Cloud B Gentle Giraffe Sound Machine. My mom bought this for Lily, and I love it! It has 4 different sound settings, and you can set it for a maximum of 45 minutes. I always turn it on to drown out the sounds of the house. It is portable, too, so I have taken it along to a few places. Grant and I have been known to steal it at times for when we need a sound machine to go to sleep!

These are just a few of my favorite products for newborns, and I definitely think they're worth raving about! What are your newborn essentials?


  1. They have so many new things now.. makes me want another one! I loved the boppy too!

  2. I love all the baby stuff yo get to buy when you have a new baby. One of the best MUST HAVEs is Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Sounds funny but it's the best stuff out there!

  3. I agree with Medela :) I didnt know that we can use vaseline to prevent diaper rash. I did use drapolene during those days and it works great as well. But Vaseline is cheaper than that! Nice share :)


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