Express Yourself: Top 10 Baby Essentials
BeauGen Vlogging Mama Shares Her Top 10 Items for every new mom
In this short video and blog post we cover the top 10 essential baby items for every expectant or new mom. These items make the start of this new journey a bit easier and reduce some of the stress or anxiety that first time parents can feel.
These top 10 essential baby items are easy to find and relatively affordable (in terms of the realm of baby gear), and come recommended from moms and trained professionals alike. If you have any questions on these baby items, or have something that we missed, please get in touch with us here.
Are you ready for your new baby? If you have these 10 essential baby items, you are well prepared for your bundle’s arrival!
The Top 10 Essential Baby Items Every Mom Should Have
Without further delay, let’s jump into the items that we here at BeauGen recommend for every new parent.
Stock up on wipes and diapers
It’s kind of unbelievable how many wipes a baby can go through, so stocking up will make life easier by reducing the number of trips to the store. Once you get an idea of how quickly you go through your favorite brand of wipes, you can set up a recurring order with your favorite store or online shop like Amazon to keep up your supply.
Newborn and size one diapers are great to have on hand for when your baby first arrives. But it can also be a great idea to have some of the other larger diaper sizes in your home so that as your baby grows, you’re always prepared for the next phase.
Diaper Rash Cream
Babies, especially newborns, have sensitive skin, and are prone to things like diaper rash. Having your favorite brand of diaper rash cream on hand will help you treat your baby’s skin and reduce redness and irritation faster. Changing diapers can be hard enough, make it a little bit easier by having essentials like this within arm’s reach.
If you’re a pumping mom, occasionally or exclusively, it’s a good idea to stock up on the pump accessories now. What do we mean by breast pump accessories? These are the items that you’ll either go through or wear out as you pump. These are items like breast pump cushions, nipple cream, milk storage bags, and lots of fridge and freezer space.
With BeauGen, you can set up a recurring order or order multiple packs of cushions at one time to keep a fresh pair of cushions within arm’s reach. It is recommended that cushions are replaced monthly, depending on frequency of use and care.
Regardless of how you decide to feed your baby - breastfeeding, pumping, formula, etc. - you will be doing a lot of rocking and holding baby while sitting down. To make this large chunk of your life as a new mom easier and more comfortable, investing in a comfortable chair is a solid idea.
White Noise Machine
While babies tend to be able to sleep through a lot, sudden loud noises like a dog barking, can jolt them out of their sleep. A white noise machine can help to drown out those unexpected noises.
Carseat and Bases
When shopping for a car seat, look for a safe and solid car seat that has multiple bases. You can put bases for your selected car seat in your car, your partner’s car, or even the babysitter or grandparents’ cars. This makes transporting baby and going for a ride in the car a lot less of a hassle.
Invest in a solid stroller to make shopping, exercising, and just getting outside with your baby easier. There are stroller system options where the infant car seat snaps into the stroller, making it much easier to transfer a sleeping infant from in and out of the house.
While this isn’t a baby item per se, it will make life with your new little bundle a lot easier. Before the baby comes, stock up on prepared meals that you can pop into your freezer. When your baby arrives and you’re too tired to cook, having a meal that you can defrost and heat will be greatly appreciated.
Wireless Baby Monitor
There are lots of options for baby monitors on the market. We recommend selecting an option that is wireless and features both sound and video. When researching the sound features in your monitor options, some will have a two way talk system which is great for soothing your baby back to sleep, or trying to get your toddler to go down for a nap. Lastly, another sharp feature to look for in a baby monitor is a pan and/or zoom feature. Especially as your baby starts to move around a bit more in their crib, this will allow you to keep an eye on your baby without having to constantly manually readjust your monitor’s position.
High Definition Camera
Whether you invest in a phone with a good camera, or an actual camera, you’ll want to take loads of photos and videos of your new baby. Making sure you have a good camera on hand when your baby arrives will allow you to start snapping photos that very minute!
These are 10 baby essentials that we feel will help to make your life as a new parent less stressful and more enjoyable. There are loads of other options when it comes to buying baby gear, and by no means are we suggesting that you don’t look around for items that you might want or need.