Baby Gear / July 4, 2018 / Miracle Delossantos.
Freezer Meals - Cooking with baby can be a challenge, especially if baby wants to be close to you every single second. It helps to have a stash of freezer meals saved up. Nursing Bra - For breastfeeding mothers, we recommend one sleep nursing bra to start (the sleep bras are a more flexible fit) and shopping for more bras once your milk has come in and you know your real size. (What exactly makes nursing bras different from normal ones? The cup unclips from the strap to give baby access.)
Self Care Coupons or Items: Consider putting a few small luxuries for yourself on your Babylist registry. It’s not just the new baby that needs care, the new parents need care too! Newborn Care Books - The Internet may have everything you could possibly want (or not want) to know, but it’s nice to have curated information from a trusted perspective. Breastfeeding Clothes or Covers - You don’t necessarily need anything special, but consider some clothes with breastfeeding access points and awesome infinity scarves designed to be breastfeeding covers.
Diaper Cream- Also charmingly known as butt paste, the occasional use of diaper cream both prevents and treats diaper rash. Nasal Aspirator- Babies are too tiny and helpless to blow their own noses, so this is the solution! You can clear baby’s nose of snot without things getting too gross. A Comfy Nursing Pillow - This is a conveniently shaped pillow to hold up your baby during nursing so your arms won’t get tired from holding baby. It’s just as handy for bottle feeding as it is for breast feeding. If you have a long torso, pick a tall firm pillow like Ergobaby’s, but otherwise you might find the squishy Boppy more comfy. (Regular pillows work too, but it’s annoying to pile and stack them right every single time.)
Baby Items You Don’t Need: There were some baby purchases I made that I didn’t end up using, found a better alternative for, or that just didn’t work like they were supposed to. Here is my list of items I wish I didn’t get for my baby: Diaper Pails - When I was deciding on a diaper pail for my nursery, there seemed to be a negative aspect to every pail on the market. Some were expensive and required refill cartridges, others had bad reviews, and the rest required lots of batteries.