Baby Gear / July 11, 2018 / Marilyn Luu.
An Odor-Proof Diaper Pail: Diaper pails are more odor-proof than regular trash cans, and unless you’re throwing every diaper in an outdoor trash can, it’s definitely nice to have a diaper pail. Some require special liners and others use regular trash bags, so stock up on liners if necessary. A Suitable Baby Monitor - If you live in a small enough space that you can always hear or see what your baby is up to, you don’t need a monitor. Otherwise, it’s great to have! There’s a lot to consider: video or audio? Smartphone integration? Security? Durability?
Owlet Smart Sock 2 - Most baby monitors use audio and video to detect whether newborns and infants are moving, crying, or in any type of distress. Owlet goes a step further to track babies’ heart rates and oxygen levels via a "smart sock" powered by a sensor, battery, and Bluetooth connectivity. Parents attach the fabric sock to their baby’s left or right foot using Velcro straps and connect it to a mobile app to view stats in real time.
To get you started, here’s a list of baby essentials and a list of items to stay away from based on my experience with my son. 10 Essential Baby Items You Need, While only a handful of things are actually necessary to raise a healthy child, the following items simplify the demands of caring for your baby. Here are the things I used and appreciated most when caring for my newborn son:
Infant Car Seat Stroller - This is great option if you want to streamline and multipurpose your infant car seat if you have made the decision to buy one. The infant car seat stroller is relatively light and easy to unfold one-handed. Your baby’s infant car seat then clicks into place atop the stroller, and voila, you have a stroller that doesn’t require a bunch of handling of the baby. Most importantly, your sleeping baby doesn’t have to become an unsleeping baby through the process of unbuckling from the car seat and rebuckling into the stroller. This is a huge stress-reliever in and of itself.