A Complete Checklist Of Baby Gear Essentials For New Moms & Dads
Posted by Lisa Cash Hanson on October 17, 2014
When I became a new mom I was so overwhelmed with all of the choices for baby gear. I remember wondering what were the best baby gear essentials & which products could I do without? I really believe one of the best ways to find out what baby gear you will need is by checking with other moms. And if you don't have any mom friends there are always parenting forums filled with great tips and advice. In these parenting forums you will find tips for many of the parenting questions you may have, baby gear essentials, and so much more.
Even if you do buy some cool things for your new infant sometimes problems arise. I remember buying a great baby swing for my daughter only to have the engine break when she was just a few months old.
They replaced it but I remembered thinking perhaps some of the baby products I loved were not the best baby gear essentials.
So here are our top picks for and a complete checklist of baby gear essentials especially for new moms and new dads:
Snuggwugg- of course. What other baby gear can you use from 3 months to 3 years? Take on flights, in cars, strollers and shopping carts? Only Snuggwugg.
- Baby Swing
- Nursing Pillow ( loved mine!
- Nursing pads for leaky moments,
- Breast Pump. - You may think you don't need it? You will get it.
- Pack N Play- great for sleeping at night too.
- Nasal Aspirator or as I fondly refer to ours "nose sucker"
- Car Seat
- Breast Milk Storage Bags
- Or Bottles If You Are Not Breast Feeding
- Baby Hats
- Baby Bathtub
- Aveno Oatmeal Bath ( johnsons & johnsons gave our baby a rash Aveno is very gentle)
- Burp Cloths
- Baby Stroller
- Baby Monitor
- Diaper Bag
- Bottle Washer
- Mesh Crib Bumpers
- Baby Blankets
Remember that these first few months are the most amazing months with your new baby in the world. And regardless of the baby gear you choose the most precious gift is lying in your arms.