It’s been a little over a year since our little guy was born, and with our nephew being born a few days ago we are reminded of all of our favorite newborn-1 year necessities. This list isn’t exhaustive, and may be updated if I remember more as time goes.
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#1 – Favorite Diapers
LUVS: These fit well and were a great bargain diaper while our son was younger and not moving around much. (We bought ours from BJs Wholesale, but they are also available on Amazon.)
Huggies: Little Snugglers were perfect for before they are crawling around.
Huggies: We specifically LOVE the ones from Costco (Huggies Little Movers +plus), but the Huggies Little Movers from Amazon would also work well. Once he started moving these kept his diaper together and fitting well. They have the “sticky” strips on the sides for the flaps to attach.
#2 – Favorite Wipes
Water Wipes – with a newborn, these diapers were great for sensitive skin. We used these for the first couple months and then moved to others. Highly recommend Water Wipes for the early stage (or some use them all the time).
Huggies Natural – The thickness of these was perfect for those messy diapers, and they are incredibly soft. No scent, so they help with sensitivity. We bought these in the large packs of bags and placed in our wipes container, and individual packs for in the diaper bag. We had tried many different types of wipes, and always returned to using these.
#3 – Bath Essentials
Angelcare Baby Bath Support – We tried a regular baby bath, but the water gets cold quickly. This bath insert allows you to fill your regular tub to the desired amount and temperature, and then safely place baby in this. Our son used this for months until he started sitting up on his own. Once he was sitting there is a seated Angelcare option, too!
Fridababy Silicone Brush – This scrub brush was a lifesaver! Cleaned his scalp so well!
#4 – Pacifiers/Teethers
BIBS Pacifier – Our son tried a few different pacifiers, and these were a FAVORITE by far! We also love the ability to select many different colors. There are two different size options, so be sure to select the right size.
Nuby Key Ring Teether – great classic teether for your little one!
Carrot Teether – this teether is our son’s favorite! Incredibly sturdy, and easy for a child to hold.
FanFan the Fawn – Many have heard of Sophie the Giraffe, well we love FanFan the Fawn! Check out this cute teether with natural rubber!
# 5 – Nursery Essentials
Crane Humidifier – There are so many different Crane Humidifiers that are great! We loved this cool mist one, and use it every day during the Winter months, especially. Make sure to get a cool mist humidifier, as warm allows bacteria to grow!
Ubbi Baby Wipes Dispenser – I love the feature of the weighted insert that allows you to pull out just ONE wipe at a time! This sits on our changing table at all times, and is incredibly easy to refill.
Baby Relax Swivel Recliner/Glider – Wow, this chair was perfect for our nursery. Incredibly comfortable, perfect height for legs and back/head. If you’re going to invest in something, make sure to put some money in to your rocker/recliner/glider in the nursery.
Velvet Hangers – perfect addition to your child’s closet. Great size and no-slip!
In the comments, feel free to post your favorite must-haves in these categories! If we haven’t tried them, we may give them a try ourselves!
Stay tuned for more must-haves in the Baby/Child world with more specific categories!
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