Your Newborn Baby and Postpartum Essentials List

Welcoming a new baby is an exciting time in a new parent’s life. New babies are cuddly and tiny, and all they do, truly, is eat, sleep and poop. Your first few weeks home with your new baby can be blissful, magical and deliriously filled with sleepless nights.

But for as small as babies are, they require a lot of gear. From loungers to sleep sacks and bottle warmers to baby carriers, you can easily get lost in a sea of baby gear. You can overbuy before your little one arrives, filling up the baby’s nursery with decor and toys that may go largely unused. If you are looking to minimize spending or cut back on clutter before your baby arrives, there are certain items you need to have and others you can pass on.

If you are preparing for your baby’s arrival, here are the most essential things you will need for your baby in the first three months.

Must-Have Baby Essentials for Your Baby’s First Three Months 

Essentials Baby Sleep Gear

  1. BabyBjorn Mini Carrier: In the first few weeks of life, your baby will do little else but eat and sleep. And, in your first few days home from the hospital, you may want to simply lay in bed and stare in amazement at the little life you created. But there will be times when you want to get up and move around and get things done, and this is where your BabyBjorn will come in handy. The BabyBjorn is easy to strap on and slip the baby into so you are hands free to accomplish other tasks. This is a fantastic solution for when you want to keep your baby close but your hands free. You won’t end up nap-trapped with the BabyBjorn.
  2. Halo Swaddle Sleep Sack: Not only is this swaddle super-simple to use (no tricky or confusing wrapping required), it keeps your baby feeling safe and secure as they slumber. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends putting your baby to sleep on their back every time, as well as providing a sleep environment that is free from loose objects such as blankets and stuffed animals. The Halo Swaddle Sleep Sack makes meeting these standards easy, and the sleep sack keeps your baby comfortable temperature-wise to boot.
  3. Snuggle Me Infant Lounger: This is the perfect portable accessory for at home and on-the-go with your baby. Lay it on the floor and let your baby rest comfortably and securely while you do whatever you need to. Your baby can comfortably grow into this product and use it for longer than other similar items on the market. You can feel assured that your baby is resting safe and sound in the Snuggle Me Infant Lounger.

Essentials Postpartum Mom Gear

  1. Postpartum Support Bands: Whether you deliver your baby vaginally or via Cesarean Section, you may want to consider a postpartum support band to help aid you in childbirth recovery. A postpartum support band helps support your body as your organs and tissue slide back into their normal positions. Postpartum belly wraps can also help relieve back pain and offer abdominal support after delivery.
  2. Frida Mom Labor & Delivery & Postpartum Recovery Kit: File these items under the category of items no one warned me I needed. After you deliver a baby, you’ll be sore in places you’d rather not be sore. But Frida Mom knows your discomfort well and has created a postpartum recovery kit designed to help you through those first few postpartum weeks where everything hurts. Keep this kit close by at all times- you’ll be so glad you did!
  3. Cooling Breast Pads: Whether or not you choose to nurse your newborn, you will get milk in your breasts, especially if you are delivering your first child. And your breasts will become sore as you transition to either nursing a baby or drying up your milk. Cooling breast pads can provide some much-needed relief in those early days home with your little one. Stick them in the freezer and bring them out as needed. The relief they can offer will be invaluable to you as a new mom.

Essentials Infant Feeding Gear

Newborn baby being bottle fed

  1. Baby Brezza Bottle Sterilizer: Washing baby bottles and breast pumps is a pain. This bottle sterilizer from Baby Brezza takes the guesswork out of sterilizing the items you will constantly want to keep clean during your baby’s first few weeks. Don’t spend time standing over the sink, hoping you’ve adequately cleaned all of your must-have baby bottle parts. Simply pop them in the bottle sterilizer and voila! Clean and disinfected bottle and breast pump parts in minutes.
  2. Dishwasher Basket for Bottle Parts: If you don’t have the counter space for a bottle sterilizer or want something a little less complicated, add a dishwasher basket to your list of must-haves. Washing bottles and pacifiers and breast pumps pieces by hand gets old quickly- and it pulls you away from your newborn for long stretches. A dishwasher basket enables you to keep all important pieces in one spot and run them through the dishwasher with your other plates and cups, saving you time and precious energy. This item will also be with you for the long haul- you will love it for sippy cups too.
  3. Nursing Pads: Nursing or not, in those first few days with a newborn, you breasts will leak breastmilk. You will want to protect your bras and shirts from unsightly stains and leaks by using a nursing pad. Whether you choose reusable or disposable nursing pad is up to you, but you’ll be thankful you have these circular pads to place in your bra and prevent breastmilk from damaging your clothing.

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