The Newborn Baby Starter Kit of Essential Gear

Being a new parent is life-changing, exciting and, of course, terrifying. Even the most organized adults can feel overwhelmed by the amount of gear they need to feel prepared for the adventure of parenthood. 

That’s why we created a newborn baby starter kit of essential gear so new parents, and even second, third and fourth time parents alike, have one less thing to worry about.

Here’s an unbiased list of gear, created by parents who have been around the block, to help you feel more confident during those first few months with your little one.

1) Halo Bassinet 

halo bassinet

The halo bassinet is a must-have for any new parent. This bassinet is designed to help both you and your baby. It swivels 360° making getting out of bed easier, especially when recovering from childbirth. Its stable 4-point base adjusts from 24" to 34" tall to fit most beds and the lowering bedside wall allows you to tend to your baby from bed. More so, the baby is kept safe within the thin mesh bassinet walls—without compromising the fresh air. 

2) DockATot

Dockatot Deluxe Dock

It might sound odd, but newborn babies love the womb-like environment of this award-winning Scandinavian baby dock. It's a multifunctional docking station for babies 0-8+ months old and the ideal spot for supervised lounging, playing, cuddling, diaper changes and tummy time. Plus, it can be carried anywhere with ease to offer that secure feeling your baby needs nonstop. 

3) Swaddles

Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets, Lovely Reverie

Keeping your wee one warm and cozy is an important part of keeping them comfortable. The Aden + Anais swaddle is breathable, versatile and pre-washed. Their cotton muslin baby swaddle blanket ensures baby has ultimate comfort at bedtime and beyond. 

The beauty of swaddling is in its simplicity. If you have muslin and two loving hands, you can’t go wrong. It’s all about finding a technique and establishing a routine that both you and your little one are most comfortable with and this swaddle certainly helps make that process easier. 

4) Baby Bathtub

OXO Tot Splash & Store Baby Bathtub

This compact bathtub is perfect for newborn babies and beyond. One side is smaller to allow newborn support and the other side is wider for babies who are sitting and want to splash. The folding legs and easy drain access make this a recommended choice among parents. So, your baby of any age can splash, turn and relax in their private tub for an affordable price. 

5) Bottle Bundle

BUNDLE Bottle Collection

Feeding is one of the most common challenges for new parents. This Bottle Box is the perfect way to test multiple sizes and shapes of bottles until you find the perfect one for your unique, perfect baby. With five different bottles to test, you’re bound to find the best bottle for your little one. 

6) Diaper Pail

Ubbi Diaper Pail, White

An unavoidable unpleasantry of caring for your new baby—poo. Lock diaper odors inside this innovative pail and keep your room smelling fresh. The steel body, rubber seals and sliding lid work together to create an amazingly effective odor control system. No special bags required.

7) Mockingbird Single to Double Stroller 

Mockingbird Single to Double Stroller, 2020, Sky

The stroller is like the holy grail of newborn baby gear. The Mockingbird Stroller has the complete package for taking your baby out for a walk anytime. The stroller has customized sun protection that keeps your baby protected from harsh sun rays, too. The Mockingbird Single to Double Stroller is great because it adapts alongside your family when, and if, it continues to grow. 

8) Infant Car Seat

Maxi-Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat, Essential Graphite 2020

The most important baby gear you buy as a parent is a car seat. Not only is it a necessity to make sure your little one is safe, but it's legally required when driving with children. Driving with your baby in the car will be as safe as possible with the Maxi-Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat, Essential Graphite 2020. Even as your baby grows and weighs up to 22 pounds, this infant car seat is strong enough to guarantee security. So, everywhere you go, your baby can come along for the ride. 

9) Sound Machine

Marpac Dohm Sound Machine, Yogasleep

Welcome to your new life, where sleep is everything (and oh so allusive). With the calming sound of the Macpac Dohm Sound Machine by Yoga Sleep, getting your baby to bed will be easier and faster. 

By following our newborn baby starter kit you can quickly identify the essential gear you need to feel confident and at ease those first few months with your new baby. Knowing what to buy, and what not buy, is an important part of parenting! We hope this guides helps make navigating parenthood just a little easier.

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