Oh, that precious newborn time with those sweet baby cuddles and the impossible-to-replicate perfect smelling head. But we know those newborn days aren’t all bliss. We also can’t forget those sleepless nights and poo explosions.
And don’t forget all the STUFF. Why does it seem that the smallest humans need the most stuff? Or do they?
Maybe that list of baby items could be paired down a bit. Our team put our heads together, and here’s our list of the essential newborn items.
ABQ Mom Team’s Newborn Essentials
Brittany is a big fan of the silky soft and lightweight Solly Wrap. And we all agree that a quality baby carrier is high up on the list of necessary baby gear. Keeping baby close is so important. And when you’re wearing baby, you can use your arms. Win win!
April readily admits it’s been a long time since she’s had a newborn. But she highly recommends cloth diapering. We’ve recently discovered a new cloth diaper service here in Albuquerque called Cottontails Cloth Diapering Service. They might be of help if you decide to embark on the cloth diapering journey.
This one might seem a little unconventional. However, Charlie says it’s a must-have. She uses a butt spatula religiously because she hates the feeling of diaper cream under her fingernails.
Elvie Portable Breast Pump
Belly Bandit Belly Wrap
Lou Lou CO Swaddle Blankets
Letsfit White Noise Machine
Diaper Rash Cream
Those darling newborns, they sure do poop frequently! And this can lead to some skin irritation. Paige swears that Desitin is the most effective diaper rash cream, and Boudreaux’s is another popular option.
Lenny Lamb Ring Sling
Nested Bean Wrap
We’d love to know what items you think are newborn essentials. Let us know in the comments!
Originally published January 2021.