With my delivery just a week away, we are in big-time baby prep mode in our house. We actually got rid of most of our baby gear after having Adeline, so its been fun considering what I’ll want again this time around, as well as what new products to invest in. I am so excited to use each of these newborn essentials with our little boy.
Note: Some of these products were sent to our family for review. Links are affiliate links.
Cybex Aton Q carseat: I am sort of obsessed with this car seat. I’ll definitely do a full-review after using it for a few months, but the safety features are far superior to any car seat we have ever owned. It is SO fabulous. Working at a children’s hospital, I have learned a lot about car seat safety, and this car seat is top of the line when it comes to ratings and design. (Update: read my review.)
Love To Dream Swaddle Up: My kids were not big on being swaddled because they always wanted their arms up. I think this might be the perfect solution!
Contours 3-in-1 bassinet: We didn’t have a bassinet for Elias and Adeline, but now that we live in a two story home, I think it is going to be so handy. I love that it is made of solid wood and has a Moses basket built right in.
Motorola MBP33S Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 2.8-Inch Color LCD, Zoom and Enhanced Two-Way Audio, this is a fantastic monitor. A monitor is another item we didn’t have with Elias and Adeline that I am so excited about. I think it is going to be so helpful.
Medela Electric Breastpump Freestyle Starter Set: As a full-time working mom, a breastpump is a MUST. I loved my Medela pump with Elias and Adeline and plan to use this newer version this time around. The LCD screen is a big change since the pump I had six and a half years ago.
Summer Infant Right Height Tub: This is a definite upgrade from the tub we had and I know I am going to love it. No more leaning over the tub – this one is the perfect height.
Tommee Tippee Bottles – We loved these bottles for Adeline and I am planning to use them again this time around.
Boppy Pillow: If you plan to nurse, a boppy is a must-have. I know we will get lots of use out of this!
What are your favorite newborn essentials?