Let’s face it, there are so many different products to choose from when you are shopping for your baby. I think those decisions are even harder for first-time moms, you don’t know what to get, or how your delicate little one is going to react to all these new things. It can all be very overwhelming. That is why I have compiled a short little bare essential baby product “must have” list.
For the first few months, your cute little bundle of joy doesn’t really need much but you warm love and a good swaddle. Especially if you plan on breastfeeding, you already come fully equipped with most important essential, then all you need is a few more things and your off to the ruler to watch your little baby grow.
For me and I’m sure a whole lot of others, simplicity is key!
Keep in mind these are in no particular order….now on to the list.
Baby Essential #1
Onesies. I don’t think you can ever have too many onesies! They are so simple and easy for all times of the day. Of course, all those super cute little outfits that you want to dress your baby up in to take pictures to post on Instagram are adorable, but let’s be real. Nothing beats a good old fashion onesie. They are comfortable, lightweight, easy to take on and off and…. your baby is most likely going to be wearing them for at least the first year, which is why they landed themselves on my list of baby essential – must-haves.
Baby Essential #2
To me, babies naturally smell good. There’s nothing like holding a little baby in your arms and smelling their sweet little baby scent. It is truly a happy place. Therefore, Johnson’s Cotton Touch has made its way to an essential. It is so fresh and light, perfectly created for your newborns’ sensitive skin. You may just want to stock up on the whole line. I love it so much I still use it on my toddler!
Baby Essential #3
Lots and lots of diapers and wipes. You definitely can’t have enough diapers and wipes, unless of course, the little one grows out of them too fast, then you can just donate/give them away. Some stores will actually let you take them back and exchange the size! Unless you decide to cloth diaper, diapers and wipes are a 100% percent must have for at least the first two years. If you don’t already have one, become a prime member and get them sent right to your door 🙂 convenience at its best!
Baby Essential #4
Coming in at number four, which also happens to be one of my absolute favorite must-haves, is the Owlet. This one is literally a lifesaver. My little man used it for the first seven to eight months of his life. It’s so easy to use and to set up, plus the app is great. I couldn’t imagine not having it, especially with my first baby. Overall, I would recommend the Owlet to anyone in a heartbeat.
When it comes down to it, everyone has their own personal preference of must-have – bare essential baby products. Besides the obvious need for a car seat and stroller, the first few months are a breeze for the most part. Remember not to over think everything (that will just drive you crazy). Just stock up on some onesies, diapers and wipes, some good skin care, and an owlet and your baby will happy, comfy, and keeping their little, soft, delicate baby skin fresh and clean and with the owlet, you’ll be sleeping better in between all of those nightly feedings!