Handling a newborn can be daunting, even for a second or third time mama. To top it the number of new brands coming up with their own baby products, making it more difficult for new parents to figure out what exactly the baby needs, once he’s here.
Today, I tried to list down newborn and mommy must-haves that are really coming handy for us. I hope you find it useful it.
1. Baby Soap:
It’s true that a newborn baby doesn’t necessarily need a bath for the first 2-3 weeks of his life. A gentle sponge bath is all that’s really required.
But which soap to use when you start bathing your baby? Tedibar, I totally recommend. We have used this soap time and again with our children who have extremely sensitive skin. This soap can easily be used until your child is one or two years old. Plus it’s affordable and one bar goes a long way.
2. Baby Lotion:
Sebamed is a brand that I happened to come across by chance. And surprisingly it has worked great for your children. The lotion is light and non-greasy, ideal for little ones.
The price tag is however on the higher side, but it’s definitely worth every penny and one bottle lasts us over 2-3 months.
Before very switched to cloth diapers, disposable diapers gave us a very tough time. Our little baby would get bad diaper rashes, blame those harsh chemicals in them. Our pediatrician recommended us EziNapi diaper rash cream and it worked for us.Even the most severe rashes would gradually subside with one or two applications.
In case you don’t want to use over-the-counter remedies with your baby, coconut oil also works best for diaper rashes.
Biotique is a brand I recently discovered and I’m so glad I did. I can’t tell you how amazing baby biotique products are. They are chemical-free, not tested on animals and they smell heavenly.
The price range is also quite affordable and you can easily find them at discounted prices on online stores.
Almost three years ago when we had our second baby, Ireeya sent me a bunch of their products for me to try them out. Since then we have been using them and now over the years it’s become even more softer. I highly recommend the brand, Ireeya if you are based in India.
6. Feeding Bottles:
Feeding bottles are one of the most important baby items. These are useful if you are formula feeding your baby or using them to feed expressed breast milk. Either ways a good feeding bottle is what could extremely handle. I have used the Nuby Natural touch and they are very impressing, both in terms of feeding and cleaning.
Until we started using one, we didn’t realize the importance of having a humidifier in our kids room. A humidifier will help in keeping frequent nose blocks at bay. Crane is the only brand I trust and recommend anyone and everyone looking for a good humidifier.
8. Diaper Bag
This diaper bag from ReeBaby is a must-have if you need something that’s chic, cute and doesn’t look like a diaper bag in the first place. This bag is quite trim making it ideal for short trip and outings. Plus it comes with a matching changing mat and bottle cover.
9. Ring Sling:
A ring sling or a stretchy wrap is all that you will need to wear a newborn. Stretchy wraps and slings offers a very customized and snug fit to a newborn. We can doing all your chores while having your baby as close to you as possible. Anmol baby carriers, Soul Slings and Cookiie Pie Co are the Indian baby wearing brands I have used so far and recommend other parents.
No one likes milk showing up on your outfits, right? A nice set of disposable nursing pads might save you from getting embarrassed in public. If you can find, reusable nursing pads whole just as good and are eco-friendly. Pigeon disposable nursing pads are my favourite.
11. Breast Pump:
Breastfeeding a baby, first, second or third is never the same. Some babies latch early on while some have difficulty in suckling. If you are a working mom heading back to work after having a baby, then a good quality breast pump is a very good investment. I have used the Avent manual with all three of my kids and it’s a total value of the money you pay.
You can either pump to increase your supply or to build a freezer stash for your baby while you are not around. I recommend the Medela electric or a simple Avent manual breast pump if you are on a budget.
I hope you find this useful you can also pin it on Pinterest. What’s that one thing you couldn’t do without never you have a baby?