I’m two months out from having Baby No. 2 so I thought I’d put together my newborn must haves. With your first baby, you always buy more than you need. Babies are simple beings, and only need a few things- milk, onesies, nappies, blankets and lots of love.
But there are some things that just make life easier. Here are my top “must haves”:
1. Baby Bjorn Bouncer- Honestly, this made it possible for me to function without constantly holding baby. It’s so comfortable, has three different height settings depending on baby’s age, and baby is able to entertain themselves by simply moving- it bounces up and down in response to baby’s movements. It also comes in organic fabric options.
2. Aden and Anais Bamboo Wraps- you can use these to swaddle baby, place them underneath the baby when lying them down, for nappy changing, anything really.
3. Purebaby clothing– onesies, dresses, nappy covers, sun hats all in the most beautiful, organic fabric and natural colours and patterns.
4. Lifefactory bottles- glass and BPA free. The cover on the outside is not just cute, but prevents the glass from smashing if thrown on the floor. I’ve used these for my first in the bigger size and am looking forward to using them for Baby No. 2
5. Lanolin by Lansinoh– oh how difficult the first few weeks of breastfeeding were. This was the only product that provided relief.
6. Cloth Diapers- I used disposable nappies the first time round but really want to try cloth diapers this time. I haven’t bought any and am not sure what brand to buy to be honest! When I finally commit to one, I’ll let ya’ll know how it goes.
7. Dwell Studio- hooded towel and pram blanket. Because the prints are beautiful and the quality unmatched. Also, the hooded towel is the perfect size to go from newborn to toddler. I use them for my daughter, who is now two and a half and it’s still the perfect size for her.
8. Gaia Baby Products- from their baby lotions, to baby shampoos and wipes, their products are fantastic- organically derived ingredients make me comfortable to use them on my newborn baby’s skin.
The first few weeks at home are the most difficult, but also the most beautiful. The tenderness, purity and fragility of a newborn and the sheer love you feel help you get through the exhaustion and anxiety over keeping baby alive lol.
I can’t wait 🙂