I just had my first child in late April and I am loving the mommy life! I read tons of stuff on the best products to have at home. Now that he is born, I have decided what are my favorite newborn baby products! (Disclaimer: I am not compensated by any of these companies)
I got the one with the reversible changer/napper and this was definitely the product I have used the most! My son slept in the napper at night for the first month of his life and the changing pad is really convenient and easy to keep clean! Now we removed the napper/changer and he sleeps in the pack and play until we can get him adjusted to the crib in his own room. The best part about this product is that it is right by my bed! It makes late night nursing and diaper changes so easy and I sleep better knowing he is close by.
I am borrowing this from my sister-in-law, but if I had known how much my son Reed would have loved this I definitely would have bought one! It’s also great to have in another room in the house so you have a safe spot to lay them down when you need a break. My son took so many naps in this! I could get some housework done while having him right there so I could keep an eye on him.
My in-laws wanted to get us a good dresser for his room with room on top to double as a changing table. This is the ultimate dresser for a babies room! There is plenty of space in the drawers which was essential because the closet in his room is so small. The bottom drawers are perfect for storing extra diapers and wipes so you can stock up! The little drawers at the top are perfect for a diaper changing drawer, clothes drawer, and the other two I use to hold spit up clothes and bibs! I recommend getting it in white instead of white stain because the surface holds up better and is much easier to keep clean. The knobs on this dresser also are dark grey which fit the color scheme for his room perfectly! We also have this dresser for our room in black/brown and it’s just as great for adult clothes. Check out how I fold my laundry to fit perfectly in my drawers on my blog post about 5 steps to overcoming your least favorite chore. (Disclaimer: For safety, these should be wall mounted. IKEA gives out wall mounting kits with them so make sure it is installed properly!)
This product is super hardy, I’m pretty sure it’s barely stopped running since he was born! This helps put Reed to sleep and make it so we can talk and make a little noise without waking him. It also helps him sleep when we travel because we can take it with us and the familiarity is soothing to him. Trust me, this is a must have! I always used to sleep with the fan on but our room gets too cold for him when I do that, so the sound of this machine helps me sleep, too!
5. Any kind of play mat or activity gym
I didn’t include a specific link because I’m not particularly attached to the one I have, any will do! Plus they come in different colors with different toys so pick the one you like the best! The one pictures above looks a lot like mine, though. 😊 My son loves to play on this mat and it is GREAT for tummy time. It’s provided a lot of entertainment for him and it’s easy to have in my living room so I can watch him closely! Plus there is nothing he needs strapped in to or anything so it’s really easy to just lay him down and let him start playing!
Well there you have it! These are some of my favorite products but of course I use a lot more on a daily basis. 😜 What are your favorite products? Did I miss something that you think is essential? Comment below and don’t forget to like and share! 😊
Until next time,