You get irritated and frustrated a lot times after giving birth and there are even times when you do not know what to do with your newborn especially if you are a newbie! If this is you, you should probably be reading the following essential new baby products that might make your life easier.
New Baby Products for Clothing
1. Newborn Swaddle
When I was preparing for my due date, I bought lots of stuff for my baby and one of this is the swaddle. I researched about swaddles and they really give great comforts to newborns. I bought a cotton swaddle and a foam swaddle, and personally, I recommend the foam swaddle because it is easier to use. You can put this foam swaddle on your baby’s crib and when you are done putting your baby to sleep in your arms; you can lay down your baby and do the swaddling while your baby is asleep.
2. Baby Closet Dividers
When you are preparing for the coming of your baby, you do not just buy newborn clothes. Instead, you try to buy clothes up 12 to 24 months. When you have all of these stuff, the tendency is that the clothes get mixed together and it is kind of hard to find the right clothes for your baby unless you look at their sizes one by one.
If you want to get a little more organized, I recommend these baby closet dividers. They are the ones I used in separating my baby’s clothes and even if I am not around, my husband knows what to use for our baby!
New Baby Diaper Products
3. Cloth Diaper
Depending on your preference, you can use a cloth diaper or a disposable one. Cloth diapers are practical to use. If you plan to use the disposable one, I recommend this product to you. They are easy to wash and they do not cause diaper rashes. If you are a parent who is tight on budget, then this one might be perfect for you!
4. Huggies Little Snugglers
After giving birth, I got lots of presents from my friends and relatives and these presents are practical. I got one box of these huggies diapers and I was amazed with them. I find them really comfortable and I’ve seen no rashes from my baby compared to those other diapers that I have received. Although these are pricey, I know that they are worth it.
5. Pampers Newborn
Another product that I have received as a gift back then was this pampers newborn and personally, I also find them great. However, they are not as thick as the huggies brand. Anyway, different parents prefer different features. So if you are just looking for a perfect fit and thickness, this one might be the best choice for you. Although they are cheaper than the huggies little snugglers, their features differs from one another. Additionally, disposable diapers provides less infection and contamination.
New Baby Products for Bath Time
6. Baby Shower Cap or Visor
You can bath your newborn without using any bath tub but this product will make you need it. It protects your baby’s eyes and face from soap and it will also protect your baby’s ears from water. Surely, you will love to use it and bathing time for your newborn will be fun!
During the first few weeks of my baby, I was not the one who gave bath to him because I do not know how and I am afraid that I might hurt my baby’s eyes or ears. However, when I found this product, I became confident and I really did enjoy giving a bath to my baby!
7. Plush Bath Tub
I bathe my baby when he was still weeks old on our sink and to make bathing easier, this plush bath tub is the one that I have used. This one can be an alternative to the traditional bath tubs and it is very convenient to use. I just put the plush onto the sink and bathing will become smooth and easy!
8. Whale of Tub Bathtub
One great thing about this product is that it is free from slippage and sliding. Also, what I like about it is that it has a drain plug and this makes it convenient for me and for those parents who just had a surgery. Additionally, infant temperature stability, decrease in infection, and parent satisfaction are the things you could get when you do bathing using a tub.
This product will trim your baby’s nails quietly that is why even when your baby is asleep; your baby will not be disturbed.
10. Baby Ear Buds
The thing I like about this ear cotton buds is that they come in the shape of a spoon. Personally, cleaning my baby’s ears using this cotton buds always make me satisfied because I can really get the dirt and wax out of my baby’s ears.
11. Newborn Tooth and Tongue Brush
Infant oral health is very important. This one is my baby’s very first toothbrush or tongue brush, should I say. I first used it in cleaning my baby’s tongue after bath time and eventually, when his first tooth finally came out, I found this very useful. My baby was born with two-teeth out (just like me!) and this toothbrush really did great!
12. Medicine Dispenser
As a pharmacist, I know how hard it is for some parents to make their babies drink medicines. So, when I became a parent, I made sure that medicine time will be easier for me and my baby and the tool that helped me get this convenience is this product. Also, this product can give you accurate dosing for your child.
13. Baby Thermometer
I have this thermometer even before I gave birth to my child and it’s been 5 years now but I still have it and I use it for my child whenever I worry that he might be feeling sick or when I feel like he has a fever. During the span of 5 years, I only had to change the battery once! I really find this product durable and sturdy because this product has been thrown a lot of times and yet, it is working just like brand new! It accurately records my baby’s temperature and it is really easy and safe to use. Although it is a contact thermometer, I do not really consider that as a checklist because for me, thermometers are to be used by one person or family alone. Anyway, if you want to share it with others, you can clean and sanitize it easily!
14. Diaper Rash Relief
Diaper rash and other rashes are common for babies. Because I do not want to see my baby suffer from any rashes, I always have this diaper rash beside me. It relieves my baby’s diaper rashes in no time!
New Baby Products for Sleeping
15. Baby Bedside Crib
Baby bedside crib provides more safety to your baby. Back when I was preparing for my baby’s needs, I always make sure that the things I buy are multifunctional and when it was the time for me to buy a crib, I chose to buy a bedside crib. The reason why I bought a bedside crib is that I want my baby to always be on my sight and I personally think that this bedside crib will be convenient especially because I breastfeed my baby.
16. Baby Sensor Pad
Baby monitors reduces anxiety and stress of parents. One common cause of death of baby is sudden infant death syndrome and this condition alarms me a lot especially at night when I am also sleeping. For this reason, I bought this baby sensor in order to monitor my baby’s breathing and movement. If my baby’s breathing drops or reduces, there will be an alarm. These sensor pads are easy to install. All you have to do is place them under your baby’s mattress! Also, it does not consume too much battery and electricity because you can turn it off when your baby is not around.
17. Waterproof Bed Sheet
Sometimes, you cannot control leaks from your baby. When leaks happen on your baby’s crib foam, there will be marks on the foam and these marks are hard to clean up. For these reasons, I want to share with you this waterproof bed sheet which you can actually use for your newborn!
New Baby Products for Feeding
18. Baby Milk Powder Formula Dispenser
There are many milk containers and some of the milk containers without scoops are not really okay with me because the powdered milk gets hard after some hours. Also, all of the powdered milk does not come out. For these reasons, I personally recommend this powdered milk container with spoon because I find it convenient and I always get an assurance that the powdered milk will never get wet.
19. Self-feeding Pillow
My mom gave my baby a gift like this and honestly, I find it very useful especially when I have to do many other house chores. My baby used this when he was 3 months old and everything was easier for me back then. I found my baby learning to hold the bottle alone and based on what I have researched, pillows like this are great in enhancing the developmental milestones of a baby. Also, it allows my baby’s head to be elevated so I find it really great! However, when you use this, you have to always check out on your baby time after time to prevent choking.
20. Spill-proof Sippy Cup Lids
These products are very handy and useful especially when you are not at home. It prevents spilling of liquids and drinking will be easier for your baby. Additionally, these sippy cups can teach your baby how to become an independent person.
21. Magic Bullet Blender
This magic bullet blender has been our best friend ever since. My auntie has been using it since 2009 and it never disappointed us. I used to tend my aunts’ children before and whenever I use this blender, everything seems so easy! Now that I am a parent, I made sure that I have this one! Additionally, this type of blender increase the quality and shelf-life of the food you prepare.
22. Disposable Baby Bibs
I find these bibs very useful especially when we travel. I prefer them over those washable one whenever I feed my baby because sometimes, it takes a lot of effort and soap to clean the washable one especially when the stain is really hard to remove!
23. Baby Food Storage Station
The thing I like about this item is that it is very portable and is very useful especially when I am not around. I can prepare food for my baby and store them without having to worry about being spoiled. It is easy to operate and it is also easy to clean.
24. Baby Mini Food Maker
Honestly, as a new parent, I do not how to cook food and the only way I can prepare food for my baby is by making puree and other fruits and veggie foods. Luckily, I found this product and everything became easier for me!
25. Transition Baby Bottle
After giving birth, I got a 3 months maternity leave and during these 3 months, my baby got breastfed purely. The night before i needed to go back to work, we tried to make our baby drink milk using a feeding bottle. Surprisingly, he always sucks the bottle nipple out! I became a little anxious that time because his father might have a hard time the next day when I am around so, we went to a supermarket and looked for feeding bottles that can mimic my nipples. Luckily, I found this transition bottle and everything went well. There is this nipple confusion and I believe that this is what happened to my baby.
26. Baby Brezza Formula Pro
I really find this product very innovative and classy. I had the generic one but it is not as durable as this so, I recommend this baby product more. This product makes warm milk for your baby without the need for scooping the powdered milk. It is like a coffee maker because it can instantly make warm milk! It mixes the water and powdered milk smoothly so you will not have to shake the bottle after.
New Baby Gear and Furniture Products
27. Backseat Car Organizer
Honestly, I am guilty of being disorganized before I had this product. Our car was always messy because I bring lots of stuff for my baby, and yet, I do not know how to organize them. Luckily, I found this product and everything looks clean and green!
28. Sofa for Breastfeeding Moms
Breastfeeding a baby can cause back pain especially if the chair or bed you use is not designed ergonomically. After giving birth, back pain will be there especially for moms who have undergone cesarean section. Personally, my experience was bad because I really cannot stand up or sit down properly when I want to feed my baby. So, my husband found tis product and I find it very comfortable to use.
29. Diaper and Crib Backpack
This product is really great and I truly recommend it for travelers. It is a container bag and at the same, it is a foldable bed for your baby! You can wear it like a normal back pack but its features and spaces are realty amazing. I really find it very multifunctional and durable, and no one will ever notice that you are bringing a baby bed!
30. Portable Stroller
The first thing you must consider when buying a stroller is the safety. There are many strollers available but this one is very unique for me. It is foldable and at the same time, when you fold it, you can carry it like a trolley! You do not have to carry it heavily because all you need is to handle it like a trolley bag. I always use this stroller on our trip because when my baby cries while we are walking, I will not have to worry how I will carry the stroller.
31. Stroller with Breastfeeding Cover
Breastfeeding in public is not easy and it required courage. As a mom who breastfeed my baby, I kind of find it hard to breastfeed my baby in the public because of malicious people and so before, I only use a cloth. Later, I found this product and it seems so fine for me.
32. Kangaroo T-shirt
Kangaroo care is a very effective way in enhancing a baby’s health. If you want to give your baby a kangaroo care, this front pouch shirt is great. It calms your baby and it gives them your warmth. I find this one easy to use because you do not need to do the wrapping. All you need to do is put your baby inside the shirt and everything will go well.
33. Jogging Stroller
For parents who love to do exercising, you can have this innovative stroller that is made for jogging! It is very convenient to use because it works smoothly and the baby will stay safe inside the stroller.
34. Car Seat to Stroller
Back then, I really do not have much budget to buy an innovative product so I had to stick with the traditional one. If ever I need to buy again, I would really choose this one this time! It can be converted to car seat and stroller and it can be installed easily.
35. Portable High Chair
You will never go wrong with this portable high chair because it is very handy and easy to use. It can be a substitute for traditional high chairs and personally, I use it on a daily basis at home, and everywhere we go. This portable high chair will make the most out of your budget!
36. Baby Susher
There are times when you really do not know the reason why your newborn baby is crying sometimes, you think that it is because they have not adapted to their new environment yet. Fortunately, there is this baby susher that can help you relieve your baby’s restlessness. This baby susher uses a real human voice which is responsible for the calming of the baby.
I found a set of this product that comes with a swaddle, susher, and a pacifier that you might want to try.
37. Portable Diaper Changing Pad
I always use this gear on a daily basis especially when my baby was weeks old. Changing time is always easy for me because everything I need is already inside that pouch. This one is waterproof so I do not have to worry if ever I get to spill out some water while washing or cleaning my baby. My husband really love this one!
Choosing the needs of your baby is not easy especially when you are tight on your budget. There are many baby products available but more of these are wants and not needs, depending on your preferences. It may be tempting to buy all of these but you have to consider buying the important ones or the products that will make parenting easier for you.
How often do you bathe a newborn?
Giving bath to your baby daily can dry their skin. Since your newborn baby is not that mobile yet, giving your baby a bath three to four times a week is enough.
How soon can you take a newborn out?
Some recommend that you must wait for a baby to turn one month old before you take them out. However, there is no specific rule about this. You can freely take your baby out as long as you use the products that can keep your baby safe.
How do you clean a newborn’s face?
You can clean your baby’s face by washing it gently using washcloth or cotton balls. If your baby is just a few days old, try to avoid using any soap.
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