Yes I have “baby” on my mind, as I am one month away from holding our new baby girl. I already have a 4 year old boy, and a 2 year old girl, but the excitement is still surreal and we can’t wait to meet this sweet little baby soon!
I have a few “must haves” on my list to share with anyone who has a new baby in the family.
I have been stocking up, because currently I am a ticking time bomb.
So in no certain order, here are my Top Favorite Baby Items:
#1. Nose Frida:
Yes the bulb suckers work for getting junk out of the baby’s nose, but this nose frida works even better!
You stick one end of the device in the baby’s nose (I use nasal drops before to listen mucus etc.) and the other side is for you to suck out the junk found in the baby’s nose.
It sounds weird, and probably gross but the device works great! I actually still use it on my toddlers as well.
There is an entire kit that goes with the nose frida. The cheapest I found currently was at Wal-Mart.
All baby’s have yucky noses and it’s amazing how often the nose frida will get used.
To purchase the nose frida click here.
#2: Boudreaux’s Butt Paste:
Honestly, I have tried all the different types of diaper rash creams out there and this one is GOLDEN! It works the best because it quickly takes care of the rash.
We all know having a baby with a sore bum is sad and miserable for everyone so I always have a tube of this on hand. In fact, I have learned to keep a tube in the diaper bag as well as at home. In my experience, I use this even when I see the slightest sign of a diaper rash. I think you will be very impressed with how well this paste can clear up bad diaper rashes.
You can get this paste at most stores but as of today Walmart looked like your best deal.
To purchase click here.
#3: Car Seat Cover/Nursing Cover
I did not have this with my first child and I sure wish I did because it was a game changer! I love how versatile these covers are, you can use them on the baby car seat, as well as for nursing which covers so well.
I have also seen people line their shopping carts with these covers too. When I have forgotten a blanket I am always thankful I have this nursing cover to keep the baby warm as well.
Right now Jane.com is selling these adorable covers (with multiple print colors) for only $6.99! They have originally been $29.99 so you are getting a steal
To check out the color options or for purchasing a cover, click here.
#4 Bead Pacifier Clips
There are many different places you can purchase these clips so here is one option I found. The reason I love these clips is because not only do they hold the baby’s binki for you, but they are also good for baby’s as they get teeth because they love to chew on the soft beads.
Another plus is it hooks directly to the baby so you aren’t constantly looking for a binki in every corner of the house.
If you are interested in this product click here.
#5 Maty’s All-Natural Baby Chest Rub for baby’s 3+ months
Hopefully your little one doesn’t get sick, but if they start getting croupy or a stuffy nose, I would recommend you start putting this chest rub on their chest and back right away.
I feel like catching sicknesses quick is key with these little ones. The sooner you can help soothe your baby is best.
The best price I could find for this all-natural chest rub is from Wal-Mart where the price is $4.96.
If you are interested in purchasing this, click here.
#6 Baby Bandana Bibs
I think there are many great options as far as where to buy these bibs, I just have particularly enjoyed the ones I have purchased from Copper Pearl.
These bibs are great for newborn baby’s all the way up to a young toddler.
I tend to have baby’s that spit up a lot and these bibs really helped save a lot of baby clothes!
I like that they have some extra cloth on the back for absorption and of course the cute designs make the bibs look even cuter.
Pretty much, these bibs are a “must-have” in my book.
Through Copper Pearl you can buy 2 bibs for $14.95 or 4 bibs for $19.95. If you subscribe to their website you will see they are constantly having sales too so watch for that.
If you are interested in purchasing these bibs click here.
#7 A caddy to hold your baby items
The amount of small baby items you accumulate can be overwhelming. It gets hard to keep all your important ointments, lotions and creams organized. Hence, why I would recommend a caddy to hold your many small baby items.
Really you can go anywhere to find some sort of caddy to organize your items. I opted for Hobby Lobby and used my 40% coupon to purchase this cute caddy:
I have found a little organization with baby items is key to utilizing all you the items you have.
If you are interested in caddy’s from hobby lobby click here.
#8 Baby Bottle Drying Rack
A drying rack for baby bottles is so helpful with little ones. Sometimes you just need to give the bottles a quick rinse of hot water and let them dry before another feeding.
These drying racks help bottles get all the moisture out and there are endless options you can choose from.
Here is the one I own that I have liked, It ranges from $12-14 at Walmart:
To look at all the options of drying racks at Wal-Mart, click here.
So these are items that are at the top of my list.
Now the question.. what would you add?
I’m always up for more ideas!
Until Next Time,