It is hard to create just one list of my favorite baby items, so I have decided to start breaking them down by age! Here are some of my must haves for babies 0-3 months old. I added my affiliate links to this post for convenient shopping.
Little Remedies – Gas Relief Drops
There is nothing more stressful than a gassy newborn! Nursing and formula-fed newborns all experience gas to some degree. Imagine ingesting milk for the first time and requiring your body to digest everything Mom has eaten or the formula contents for the first time in the first few months of life. Having Little Remedies on hand is a must! We used this for gas but also as a distraction from crying with our first and second baby. You will not regret this purchase.
Newborns babies require 24 hour supervision and sometimes you need to be able to just put them down so you can be hands free (if they will let you). Bouncy chairs will be a life saver in the first three months! These chairs provide you with a safe place to sit baby while you cook, shower and do whatever it is you need to be hands-free for. Most newborns will sleep for hours in these things, especially if you have one that vibrates. These chairs are portable AND affordable so make sure you have one before baby arrives!
Nursing covers have come a long way and I could not imagine not having one of these right now! Now moms can pick from a variety of soft and stretchy covers that are multi-functional. You can use them to nurse, as a car seat cover and fashion accessory. Having one of these covers has made nursing on the go less stressful. My youngest daughter even gets excited when I pull it out because she knows it’s time for some milk! It is adorable.
This nursing pillow can be used for so much more than nursing. I used a Boppy with both girls for nursing and bottle feeding. I also used it just to hold the baby on my lap more comfortably. As your baby grows you can use this pillow to help support them in sitting up or just lying in bed with you slightly elevated for their comfort.