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hugssandi June 21st, 2013 04:41 PM

What are your baby must-haves?
 
I am always fascinated by people~the how's and why's behind what we all do. I love how every family is so different in how it operates, and it often makes me sad that these differences are judged rather than rejoiced!

Anyway, I'm interested in what everyone's favorite baby things are! Here are mine:

1. Homeopathic Baby Remedies (C+, Colic, Teething)

2. Garlic/Mullein ear oil for ear aches

3. New Mama Tush Soak by Well-in-Hand (DON’T birth without it! Forgive me, but you could ride a horse in week if ya wanted to!) http://www.wellinhand.com/collection...ducts/new-mama

4. Burt’s Bees Diaper Crème (sp?) (Even great for yeasty rashes!)

5. Infant gowns are my favorite clothes of choice for newborns

6. Dritz brand diaper pins

7. Baby backpack, carrier of sorts, and/or sling

8. Nursing cover (Blanket with a loop stitched to go over my neck.)

9. Baby Bjorn potty

10. LANA wool nursing pads (I did hafta get these for my recurring mastitis, and THEY WORK!)

hugssandi June 21st, 2013 06:48 PM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
UM... Please let me yell CAR SEAT! LOL! I don't know how I forgot a car seat....

NCRG2010 June 21st, 2013 08:07 PM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Love baby gowns

Little hats lol

My rock n play sleeper

Aquaphor

bajars2531 June 21st, 2013 09:11 PM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Sling/carrier

New Mama Bottom Spray and an herbal soak from the local apothecary

Cocoon swing

some kind of a soft night light for the first few weeks of middle of the night diaper changes and feedings

Colic Calm

hugssandi June 22nd, 2013 02:43 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Bajars! You've used the New Mama Bottom Mist? Please tell me about it!

hugssandi June 22nd, 2013 05:20 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
NCRG~YES! Hats are a must~especially for our December babies! :)

ChicaChels June 22nd, 2013 07:48 AM

1. Boobs. Boobs fix everything.

2. My ergo

3. This herbal bath stuff I get from etsy

4. My pump - I make so much milk it's awful I had 200oz pumped in the first 4 days I had milk with Hunter.

5. My boppy. I love it :)

feythful June 22nd, 2013 08:29 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Boba wrap

fleece sleep sack for cold nights

Sleepers with zippers (because snaps are a pain in the butt at 4am

receiving blankets for swaddling and burping

bajars2531 June 22nd, 2013 09:14 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hugssandi (Post 27467750)
Bajars! You've used the New Mama Bottom Mist? Please tell me about it!

I buy it for every pregnant woman I know. Love, love it!! And I buy by the 3rd trimester cause it feels awesome on rhoids. :p I am NOT looking forward to that, lol. I really recommend it

bajars2531 June 22nd, 2013 09:22 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Oh, yea--some kind of nursing pillow--I used my brest friend at first, cause when babies are so small it just has better height and support for me; but from like 4 months on my boppy was with me constantly...in fact when I would get home from work when my son started walking he would bring my boppy to me so I could nurse him, LOL.

eilla05 June 22nd, 2013 11:01 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
oh this might be hard to narrow it down....

1. My breast pump - Greyson didn't latch so I EP instead- hoping this little one does latch
2. Cloth nursing pads (so much better imo than the disposable ones)
3. Side snap shirts- my kid will live in these the first few weeks. Much easier to change these if they have blowouts without pulling them over their heads.
4. cotton pants- again live in these the first few weeks
5. Sleep sacks
6. Sling
7. Mesh underwear-- I took home like 12 pairs of these things with Greyson <3 them and will do the same with this one...

kara74 June 23rd, 2013 07:00 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Baby gowns
Sleep sacks
Breast pump
Diaper rash cream (usually don't need it until 6 mos. +)
Nursing pads (I make my own)
Heating pad (for pp cramping and breast pain)
Diaper sprayer (discovered it's perfect as a bidet for pp cleaning in lieu of a sitz bath)
Receiving blankets (for multiple uses)
car seat and stroller of some kind.
Baby carrier (although not all of my babies liked being worn)
Boppy
Pjs/sleep and plays esp. the ones with a zipper. Love those!

ETA - ITA about the mesh panties - swipe several pairs. I found a couple pairs in my bathroom cabinet a few months ago and almost pitched them. Something told me to hang on to them. Glad I did!

hugssandi June 23rd, 2013 07:08 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Kara, how do you make your nursing pads? I have a crochet pattern I'm considering....

kara74 June 23rd, 2013 08:25 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
I make them out of flannel (old receiving blankets). I do 3 layers. I found a pattern online and sew them on a machine. They're not the most professional looking but they work. :)

swade66 June 23rd, 2013 09:08 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Car seat, of course
Pump
Boppy pillow...my six year old still uses hers.
Sleep sacks and gowns
Zip up PJs
Hats
Nipple cream!!!!

I am sure that I am forgetting some.

**jessie** June 23rd, 2013 11:36 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
The things I found useful in the first few months:

1. boppy
2. medela PISA
3. Lansinoh ointment for boobs
4. rock n' play sleeper
5. infant car seat
6. LOTS of footed sleepers
7. Sleep sacks (not swaddlers)
8. bassinet or cosleeper

jennie121 December 11th, 2013 12:40 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
There are a few things that have really come in handy for me. My son would not sleep unless he was being held the whole time as a newborn. I got a nap nanny from Babies R Us and he loved it. Slept like a dream because it is so soft and comforting.

Another must have for the New Year would be for more restaurants, stores and malls to have the bum gun bidet sprayer installed. Now I have got used to it so much I can't stand having to go without. It's such an amazing invention. Toilet paper just doesn't cut it.

CherryLimeade December 11th, 2013 10:01 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
1. My boobs
2. Pacifiers
3. Boppy
4. Johnson's nursing pads - cloth won't work cause I leak like crazy >_> (had oversupply issues last time)
5. Baby gowns
6. The perineal spray bottle thing, tucks, epifoam, etc. that the hospital gives you.
7. Old receiving blankets to put under baby in case she leaks / blows out. I loathe EBF poop stains....

hugssandi December 11th, 2013 10:34 AM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
The nursing pad thing has befuddled me, as I've seen many say they only can tolerate the sposies. I leaked through them, too! LOL! So I just decided that if I was gonna leak anyway.... :P

CherryLimeade December 11th, 2013 05:17 PM

Re: What are your baby must-haves?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hugssandi (Post 27850456)
The nursing pad thing has befuddled me, as I've seen many say they only can tolerate the sposies. I leaked through them, too! LOL! So I just decided that if I was gonna leak anyway.... :P

Yeah, I leaked through the Lansinoh ones! Johnson's work way better for me.


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