Updated October 7, 2019
There are so many options when it comes to baby must haves. Here are the newborn essentials 2019 edition – what we’ve actually used!
I know I was overwhelmed looking for newborn baby essentials when I was pregnant, even as a third time mom! There are so many posts and videos on newborn essentials lists, baby must haves, etc. Not to mention, so many things have changed since Caroline was a newborn 5 years ago. We’ve been over this – I basically had to start over.
For today’s video and blog post we’re chatting all about the newborn essentials we’ve actually used. Things that are we use pretty much daily!
Newborn Essentials 2019 Video
Amazing Baby Velcro Swaddle Blankets
Velcro swaddles are the way to go in order to keep the baby swaddled all night. I’ve been really happy with this brand!
Amazing Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets
Muslin swaddle blankets are a great staple to keep on hand. I throw one in the diaper bag and then they’re all around the house. They can wipe spit up, keep the baby warm, be a nursing cover, etc.
White Noise App
Logan really responds to white noise (well, he really loves the brown noise in this app) and this app is so handy if he’s particularly fussy and needs settling.
Portable Sound Machine
I keep this portable sound machine in the bassinet and crib. I like that it has a timer that will make it shut off automatically. I turn this on when he’s napping and when I put him down for the night.
We’ve been really happy with this bedside bassinet! It’s sturdy and the baby seems comfortable in it. I also really like that it has an adjustable height and can really get right up to the bedside. This particular one is one of the more affordable bassinets out there!
Amelia Rose & Co Baby Nest
This is very similar to a Dockatot, but handmade! If you like supporting small shops, then you have got to check this out. Anyway, we’ve been keeping this in Logan’s crib for when he takes naps (since he’s so tiny and this keeps him a little more snuggled).
Baby Delight Infant Rocker
I was pretty bummed to hear the Rock and Play was recalled – we heavily relied on that thing for our girls. It was our go-to baby item for them to hang out in. Luckily we found this pretty awesome alternative that is nearly identical! If you loved the Rock and Play, you’ll love this.
This portable crib is pretty awesome to begin with, but what we’ve loved it for during the early newborn days is to set it up as a diaper changing station downstairs! Since Logan’s nursery is upstairs it prevents a lot of going back and forth.
I have used this nursing pillow with all three kids and love it. I have two – one in the nursery and one downstairs! Can’t go wrong with the original Boppy!
Lily Jade Diaper Bag
This bag is an investment, but so worth it! I love using these bags for travel because they’re not only functional and can be worn as a backpack, they’re super stylish! I always get lots of compliments on mine.