Top 100 Newborn Essentials
What does your baby really need in the first few months? Here at Babble, that's a question we've spent a fair amount of time thinking about. Like you, we've fallen prey to many a baby gear aisle, lured by the promise of some miracle gadget that will make our little one eat or sleep or poop better than any other miracle gadget out there. Like you, we've stared at price tags through sleep-deprived eyes, wondering if the purchase of sanity was really a possibility.
Here's the good and bad news: Nothing you can buy is going to guarantee you a stress-free existence with your newborn. Tiny people are a handful, and even the easiest babies will have some troubled times. That said, there are at least a few things (or 100) that can absolutely make life a little easier. No, we haven't found that diapering robot we thought would have been invented by the time we had kids, but we have learned that having a few things on hand can make every day a little saner, not to mention cleaner. Read on for our all-time favorites.
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Some breastfeeding moms have leakier breasts than others, but it’s hard to tell just when you’ll experience a let-down – considering a nearby crying baby or just the mere thought of your baby can trigger your milk production. Besides saving you from the embarrassment of two large wet circles on your chest (especially for working moms), having a clean, dry bra is important in preventing breast infections and keeping your bras from constantly being washed. Choose between disposables or reusable breast pads (we also like these cotton breast pads from Etsy).