Top 100 Newborn EssentialsWhat 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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Even months before your baby cuts a tooth, you’ll notice the tell-tale signs of teething: drooling, biting, and irritability. While we all probably chewed on those plastic teethers filled with frozen water as babies, today’s moms are more concerned about what exactly their babies are putting in their mouths. Sophie the Giraffe, made from natural rubber and food-grade paints, is probably the most popular teether today, yet you can find similarly safe teethers elsewhere. We also love unique handmade wooden teethers. And you can also try making your own teething biscuits!
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