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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There is nothing nothing a baby hates more than a nasal aspirator (designed to suck out your baby’s boogers). Just the site of an aspirator can send a baby into hysterics, no matter how calm and happy your little one is. Unfortunately it’s a necessity during cold season, since your baby isn’t capable of blowing out mucous just yet. Choose between a basic manual bulb aspirator, a more modern electric version, or something a little more unique: The Nosefrida, touted as a Snot Sucker Extraordinaire by countless mothers, works by placing the aspirator in your baby’s nose and literally sucking out the snot (with your mouth) through a tube. The company says that the filtering system makes it completely hygienic, but the visual alone might make you gag.