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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If you’ll be hand-washing your bottles, a bottle-drying rack frees up space on your kitchen counter and gives you a clean, safe area to air dry everything from bottles to pacifiers to bottle brushes. We especially love the Grass Countertop Drying Rack from Boon, which is a BPA-, phthalate-, and PVC-free drying area that looks like pretty grass growing. It just might be the only drying rack that isn’t an eye sore.