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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Waterproof pads, reusable and disposable
Changing pads, reusable and disposable
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When you’re out and about, some moms like to keep disposable changing pads in their diaper bag, which are especially useful in public bathrooms. (Just lay one down on the bathroom’s changing table and toss when you’re done.) For those not so keen on producing more waste, keep a travel changing pad in your bag. (Our favorite is the Patemm Pad.) When you’re home, lay sheet savers on top of your changing pad to keep your changing pad covers from constantly being washed. Here are three changing pads we like: Fuzzi Bunz, Munchkin Disposable, and Patemm.
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