Necessities

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  1. krys

    krys Madi's Mommy

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    What are some of your favorite things for baby that you "can't life without"?
     
  2. Beccaboop

    Beccaboop Mummy to Jacob

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    Dummy clips are awesome
    swaddle blankets were great when he was younger too
    Video monitor and movement monitor
     
  3. MumToEva

    MumToEva Well-Known Member

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    Perfect prep machine if you are bottle feeding
    Sleeping bags
    Swing - didn't have one first time round, but helps a lot with me having a toddler to look after too this time
     
  4. weejenb

    weejenb Well-Known Member

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    dummy clips
    dribble bibs
    monitor
    sleepytot bunny
    sleeping bags
    bumbo
     
  5. baileybubs

    baileybubs Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the movement monitor!

    Also sleeping bags, love them, I feel much more at ease with them than I did when I ha blankets on her.

    White noise app on my iPhone!

    Nelson's teething powders.

    Coffee (for a very tired mummy of course haha!)
     
  6. felix555

    felix555 Well-Known Member

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    sleep sheep
    jumperoo (as of last week)
    sleeping bags (otherwise he pulls the blankets over his head)
    ergo carrier
    tommee tippee perfect prep
    video monitor
     
  7. w8ing4bean

    w8ing4bean Well-Known Member

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    Muslins and bibs!!! Phoebe is so sicky and dribbly!
    Scratch mitts
     
  8. AnneD

    AnneD Well-Known Member

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    Muslins for puke.
    Baby carrier.
    Breastfeeding pillow for the first few months, ordinary pillows were crap.
     
  9. cupcaker

    cupcaker Well-Known Member

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    Perfect Prep machine. I don't care if generations survived without this kit, and still do, to me, it's a god send and pretty much essential yes!

    And gro bag style sleeping bags. My boy sticks anything over his face immediately and these are fab for my own piece of mind.

    and another vote on the video monitor. Amazing. My son's great grandparents are in utter awe of it. They baby sat one night and just sat with the screen on their knees, they loved it so much.
     
  10. krys

    krys Madi's Mommy

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    These are great, keep them coming!
     
  11. baileybubs

    baileybubs Well-Known Member

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    Ooh for the first few weeks sleep suits with the built in scratch mitts as she just lost all the normal scratch mitts within minutes of them being put on.

    A flask for feeds if ff, I know some people pre make but we find it just as easy and quick to use a flask of water that has been boiled and cooled for half an hour then put in a flask, really helpful for night feeds.
     
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    sbl Mum of 2

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    Grobags
    Jumperoo
    Pram attachment for buggy for the newborn stage.
    Changing table
     
  13. KatieB

    KatieB Well-Known Member

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    White noise machine
    dummies/dummy clip
    nasal aspirator (great when he was tiny but won't let it near him now!)
    sleeping bags
     
  14. catty

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    Singing seahorse puts him right to sleep (and eats lots of batteries)

    I bought a travel cot with changing table attchment which i use everyday and find so useful

    swaddle (lifesaverrrr)

    Now hes a little older - sleeping bags

    lots and lots of muslin cloths as i never remember to put bibs on and just dab him with them

    my changing bag take it everywhere (when hes with me)

    nappy sacks

    baby bath ( this seems to be a hit or miss with people but i dont no how i would have bathed him in the normal bath)

    mobile for cot keeps him occupied

    playmat so i can actually get myself washed

    sleepsuit with built in mits, sometimes i would go and see him and hed have 100 scratches all over his face :( these were good)

    think thats it, i use pretty much everything i bought as i didnt go to crazy!
     
  15. Saphira

    Saphira Well-Known Member

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    I'd find it really hard to live without:

    Their big changing table
    Pacifiers
    Mobile/Crib Soother
    Sleep Sacks
    Tons of onesies
    Tons of bibs
    Diaper disposal system
    Footmuff
    SwaddleMe in the early days
    Playmat when they were younger
    Changing bag

    We recently got a video monitor and are loving it too! :) Wish we'd have gotten one from the start.
     
  16. vegazbaby

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    Movement monitor
    Perfect prep
    Grow bags

    What I wish I didn't buy

    Moses basket
    Lots of the small size bottles, now useless and they were expensive
    Manual breast pump (if I'd bought electric I'd probably have been able to bf)
     
  17. twobecome3

    twobecome3 One and one on the way

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    receiving blankets - have used them for Everything. swaddling, rolled up for tummy time, dry her bum after a change, on the bed where we nurse.

    baby cloths - use instead of wipes

    ergo- essential in the early months. now that shes big enough to forward-face in the stroller, she prefers that.


    nursing pillow - saved my back for the first months
     
  18. JenzyKY

    JenzyKY Well-Known Member

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    Activity mat and a cheap bouncy seat! If you want a shower, a bouncy seat can be a lifesaver.
     
  19. krys

    krys Madi's Mommy

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    Thanks ladies! It's been a while since I had a newborn, this definitely reminded me of important things I had forgotten about!
     
  20. Mica

    Mica Well-Known Member

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    I find that my necessities change every few weeks or so, as LO gets older he likes things he didn't seem to notice before and he gets tired of others.

    Swaddle sack when he was a newborn. Worked like a dream.
    Long-sleeve onesies with the built-in "mittens." The baby mittens just got pulled off too easily.
    Diaper caddy is nice to keep that area organized.
    Large changing mat for the diaper bag.
    Boppy pillow - not so much for breastfeeding as for LO to lounge in, now I use it to support him when he's sitting up.
    His rocker with mobile overhead was great for a while so I could get a little housework done. He doesn't seem to tolerate it as much now.
    Musical toys.
    Pacifiers.
    Bottle warmer! I can't imagine having to boil water all the time.
    That brings me to our microwave and the microwave sterilizers - bags or trays. Boiling water every day in the summer was no bueno. We were happy to not have a microwave when it was just the two of us. But I absolutely couldn't live without it now that LO is around.

    A few things that proved unnecessary:
    Side-snap t-shirts for newborns. These were suggested for the healing umbilical cord. They ride up and get all twisted, plus light cotton onesies really will not create too much friction against that area.
    Receiving blankets. i got way too many small flannel receiving blankets that were barely big enough to swaddle my newborn. I wouldn't think you need any more than 2 or 3, personally. Bigger is better for us.
    Mittens - just get pulled off and lost too easily.
    Baby towels? I don't know why I thought our towels wouldn't be just fine. The baby towels seem kinda scratchy too.
    Baby bath. Not for us. Bathed him in the sink first 5 months. Now trying the big tub. It's a little tricky, but getting easier.
     

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