Newborn essentials

I just had my baby boy two months ago and it has been such an amazing time in our lives to have him with us. We had a stressful few weeks initially. I gave birth at 35 weeks and unfortunately Jackson had to be in the NICU for 8 days. During this month there is a list of items that have made our transition much easier. I will be doing a separate post on the stroller and car seat we chose.


This is by far one of the best purchases I have made. I love my Dock-A-Tot. Jackson loves lounging and napping in it. This is NOT a safe overnight sleeping arrangement. When he naps in it I watch him like a hawk. I would highly highly suggest investing in one. Yes it’s pricy but I use this item DAILY. I would highly suggest an extra cover as well because accidents happen.

DockATot Deluxe+ Dock (Pristine White) – The All in One Baby Lounger – Perfect for Co Sleeping – Suitable from 0-8 Months (Pristine White)

Baby Brezza Water Warmer:

This item is awesome. We first tried the formula maker which is 200 dollars and we quickly regretted that purchase. We returned that quickly and bought this. It warms your water so you don’t need to use a bottle warmer. This item is under 50 dollars and 100 percent worth it. Saves you so much time and trust me time is precious when you have a hungry baby LOL.

Baby Brezza Instant Warmer – Instantly Dispenses Warm Water at Perfect Baby Bottle Temperature – Replaces Traditional Baby Bottle Warmers

Baby Shusher:

Our baby loves the baby shusher. It calms him instantly and I don’t have to shush him endlessly. For under 35 dollars this item is a must have.

Baby Shusher For Babies — Sleep Miracle Soother Sound Machine For New Parents


At first we bought a way more inexpensive baby monitor because we truly didn’t think that we would use this baby item that much and I just simply didn’t want to spend my money on a very expensive one. After having terrible luck with our first one (Motorola Brand) we returned it because the night Vision was just terrible we couldn’t even see if our babies eyes were opened or closed. We then picked up the Infant Optics which had better reviews but we still weren’t happy with the quality. After much thought, my husband and I decided to just bite the bullet and purchase the Nanit and it has been one of the best purchases we have made. Yes it’s pricy but after multiple attempts you truly get what you pay for. For us having a good night vision monitor avoided us getting up multiple times a night to check on him. This monitor also has breathing bands that monitors your babies breathing. It also gives you information on how your baby is sleeping and tips on how to improve his sleeping and many more features. I truly think this monitor is so superior to others and 100 percent worth it.

Nanit Plus – Smart Baby Monitor and Wall Mount: Camera with HD Video & Audio – Sleep Tracking – Night Vision – Temperature & Humidity Sensors and Two-Way Audio 

Baby Brezza Sterilizer:

This item was a last minute purchase and I was told by so many people that this wasn’t necessary. While I do think there is other more inexpensive ways of sterilizing your items this sterilizer has been fabulous to have. It is so easy to use and we use it daily!! When in the NICU the nurses said its best practice to sterilize everything daily and this sterilizer has made that a breeze.

Baby Brezza Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer Machine – Electric Steam Sterilization – Universal Fit – Pacifiers, Glass, Plastic, and Newborn Feeding Bottles

Burp Cloths:

You need burp cloths. You don’t need fancy burp cloths. My favorite burp cloths have been these simple white muslin burp cloths. Buy yourself like 4 packs of them and you are set! I hate the nice design ones I purchased they aren’t as soft and don’t absorb as well. This is an area you don’t need to spend your money on.

Comfy Cubs Muslin Burp Cloths 6 Pack Large 100% Cotton Hand Washcloths 6 Layers Extra Absorbent and Soft (White, Pack of 6)

Snoo Bassinet:

We have the Snoo Bassinet. I did a separate post for it simply because it is a major purchase. We like it a lot and it definitely is something we have used daily since our baby has been born.

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