While being pregnant I was constantly on the search after the “new mommy must haves” and mainly searched in the internet to get some first ideas what you need. There are thousands of lists in the internet going around but what are really must haves what you should have at home? With this post I wanted to give you an idea what are my personal new mommy must haves and things which helped me through the first time and made me feel safe.
As Emma was due in January (she was a premie and was already born in December 2015), I was a bit nervous as I would have a winter baby and I was afraid that probably I would´t have the right equipment for her to feel warm and cozy in her stroller or at home. With the help of Märchenwelt Kinderzimmer where I got a lot of information and as you probably have seen with one of my pervious posts Emma Rose´s nursery I bought a lot of beautiful things there.
So please find here a list of my must new mommy must haves:
FIRST Collection angel nest: this was an absolutely perfect found, it is so soft and cozy. I used it at home to put Emma in when she fall asleep and also when we went out I put her in her snow suit and this angel nest I laid into the stroller and put her in. Through the small ribbons the size is adjustable and the baby does´t wake itself up by wagging with its arms. It is available in a winter and summer variant and also in various colors. (Here I link you a similar product)
Tavolinchen sleeping bag: I do have two sleeping bags so that I have the choice to switch. The are also available in winter and summer versions and in different sizes. When Emma was a newborn and as it was winter, I put her a body, some tights with socks over it and in the first weeks a little cap and her body temperature was very good. When it got warmer I left away the cap and her tights. (Here I link you a similar product)
Solly Baby Wrap: I started using the Solly Baby Wraps quite early and I am a big fan of it! A baby loves to be worn and to be so close with its mama. Also, it is very practical, because with this wrap you do a few things in the household, going for a walk with your dog (or without ;-)) and to some errands. Emma still likes to be worn by myself, even if she is much more heavy than weeks ago and of course more active 🙂
Nuna Usa leaf baby seat: it is such a gorgeous seat for your baby and perfect for laying your baby in for a few minutes in order to do something which you have to do. Another advantage is that also evolves from with baby to big-kid size and the inlay is washable
Lou Lou and Company blankets: they are so soft and available in wonderful designs depending on season and even after machine wash the look perfect!
Lou Lou and Company: I always used mittens at night for my girl because I wanted to avoid that she scratches herself. Even now I use mittens for the night for Emma, she is six months old now
Ubbi Diaper Pail: such a cute design, available in various colors and securely and odorlessly stores your baby’s dirty diapers. It doesn´t need special bags
Aden + Anais swaddles: award winning swaddles with gorgeous designs and I have around about fifteen different swaddles at home. They are breathable and babys love to be swaddled, they are reminded of the closeness comfort they felt in the womb
Aden + Anais burby bibs: an absolute must have for feeding your little one
BareFoot Dreams blanket: incredibly soft and keeps your baby warm on colder days, even on cold summer evenings
Angelcare baby monitor and sensor mat: I love this one and also the design of it
NUK milk container: metering box for milk powder to prepare in advance and carry up to 4 doses of powder. The compartments are stacking and each may contain up to ten scoops powder. Every time I leave the house, this is a MUST to take with me because it is so easy to use and very fast to prepare my baby girl´s meal
Avoin flask: this also goes with me when leaving the house. This bottle is non-leaching & toxin-free, vacuum-seal cap keeps your drinks cold for 12hrs, hot for up to 24 hours and I prepare the water in advance at home and fill it up
Avent glas bottles: for me the perfect choice, I also liked the feeling in the hands of the bottles and they are easily to clean
Avent bottle brush: a must have for your bottles. First, I clean the bottles in warm water with a few drops of dish soap and use this brush and afterwards I put them in my Avent electric steam sterilizer
Avent electric steam sterilizer (available in various colors, I have a grey one): very easy to use. The items stay sterile in it up to 24 hours when the lid is unopened and the sterilizing cycle lasts just 6 minutes
Elodie pacifier: Emma Rose doesn´t like pacifier at all, but as I didn´t know this before, I bought them and they look so gorgeous, I also linked you the pacifier clip below
Elodie pacifier clip: perfect clip for the pacifier
Elodie mobile feather: looks beautiful and I turn it on when Emma takes her afternoon naps in her nursery
Marigold mobile: handcrafted fabric poms, so gorgeous, I put mine over Emma´s changing mat, so she has something bright an colorful to see while I change her diapers and while she is not interested in me 😉
Fisher Price activity center: so cute and Emma loved to be entertained for a few minutes with it. It makes cute jungle sounds or various melodies and all the toys are made out of different materials in order for your baby to sense different materials and natures
Sophie La Giraffe: Sophie the Giraffe, everywhere you read about it and I also found it with Märchenwelt Kinderzimmer. The dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and the squeaker keeps your baby amused and stimulates his hearings. It is a very flexible toy and is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gum when teething. Sophie is Phthalates and BPA free. Emma Rose took notice of the toy the first months but would like to explore her since around about two weeks
Pasito a Pasito MaxiCosi chain: cute looking for your MaxiCosi and your baby has something to look at, especially in the first months when they are not yet interested in other things going around
Le Petit Beurre bath towel & flannel: for a baby bath I use a few drops of milk and a few drops of pure almond oil (I get mine out of the pharmacy)
Le Petit Beurre heat cushion: when your poor little baby has some flatulences
Hipp fennel tea: this is perfect when your baby suffers from flatulence. I tried to give Emma about ten ml three times a day and normally it helped her with her flatulences and calmed her little tummy
Diapers: you need a lot of them :-). Since Emma´s birth I used Pampers but I was introduced in a new delightful product called Lillydoo. This is a new babycare company that offers a diaper and wipes subscription service. All LILLYDOO products bear the PETA certification and are therefore considered “vegan & cruelty free”. My first package arrives on Friday this week, so if you are interested in me doing a post over them, please write below in comments or leave me an email
Babylove oil wipes: keeps your baby skin soft and you avoid a inflammation or sore baby popos
Sophie La Giraffe baby oil: the viscous oil easily runs off the palms, so only use a small amount of product at a time. You can use it perfectly for moisturizing your baby´s skin, for a bath, for skin cleansing or for a baby massage
In my car, I store a little supply box:
Furthermore, to be on the safe side, you never know what happens, I have a little supply box in my car with some baby items, in case of missing to bring them with me:
2 bodys, diapers, wipes, glass bottle, Hipp baby milk tetra pack (ready to drink), two bottles of still water, one cardigan, one swaddle and one blanket.
This products might also be helpful for you:
nunuco day planner
Take care and I hope my new mommy must haves help you on.