Necessities for Every Mom and Baby

 

After you’ve brought your new bundle of joy home from the hospital, it’s time to get settled in and start life as a family. But what do you need to make sure you have on hand to make the new mom and new baby transition as smooth as possible?

In those first few months, your life will revolve around your new baby. Having the right products can make all the difference in those early days and weeks. There are so many products on the market these days that it can be hard to know what you really need as a new mom. Here is a list of necessities for every mom and baby to get you started:

Comfortable pajamas for Mom:

You’ll be spending a lot of time in bed nursing your baby, so make sure you have some comfortable pajamas to lounge in.

Weekend Made is a sleepwear brand founded by a mom for moms. Rated the Best Postpartum Pajamas by Motherly, these pajamas tick all the boxes so you can finally relax and get some sleep!

They have eco-friendly fabric that regulates your body temperature, an innovative seamless design that is gentle on your skin, a button up top that makes them great for breastfeeding, and they have pockets that easily fit large phones. The cherry on top is that they also have the cutest matching pajamas for the kids too.

But what makes Weekend Made truly different from the rest comes down to the thoughtful design of the seams.  The design is modeled after finely tailored suiting so there are no scratchy seams touching the skin. If you turn your old pajamas inside out, you can see there are typically a lot of thick scratchy seams that take away from the enjoyment of any soft fabric they may use. Weekend Made has solved this problem, which is why they are a favorite choice for people with eczema, sensitive skin, and sensory processing disorder.

Cute Comfy Clothing for Baby:

A comfy baby makes for a happy baby. Soft moveable clothing is a must for everyone baby (and mom too).

Since 1916, Feltman Brothers has been providing the world with authentic clothing for babies in classic tradition using hand embroidery and hand detailing. The brand’s reputation is the result of a strong commitment to quality, incomparable fabrics, exclusive designs, and attention to detail. Feltman Brothers smocking, fagotting, fluting, embroidery appliqués, pintucks, french lace and intricate open work designs adorn their beautifully designed collections. Their designs reflect the elegance of vintage styling for children from newborn through toddler, including babies’ take-home attire, layette needs, sacred occasion gowns and accessories, and special occasion wear. Feltman Brothers is a family business, now three generations deep. 

Looking for a classic baby outfit that will keep your little one cozy and warm as temperatures dip? This adorable velour romper is a winner both in warmth and in style! Snaps down the back and beyond making changing time easy as pie!  This sweet romper features a hand embroidered lamb almost as cute as your baby:). The matching velour hat finishes it off perfectly. Available in blue or ivory, newborn through 9 months. 

Little Bipsy is a brand with an eye for fashion, designing the trendiest apparel for babies, toddlers, and youngsters up to 10 years old. It’s for trendsetting littles and their fashion-conscious parents. Check out their Basic Core Collection, featuring unisex staple pieces designed to make kids fashion-forward and super adorable!

If you are “one of those parents” who likes to dress their kids alike (I totally was and now I’m dressing nephews and nieces  😉 ), Little Bipsy makes it super easy to “twin” your kids in style!

Monogrammed jewelry:

A special piece of jewelry with your baby’s initials is a lovely way to commemorate this special time.

Is there anything cuter than baby jewelry? These initial bracelets from Isabelle Grace sparkle on tiny wrists and your little one will be the Belle of the Ball with one on! A great gift idea for a 6 month old little princess. Bracelets are hand crafted using sterling silver beads and genuine Swarovski Crystals and Pearls with extender chain and end detail. Initial Charm, Bebe Charm and Cross Charm are all sterling silver.  silver and is approx. 1/2 inch in size. Choose from 6 crystal color options. 

Beautiful handmade necklaces in 14K gold and sterling silver, some with special adornments, some without, add allure and beauty to any outfit with a touch of sophistication and femininity. 

This necklace from Throwing Stars is perfect for all the love in your life! It’s custom, dainty, and personal all in one! All Throwing Stars Jewelry is designed and handcrafted by Amy Leff and her team in the Atlanta studio. This personalized initial necklace from Throwing Stars is the perfect gift! Each mini initial letter is approximately 6mm and they are just tiny enough to wear as a layering piece!

Baby equipment:

From strollers to car seats, there’s a lot of gear that comes with having a baby. Do your research ahead of time to figure out what you need and what you can live without.

Keep those young mouths off the germy tables! September is Baby Safety Month, and it’s a great time for parents to think hard about what products they’re using to protect their babies or toddlers — even at mealtime.

A Fresno, California mom dreamt up the solution, The Table Tyke. The easily portable and reusable silicone placemat separates itself from other mats with its patent pending bumper. It hugs the table not only to keep messes from the floor, but to keep wandering and teething mouths protected from table germs and bumps.

And once parents see it – they see all the ways it can make their lives easier, and their children a little safer.  It’s great for meals out and at home, perfect for Play-Doh sessions, and even handy for prep and cooking in the kitchen! The Table Tyke is medical grade silicone, BPA free and dishwasher safe. There are no large crevices, which lets you keep your Table Tyke spotless and free of any leftover crumbs.

 

Your baby wakes up the moment you stop moving the stroller? Are restaurant meals getting cold because you have to jiggle the buggy?

Rockit Baby Rocker can assist with these situations and many more!

The Rockit Rocker keeps your baby moving – and snoozing – for longer by safely rocking your stroller, so you don’t have to!

Mommy and me outfits:

Dressing alike is always fun, especially when you’re a new mom. Look for cute matching outfits for you and your little one.

At Spunky Stork, they hand print all of your tops and snap-tee onesies when you order them, specifically for your child. Their organic baby and toddler clothes express your family’s personality with adorable, witty fun.

You’ll love that their toddler and baby clothes are certified organic, meaning they’re not treated with bleach or other toxic chemicals, and are printed on organic cotton. 

Is that bun in the oven done? This adorable Baking Buff & Freshly baked mother and daughter or son matching t-shirt set is for those mamas who love to get down in the kitchen. Whether you love cookies or pies, this mommy & me outfit is too sweet to pass up. 

Lounging Robe for Mom: 

Bamboo is three degrees cooler than cotton, while also being hypoallergenic. The fabric itself also promotes the smart use of resources and sustainability. Bamboo is the best choice for your baby and for the planet’s future, and this way of thinking is evident in every aspect of Kyte Baby!

As your baby transitions from the womb to your arms, this robe will carry you through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The soft, buttery fabric is light and breathable enough to wear as an outer layer or alone. An inner string keeps everything tucked in place, while an outer belt is sewn into place so it’s easy to tie and never lost.

Kyte Baby has everything from baby blankets, baby sleepers, “Mommy Sleepers” (aka pj’s 🙂 ), Carseat covers, cute tops for mom, and MORE!  I simply ADORE this Midnight and Khaki Herringbone pattern they’ve just introduced!

Warm, soft blankets:

Babies love to be snuggled up in a warm blanket, so make sure you have plenty on hand. This 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Baby Blanket from Mercurrii Baby comes pre-washed in clean filtered water with hypoallergenic organic soap. This baby blanket is larger than your average muslin blanket, making it easier for swaddling and cuddling. The best part about Muslin, is it gets softer with each use!

Soaps, bum cream, and lotions:

You’ll go through a lot of these items, so it’s good to have them on hand. Newborns have sensitive skin, so it’s important to use gentle products on them. Look for soaps and lotions that are specifically designed for babies.

Waxelene’s Multi-Purpose Ointment has built a loyal reputation with parents – for just how effectively it treats and helps prevent eczema breakouts naturally, for toddlers, babies and infants.  This silky smooth natural ointment is certified organic, petroleum free and hypoallergenic. Check out some of the incredible before and after photos!

Waxelene’s all-in-one ointment creates the same waterproof barrier that petroleum jelly does but contains no harmful petroleum or hydrogenated oil. The manufacturers use a patented aeration process that makes the jelly breathable on your skin.

Moms need to care for their horomone changing skin after delivering their little one. Pair your sunscreen with Vitamin C Cream, one of the best antioxidants, you essentially double-down on all those skin protecting benefits. Vitamin C has the benefit of brightening your overall complexion for skin that looks even-toned and radiant. It’s a powerful antioxidant – it helps to protect your skin from free radical damage. Free radicals are unpaired (and therefore unbalanced) oxygen atoms that haphazardly seek out any other atom to stabilize themselves. They’ll latch onto anything—your skin cells being a ready target—and cause a chain event of damage that leads to premature aging. As their name implies, antioxidants are the “antidote to oxidation” and help to combat that damage directly.

Committed to using certified organic fruit and vegetable-based ingredients, Earth Baby’s products are non-toxic, gentle, and effective on baby skin, hair, and body. Earth Baby products provide immediate moisturization and superior hydration, emollient oils and vitamins with a time-controlled release, and dramatically reduced need for high levels of UV filters. They also have a best-selling, moisturizing, organic, hand-sanitizer for even children’s hands! Founded by a grandmother, mother, and orphan, Earth Baby’s founder donates 1% of all sales to two incredible organizations (Preface Project Foundation and Folded Flag Foundation) that build a better tomorrow and impact our community by fostering opportunities for the next generation as a token of gratitude to those that helped her along the way. All made in the U.S.A.

Wash your face then apply the Vitamin C Cream on the skin. Once it sets, apply the Defender on top. Vit C and sunscreen from Banish are the best duo. When left by itself, Vit C tends to oxidize. Put the sunscreen on top of the Vit C to avoid oxidizing. 

Baby Toys:

If you’re looking for a safe and cuddly toy for your baby, look no further than silicon baby toys. Made from 100% pure silicone, these toys are free of harmful chemicals and pollutants. They’re also hypoallergenic, so you can rest assured that your little one will be safe and comfortable playing with them.

These educational silicone stacking cups from  BraveJusticeKidsCo comes with 10 Pieces in each set. Each piece has a color, number and a shape corresponding with the number to help your child learn 100% free from BPA, PVC and phthalates Works finger dexterity and hand eye coordination 100% Platinum food grade soft silicone – Smooth on little hands and mouths.

Diaper bag:

This is one item you definitely don’t want to be caught without. A good diaper bag will have plenty of room for diapers, wipes, bottles, and snacks.

Keep mom stylish while carrying a functional diaper bag! You can stop the long and frustrating online hunt for the perfect bag each season. Haute Shore has the latest accessories you’ve been looking for. From a young age, founder Beth Zimerbort has been in love with fashion and the endless possibilities of styles and options. Like her mother, Beth believes that a simple outfit paired with a standout accessory can make any combination stunning. Wanting to instill the confidence and power that comes with loving your outfit for the day, she launched Haute Shore to provide every woman with beautiful, affordable accessories that stay on top of the latest trends. With over 1,000 accessories, Haute Shore is committed to helping customers stay fashionable with ease. And you’ll never run out of designs to fit your individual needs and style preferences. 

Allergen Introduction Products:

There are so many things to think about when preparing for a little one – clothes, strollers, diapers, and so much more! But something we don’t think about is allergies. 320,000 of the children born this year will develop a food allergy by the age of 18, but that is not something we think about when expecting. SpoonfulONE’s revolutionary, science-backed line of nutritional products provides gentle daily exposure to 16 food allergens, making this statistic the least of your worries.

SpoonfulONE is revolutionizing the way parents feed their children and turning the “free-from” movement on its head. In a world where food allergies are spiking, they strive to be the solution. By training a baby’s tummy immunity, their mission is to help the next generation of kids from developing a food allergy – one bite at a time. Created by a world-leading pediatric allergist and mom, SpoonfulONE delivers gentle daily exposure to 16 food allergens in every bite. Making snacking moments more meaningful, and just as delicious. Each SpoonfulONE product includes the following foods responsible for over 90% of food allergies: peanuts, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (oats and wheat), soy, and sesame. 

Snack Containers:

If there is one thing new moms are short on – it’s time. There are a lot of different reusable snack containers on the market, so it’s important to choose one that’s right for you and your family. If you plan on giving them dry snacks like crackers or cereal, then a silicone or reusable container would be a good choice. However, if you plan on giving them wet or messy snacks like yogurt or applesauce, then a disposable container might be a better option.

Rolleat sustainable, eco-friendly, reusable food wrappers and snack bags are now available in the USA to help consumers get on-the-go with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between manufactured from durable and washable fabrics. Simply pack, snack, clean and rewrap snacks, sandwiches and more with Roll‘eats stylish and useful collections of Boc’n’Roll sustainable sandwich wraps, Snack’n’Go zero waste snack bags and a Snack’n’Go Duo. Enjoy finding your favorite Rolleat reusable food wrapper from their beautiful variety of solid colors, patterns like tile and patchwork, and fresh designs with fruits, nature, animals and more. You can also choose from their new Bio Collection that offers the Boc’n’Roll and Snack’n’Go made of 100% biodegradable materials.

The Dearest Grey has put a whole new meaning to Suction Bowls. Their improved suction bottom can stick to highchairs, counters, and even come along with you when you take a stroll with baby by sticking them to the stroller tray and making them a snack cup. The lid is perfect for when you have leftovers and you can easily pop them in the microwave! Not only are they microwave safe but they are dishwasher safe and freezer safe. These Suction Bowls also feature a quick release tab making sure when you take the bowl off the surface you can easily remove it without any mess. 

Fans, noise makers, and humidifiers:

These items can be helpful for keeping your baby comfortable. Fans and humidifiers can help regulate the temperature in your nursery, and noise makers can soothe your baby to sleep.

Every family has a beginning. Vornado is no different. In 1945, they introduced the world to the Vornado fan, revolutionizing the fan pedigree in terms of quality and personal comfort. Now, a new generation can experience a Vornado descendent with the VFAN. Its metal construction and authentic styling recreates the classic design and function to blend perfectly with any room in either vintage white or Vornado green. The VFAN continues the Vornado family legacy of delivering unparalleled whole room air circulation with their signature Vortex Action. VFAN comes in a range of sizes and price points, but they all have style, class and performance. 

Towels:

Babies need a lot of baths, so make sure you have plenty of towels on hand. Look for ones that are soft and gentle on baby’s skin.

 

These “Lift, Unsnap and Wrap” towels from the Fuzzy Sprout are significantly larger than other baby towels on the market which means they are guaranteed to keep moms dry and baby warm. These towels were designed to ‘grow’ with baby too – it can be used by infants to toddlers in 3 different ways depending on the baby’s size and the parent’s preference; it’s truly the only towel that a parent will ever need for their growing baby.

Nursery decor:

From wall art to rugs, there are plenty of ways to add personality to your nursery. Choose items that you and your baby will enjoy looking at.

This dreamy pair of fluffy, white clouds, one large and one small, does double duty as functional accent mirrors for any kid’s bedroom. The cute cloud mirror wall hangings from 4Artworks come as a pair, one measuring 22×12 inches and the other 20×10”.

Each cloud is made of silver acrylic mirror that floats on top of a white PVC foam backing, with a cut out detail that follows the cloud shaped silhouette for a fun, modern twist on a classic look that pops.

Each cloud comes with a pre-installed high-quality hanging wire. All you need is a single nail, screw, or Command Tape hook to keep this piece displayed on your wall.

The mission of the great folks at Home Room is to improve the lives of children through education and nutrition; every purchase made from their collection fights childhood hunger.

Images are the simplest and most effective way to ensure that the information our children absorb is stored as long-term memory. At Home Room the goal is to make it easy to surround your family with meaningful, thoughtful images that teach silently and blend seamlessly into your home’s design.

“At home everywhere” is a thoughtful, mind-opening and inspiring illustration of different homes—and the curiosities of the people and animals who live in them. The purchase of this product provides 8 meals to children in need. 

Board books and personalized puzzles:

A few board books and a personalized puzzle are great for entertaining your little one.

Creative Beginning was designed by a single mom who’s son is autistic to help him with a sensory style of learning with a chalk board based design.  Being a kindergarten teacher Christina knew that her son needed more than the typical learning style A-typical kiddos were using.  Shortly after testing different methods Creative Beginning was born.  Kiddos can easily learn their numbers, letters, how to spell their names and much more.  .

Nail polish:

This may seem like an odd item to include on a list of baby necessities, but hear us out. New moms often don’t have the time or energy to paint their own nails, so having some nail polish on hand can be a lifesaver. Plus, it’s a nice way to relax and pamper yourself when you need a break from parenting.

Long-wearing, vegan, and 21-free—no parabens, phthalates, carcinogens, mutagens, or 16 other potentially toxic ingredients Liberation Nails offers a nail polish safe enough for the tiniest of nails. Rich, opaque color intentionally formulated with natural oils for the ultimate nail nourishment. All-natural essences provide a subtle after-polish aroma with hints of lemon, coconut milk, and vanilla.

Cooler for bottles:

If you’re using bottles, you’ll need a place to store them. A cooler is great for keeping bottles cold when you’re on the go.

This cooler bag from Lifewit is made of insulated material which can keep bottles cool or warm for more than 5 hours. The wide open design makes for easy access and it can prevent liquids from leaking out of the container and soiling inside the bag, which saves your cleaning time.

The exterior of lunch bag is constructed out of 600D water-resistant dirt-proof oxford fabric for durability and water proofing and easy cleaning. Strong linen handles and heavy duty nylon connect by dense stitching that make the bag extremely durable.

Pantry containers:

These are essential for any new parent who wants to be prepared. Fill them with snacks, formula, and other items that you might need in a pinch.

This airtight food storage container set from Lifewit comes in 4 different sizes. The latches adopt an arc design for easy push and pull during opening and closing while holding your new bundle of joy. The airtight lid and snap-tight latches keep everything inside fresh and dry. 

You can place it in the microwave oven and it is also dishwasher safe. It’s durable enough for long-lasting use, and easy to store when it’s not in use putting one into the other.

 

Books:

Have you ever heard the addage, “A good reader makes a good leader”? It’s true in so many ways and the earlier you introduce your child to the written word the better!

During the Covid-19 pandemic, 7 year old twin sisters, Lana and Laila began writing and illustrating stories as a way to pass the time.  Lana has discovered she can connect with her sister through imagery and storytelling.  Zigglebee was designed by Lana and inspired by Laila’s Gift to encourage engagement through creativity and the arts.

These are just a few of the necessities for every new mom and new baby. Take some time to stock up on these items before your baby arrives, and you’ll be glad you did.

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