Sleep
  • Miracle blanket
  • Crib and mattress
  • 2 waterproof mattress pads
  • 2+ sheets
  • Muslin swaddles
  • Wubbanub/Dr Browns pacifier animal
  • Pack n play
  • Graco quilted pack n play sheet
  • Halo bassinet
  • Halo sleep sacks (wearable blankets) in multiple sizes
  • White noise machine
  • Video Baby monitor (Infant Optics DXR-8 or V-tech)
Nursing
  • Pump (go through your insurance, most pay for at least 50%)
  • Bottles (different brands, babies have preferences)
  • Lansinoh milk freezer bags (they lay flat!)
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter
  • Breast pads (disposable or reusable)
  • Nursing bras (both for day and sleep)
  • Nursing tanks (Bravado are gold standard, Shaping cami by Auden at Target is a good option at 1/2 the price)
  • Formula (always good to have on hand, regardless of your breastfeeding plans)
  • Nursing pillow (perhaps? I never liked mine. I preferred a firm bed pillow)
  • Burp cloths (plain white cloth diapers, 2 dozen)
  • Boon Grass drying rack/flower/twig (we still use this beyond baby age)
Toys
  • Silicone banana toothbrush
  • Silicone teethers
  • Oball
  • Bright Starts Lots o Links
  • Board books
  • Mirror
  • Play Gym
  • Some sort of containment unit (jumper, walker)
  • Hanging toys
Travel
  • Infant car seat (Graco and Chicco are most popular)
  • A stroller (that lays all the way flat)
  • Some sort of baby wearing device (I like a wrap (baby k’tan) for small infants and a soft structured carrier like the Ergo 360)
  • Rear and forward facing convertible seat (usually go up to 50+ lbs)
  • Car mirror
  • Extra base for a second car
  • Quilted cover for cold weather
Healthcare
  • Nail clippers
  • Gripe water
  • Gas drops
  • Infant Tylenol
  • Baby ibuprofen
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Nose Frida and extra filters
  • Saline drops
  • Humidifier
  • Vicks waterless vapor plug in
  • Boogie wipe
  • Baby wash
  • Lotion (unscented)
  • Kneeling Pad
  • Bath toys (can easily wait on these for their 1st birthdays)
Diapering
  • Fragrance free wipes (i like Huggies, they’re thicker)
  • Newborn to size 3 diapers (Pampers Swaddlers for little sizes, Huggies Movers for really chunky babies and older babies)
  • Wipable travel changing mat
  • Changing pad
  • 2 covers
  • Trash can/diaper genie
Mom
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby bottom balm
  • Tucks wipes
  • Dermoplast spray (Blue top! Can get at the hospital)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Robe and comfy sweatpants
  • Pads
  • Epsom salt
  • Rice bag/heating pad
Clothes
  • Plain onesies (short and long sleeved in many sizes)
  • Footed sleepers in light weight fabric and fleece
  • Infant mitten
  • Socks of all sizes
  • Towels and washcloths
Toddler Feeding
  • Silverware (soft tipped and toddler spoons and forks)
  • Plates and bowls (Target has pillowfort brand dishes in many colors for $0.59 each, microwave and dishwasher safe)
  • Munchkin snack catchers
  • Sippy cups (several different varieties because babies have preferences)
  • Wipable silicone bibs
  • High chair (as few crevasses as possible to clean)
  • Travel booster seat
Large Items (easy and way cheaper to buy these second hand)
  • Mamaroo swing
  • Jumperoo
  • Diaper bag (stroller straps or a XL carabiner to attach to stroller)
  • Comfy nursing chair + table + dimable lamp

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