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bunnyjoy739
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Registered: ‎10-29-2013

best item to have?

I am a fisrt time mom and would love to know the one item you think is the best thing out there and the one that I should not even bother buying.

 

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twins61604
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-15-2013

Re: best item to have?

I'm a first time mom too, but have paid attention to friends and family around me.  The one thing to buy or get a good hand-me-down, is a very comfortable rocker - if you breast feed you spend a lot of time in it (i've been told).

 

As far as Not-To-Buy, there is this hilarious (WARNING: Potty words) blog that I read: http://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/ 

 

I hope you enjoy and best of luck! 

timestwo
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smilyjr14
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-05-2013

Re: best item to have?

I think one of the best things to have is definatly a swing!!! Its also great if you have A TON of blankets :smileyhappy: 

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ModChristine
Posts: 825
Registered: ‎05-24-2013

Re: best item to have?

For my children it was by far the vibrating bouncy seat!  They lived in that thing!  For some reason neither of them liked the swing.  Luckily I borrowed one from a friend at first and didn't purchase one.  Also, I highly recommend a video monitor.  I would be lost without mine.  There is just so much more peace in being able to actually see baby and not just hear him/her.

~ Christine ~
Mom to a sweet little girl and 2 busy boys
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diznymomof4
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Registered: ‎11-16-2013

Re: best item to have?

Seasonal items! For example, if you'll have a baby in the spring or summer, baby sunscreen is a must. For the cooler months where germs and colds are shared more than toys, it's very handy to keep infant Tylenol or Motrin around. Someone gave my daughter in law a humidifier and infant drops at her baby shower and I thought that was a wonderful gift that most moms don't get. As far as nursery items, diaper rash treatments, preferrably all natural so it won't harm your baby's skin. One item that I had that I never used was this night time music box that clipped on to the side of the crib. It was way too loud and none of my kids liked it at all. 

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mlg1231
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-01-2013

Re: best item to have?

To buy: three sleep lady book - "goodnight sleep tight..." By Kim West

Not to buy: a bumbo
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ysaura_yvf
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-16-2013

Re: best item to have?

I bought a "itz been" baby timer. It helped me time how often the baby was eating, the last time I changed a diaper, last time I gave medication, how long he's been sleeping and what "boob" I last used, I loved it!! I used it until they were almost 2 years old, specially for timing medications. It really was 1 less thing to worry about.

 

After my 2nd child I found a local consignment shop and bought many things there. There's one called Once Upon a Child. they're great and have many stores around the country.

 

I returned a baby bottle warmer, had no used for it.

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skalollipop13
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-29-2013

Re: best item to have?

Aden and Anais swaddles are super great! Every new mom should have them.

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jennifer.waikiki
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-30-2013

Re: best item to have?

I actually used my bumbo when i first came home to sit on way more then I used it to nurse, so I agree this is 30.00 you can save unless you need to sit on it :smileyhappy: and you might 

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kimberlienatalieleslie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-28-2014

Re: best items to have?

Ten things I have found to be necessary.

 

1. Tons of onesies or jumpers (Poopie diapers will spoil a cute outfit on a regular so inexpensive onesies are a must).

 

2. First Aid Kit for baby (Nail clippers, electric thermometer, aspirator, etc).

 

3. Lansinoh Nipple Protectant - for breastfeeding, I even use it prior to delivery to prep my nipples.

 

4, A belly wrap to help support abdomen when breastfeeding and assist shrinking of the uterus.

 

5. Baby Oil. cotton cap and a fine tooth comb, to help remove cradle cap from babies scalp

 

6. A good supportive nursing bra.

 

7. A bottle warmer.

 

8. Baby wipe warmer

 

9. Boppy Pillow

 

10. A good support system!!!!!!!!! - (My husband was great but I also had friends stop by to help cook, clean and keep me sane...lol)

 

A few other tips that I have are:

 

1. If you are going to bottle feed purchase a few single bottles instaed of buying the bottle sets, babies are really picky about what bottles they are comfortable with, so its best to get a feel for that before you invest in a particular brand.

 

2.  The same goes for formula, if you decide to accomodate formula with breast milk or choose to do all formula feedings, have a few samples on hand to see which one your little one adapts to.

 

3. The items I refused to but were binkies (Pacifiers), powders, lotions.  Wait to see how your babies skin is in its natural stat before applying products that may in fact irritate the skin.  After you see a need then you can address it the way you see fit.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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