0
parenthood pregnancy

Top Baby Products for New Moms

Top Best Baby Products for New Moms

Top Best Baby Products for New Moms

Top Best Baby Products for New Moms

With the arrival of our 2nd daughter fast approaching, I began thinking of all the things we used for my first when she was a baby. And I thought it would be a great idea to put together a list of the best baby products we used and honestly could not have done without. Some of them, I found out about only after my first was already a few months old, but wished someone had told me about them before so I could have been better prepared.

Here are the Top Baby Products I highly recommend for new moms.

 

#1. Snuza Halo Baby Movement Monitor

I admit, I was one crazy paranoid mom. I know all new moms are probably a little nervous when it comes to your new baby and sleep, but I was probably on the verge of being OCD about it. I was constantly checking my little one in the middle of the night to make sure she was ok, make sure she was breathing that she had enough air. I do not know what I would have done without the Snuza. This was literally a life saver, I was able to get some sleep at night.

It is very light and compact, so the baby doesn’t even feel it as she is wearing it. You attach it to your baby’s diaper under her clothes. The way it works is by detecting movement. It is so advanced that it detects the smallest amount of movement that your baby’s tummy makes as she breathes in and out. If your baby stops breathing for more than 15 seconds an alarm sounds. To keep an even closer watch, there is a setting on the Snuza that you can set to where it makes a tiny, low beep every time her tummy moves up and down. The paranoid mom I am, I used this setting. It was loud enough to where I could hear it, but not loud enough to wake the baby. I went to sleep listening to that comforting sound of that tiny beep. We used it until my oldest was about 12 months and we plan on using it with the new baby too.

 

#2 Graco Pack ‘N Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer

The Pack and Play Playard is something we still use today. When my first was born we didn’t put her in her crib. She was so tiny and I was breastfeeding so we needed something that we could pull close to our bed and that was easily accessible in the middle of the night. The Pack and Play we used as her bassinet until she was about 6 months old. The playard has two sleep areas for baby. It has a day napper which also doubles as a changer, and it has the main mattress inside.

We used the napper during the day and at night, she would sleep on the main mattress. Because of this product, to this date, we have NEVER used the crib or changing table. Those are still unused in her room. Now that my first is older and almost walking she uses this mainly as a playpen. She has recently discovered how to climb on all our furniture so when unsupervised she is in her playard. The playard is actually also very easy to transport. When she goes to visit her aunt or grandma, the playard goes with her. You literally just pull a cord in the middle of the bottom floor and it folds up with the mattress doubling as the playard carrier.

 

#3 Aden + Anais Easy Swaddle Blankets

We used the Aden + Anais swaddle blankets to swaddle my first in as she slept for about the first 6 months. She could not sleep unless she was swaddled. If she wasn’t, she would wake herself up in the middle of the night either by her arms hitting her face or her legs kicking. It makes sense that when babies are so compact in the womb, that they would need to be swaddled as newborns. They swaddle blankets are very soft and comfy for baby and come in multiple colors and designs.

 

#4 Boppy Pillow with Slipcover

The Boppy is a MUST have, whether you are nursing or bottle feeding. It is very comfortable for mom to use when baby is feeding. It goes around the belly and baby lays on top in a position ready to take the bottle or breast. I tried regular pillows before purchasing a Boppy and the pillows do not compare. After a while the baby would sink down in the pillow which caused me to have to re-position frequently. Once she wasn’t so tiny I used the Boppy to help her sit up and also used it to give her tummy time.

 

#5 Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat + Base

In my opinion the Chicco Keyfit car seats are the best and safest ones out there. They are rated #1 by many baby sites for safety and baby comfort. I can attest to this, my toddler can fall asleep so easily and peacefully in it. It has adjustable straps so you can adjust as they grow. It also has a removable newborn insert to keep them snug when they are so tiny.

Want another reason? See #6! The car seat pulls out and snaps into the stroller frame so you never have to remove baby from the car seat to put them into a stroller.

 

#6 Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller Frame

The Chicco stroller frame folds up easily and is very lightweight. I am able to lug this around being 8 months pregnant with no problem. It folds up and fits nicely in my trunk. It has a storage at the bottom which I use all the time to put her diaper bag or my purse in, or even groceries at the grocery store. The best thing about it is (see #5) it’s just a frame! You can transport baby easily from the car and snap her into the stroller without having to disturb baby. By far, one of the best baby products out there in my opinion.

 

So there you have it, all the things I would recommend for any new mom that I could not have done without.

 

Make sure to also check out my Top 10 Hospital Bag Must Have’s.

Hospital Bag Must haves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had baby #2! Here is Volume 2 of my top picks here.

topbabyitems2 copy


More From Story of Five

You Might Also Like

27 Comments

  • Reply
    Giveaways 4 Mom
    June 30, 2013 at 7:14 am

    This is a great list. I actually have two of the items on your list for my youngest son. Congrats on your pregnancy.

  • Reply
    finajenny
    June 30, 2013 at 7:39 am

    those are the list that I have to put in mind. when I had my first son I was like lost and I dont know what I am doing… the pillow with cover is really great.. most baby pillow dont come with it and it’s really hard cause the dirt is permanent most of the time..

    • Reply
      Melanie
      June 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      The Boppy is a MUST! I plan on bringing it w/me to the hospital too.

  • Reply
    Terry (My Journey With Candida)
    June 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I have seen my family swaddleing the babies and it looks very difficult. The Easy Swaddler would work great if I have to be the one to swaddle.

    • Reply
      Melanie
      June 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      At first it can be a bit confusing swaddling, but once you get the hang of it it’s pretty easy. But yes these swaddle blankets make it so much easier.

  • Reply
    tonygreene113 @ 113tidbits
    June 30, 2013 at 11:11 am

    When my children were smaller we could have used all of these great items. But we made due with what we had at the time.

  • Reply
    Melinda Dunne
    June 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I am going to a baby shower next weekend I am going to look for the swaddle blankets. I have heard great things about them. They didn’t have those products when I had my children.

    • Reply
      Melanie
      June 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Awesome! I found them online on Amazon, you can see them in the post. They have different colors and different sets too. They are the best.

  • Reply
    Stacy | Bobee Diaper Organizer
    June 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    These are all great baby products, of course we are little biased on our own baby product, LOL!

  • Reply
    Angela Addington
    June 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Great recommendations. Isn’t it amazing the amount of stuff to make your life and the life of a new one comfortable and easier.

  • Reply
    Akhil
    June 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing this awesome list, i will share this with my friend as she is 7 months pregnant and i will surely recommend your blog to her.:)

  • Reply
    Elena
    June 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Hey there! I just wanted to say thanks for the follow on Bloglovin’ ;o) I”m happy to be following you back! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great night!

  • Reply
    Tess
    June 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I could have used these when the kids were babies! I love the compact monitor.

  • Reply
    Ashley
    June 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Great list of products. I can’t wait to try some of these out when I start having kids 🙂

  • Reply
    Melissa@Home on Deranged
    July 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I heartily agree with all your choices, especially the Snuza! How many panic attacks did that save me from, lol. Have you tried the Angel Care monitor? That one goes in the bed and beeps if they stop breathing after 10 seconds. Helped me sleep a little more easy at night.

  • Reply
    Angie
    July 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I’m your newest Pinterest follower from the “Meet & Greet” blog hop. Here is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgroiwnggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

    • Reply
      Melanie
      July 5, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Thanks for stopping by Angie! I will be sure to check out your page.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    July 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    What a great list !! I just did a post just like this one too !

    • Reply
      Melanie
      July 5, 2013 at 7:38 am

      That’s great Michelle, i’m going to check out your list…

  • Reply
    Finlee and Me
    August 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    This is a great list, I could have used a Bopper when I was feeding my children. It certainly would have saved a lot of readjusting and moving around.

    • Reply
      Melanie
      August 6, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Boppy is def a must have 🙂 thx for stopping in!

  • Reply
    Elena
    September 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    What a great list! I’ll have to pass this on to my sister-in-law; she’s having twin boys :o) I’m pinning now so thanks for sharing. Thanks so much for linking up to The PINcentive Blog Hop and I hope you are having a great week :o)

    croppedstories@gmail.com

    • Reply
      Melanie
      September 14, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Thanks Elena! Thanks for coming by and for hosting a great link party! 🙂

  • Reply
    Bean and Me
    September 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I definitely could have used these products when my children were little. I love the stroller and car seat, what an awesome idea, very clever. This would definitely make life easier when out visiting friends or running errands.

  • Reply
    Mommy & Baby Favorites | Xcuz Me
    October 8, 2014 at 2:49 am

    […] Must HavesThe Small Things Blog – Favorite Mom & Baby productsMommy Mentionables – Top Baby Products for New MomsAnd here’s a list items you can probably cross off of your wish list…Please […]

  • Reply
    LoveeAU
    August 4, 2016 at 6:53 am

    http://www.lovee.com/ is the fun, friendly spot for style and fashion for stroller that’s and unique as you are!
    You can buy bugaboo bee canopy in affordable price for your baby !

  • Reply
    Christina
    January 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Your experience hearing about the right products a little late is a relatable one. It’s nice to hear that the experience has created a list that you find is still useful today, as in the case of the The Pack and Play Playard.

Leave a Reply