I have a 4 week old and here are my favs (sorry for typos Im feeding her and typing with my left hand haha)
Aden and Anasis swaddle blankets. They’re super light, have some give so you can swaddle nice and tight. They’re also good for covering them (if you’re feeding or over the carseat) as thwy’re so breathable
Blooming Bath. Prob my fav shower gift. She seriously loves her bath in this thing and has never ever cried in it. It’s comfortable, she doesn’t slide. It’s awesome
Onsies with zippers instead of buttons. Who wants to snap buttons at 2am? Zippers all the way
I love my Britax B Safe car seat. She looks so secure in it and doesn’t cry in it so must be comfy. The straps get twisted sometimes but I’m sure that happens to most.
Britax B Ready double stroller. This is my first LO but I know we’ll have another soon. If that’s the case.. why need to get another stroller in a few years? This is light and compact, folds up super easy. It’s easy to steer, even with one hand. You can take out the seat it comes with and use the carseat, or buy a bassinett and use that. It has 14 differeny seat positions.
I have a medela swing pump. I like it, it’s comfortable to use.
Tommy Tippy bottles – she hasn’t had any nnipple confusion and switches easily between the breat and bottle. I also have Dr browns but haven’t tried them
Dr Brown pacifiers – only brand she’ll use
Fisher price snug-a-monkey swing. She loves it. 3 defferent swing positions, nice music, mobile has a mirror so she can see herself. However, it’s huge! So if space is an issue it might nit be ideal.It also has battiers and plugs in so plugging in is a bonus. I also have the snug a monkey bouncer, but she doesn’t really like it. Again, that’s baby preference though. It’s comfortable, the batteries last a long time, and it’s quiet and easy to move around.
I prefer disposible breast pads over reusable. I find the reuseable too bulky and show through your shirts. I use them at night though as it doesn’t matter and that saves $$ The motherhood maternity ones are nice and soft, the nuk ones hurt my nipples as they aren’t soft. I use the Lansinoh disposible ones they’re good.
For diapers, I love the Pampers swaddlers. I stocked up on a ton of diapers when I found them on sale when I was pregnant. Now I wish I hadn’t as the Huggies just don’t seemt to fit her properly. That will be different for each baby though, and maybe as she gets bigger different brands will fit different. She’s never had a leak or blowout or anything in the swaddler ones. No rash either.
I have a baby bjorn active mesh carrier. Not sure if I love it. I like it now that I got it so it sits properly, but it still pulls on my shoulders. I might buy an Ergo as they have really good reviews.
Hmm that’s what I can think of right now