My LO just turned 3 months today, time flies! There are quite a few things that have been super handy, and I will definetly get as gifts for family and friends.
Teething Bibs – Regular cloth bibs get soaked right away, teething bibs have a middle plastic layer so drool and milk don’t soak through and get babies clothes wet, genius! The Carter’s brand at Target at the best ones I have found. Super cute designs too.
Baby Wash Cloths – If you think you have enough of these, get more! I honestly didn’t think I would need these for anything other than bath time, but I go through a few a day.
Microwave Sterilizer – Makes life so much easier! Sterilize bottles and nipples, breast pump parts, pacifiers, toys etc. I have the Avent one, it’s large and holds other brand bottles too, I use the Tommee Tippee and it works perfect!
Cloud B Tranquil Turtle – This was a must have for my baby! It’s a night light and sound machine. The night light cascades ocean waves on the walls and ceiling, and makes the sound of the ocean tide coming and going. Our baby doesn’t like pure darkness when trying to fall asleep, and white noise is essential for newborns, so this was great in that we got both in one product. Baby still uses this every night. Were still sharing a room with her, and this puts me to sleep in no time too 😉
Swing or Bouncer – We got both off our registry, and our LO really only likes the swing. She will play and nap in it, but the bouncer she can only tolerate for 5-10 minutes. Every baby is different, some babies love to bounce, others swing. Register for both.
Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair – I always thought a full sized highchair was a waste of space and money. The space saver attaches to your dining room chair, has multiple height and reclining positions and converts into a toddler booster seat when the time comes.
Nursing Pillow – Even if you don’t nurse or aren’t able to, a nursing pillow is a must! It offers a safe and comfy seat for baby, great way to introduce tummy time and elevates baby slightly which is great after a feeding to avoid exessive gas and spit up. I use the Comfort & Harmony Mombo, comes with two sides firm and soft, firm for nursing, soft for baby chilling also features vibration which my baby loved.
Also if you plan on room sharing, I suggest a full size bassinet. Were room sharing for the full 6 months that are recomended, and a full size bassinet is just more comfy and secure for baby, and for you since you’ll be the one to bend over and pick her up, a full size will be better for your back.
Sorry for the long post! I love all things baby 🙂