Being a new mom is hard. But having the right tools can make a big difference! Check out these ten highly rated baby items for new mothers.
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BOPPY NURSING PILLOW
The Boppy nursing pillow is an absolute dream invention!
The u-shape makes it super easy to position your baby for nursing and allows you to rest your arms instead of having to hold baby up!
You can even use it later when baby is learning to sit up.
Make sure to get a couple of extra covers so that you always have a clean one ready to go. Bonus – they come in tons of fun designs!
This seat is great because it grows with your child! They actually have two versions – one is a “floor” seat that is basically only used when your child is first learning to sit up on their own.
But the multi-seat is what I recommend! It can be used when your child is learning to sit up but it also has straps that can be attached to a dining chair so it can be used as a booster seat later. It has a removable tray to – so your child can use the tray for meals and activities or you can remove it and they can sit at the table!
UBBI STEEL DIAPER PAIL
The UBBI is the ultimate diaper pail! It’s made of steel so unlike plastic versions it won’t begin to stink over time.
While I frequently see people replacing their plastic pails, we’ve used our UBBI for over 3.5 years now and we still can’t smell a thing!
BOPPY CHANGING PAD LINERS
There is nothing worse than replacing a changing pad cover just to have your little one pee all over it at the next diaper change. These changing pad liners eliminate that issue completely!
Simply place one of these reusable waterproof liners on your changing pad and if baby pees, you just throw it in the wash! They come in a 3-pack so there is always another one ready to go.
LOTUS TRAVEL CRIB
This travel crib literally has ALL the features.
It’s easy to set up and take down, and even has a zip-down side for playtime during the day!
It’s sturdy enough even for toddlers and the mattress is insulated and waterproof.
The best part is it weighs only 13 pounds. Plus, it comes with a backpack carry bag and it’s so small that it can even fit into some suitcases!
HAAKA SILICONE BREAST PUMP
Despite it’s name, the Haaka isn’t technically a breast “pump” but it’s an absolute MUST for nursing moms!
When you’re nursing (or if you only have a single-side breast pump) you can attach the Haaka to the opposite side and it will catch any leaks. If you’ve nursed before, you know how much milk can be lost from all that leaking!
The Haaka works by squeezing and attaching to your breast via natural suction. It’s not a replacement for a regular breast pump but it will collect all the milk that would have otherwise gone to waste!
I found it particularly useful in the morning, when milk production is at its highest. I usually collected around 2-4 ounces from the opposite breast while nursing!
RE-PLAY DISHES AND UTENSILS
One of the best things about Re-Play products is that they are made from recycled milk jugs! You can even see on their website how many milk jugs you are saving from the landfill when you buy their products.
For example, one no-spill cup saves two milk jugs and a divided plate saves three. Our family has saved well over 100 milk jugs from landfills already and it’s a cause that I love supporting!
They carry a HUGE line of fun, brightly colored plates, cups, bowls, and utensils for babies and toddlers. (And I’m not gonna lie… the bowls are great for grown-up snacks to!)
J.L. CHILDRESS ULTIMATE BACKPACK PADDED CAR SEAT TRAVEL BAG
It may be convenient to check your car seat instead of carrying it on, but it’s an extremely risky thing to do. You have no way of knowing how the seat is going to be handled by the baggage team and even a short drop onto pavement is enough to cause damage. Even small cracks in the plastic inside your car seat can compromise its integrity and therefore, its safety.
So if you’re going to be traveling by air at all, this travel bag is an absolute must!
The padded straps make it super easy and comfortable to wear your car seat like a backpack through the airport and the bag is also padded for extra protection.
It even fits large carseats (like our Britax!)
LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLES
If you’re like most moms, you worry – a lot. One of my biggest worries with my firstborn was that her muslin swaddles would come loose while she was sleeping posing a suffocation risk. With my second, I was ready to go with these amazing zip-up “swaddles!”
The snug fit makes baby feel secure and the swaddles mimic babies favorite way to sleep – with their arms up! It allows them to keep their hands near their face so they can self-soothe.
It also has a dual zipper for easy middle-of-the-night diaper changes!
The Love to Dream swaddles come in different sizes to accommodate your baby as they grow. The larger sizes also have sleeves that zip right off for an easier transition when it’s time to ditch the swaddle.
TOMMEE TIPPEE EASI-ROLL UP BIB
These bibs make clean-up a breeze!
They wipe clean easily and the pocket catches any drips and crumbs. They are adjustable so you can use them for babies of all ages and they roll right up for easy storage!
Again, motherhood isn’t always easy. It can be especially overwhelming for new mothers. But the products on this list can help take away some of the stress and uncertainties in those early days!
If you found this helpful, check out 7 Must-Have Items for Nursing Moms!