With three years behind us and two toddlers growing more and more each day, I feel like my go-to baby essentials list is finally complete.
With Austin, I started with one of everything. 3 different night lights - I NEED THEM, 100 onesies (Size newborn) - I NEED THOSE TOO, 500 bottles - YUP NEED THOSE TOO. I was literally drowning in baby swag every place I looked in our house.
A few weeks after Austin arrived I realized how over-stocked, overwhelmed and how overly tired I was. I never knew the whirlwind of joy, fear and anxiety that I would experience when I brought him home for the very first time. It was then that I realized the countless trips that I made to the market, to Target (of course) and all the online shopping I did on Amazon, could have waited until we all got settled in.
When Charlotte came along, we did things differently. We loved all our gifts from our baby shower, but were they all things that we could not live without? Probably not. We could have survived with diapers, some onesies and a few blankets.
So here is my go-to list on baby items and products that I found we used the most. Do you need it all? Absolutely not. But will it make the ease of bringing a little one into the world a lot easier? YES!
BONUS: Nose Frieda & Windi
These are my favorite gifts to get people for baby showers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “You want me to suck boogers out of their nose?!” Trust me, you will be thanking me when your baby is full of boogers and can’t breathe at night or has gas and can’t sleep! You can find a cute little set of their products here!