5 Baby Must-Haves for New Moms

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If you’re a new mom, there are some items that are considered must-have baby items.

Now that I’m planning for baby #2, I’m excited to have some experience under my belt when it comes to shopping.

Registering and stocking up on supplies in preparation for C’s arrival was super overwhelming, to say the least.

We did tons of research, got a bunch of stuff that is awesome, and a bunch of stuff that I don’t even remember is in my house.

I’m excited to purge and add a couple of new things to my baby arsenal in anticipation of welcoming another wee one. And now that I’ve been through it once, I know exactly what I want.

5 Baby Must-Haves for New Moms

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1. An ERGOBABY. We really didn’t use our BabyBjorn much with C, mostly because all of us seem to enjoy outings in a stroller better.

However, when we did whip it out, I found it a little awkward when she was a wee tot – she could never seem to get comfortable. And, it was no longer usable once C reached about nine months due to her size, giving us a pretty short window when it was actually a good fit.

I have heard nothing but awesomeness about the ERGOBABY, and since they can be used up to 45 lb., we could still be using it for C right now!

I am definitely getting one of these for my little one, so I can tote him/her around and still have my hands free to tend to my toddler/life maintenance. Now to decide a color hubby won’t refuse to wear.

2. A video monitor with a pan/zoom feature that can be controlled from the handset. Like the SUMMER INFANT BABY TOUCH.

Now that C is older, she moves around in her crib quite a bit at night. When we got our current monitor, we opted for one that did not have an option to control the video view from the handset to save a little cash.

Now, we really wish we had this feature, because she is all over the place, and sometimes we find ourselves monitoring her feet or the top of her head.

Because we will need a monitor for #2 as well, I think we’ll go for one that offers this feature plus a dual view.

And when C transitions to a toddler bed sooner rather than later, the pan/zoom feature on this particular monitor will definitely come in handy!

I am excited for the day in many moons when I get to watch both of my babes sleeping happily on the monitor while I enjoy a glass of wine. Ah, the little things.

3. A jogging stroller. Like the BOB SPORT UTILITY DUALLIE. Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be happier with our UPPABABY VISTA.

It’s beyond awesome, and the whole family loves it. We chose it over a jogging stroller because we thought we would do a lot more walking and strolling around town than jogging with C, and we were right.

However, when I’m done having baby #2, it’s going to be time to really start working on my fitness.

Because I have negative time as it is, I figure that throwing both babies in a jogging stroller and going for a run is going to be one of the few ways I will actually be able to get some exercise. Plus, it will be fun for the kiddos (I hope).

4. A proper high chair. We started C with an Inglesina FAST TABLE CHAIR, which we loved. And then we moved her to a simple IKEA high chair, which we also loved.

Until she started to be able to climb out of and/or stand up in both, rendering them completely unusable after only a relatively short time in use.

Now she sits happily in a booster seat, but during our recent trip to California, C tested out her cousin’s ABIIE HIGH CHAIR and really seemed to love it.

There was no climbing or squirming at all because the high chair was more of a “throne” that felt like a real chair. This is definitely a must-have for our next baby.

5. A comfortable rocking chair. Since C was born, we have rocked her in the DELTA CHILDREN ROCKING CHAIR. This chair includes a convenient storage ottoman and allows me to nurse my little one, and rock my baby to sleep in comfort.