Baby Essentials and a Few of My Favorite (baby) Things

A Listmania! list by Ana Ayala Zack
The list author says: "I am creating this list for two dear friends who are expecting their first child. Congrats!! I want to share with you the surprisingly few essentials you will need when you come home from hospital, the things that may make your life easier as baby grows and a few of my favorite things. If on this list, I have succesfully used it and/or loved it and problably researched way too much about it. Additionally, check out ONE STEP AHEAD. From that catalogue, add as essential a small clip on lamp for nursing moms called babeebrite that allows you to see baby in dark and their handy closet organizers. This list only allows 40 items, so I didn't include basics like crib sheets, bassinnette, etc. I tried to include things that you will need and that stand out."
Infant Shirt ~ Gerber Side Snap Shirts ~ 2-Pack White Long Sleeve
1.  Infant Shirt ~ Gerber Side Snap Shirts ~ 2-Pack White Long Sleeve by Gerber Graduates
The list author says:
  "You don't have to put shirt over newborn's heads when half asleep, etc.  The long sleeve ones that have the mittens incorporated are very my favorite."
$10.09 - $10.95

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My Brest Friend Pillow, Sunburst
2.  My Brest Friend Pillow, Sunburst by My Brest Friend
The list author says:
  "MUST, would take to desserted island if I could only bring one thing.  Supports your back and has slight elevation for babies head, easy to wash."
$34.99   Used & New from: $28.78
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (411 customer reviews)

Pampers Baby Dry Size 0 Diapers Super Pack 124 Count
3.  Pampers Baby Dry Size 0 Diapers Super Pack 124 Count by Pampers
The list author says:
  "For newborn stage, pampers.  They have cut out for belly button area and a line on the front that changes color when diaper is wet.  After that, huggies.  Huggies has a liner on top part of butt that prevent spill overs."
Out of stock
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,566 customer reviews)

Boudreaux's Butt Paste 16 oz. Jar
4.  Boudreaux's Butt Paste 16 oz. Jar by Boudreauxs
The list author says:
  "My favorite diaper ointment.  Prevents and HEALS diaper rash.  Do not get the organic one, does not work as well."
$16.99   Used & New from: $14.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

Mustela PhysiObebe No Rinse Cleansing, Diaper Area - Face 10.14 fl oz (300 ml)
5.  Mustela PhysiObebe No Rinse Cleansing, Diaper Area - Face 10.14 fl oz (300 ml) by Mustela
The list author says:
  "Italian friend of Patty's recommended used this to clean her baby when it was too cold to bathe her.  Take a cotton ball and give sponge bath, cleans as well as bath.  Great for spot cleaning cheeks or very dirty bottoms, or quick refreshing on a hot day."
$13.34   Used & New from: $7.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer (Colors may vary)
6.  Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer (Colors may vary) by Munchkin
The list author says:
  "Wondering out loud why babies cry so much when wiped, my brother placed his cold hand on me and said, that's why.    Mine was a hand-me-down so not sure re: brand."
$27.42   Used & New from: $21.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (571 customer reviews)

Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA Free Nurser Newborn Starter Set
7.  Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA Free Nurser Newborn Starter Set by Playtex
The list author says:
  "Bottle section at babies r us made me break down in tears. I have used Avent, Born Free, and medela.  Why I recommend these:  The drop-ins are pre-sterilized so safer for baby and less clean up for you.  AND, because the drop-ins collapse as baby drinks, there are less air bubbles and hence, less gas for your baby."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

Playtex BPA Free Premium Nurser Bottles with Drop In Liners 3 Count, 4 Ounce
8.  Playtex BPA Free Premium Nurser Bottles with Drop In Liners 3 Count, 4 Ounce by Playtex
The list author says:
  "Slighty more attractive version. NOTE: you want the brown latex nipple, not the silicone one."
$8.64   Used & New from: $8.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)

Philips AVENT BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer
9.  Philips AVENT BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer by Philips Avent
The list author says:
  "This sterilizer lasted me through 2 kids. Just pop un in microwaver four minutes.  Easy to clean, holds good amount of items and does not take much counter top space."
$39.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

Philips AVENT Express Food and Bottle Warmer
10.  Philips AVENT Express Food and Bottle Warmer by Philips Avent
The list author says:
  "Sometimes you will need to heat expressed milk and it's bit more precise and faster than heating water and letting bottle warm, etc."
$30.09   Used & New from: $22.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (401 customer reviews)

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump
11.  Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump by Medela
The list author says:
  "When baby skips a feed you will need to pump just enough to relieve pressure.  If it happens at 3am you will be glad not to have to set up the electric pump just for that."
$26.99   Used & New from: $20.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (881 customer reviews)

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump
12.  Medela Freestyle Breast Pump by Medela
The list author says:
  "If nursing exclusively, the electric, double breast pump is very handy to build your freezer supply or to pump milk for when you will be away from baby.  (work, date nite,)."
$307.95   Used & New from: $300.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews)

Lilypadz Reuseable Nursing Pads
13.  Lilypadz Reuseable Nursing Pads by LilyPadz
The list author says:
  "AWESOME Prevent waking up soaked in milk and allow you to sleep braw-less if you wish.  Re braws: Medela, Elle MacPherson, and Gap sleep nurnsing braw are my favorites."
$19.95
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)

Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube, 2 ounce
14.  Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube, 2 ounce by Medela
The list author says:
  "For sore nipples.  Also get the silicone gel pads you put in freezer."
$8.99   Used & New from: $6.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

Cloud b Sound Machine Soother, Sleep Sheep (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
15.  Cloud b Sound Machine Soother, Sleep Sheep (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Cloud b
The list author says:
  "We all still go to sleep to sound of ocean waves.  Great for trips bc it helps maintain bedtime routine."
$29.95   Used & New from: $24.88
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,066 customer reviews)

Joovy Room Portable Playard, Black
16.  Joovy Room Portable Playard, Black by Joovy
The list author says:
  "Once baby is mobile, you will need one of these.  To take a quick shower and keep baby safe if you need to step away."
$148.07   Used & New from: $128.82
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)

Peg-Perego 2011 Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat,  Paloma
17.  Peg-Perego 2011 Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat, Paloma by Peg Perego
$289.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Peg-Perego Pliko P3 Compact Stroller, Paloma
18.  Peg-Perego Pliko P3 Compact Stroller, Paloma by Peg Perego
The list author says:
  "Stroller I had with F.  If I had a third kid, I'd get this one again instead of the uppa (bugaboo cousin) b/c light, reclines really well and easy to fold and transport."
Out of stock
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Sunshine Kids Radian65 SL Convertible Car Seat, Granite
19.  Sunshine Kids Radian65 SL Convertible Car Seat, Granite by Sunshine Kids
The list author says:
  "When baby outgrows infant car seat, check this one out or Britax Marathon.  I splurged on Britax Boulevard and don't like those as much--too bulky and not as comfy."
Out of stock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Tiny Love Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym, Super Deluxe Lights and Music
20.  Tiny Love Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym, Super Deluxe Lights and Music by Tiny Love
The list author says:
  "Baby can use as soon as 7 weeks.  This one is the softest, best quality brand.  THe music and lights are worth it.  Babies love these a bit at a time."
$50.44   Used & New from: $39.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,007 customer reviews)

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White
21.  Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White by Vulli
The list author says:
  "Great toy and teether.  Safe materials."
$18.17   Used & New from: $15.81
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,202 customer reviews)

BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance, Brown/Beige
22.  BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance, Brown/Beige by BabyBjörn
The list author says:
  "Not essential but easy to transport, to grandma's or backyard.  Babies like bouncing in it, sleeping or just chilling."
$159.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews)

Babyjorn BabySitter Wooden Toy, Googly Eyes
23.  Babyjorn BabySitter Wooden Toy, Googly Eyes by BabyBjörn
The list author says:
  "Must if you get the chair.  Pricey but worth it, does keep baby entertained longer."
$44.90   Used & New from: $39.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
24.  Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "alternative to the baby bjorn chair.  Nice place for baby to chillax...  I had Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Take Along Swing with F. Many like FP Cradle and Swing."
$59.99   Used & New from: $53.27
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (961 customer reviews)

First Stage Spoons (Set of 4)
25.  First Stage Spoons (Set of 4) by Beaba
The list author says:
  "Love these spoons.  Durable and do stand out in quality."
$19.25
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

Babyjorn Soft Bib, Red/Blue, 2 Count
26.  Babyjorn Soft Bib, Red/Blue, 2 Count by BabyBjörn
The list author says:
  "This is a great bib, catches crumbs and other unpleasent mishaps.  Worked great with F but J won't wear it..."
$13.27
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,011 customer reviews)

Kendall Sleigh Style Glider Rocker and Ottoman Value Set- Honey Finish with Beige Micro Fiber
27.  Kendall Sleigh Style Glider Rocker and Ottoman Value Set- Honey Finish with Beige Micro Fiber 
The list author says:
  "If you splurge on something, make it the rocking chair. (Not recommending this in particular.)  You will spend TONS of time on it and will use it for years."
Out of stock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
28.  NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator by FridaBaby
The list author says:
  "Kinda grosse but super useful."
$15.16   Used & New from: $11.96
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,288 customer reviews)

Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddle Blanket, Safari Friends, 4 Count
29.  Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddle Blanket, Safari Friends, 4 Count by aden + anais
The list author says:
  "One of my FAVORITE baby things.  Few out there that are large enough and only ones adequate for Miami heat.  But great in winter weather too."
$33.88   Used & New from: $28.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (756 customer reviews)

Summer Infant Day & Night Baby Video Monitor Set with 5" Screen and Extra Audio Unit
30.  Summer Infant Day & Night Baby Video Monitor Set with 5" Screen and Extra Audio Unit by Summer Infant
The list author says:
  "Get the Safety 1st brand (not this one), the one with video Monitor.  Good price, great quality. Whatever you do, don't get the mobi cam!"
$147.99   Used & New from: $139.99
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
31.  Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby by Melinda Blau
The list author says:
  "Offers concrete advise and big picture perspective.  Other books I highly recommned: Happiest Baby on Block; What to expect First Year; The Girl Friend's Guide to Pregnancy and To Baby First Year, funny but insightful too.   Blessing of Skinned Knee."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (909 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Munchkin Jelly Bean Nursing Cover, Champagne
32.  Munchkin Jelly Bean Nursing Cover, Champagne by Munchkin
The list author says:
  "This one is a matter of taste but you will need one.  I found that the Munchkin was as nice as the more fancy ones."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

 
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Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover, Eyelet Black by Bebe au Lait

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Original Sleepy Wrap Baby Carrier (Orange)
33.  Original Sleepy Wrap Baby Carrier (Orange) by Sleepy Wrap
The list author says:
  "I'm not the earthy type but gotta say I LOVED this and so did J. Great for your back and wondeful for Kangoroo care.  I do sound earthy now don't I...."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

 
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Boba Baby Wrap, Black, 0-36 Months by Boba

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Clip-On Stroller Fan
34.  Clip-On Stroller Fan by One Step Ahead
The list author says:
  "Vital in Miami, handy anywhere in a hot day."
$10.99
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
35.  Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Now, this is how your house gets clutter with baby stuff.  In between playpen and chair, this is my favorite in the exersaucer categorie.  Have video camera handy."
$69.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,494 customer reviews)

Method Squeaky green baby hair + body wash
36.  Method Squeaky green baby hair + body wash by Method
The list author says:
  "Love the smell!"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

 
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Method Baby Squeaky Green Body Lotion, 8 ounces by Method

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Method Dryer Sheets for baby 40-Ct
37.  Method Dryer Sheets for baby 40-Ct by Method
The list author says:
  "Will make your laundry smell oh so baby good.  I also recommend their baby laundry soap instead of Dreft."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

 
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Seventh Generation Fabric Softener Sheets, Free and Clear, 80-Count (Pack of 2) Packaging May Vary by Seventh Generation

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JJ Cole Collections Diaper Caddy, Green Stripe
38.  JJ Cole Collections Diaper Caddy, Green Stripe by JJ Cole
The list author says:
  "I have one in the living room and a basket on the changing table with diapers, ointment, cotton balls, no rise mustela, etc."
$29.95   Used & New from: $22.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 4/12/11
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