Essentials for surviving the first 3 months with a new baby

A Listmania! list by Jacqueline Roux (Portland, OR)
The list author says: "Newborn Essentials While Breastfeeding, Pumping and Bottle Feeding...I'm a 30 year old full-time (aka: stay at home) mom to our daughter in Portland, OR. My daughter was born pre-term, and we decide to supplement breast milk with formula. I also pumped. She was colicky until 3.5 months old. These are my favorite things. Things that were worth the money, and that I would buy again in a heartbeat.
P.S. My daughter did not suffer from nipple confusion, she happily took a bottle and nursed until a year old."
SwaddleDesigns Ultimate Receiving Blanket, Brown Polka Dots, Pastel Pink
1.  SwaddleDesigns Ultimate Receiving Blanket, Brown Polka Dots, Pastel Pink by SwaddleDesigns
The list author says:
  "Bigger than your average "swaddle blanket."  A better size. I had a tiny baby and still preferred the bigger size swaddle blankets.  These are a must have."
$22.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

aden by aden + anais Swaddleplus, Butterfly Patch,  4-Pack
2.  aden by aden + anais Swaddleplus, Butterfly Patch, 4-Pack by aden + anais
The list author says:
  "Wonderful swaddle blankets!  Such light weight that I didn't have to worry that she was overheating in the summer months.  Great size too."
$32.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (790 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow
3.  Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "A great alternative to a bassinet.  Its up high which helped keep our dog out of her face while napping, and a great height to keep by the bed."
$59.99   Used & New from: $53.27
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (967 customer reviews)

Cloud b Sleep Sheep On The Go
4.  Cloud b Sleep Sheep On The Go by Cloud b
The list author says:
  "When my daughter was colicky she preferred louder white noise than the sheep (so we used an ipod playing hair dryer sounds) but as she grew, she grew to really love the soothing sounds of the sleep sheep."
$24.95   Used & New from: $22.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (568 customer reviews)

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller, Green Carlin (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
5.  UPPAbaby Vista Stroller, Green Carlin (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by UPPAbaby
The list author says:
  "If you can afford it, this is a FABULOUS stroller.  You can use the bassinet while they are little, either attached to the stroller, or seperate."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White
6.  Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White by Vulli
The list author says:
  "A FAVORITE of my daughter, and many other babies.  I don't know why exactly but babies love this toy.  It is all safe plastic and dye too - which is great."
$18.99   Used & New from: $14.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,442 customer reviews)

Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm, Green
7.  Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm, Green by Aquatopia
The list author says:
  "Completely addictive to know the temperature of your child's bath water."
$8.03
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (379 customer reviews)

The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
8.  The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue by The First Years
The list author says:
  "The sling works perfect for newborns, and then you can use it without the sling as they get bigger."
$16.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,505 customer reviews)

Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Baby Carrier, Black
9.  Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Baby Carrier, Black by Moby Wrap
The list author says:
  "You can use the moby with tiny babies, and with bigger babies and it is super comfortable and easy on your back.  Takes some patience and practice to learn how to use it, but in my opinion totally worth it."
$37.00   Used & New from: $33.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,208 customer reviews)

BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original, Black, Cotton
10.  BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original, Black, Cotton by BabyBjŲrn
The list author says:
  "Very easy to use, and great to have your baby close with your hands free.  The bjorn isn't as comfortable on your back as the moby or the __ but its nice that the babies can face out or into you."
$55.97   Used & New from: $34.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (986 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Rainforest Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
11.  Fisher-Price Rainforest Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "My baby likes the toys with sound and music, the brighter the colors and the better the toys attached the more she liked it.  I recommend a bouncer chair with good toys hanging that take batteries."
$109.32   Used & New from: $108.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym
12.  Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Loved that this playmat has lights and music."
$53.00   Used & New from: $47.88
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,268 customer reviews)

The First Years Soothie Newborn (0-3 months) Pacifiers, Girl
13.  The First Years Soothie Newborn (0-3 months) Pacifiers, Girl by The First Years
The list author says:
  "The same pacifiers that they give you in the hospital."
Used & New from: $69.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Dr. Brown's BPA Natural Flow Bottle Newborn Feeding Set (Packaging may vary)
14.  Dr. Brown's BPA Natural Flow Bottle Newborn Feeding Set (Packaging may vary) by Dr. Brown's
The list author says:
  "I started with glass, and switched to plastic.  I didn't like that the smaller Dr. Brown's glass only held 3.5 oz, and that formula is mixed in either 2 or 4 ounces at a time.  The plastic is easier for the baby to hold b/c it is so much lighter."
$13.80   Used & New from: $13.12
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (527 customer reviews)

Munchkin Powdered Formula Dispenser Combo Pack, Colors May Vary
15.  Munchkin Powdered Formula Dispenser Combo Pack, Colors May Vary by Munchkin
The list author says:
  "Perfect to carry formula in your diaper bag, for making bottles on the go.  Or for making bottles in the middle of the night next to your bed."
$8.34   Used & New from: $3.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (392 customer reviews)

Munchkin Deluxe Dishwasher Basket, Colors May Vary
16.  Munchkin Deluxe Dishwasher Basket, Colors May Vary by Munchkin
The list author says:
  "I used only Dr. Brown bottles, and they work great with this in the dishwasher.  I have two."
$3.59   Used & New from: $1.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews)

The Nursing Mother's Companion: Revised Edition
17.  The Nursing Mother's Companion: Revised Edition by Kathleen Huggins
The list author says:
  "A must read for all nursing mothers."
$9.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

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Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote
18.  Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote by Medela
The list author says:
  "This worked great for me.  Easy to use at home."
$200.00   Used & New from: $175.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (570 customer reviews)

Medela Pump & Save Breastmilk Bags - 50 pack
19.  Medela Pump & Save Breastmilk Bags - 50 pack by Medela
The list author says:
  "These lie flat in the freezer and take up less room."
$16.45   Used & New from: $10.50

Boppy Pillow with Slipcover, Lots O Dots
20.  Boppy Pillow with Slipcover, Lots O Dots by Boppy
The list author says:
  "I had a "My Breast Friend" nursing pillow also, but personally preferred the boppy.  I didn't like how hard the breast friend was, and like having my baby snuggly against the boppy while nursing.  I used a bed pillow underneath it until she was big enough to nurse on it comfortably on her own."
$38.99   Used & New from: $30.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (455 customer reviews)

Medela Proper Positioning Breast Feeding Nursing Stool - White
21.  Medela Proper Positioning Breast Feeding Nursing Stool - White by Medela
The list author says:
  "Okay, thought this was ridiculous - but got it for a shower present and am so glad that I did!  It was so much more comfortable to nurse on the couch with my feet up on this than without."
$145.00   Used & New from: $136.51
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Balboa Baby Nursing Cover, Lola
22.  Balboa Baby Nursing Cover, Lola by Balboa Baby
The list author says:
  "My favorite brand of nursing cover.  Helped me feel comfortable nursing in public and in front of my in-laws, etc."
$34.99   Used & New from: $29.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Skip Hop Duo Deluxe, Black
23.  Skip Hop Duo Deluxe, Black by Skip Hop
The list author says:
  "Good size, good pockets, plain enough my husband will carry it."
$39.80   Used & New from: $32.64
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (473 customer reviews)

Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
24.  Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Summer Infant
The list author says:
  "I wasn't sure at first if I was going to get a changing table, but am sooo glad that I did.  It makes things just so much easier that having to change on the floor."
$16.29
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)

3 Extra Large Waterproof Quilted Lap & Burp Pads (White)
25.  3 Extra Large Waterproof Quilted Lap & Burp Pads (White) by Kid-Ding
The list author says:
  "I bought my lap pads from Target, and use them on the changing table when changing diapers, so that if I make a mess I don't have to wash the changing pad cover"
Out of stock
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

 
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26.  Desitin Diaper Rash Cream Rapid Relief, 4-Ounce (Pack of 2) by Desitin
The list author says:
  "When it comes to diaper cream, simple is best."
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27.  Pampers Swaddlers Newborn 240 Diapers (12 packs of 20) by Pampers
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28.  Pampers Sensitive Wipes (192 Count, Pack of 4) by Pampers
The list author says:
  "When your baby is brand new you might want to use wash clothes dipped in water, but when you move on to wipes these are great, and relatively chemical free."
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29.  Tide Free and Gentle, Free of Dyes and Perfumes, 50-Ounce by Tide
The list author says:
  "Free and clear laundry detergent is better for sensitive babies than dreft."
$13.92   Used & New from: $7.47
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30.  Totally Toddler Stain Remover -24 fl oz by Totally Toddler
The list author says:
  "Better than grown-up stain removers for keeping chemicals off your kids skin."
$10.98   Used & New from: $6.56
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31.  Totally Toddler Stain Removing Wipes by Out! International, Inc
The list author says:
  "They work.  Keep them in my diaper bag to keep stains off my daughter's clothes when we are out and about."
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32.  Baby Trend Diaper Champ Deluxe, Blue by Baby Trend
The list author says:
  "I like that you don't have to buy special bags to use this diaper pail.  Any kitchen bags will work."
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Last updated: 9/6/11
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