First year survival list

A Listmania! list by Sarah C.
The list author says: "These are the products and toys that my family has found to be the best for baby's first year."
Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags
1.  Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags by Medela
The list author says:
  "These provide the easiest way to sterilize bottles, nipples, and breastpump parts that we've found.  Quicker and simpler than boiling, you just put the pieces into a bag along with a few ounces of water and microwave the whole thing for a few minutes. Not all breastpump parts are dishwasher safe so these bags are a great way to go."
$5.37   Used & New from: $2.04
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)

Bright Starts Petals and Friends Activity Gym
2.  Bright Starts Petals and Friends Activity Gym by Bright Starts
The list author says:
  "I've been superimpressed by this baby gym, which runs $10-30 less than most other options!  It has an adorable pattern and sweet colors, soft fabric, a washable pad, and re-arrangeable hanging toys to keep baby busy."
$78.28   Used & New from: $60.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

Bright Starts Rattle and Shake Barbell Rattle
3.  Bright Starts Rattle and Shake Barbell Rattle by Bright Starts
The list author says:
  "This is a great rattle for the little ones as soon as they have the coordination to grasp.  It is colorful, lightweight, and balanced, and we have found that the twisted barbell design is easy for tiny fingers to wrap around."
$5.62   Used & New from: $0.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)

Bright Starts Hop Along Carrier Toy Bar - Neutral
4.  Bright Starts Hop Along Carrier Toy Bar - Neutral by Bright Starts
The list author says:
  "This simple toy bar attaches to the baby's car seat and keeps him or her entertained in the car - the cute little figures spin, rattle, light up, and play songs with the car's movement or when tapped / swatted by the baby.  We liked this best of multiple car seat toys we found."
$30.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Lamaze Play & Grow Mortimer the Moose Take Along Toy
5.  Lamaze Play & Grow Mortimer the Moose Take Along Toy by Tomy
The list author says:
  "This toy, like the others in Lamaze's line of this type, is such an ingenious design.  The manufacturer has wasted no opportunity to make this interesting for babies, from the soft tufted fur to the rubbery antlers for teething to the brightly colored legs, the crinkly scarf, and the bell inside."
$14.99   Used & New from: $7.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews)

Graco Sweet Peace Soother Swing, Cuddly Bear
6.  Graco Sweet Peace Soother Swing, Cuddly Bear by Graco
The list author says:
  "There are a lot of swings out there but this one sets itself apart in its versatility. It can be positioned to swing side-to-side or back-and-forth, OR the seat can be removed to allow for a Graco infant carseat to be set onto the frame instead. This last feature is so great for when the baby falls asleep in his or her carseat and needs some soothing movement to remain asleep."
Out of stock
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

Bright Starts Around We Go Activity Station, Doodle Bugs
7.  Bright Starts Around We Go Activity Station, Doodle Bugs by Bright Starts
The list author says:
  "A very cool alternative to jumping and "saucer" toys, the seat on this toy attaches to a round table, allowing baby the freedom to walk without the danger associated with traditional walkers.  The table has more cute and interactive features than I can name and (bonus!) the seat is removable for when baby no longer needs it."
$116.00   Used & New from: $67.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (408 customer reviews)

Lamaze Octotunes Musical Toy
8.  Lamaze Octotunes Musical Toy by Tomy
The list author says:
  "I appreciate the uniqueness of this toy - each of the octopus's legs, when pressed, plays a different note on the octave. This plush toy is soft, very colorful, and musical without using electronics."
$32.50   Used & New from: $26.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Graco Pack 'N Play Playard with Bassinet, Kensly
9.  Graco Pack 'N Play Playard with Bassinet, Kensly by Graco
The list author says:
  "There is huge variety available in playards these days - whether you opt for the simplest version or the deluxe, this item is indispensable.  It was excellent for rooming in during those early days, ideal for travel, and is good to have around when you need to safely contain the baby while you step away to get a shower or start dinner."
Out of stock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,069 customer reviews)

Razbaby Raz-Berry silicone Teethers Double Pack Both Colors in One Package.
10.  Razbaby Raz-Berry silicone Teethers Double Pack Both Colors in One Package. by Razbaby
The list author says:
  "This is a unique pacifier-style teether that our baby has been loving.  It is one of the softest teethers, has a nice bumpy texture, and seems easy for the baby to hold onto."
$9.96   Used & New from: $7.16
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether
11.  Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether by Vulli
The list author says:
  "I almost didn't bother to include this since it has become so darn popular, but this is a great toy for young babies, who can grasp it easily and gnaw on whatever part strikes their fancy."
$19.20   Used & New from: $16.54
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,852 customer reviews)

Graco Nasal Clear Nasal Aspirator
12.  Graco Nasal Clear Nasal Aspirator by Graco
The list author says:
  "This aspirator is a hundred times better than the classic bulb type.  It has gentle, consistent suction and very effectively clears tiny nostrils."
$19.87   Used & New from: $18.46
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (559 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Rainforest Waterfall Peek-a-Boo Soother
13.  Fisher-Price Rainforest Waterfall Peek-a-Boo Soother by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Whether your baby prefers to drift off to sleep listening to nature sounds, hearing classic lullabyes, watching a soft light or a critter move gently OR any combination of the above, this soother is for you.  My infant has enjoyed hers very much and my 2-year-old niece still uses hers."
$39.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Bouncer, Mocha Butterfly
14.  Fisher-Price Bouncer, Mocha Butterfly by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "In our experience the simplest baby seat / bouncer is the best.  The best thing about this seat is that as the baby gets fussy and kicks, the seat bounces which seems to be a soothing and entertaining movement.  The bouncing also causes the hanging toys to dance and swing."
$33.12
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (326 customer reviews)

Medela Pump & Save Breastmilk Bags - 50 pack-5 oz
15.  Medela Pump & Save Breastmilk Bags - 50 pack-5 oz by Medela
The list author says:
  "Bags provide for the most convenient freezer storage that we've found, and these seal with a secure ziplock-style closure, but the best thing about these bags is that they attach directly to the breastpump, removing the need to transfer milk from a bottle into a bag for storage."
$16.50   Used & New from: $12.50
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (399 customer reviews)

Hello, Bugs! (Black and White Sparklers)
16.  Hello, Bugs! (Black and White Sparklers) by Smriti Prasadam
The list author says:
  "This is a beautiful black and white book that catches even a very young baby's attention because of the stark contrast in the colors.  Each page has a pop of metallic color as well."
$4.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Summer Infant SwaddleMe Microfleece Adjustable Infant Wrap, Sage, Large
17.  Summer Infant SwaddleMe Microfleece Adjustable Infant Wrap, Sage, Large by Summer Infant
The list author says:
  "Both our babies have preferred to sleep swaddled as infants - young babies will often startle in their sleep, and the flailing of their arms and legs as well as the sensation of falling can wake them up."
$8.82   Used & New from: $7.60
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 3/16/11
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