The list author says: "After 2 children and countless friends and family with children, and much trial and error, I have compiled a list of items that every new mother should have. Some of the items may seem superfluous, but please trust me; they're all wonderful and useful. I bring the same permutation of these things as gifts to every baby shower I go to. Mommies love them all!!"
"This item has a very simple premise and you wonder what you will need a timer for. But believe me, when you're severely sleep deprived it's sometimes hard to remember what time you last changed and fed the baby. This will help you. Really."
"While a newborn may not need a night light, you will. It provides just enough light for you to see without having to turn on the room light and (potentially) waking the baby. Plus is shuts off after 20 minutes."
"I added this teether to replace the "Sophie the Giraffe" teether I originally had on this list. Unfortunately, the French Paper "Le Monde" reported that Sophie tested positive for a known carcinogen."