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New Baby-Can't Live Without! (Eco-Friendly, too!)

Marie Sproat "Crunchy Granola Mom"
The list author says: "Friends ask me all the time what my favorite baby items are. Here they are! These are the things we consider to be essentials for a newborn."
Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat, Shadow
Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat, Shadow
"Skip the infant bucket seat and save some money by getting this. This seat works from birth to at least 4yrs. Baby wear while you're out, since those bucket seats can't go on carts (huge safety hazard) and will pull out your back lugging around! This seat fits 3 across in a back seat. It's a steel frame so it's the safest there is, and it's comfy. Won't expire for 10 years! Great investment."
Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Baby Carrier, Chocolate
Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Baby Carrier, Chocolate
"There are instructions all over the web on how to make this...even without sewing! Big $$ saver. This wrap is priceless during the first three months."
BobaAir Baby Carrier, Black
BobaAir Baby Carrier, Black
"Great soft structured carrier. Get this or the travel Ergo. Also folds up into it's own tiny pouch that fits easily in a diaper bag. Good from 15-45lbs, front or back carry. More ergonomic for you and baby. Nylon, so it's easy to clean, lightweight, and not sweaty. Has a hood to shield baby from sun."
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Single Stroller, Black/Shadow (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Single Stroller, Black/Shadow (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"This stroller is BANGARANG: one-hand fold, adjustable handlebar, 8.5" forever tires provide a smooth ride over any terrain w/front wheel suspension & lockable swivel front wheel, padded seat reclines to a near flat position w/mesh seat top & retractable weather cover, U-shape bar for easy basket access, can do light jogging! Can use with carseat, too."
Arm's Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet - Natural
Arm's Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet - Natural
"You can buy this used to save some $. It has a good resell value, too because it's made so well. Studies support having baby sleep next to you is best to decrease SIDS risk & this lets you do it safely. It also helps baby sleep better, too!"
BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light , Blue (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light , Blue (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Find & Buy it used, but this is a great pack n play. It folds up SUPER slim, is light, and sets up in less than 30 seconds (seriously, it just pops right up...so cool!). Take down is quick, as well. Seriously, try to set up/take down a regular pack n play then try this. You'll thank me later."
Fisher-Price Discover 'n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Fisher-Price Discover 'n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Stimulating and fun for baby."
BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance, Brown/Beige (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance, Brown/Beige (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Buy it used (the fabric comes off and is washable). This thing is the best. Baby controls the rocking with their kicks, it has different reclines, and can be used till they're 2. I think the weight cut off is 30 lbs? Totally worth it."
Cloud b On The Go Travel Sound Machine Soother, Gentle Giraffe
Cloud b On The Go Travel Sound Machine Soother, Gentle Giraffe
"Womb sounds comforted our son his first few days. Our daughter likes the water noise. Love that it travels easily."
Lamaze Play and Grow, Freddie the Firefly
Lamaze Play and Grow, Freddie the Firefly
"Babies love to grab things with different textures. This is a great toy to stimulate them!"
Vulli Sophie giraffe in Natural Rubber
Vulli Sophie giraffe in Natural Rubber
"I've never met a teething baby that doesn't like Sophie. She's baby crack. Don't waste money on tons of teethers and just stick with her."
Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets, 135 Count (Pack of 2)
Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets, 135 Count (Pack of 2)
"Helps soothe teething pain fast. Homeopathic and gentler than resorting to advil/tylenol."
Aden by aden + anais 100% Cotton 4 Pack Muslin Swaddle Blanket, Mod Turtle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Aden by aden + anais 100% Cotton 4 Pack Muslin Swaddle Blanket, Mod Turtle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"You may think any old blanket will do for swaddling, but you're wrong. These are breathable, stay swaddled, yet provide that womb-like flexibility that comforts baby."
Babysoy Unisex Baby Oh Soy Bundler
Babysoy Unisex Baby Oh Soy Bundler
"Gowns are great, no matter your baby's gender. Easy access for diaper changes (no snaps!) & usually have mitten hand covers to keep baby from scratching. MUST buy."
BabyLegs Leg Warmers, Jolly Jack
BabyLegs Leg Warmers, Jolly Jack
"I love these. We have a bagillion pairs. Just slap on a onesie and these and diaper changes are warm but easy access! Or put them on under pants for extra warmth. Can be used as arm warmers when kiddo is older, too."
Go GaGa Slide Tote - Copper (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Go GaGa Slide Tote - Copper (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"After trying multiple diaper bags (including designer ones) this ended my search. Biggest selling point is the strap-it distributes weight so your shoulders/back NEVER hurt! I can also fit a lot into it. As a cloth diaper mama, there's more stuff than a usual bag. I like that the interior has dividers. I use this with two kids now & it's great! Search the internet for this-you won't be sorry."
Go Gaga Stuff Sack Wet Bag Black (Black)
Go Gaga Stuff Sack Wet Bag Black (Black)
"This wetbag is hands-down the best one I've ever used. No leaks at all. AND it can clip onto your bag instead of being stuffed into it if you want."
Skip Hop Swipe Baby Wipes Case
Skip Hop Swipe Baby Wipes Case
"Great reusable wipes case, but without the annoyance of opening from the side and having wipes fall out when in use. The red button on the top slides back so you can grab one wipe at a time with ease. Loads of mom friends ask where I got mine."
California Baby Diaper Area Wash - Non-Burning & Calming, 6.5 oz
California Baby Diaper Area Wash - Non-Burning & Calming, 6.5 oz
"I spray baby's bottom with this then use infant wash cloths instead of wipes to clean up at diaper changes. Saves $ and is gentle to their bottom! Can use it on scrapes, too. Very handy."
Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment Skin Protectant, 4 Oz
Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment Skin Protectant, 4 Oz
"This stuff is awesome. AND it's cloth diaper friendly. Can't beat that!"
California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calming, 17.5 oz
California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calming, 17.5 oz
"Made naturally & smells great! Cleans and moisturizes baby's skin."
California Baby Everyday Calendula Lotion - 6.5 oz
California Baby Everyday Calendula Lotion - 6.5 oz
"This is the best baby lotion we've found. Smells great, made naturally, no irritations, AND it helps with a host of skin issues (baby acne, cradle cap, eczema). To save money you can buy this in gallon form from the California Baby site!"
Baby Sunscreen Wipes by MD Moms - Broad Spectrum Water Resistant Sun Screen Towelettes Made By Pediatricians - SPF 30 (20ct)
Baby Sunscreen Wipes by MD Moms - Broad Spectrum Water Resistant Sun Screen Towelettes Made By Pediatricians - SPF 30 (20ct)
"Sunscreen is usually advised against under 6mo, but this was made by pediatricians to be used by all ages. AND its easy application with wipes! They make a lotion version, too. I keep the wipes in my diaper bag for on-the-go."
Boogie Wipes Not your Average Wipe with Added Chamomile Vitamin E and Aloe
Boogie Wipes Not your Average Wipe with Added Chamomile Vitamin E and Aloe
"For on-the-go snot cleaning these are rad. They're saline wipes,-gentler than kleenex & work better. I've even used them during a cold to blow my nose. Rock on."
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
"The bulb syringe was a nightmare for our son when he's congested. This works faster, gentler, and is more hygenic. Don't be freaked out by the idea-you don't actually inhale snot! Now our son ASKS for this when he's stopped up! And our daughter doesn't hate it either."
Little Remedies Saline Spray/drops 1 Oz
Little Remedies Saline Spray/drops 1 Oz
"A drop in each nostril to loosen up mucus before snot-sucking."
Little Remedies Tummys Gas Relief Drops, Natural Berry Flavor, 1 Ounce
Little Remedies Tummys Gas Relief Drops, Natural Berry Flavor, 1 Ounce
"Best gas drop on the market. Mylicon is alright, but this is made with coconut milk so it's gentler. Our son seems to like it better as well."
Bravado Original Nursing Bra Blush Medium
Bravado Original Nursing Bra Blush Medium
"I actually labored while wearing this bra. So comfortable. I wear it around the house all the time. Great company. Love all their bras"
Motherlove Nipple Cream Certified Organic Salve for Sore Cracked Nursing Nipples, 1oz Glass Jar
Motherlove Nipple Cream Certified Organic Salve for Sore Cracked Nursing Nipples, 1oz Glass Jar
"soothes your aching nipples, and heals skin while being safe for baby as it's all natural."
Bamboobies Super Soft Washable Nursing Pads - 3 Pair Ultra-Thin Regulars (Black, Hot Pink, Pale Pink) & 1 Pair Thick Overnight (Pale Pink)
Bamboobies Super Soft Washable Nursing Pads - 3 Pair Ultra-Thin Regulars (Black, Hot Pink, Pale Pink) & 1 Pair Thick Overnight (Pale Pink)
"These are the best reusable breast pads I've found yet. They also don't leave lines and feel SO SOFT. No itchy boobies!"
My Brest Friend Original Pillow, Fireworks
My Brest Friend Original Pillow, Fireworks
"I found the Boppy to put my son too high and it wasn't ergonomic for breastfeeding, which caused a lot of back/neck pain. This was perfect and as an added bonus-has back support built in! I cannot stop singing the praises of this pillow."
Hygeia EnJoye LBI Breast Pump, Black Bag, QTY: 1
Hygeia EnJoye LBI Breast Pump, Black Bag, QTY: 1
"As far as pumps, this is hospital grade pumping (aka getting more milk in less time) & is recyclable. The pump is also made (and FDA approved) to share (by purchasing  your own personal accessory kit) so buy it used."
PumpEase hands-free pumping bra - Galaxie Black - M
PumpEase hands-free pumping bra - Galaxie Black - M
"It's really nice to be able to do other things while pumping. Pump Ease lets you do it!"
Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags, 50 Count
Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags, 50 Count
"Great Bags-freeze well and not a pain in the butt to fill up or pour out."
Lifefactory 4-Ounce Glass Baby Bottle with Silicone Sleeve and Stage 1 Nipple, Spring Green
Lifefactory 4-Ounce Glass Baby Bottle with Silicone Sleeve and Stage 1 Nipple, Spring Green
"Strangely, the only bottle my picky babies would take. I've found other breastfed babies will do fine with these bottles as well."
aden + anais 2 Pack Muslin Burpy Bib, Mod About Baby
aden + anais 2 Pack Muslin Burpy Bib, Mod About Baby
"A bit of a splurge, but they also work as a great bib (because they have snaps in it and it's a curved shape), and they do cover all those places other burp cloths seem to miss when your kid goes into exorcist-puke mode..."
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
"Read this now. BEFORE BABY COMES. Breastfeeding is natural but it isn't easy. If you're educated, it's a lot easier! :)"
Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child (Positive Discipline Library)
Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child (Positive Discipline Library)
"Want to raise a confident child? Use this. Great resource & helps you understand your child better!"
Breastfeeding: Keep It Simple (3rd ed., rev.)
Breastfeeding: Keep It Simple (3rd ed., rev.)
"Handy guide to breast feeding basics so easily understood you can read it relatively quickly."
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