Recommendations for New (& Nursing) Modern Moms

A Listmania! list by DC Reader (Washington DC)
The list author says: "Recommendations I've accumulated from other moms and my own searches. Includes must haves (especially for nursing), things you can do without but you really want at 3:00 am with a crying baby, and things my baby has liked. And just some things I choose because they have a great modern look."
Vulli Products - Sophie The Giraffe Teething Ring - Gift Boxed! - 100% Natural rubber
1.  Vulli Products - Sophie The Giraffe Teething Ring - Gift Boxed! - 100% Natural rubber by Vulli
The list author says:
  "This is great for teething b/c there are no long limbs they could choke on and the baby can grasp the "handles" easily."
$15.08   Used & New from: $14.65
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Summer Infant SwaddlePod, Ivory, Newborn
2.  Summer Infant SwaddlePod, Ivory, Newborn by Summer Infant
The list author says:
  "The Swaddle Pod is the affordable version of the Woombie.  Makes it SO much easier to swaddle and also zips up from top or bottom to make diaper changes easy."
$10.39   Used & New from: $7.52
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

Pocket Nanny By Itzbeen Personal Baby Care Timer (Blue) - Award Winning Must-Have for Moms
3.  Pocket Nanny By Itzbeen Personal Baby Care Timer (Blue) - Award Winning Must-Have for Moms by Itzbeen
The list author says:
  "This is a lifesaver especially in the early weeks of breastfeeding when you are too sleep deprived to set your alarm clock or do anything involving math."
$22.95   Used & New from: $15.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (985 customer reviews)

My Brest Friend Original Pillow, Fireworks
4.  My Brest Friend Original Pillow, Fireworks by My Brest Friend
The list author says:
  "Brest friend pillow is better than the Boppy for breastfeeding. I liked the modern pattern of this design.  The "Little Beam" pillow is the BEST - but hard to find."
$32.49   Used & New from: $26.64
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover, Eyelet Black
5.  Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover, Eyelet Black by Bebe au Lait
The list author says:
  "Great nursing cover which makes it easier to nurse in public. I liked this one b/c its simple with no cutesy patterns."
$29.50   Used & New from: $29.17
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (575 customer reviews)

Philips AVENT BPA Free Manual Breast Pump
6.  Philips AVENT BPA Free Manual Breast Pump by Philips Avent
The list author says:
  "This is a good back up to the electric pump and is really great to have late at night in the early days of breastfeeding when an electric pump is too much trouble."
$54.97   Used & New from: $44.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

The Nursing Mother's Companion - 6th Edition
7.  The Nursing Mother's Companion - 6th Edition by Kathleen Huggins
The list author says:
  "This book is a great resource that makes it easy to trouble shoot your problems.  Great to have something to go to when you are in a panic and need answers."
$12.46   Used & New from: $2.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Dr. Brown's BPA Free Polypropylene Natural Flow Bottle Starter Kit
8.  Dr. Brown's BPA Free Polypropylene Natural Flow Bottle Starter Kit by Dr. Brown's
The list author says:
  "Good starter set. Try a bottle to make sure your baby likes it before you stock up.  I also recommend the washable name tags (like "Name Bubbles") for daycare."
$14.99   Used & New from: $12.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Philips AVENT BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer
9.  Philips AVENT BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer by Philips Avent
The list author says:
  "I use this microwave sterilizer and it works well. Dr. Brown's also makes one I haven't tried and may be worth considering if you go with their bottles."
$39.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

The First Years Babypro Quick Serve Bottle Warmer, Colors May Vary
10.  The First Years Babypro Quick Serve Bottle Warmer, Colors May Vary by The First Years
The list author says:
  "I have this bottle warmer.  It is effective and inexpensive.  Might be worth looking into Dr. Brown's especially if you use their bottles."
$19.99   Used & New from: $10.77
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (916 customer reviews)

Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack,Green
11.  Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack,Green by Boon
The list author says:
  "Boon makes some great, modern looking baby products - worth looking at all their stuff. I chose this for how great it looks sitting out on my counter - but also anything fits."
$12.19   Used & New from: $10.07
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (696 customer reviews)

WubbaNub Yellow Duck
12.  WubbaNub Yellow Duck by WubbaNub
The list author says:
  "Soothies are the recommended pacifiers and having the little suffed animal attached makes them harder to lose, and gives babies something to hold onto and cuddle."
$12.95   Used & New from: $11.13
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket 4 Pack, Zoo Animals (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
13.  aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket 4 Pack, Zoo Animals (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by aden + anais
The list author says:
  "Aden and Anais are the go-to swaddling blankets.  They also make a slightly less expensive version for Target."
$49.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The First Years Sounds For Silence Nursery Sound Machine
14.  The First Years Sounds For Silence Nursery Sound Machine by The First Years
The list author says:
  "This is great to soothe a fussy baby or to keep noises from waking them up when they get a little older.  Variety of sounds including heartbeat, wave/womb noises and music."
$21.07   Used & New from: $14.99
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Happiest Baby on the Block CD
15.  Happiest Baby on the Block CD by The Happiest Baby on the Block
The list author says:
  "This CD has several different noises (from heartbeat to white noise to rain).  Hair dryer for frantic babies was the only thing that worked when she was colicky."
$19.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Playtex Diaper Genie Elite Diaper Disposal Pail, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
16.  Playtex Diaper Genie Elite Diaper Disposal Pail, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Playtex
The list author says:
  "We use the diaper genie and find it works well at containing odors.  The other great bonus is that the refills can be found anywhere."
$44.97   Used & New from: $35.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews)

Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.3 Gallon output per day - White
17.  Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.3 Gallon output per day - White by Crane
The list author says:
  "I like this for its clean, modern look - which is hard to find in a humidifier.  Get it now before they wake up with a stuffy nose and crying because they can't breathe."
$44.99   Used & New from: $40.20
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,018 customer reviews)

Summer Infant Carter's Classic Comfort Wood Bassinet, Tan/Blue, 0-4 Months
18.  Summer Infant Carter's Classic Comfort Wood Bassinet, Tan/Blue, 0-4 Months by Summer Infant
The list author says:
  "We got a similar Eddie Bauer bassinet. I thought we'd use the crib but am so glad I got this. You really need something small you can have the baby in in your room."
Out of stock
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Bright Starts Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer, Bella Vista
19.  Bright Starts Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer, Bella Vista by Bright Starts
The list author says:
  "We used this bouncer and matching swing when she was first born and had trouble sleeping and I used it when she was a little older to get ready in the morning.  Has music."
Out of stock
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper, Blue (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
20.  Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper, Blue (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Baby Einstein
The list author says:
  "This is kind of a happy medium between the jumper and exersaucer. The exersaucer-type activities really keep her occupied."
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (399 customer reviews)

Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System, Midori
21.  Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System, Midori by Chicco
The list author says:
  "This system is a stroller that has a car seat that fits on it. As they get older, you can use the stroller without the car seat so it really grows with you.  Very manuverable."
$329.99   Used & New from: $254.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)

JL Childress Gate Check Bag for Car Seats, Red
22.  JL Childress Gate Check Bag for Car Seats, Red by J.L. Childress
The list author says:
  "These gate check bags (also come for strollers) are great because they make your car seat easy to identify and protect them in baggage."
$15.98   Used & New from: $12.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (753 customer reviews)

BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Active, Black, Mesh
23.  BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Active, Black, Mesh by BabyBjŲrn
The list author says:
  "This is one of the more expensive BabyBjorns - but allows you to transfer most of the weight to your hips rather than shoulders and you can still carry baby facing forward."
$111.99   Used & New from: $106.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

Maya Wrap Baby Sling - Medium - 58 - Solid Olive Green
24.  Maya Wrap Baby Sling - Medium - 58 - Solid Olive Green by Maya Wrap
The list author says:
  "Maya wrap is an easy way to hold the baby close to you, hands free - works great when they are young and not too heavy."
$79.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Inglesina Club Highchair, Orange
25.  Inglesina Club Highchair, Orange by Inglesina
The list author says:
  "This is a great-looking, modern high chair, especially for the price.  Works well too."
Out of stock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

 
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American Baby Company Organic Waterproof Natural Quilted Fitted Crib Pad Cover
26.  American Baby Company Organic Waterproof Natural Quilted Fitted Crib Pad Cover by American Baby Company
The list author says:
  "This pad protects well, is organic, breathable and comfortable.  Also I had problems with cheaper pads shrinking in wash or not fitting on crib and tearing."
$28.95   Used & New from: $21.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (313 customer reviews)

Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers Economy Pack Plus Size 1, 192 Count
27.  Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers Economy Pack Plus Size 1, 192 Count by Pampers
The list author says:
  "Pampers swaddlers work well and I highly recommend the strip that tells you when the diaper is wet.  Amazon Mom is a great resource for discounted diapers delivered to you."
$66.66   Used & New from: $47.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (815 customer reviews)

Diapees and Wipees Linen Morning Glory
28.  Diapees and Wipees Linen Morning Glory by Diapees and Wipees
The list author says:
  "Great to put in your diaper bag with some diapers and wipes (and changing pad) so everything you need for a quick change is easy to grab."
$20.49   Used & New from: $16.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser, Colors May Vary
29.  Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser, Colors May Vary by Munchkin
The list author says:
  "These are great for the diaper bag.  Arm and hammer also makes some odor absorbers/fresheners for the nursery that are also great to drop in the diaper bag."
$3.79   Used & New from: $3.70
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)

Munchkin Arm and Hammer Disposable Changing Pad, 10 Count
30.  Munchkin Arm and Hammer Disposable Changing Pad, 10 Count by Munchkin
The list author says:
  "These are great to throw in the diaper bag to protect your changing pad or to use on changing tables."
$6.79   Used & New from: $2.05
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)

Baby Rattle And Teether Set - Musical Pony And Cowgirl Toy (0 mo+)
31.  Baby Rattle And Teether Set - Musical Pony And Cowgirl Toy (0 mo+) by Yookidoo
The list author says:
  "This is the cutest rattle set ever.  The horse makes different sounds or plays music.  Also comes in a pirate/parrot version. She loves the big eyes on both."
$12.99   Used & New from: $3.34
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
32.  Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes by Baby Einstein
The list author says:
  "She is entertained by this (and sometimes nothing else) because it plays music and lights up."
$8.09   Used & New from: $5.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,900 customer reviews)

Infantino Avtivity Ball
33.  Infantino Avtivity Ball by Infantino
The list author says:
  "She can grab onto this with small hands and is enchanted by the unique rattling beads."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack & Roll Cups
34.  Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack & Roll Cups by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "These stacking cups are a classic and include a rattle ball and can be stacked and combined to form balls within each other or to build a tower, etc."
$11.99   Used & New from: $9.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (475 customer reviews)

Vulli Sophie Giraffe plus Gnon yellow
35.  Vulli Sophie Giraffe plus Gnon yellow by Vulli
The list author says:
  "This Vulli Sophie Giraffe and little squeaky alien is great because the alien has a loop so it can be tethered to stroller when they are older."
$31.15   Used & New from: $25.06
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller, Sebby/Teal
36.  UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller, Sebby/Teal by UPPAbaby
The list author says:
  "When they get older, an umbrella stoller is great for on the go.  This one has all the bells and whistles for a decent price.  We went cheaper and got the First Years Jet Stroller."
$220.20   Used & New from: $214.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

What to Expect the First Year
37.  What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
The list author says:
  "Good, basic book that covers all the questions that comes up the first year.  Good source for troubleshooting."
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