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What you really need for a baby

Katharine Tree
The list author says: "The things you'll REALLY use for a 1-6 month old baby. See my "What you really need for a newborn" list too, especially for basic nursery gear which I've left off this list."
Luvs Premium Stretch Diapers with Ultra Leakguards Diapers, Size 1, 300 Count
Luvs Premium Stretch Diapers with Ultra Leakguards Diapers, Size 1, 300 Count
"You've got the basics of diapering down, so it's time to leave the expensive Pampers and their wetness strip behind. Luvs cost half as much and work 100% as well."
Pampers ThickCare Unscented Wipes Refill - 7x Box - 504 Count
Pampers ThickCare Unscented Wipes Refill - 7x Box - 504 Count
"Nice and thick. Kinda like baby poo."
Desitin Diaper Rash Cream Rapid Relief, 4-Ounce (Pack of 2)
Desitin Diaper Rash Cream Rapid Relief, 4-Ounce (Pack of 2)
"Little bottoms can get sore and rashy. This helps."
Johnson's Baby Bath Head to Toe Baby Wash, 28 Ounce (Pack of 2)
Johnson's Baby Bath Head to Toe Baby Wash, 28 Ounce (Pack of 2)
"For washing baby's body and hair"
The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
"Soon baby will be ready to sit in the bath without the sling!"
Luvable Friends 12 Pack Washcloths, Yellow
Luvable Friends 12 Pack Washcloths, Yellow
"Little washcloths get into little crevices"
Spasilk 3 pack Soft Terry Hooded Towel Set, Yellow
Spasilk 3 pack Soft Terry Hooded Towel Set, Yellow
"Little towels for little people"
Gerber Zip Front Sleep N Play, 3 Pack
Gerber Zip Front Sleep N Play, 3 Pack
"Footed, zippered pajamas are your best friend... but baby will be growing fast, you'll have to replace them frequently. If you have in-home laundry half a dozen pairs is enough."
Summer Infant 2 Pack Cotton Knit Swaddleme, Green/White
Summer Infant 2 Pack Cotton Knit Swaddleme, Green/White
"These are the best swaddlers. Baby will be ready for the largest size by now, and will probably break out of the swaddle around four months. You can still fasten it around his middle as a sleep sack though."
HALO SleepSack 100% Cotton Applique Wearable Blanket, Lime Green, Medium (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
HALO SleepSack 100% Cotton Applique Wearable Blanket, Lime Green, Medium (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Baby has probably outgrown his small sleep sack. Time for a bigger one!"
Munchkin White Hot Safety Spoons 4 Ct
Munchkin White Hot Safety Spoons 4 Ct
"These spoons are small and shallow. They don't hold much food, but neither does baby's mouth at this point. To avoid spitting-out, use these spoons until baby is a few months older. They turn white when the food is too hot, too."
Munchkin 5 Pack Multi Bowl
Munchkin 5 Pack Multi Bowl
"Cute tiny bowls for cute tiny baby feasts"
Playtex 3 Pack VentAire Standard Bottles, 9 Ounce (Colors may vary) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Playtex 3 Pack VentAire Standard Bottles, 9 Ounce (Colors may vary) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Everyone has a favorite bottle. These are mine."
NUK Juicy Puller Silicone Pacifier in Assorted Colors, 0-6 Months
NUK Juicy Puller Silicone Pacifier in Assorted Colors, 0-6 Months
"These are my daughter's pacifier of choice. They're "orthodontic", whatever that means."
Fisher-Price Bouncer, Turtle Days
Fisher-Price Bouncer, Turtle Days
"Baby won't be able to handle toys well during this period. The toy arch on chairs like this keep things in place."
Evenflo Splash Mega Exersaucer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Evenflo Splash Mega Exersaucer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Around 5-6 months babies really LOVE to jump jump jump in a contraption like this. It's invaluable for keeping them stationary later on, then ends up being a fort to hide under."
Vulli Sophie giraffe in Natural Rubber
Vulli Sophie giraffe in Natural Rubber
"My daughter was passionately devoted to Sophie around 3-6 months old. I can't explain exactly why, but this is a wonderful toy."
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
"Baby needs a bedtime routine to develop during this phase. This is part of ours."
Sassy Ring O' Links Rattle Developmental Toy (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sassy Ring O' Links Rattle Developmental Toy (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"One of my daughter's favorite toys back then. The plastic links are also great for attaching toys to the arch of a bouncy chair so they don't get away from baby."
Neat Solutions 8 Pack Multi-Color Solid Knit Terry Feeder Bib, Girl
Neat Solutions 8 Pack Multi-Color Solid Knit Terry Feeder Bib, Girl
"Around three months of age your baby will start to drool uncontrollably. Bibs are a must. These are probably good enough for the feeding you'll be doing at this age, too."
Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover Free, 65 Loads, 3 Pounds
Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover Free, 65 Loads, 3 Pounds
"Orange vegetable purees cause stubborn stains. A good soak with Oxiclean and commercial detergent gets them out."
Baby Trend High Chair, Maximilian (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Baby Trend High Chair, Maximilian (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"This high chair has proven durable and easy to clean. Double win!"
Dr. Seuss's Box of Bright and Early Board Books
Dr. Seuss's Box of Bright and Early Board Books
"The bright, dynamic illustrations of Dr. Seuss were the first to catch my daughter's attention. Try them! Little fingers won't damage board books."
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
"The only snot sucker worth your time."
Vicks BabyRub Soothing Vapor Ointment - 1.76 oz
Vicks BabyRub Soothing Vapor Ointment - 1.76 oz
"You can't use adult vaporub on babies--use this. Then talk to your doctor about when you can start giving the baby Benadryl."
Little Fever's Fever/Pain Reliever Infant Drop  1-Ounce (Pack of 2)
Little Fever's Fever/Pain Reliever Infant Drop 1-Ounce (Pack of 2)
"This little bottle comes with a little dropper for little babies."