The list author says: "This is a list of products I found myself using every day, or almost every day, during my baby's first year. There is so much baby gear out there, I hope I can help you with deciding what you might really need!"
"My baby slept in this thing for the first 2 1/2 months; she did not like sleeping flat on her back and this rocker puts them in a kind of "carseat" position. Great for naps and feeding too. I carted it all over the house and reluctantly put it away when she started sitting up at 6 months."
"Born Free bottles are the best - no leaks! And glass means no worries about chemicals leaching into the milk. I found these to be extremely durable, especially when paired with the silicone sleeves (sold separately). Love these!"
"I used this bag every day at work, to store pumped breastmilk. The ice packs stay cold all day, even in a hot car. The bottles I used were a little wide for this bag, but I could fit 2 glass Born Free bottles in it if necessary. Wish it came in a bigger size so I could have used it for the BF bottles!"
"LOVE these glass containers - wonderful quality, air/water tight seal. This 4-ounce size is great for small meals when baby is learning to eat solids. And again, I know the glass is safe, no chemicals! The lids are plastic, but stored upright they never come in contact with the food."
"When I finally had to break down and buy plastic containers (no surprise, baby wanted to feed herself!), I went for these. So glad I did - Lock & Lock makes great products. I use these for snacks that don't need to be heated, like fruit and crackers."
"We bought a dresser instead of changing table, to allow baby's furniture to grow with her. So, I needed a non-slip changing pad. This one works great, and with the weight of baby on it, it doesn't budge."
"My favorite diapers! After using Pampers, Luvs, Huggies, and Target brand, these are the ones we settled on long term. No leaks, unscented, good strong tabs to keep them on. I love that they come in combo packs with overnight diapers too. And if you have an Amazon Mom membership and sign up for auto-delivery, you get them 30% off!"
"This tub was a lifesaver after my c-section, and allows you to bathe baby standing up. Worked fine in our pedestal sinks, but won't work with all sinks. I was so sad when baby outgrew this tub and we had to start bending over the regular tub to bathe her."
"I cannot say enough good things about this pump - I pumped exclusively from the time my baby was 3 months, 5-6 times every day, and this pump held up wonderfully (she's 8 1/2 months now and I'm still going strong). Enough said!"
"After trying several the "nursery" sound machines and finding baby hated them all, I came across this one and decided to try it. Wow! It creates a kind of "whooshing" sound, and blocks out most all ambient noise. No fancy music or recorded sounds, my baby loved this one and uses it every night."
"My baby has slept in one of these sleep sacks every night since she was 3 months old. I bought the medium, which were a little big at first, but they've lasted many months without having to size up yet!"
"I love this stroller - it weighs less than 13 pounds! Accomodates the Shuttle 33 infant seat. Great if you're looking for a simple (read: no cup holders), lightweight stroller. Has a shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry around, and the fold/unfold is super easy too."