Baby lounger & sling
A Snuggle Me lounger and a sling were the only 2 “baby gear” items we kept. It was truly all I needed. We chose colors of both that were soft and neutral and both were sophisticated on their own. These items went everywhere around the house with us. They were my second set of arms in so many cases.
Organic swaddles & Onesies
You don’t actually need many swaddles, maybe 3 or 4 quality ones will do. Find one that has multi purpose use like the organic Snuggle Me Swaddles. This way you have a comfort item that can grow with baby, a blanket & a nursing cover if you need one on the go. We kept a little basket of essentials in our living room next to our nursing space. 5-6 newborn one-piece sleepers and a few onesies. I skipped all the accessories like hats and booties and mitts, but I’ve learned that some parents find them necessary depending on their traditions.
Breastfeeding support items
A good breast pump, bottles, pads, creams and if necessary, a breastfeeding pillow (though you don’t usually need these for more than a few months. Just long enough to get the hang of it!)
Cloth or disposable diapers & bum cream
This is a personal choice and so many are passionate about one method or another. I’m not so much and just think you should do what feels right and do what you have time to do.
Sleep space for your bedside
If you’re not co-sleeping directly with baby in bed, a safe, flat space next to your mattress is needed. There are countless options. Avoid things that are heavy or too big. There are plenty available that will match your aesthetics.
Now to you, I’d love to know what items did you allow into your space in the comments below
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