When I was first pregnant with my first, I remember spending so much time searching for my registry. I had no idea what I would use or what I wouldn’t. My hope is that this list of Amazon Newborn Baby Must Haves will be a compilation to save you time, money and energy.
The amount of things to get ready before a baby is amazing. Especially when you’re clueless as to what you might need. Obviously there are the basics, like diapers and wipes. But then there are things you might not think of.
Here is a list of the most basics (and affordable) Amazon purchases that I used a TON with my baby.
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Set of 3 Organic Cotton Pants are so cute and soft. They’re perfect with a white onesie and white socks.
Set of 5 Organic Long-Sleeve Bodysuits – We used these so much. There’s just something about keeping the basics nice and neutral. It allows for way more pairing options. Also, baby mittens are a nightmare, in my personal opinion, of course. These have sleeves that fold over and cover the baby’s hands, so they stay warm and they can’t scratch their face. Win win, if you ask me.
Set of 5 Organic Short-Sleeve Bodysuits These are great too for the warmer months. I always put a jacket on with short sleeves, because I’m afraid of baby being cold maybe? Hard to know.
Newborn Crib Shoes – These little booties were life savers. The only mistake I made last time was buying only one pair that was patterned. I would recommend several neutral pairs instead.
It’s quite possible that I hate baby socks almost as much as the baby mittens lol. They just don’t stay on and they get lost, etc. What I did (it worked really well) was I put baby socks on my baby and then layered them with these booties. Everything stayed put and it was a beautiful thing.
Newborn Baby Beanie Knot hats – These hats were a lifesaver, since we had a fall baby. They’re neutral so they go with almost everything.
Burt’s Bees Baby Baby Pajamas – These were great. They’re really soft, organic cotton, and they also have the little folds for the little baby hands.
Swaddle Blankets or These– We used these so often (and still do, actually). I used them as baby blankets, nursing covers, carseat covers, you name it. By tying a knot in the blanket long ways it creates a nursing cover. I saw someone else do it once and was sold. So smart.
Water Wipes I can’t even believe how many things we used wipes for with a newborn. We went through them so fast. Not to mention their poop is liquid, soooo need I say more? Also, no chemicals, which is so important!
Badger Nursing Balm – This stuff helped so much with soreness. Use it liberally after every nursing session. I had great results.
Organic Cotton Reusable Breast Pads – If you haven’t had a baby before, you might be wondering why you would need these. However, if you’re anything like me, you will need these. Just trust me on that 😉
Nursing Cups – These were amazing. I wish I would’ve stuck with it longer, because just using one cup while nursing on the other side, I collected 40 oz in my freezer without even pumping.
Ingenuity Bouncing Seat – We tried not to collect a ton of baby gear, but we did use this quite a bit. It adjusts, so if baby falls asleep it can move to a horizontal position very easily.
Ingenuity Bouncer – This is one of the few things I wish I would’ve had. I’ve heard really great things.
Velcro Swaddles – These are a lifesaver. We used these for several months, until he could roll over. They help the baby the feel secure and snug. The only thing I don’t like about these is that the velcro will wear out eventually. But they’re pretty affordable, so I think that’s worth it.
Our favorite diapers are Cloud Island from Target. They’re very affordable and have clean ingredients. They also have the line to show when they’re wet, which is nice.
If cloth diapering is your thing (or you want to learn more), I have a post of everything you need to know here.