There’s a lot of planning involved when bringing home a baby! Read this list of must-haves for baby to help you get organized!
My baby boy will be 9 months old in April! His baby stage is going by way too fast and soon he will be a toddler. It’s hard to believe that we will be celebrating his first birthday in a few short months.
The list of items needed for baby was super short this time around since he’s my third child. We didn’t need a lot of the baby stuff that we felt we needed with my first daughter. We are trying to stick to the basics and keep it simple so that we don’t clutter our home with too many unnecessary items!
Below I’ll share with you our top simple baby essentials that we can’t live without! These are the things that are a must have for our family.
Must-Haves for Baby
We keep a great stash of diapers so that we don’t run out! Baby boy is in size 3/4 diapers. I keep diapers in his room, the car, a few in my purse, diaper bag, etc.
Considering cloth diapers? Read Advantages and Disadvantages for Cloth Diapers.
We also keep a large box of baby wipes on hand placed in a variety of locations around our house. The car is another great place to keep a package of wipes. Wipes are useful during diaper changes, but also for cleaning up spills and other messes! Don’t forget to place a pack in your diaper bag.
3. Bottles and bibs
We’ve been giving baby formula since he was three months old. We keep at least 9 bottles on hand because we go through them so fast! Now that baby boy is eating solids, we keep a set of bibs around, too.
Trying to pick out a bottle brand for baby? We loved and used Dr. Brown’s bottles for our babies!
4. Pack and play
The pack and play has come in handy now that baby boy is on the move. I’m able to keep him in his pack and play while I get some much needed work done!
Shop pack and plays here. I recommend the Graco brand!
Now that baby moves a lot, we keep him in his baby walker when he wants to move around the house. He loves his walker!
The stroller is a must have when getting out of the house. Baby enjoys his walks in the stroller each day or when we are out shopping! When shopping for a stroller, look into stroller travel systems. We preferred the travel system because it came with the removable car seat and car seat base for the car.
7. Grow with Me Car Seat
You’ll be spending a lot of time in the car taking baby to and from routine doctor’s appointments and other outings. Consider a grow with me car seat once the baby grows out of his or her infant car seat. My babies were usually ready for a bigger car seat around the 6 month mark! These grow with me seats last quite a while depending on the child’s weight.
Check out these Grow with me car seat options.
Stock up on these must-haves for baby!