Getting Ready for Baby Showers

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I have started looking at all the baby stuff out there and want to know what is a good investment and what is not. I'm asking that other mom's let me know 1 or 2 (maybe 10) things that they found or find they can't live without. I don't want to miss any item that will make being a first time mommy easier.


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Kathy - posted on 11/05/2009




1. The bassinet... we got one that has a light, plays music and vibrates, having a c-section it was a lifesaver having her right there.
2. A playpen with the bassinet to save trips up and down the stairs
3. Swaddle-Me's its a swaddling blanket with velcro, made so you don't have to unwrap baby to change their diaper.
4. little snuggly blankets. Hers is a bunny and she just loves to hold onto it

Donna - posted on 11/05/2009




Also here are some things that haven't been mentioned. An ear thermomerter, toenail clippers, a baby sling great for just popping into the shops. Some hand sanitiser that fits in your bag!! Some toilets are pretty grose!!

Amy - posted on 10/17/2009




The best thing invented for a baby was the swing! My son loved it when I played lullabie cd's too. They both helped him sleep.

Kirsty - posted on 10/15/2009




1. bouncer that vibrates (my baby would not sleep in his moses basket after 2weeks, this was a god send)

2. sleep bags (you can get different togs so not to over heat)

3. bath sponge shaped to your baby (my baby grew out of his baby bath so quick, this was fab its just like a big sponge you lie your baby on in the normal bath)

4. pushchair you can fix your car seat to the frame (so quick and easy if your just popping into asda)

5. plenty of bibs, babygros and bed sheets (babies have a tendency to spit up milk when your not expecting it) I found muslin cloths were great for going out to cover your or baby from spit ups.

Iysha - posted on 10/15/2009




1. BOUNCY CHAIR!!! we don't go anywhere where Kylie is going to be put down without it. She falls asleep in it, plays in it, sometimes she doesn't want to be held...just wants to be in her chair. love it =] (makes dinner time easier and showers easier too)

2. PAJAMAS that are like a sack but zip in the middle. (they are life savers for night snapping to do when you have a hungry baby screaming)


4. SWADDLE BLANKETS...not receiving blankets...the long swaddle blankets

5. BABY TYLENOL and PEDIALITE (always be prepared! babies like to get sick when you aren't ready for it)

6. FORMULA CONTAINERS...I have one I bought at Target for like $3 that I use every time we go out. the formula is premeasured so it is great for child care too.

7. CHANGING PAD... if you go out, not all places have a changing table in the womens bathroom. If they do, they always seem to be out of paper liners

8. BABY CARRIER... I love it. makes shopping easier and my baby falls right to sleep in it everytime we use it.

9. KIMONO STYLE TOPS.. I was always afraid of putting tops over my daughter's head. lol. these eased my mind.

Don't waste your money on these things...

Wipe warmers

Big heavy blankets (you only really need like 1 for walks or whatever)

Mittens(unless you live in a cold climate of course)

Erin - posted on 10/15/2009




I love my space saver high chair since it goes from newborn to booster seat. I'm already using it for my second child. Also, if you are thinking about having more children, look for things that will last and can be used more than once. Keep the boxes (it makes storage easier).

Keara - posted on 10/15/2009




a swing, and i have this teddy bear thats plays a heart beat, my 2 month old would not sleep without it being on

Emma - posted on 10/15/2009




Definately a swing and bouncing chair. My son loves both. His bouncing chair has vibrate and music as well as a few toys so in the beginning he loved just listening to the music and vibrations helped with his colic. Now he can reach the toys so its even more enjoyable for him. The swing is a fantastic investment even for a non colicky baby.

Carol - posted on 10/15/2009




i can not live with out a swing it is where my baby takes his nap's sence he is colicy it helps me out a ton. i also have a chair that goes from newborn to toddler and i think it is great my little man will get a lot of use out of it!

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