As a new parent, we always wonder what are the must-have products for our babies. There is a wide variety of products available in the market from a basic version to a very advanced one. At the end of the day, it depends on your choice and budget what you want to buy for your bundle of joy. Here I’m recommending the most important products to have during your baby’s first year. I used these products for my little one and loved them.
The Must-Have Products For Your Baby:
We love to hold our babies but it’s practically not possible to hold them all the time. You’d have to put them down at some point, but that would not go well with few babies and they start screaming! This is when the swing comes into the picture.
Like every other thing, there is a huge variety of swings available. From the basic ones to the ones having the advanced features. It took me several weeks to select the perfect swing for Bilal which had the features we wanted and affordable at the same time.
The product I used for my kiddo is the Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle ‘n Swing. This has amazing features for soothing the baby and is very cozy and comfortable.
Being a first-time mom, I had no idea of the sleep sack. I used to swaddle my baby using the SwaddleMe Original swaddle and found it pretty good. But Bilal outgrew it in a few months and I was looking for a larger swaddle. I then found the HALO sleep sack swaddle and it was great!
This swaddle is adjustable and helps the baby sleep better and longer. It is also great for transitioning baby out of the swaddle with adjustable flaps. There are size variations available in this from small to large. It is also available in cotton and fleece versions.
Gas in infants is pretty common and it is normal for them to pass a lot of gas. Sometimes this gas gets trapped in their intestines and can cause a lot of discomforts. The babies then become cranky and fussy.
Gas drops help in breaking down the gas bubbles and speed up the process of relieving gas in the babies. These are a must-have in every household with an infant.
Mylicon Gas Relief Drops is gluten-free and contains no alcohol or artificial flavors. It is safe for the babies and can be used with every feed or whenever it feels necessary.
Trimming the nails of your infant is the scariest task as a parent! The task cannot be skipped because the baby will scratch his face off if the nails are left untrimmed!
I bought the OLAXER baby nail trimmer when he was a newborn but never actually used it as my little munchkin was a very calm baby and he didn’t mind me trimming his nails with a nail trimmer.
But as he grew older he started resisting the use of nail trimmer and pulled his hand away whenever I tried to trim his nails.
I then used this nail trimmer set which was lying in my dresser and voila! Nail trimming was never so easy and baby loved it too! A must-have for every Mumma I would say! It comes with different sized attachments from newborn to 12m+ and also has attachments for moms. It would work as a great baby shower gift too!!😉
Diaper rashes are so painful for babies and it’s heartbreaking for us parents to see them suffer. Even with the proper care, the diaper rash seems to make the way sometimes. Bilal would not let us touch his little buttock while he has a rash.
Our pediatrician recommended the Desitin Diaper Rash cream and the ointment is very effective. It works wonders every time and the rash disappears in one application. It is a must-have for infants.
When breastfeeding, it is not always possible to get a private space to feed your little one. Sometimes you have to answer the hunger cues of the baby in a public place or a family or friends gathering. Nursing covers help us keep things private when such a situation occurs.
I used different nursing covers but found the Kids N such Nursing Cover the best. It is wide and long enough to cover the acrobats baby does while feeding! 😀 It made my breastfeeding very comfortable when I’m at someone’s place or in public. I would highly recommend this to all the mommies.
You know when your baby is teething when he/ she wants to chew on every other thing and is drooling like crazy!
We bought him a bunch of teethers but most of them were difficult for him to hold or difficult to chew on. The Nuby Banana Teether was perfect in every way and soothed his sore gums effectively. I paired it up with the teething beads clip and he loved it.
Yes, you read it right! A sound machine creates a perfect sleeping environment for babies and helps them sleep longer. Many sleep experts recommend this to help babies sleep.
Skatolly Baby White Noise Machine is very portable. We carried it everywhere we went and would turn it on when Bilal slept. He would sleep peacefully as the sound machine canceled all the surrounding noises and created a soothing and familiar environment for him.
With a baby carrier, you can hold your baby close and keep your hands free at the same time. There are many baby carriers available and I had to put in a lot of research to select the one that suited our needs!
We only needed to use it occasionally and I found the Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier affordable and comfortable to use. It was also very helpful for us to carry him around the airport during our trip to India.