Being a mom of 3 has taught me a lot about baby products!
During the last 5 years, I’ve tried a ton of different products and brands thanks to the blog! I feel a bit like an expert. 😛 I think all experienced moms are somewhat experts in the industry.
You know what they say… “Moms know best” and that was my biggest reason for launching the Momsays platform. I want to give experienced and first-time moms an opportunity to test out products and services.
My last born, Kirav is already a-month-old and during the last month, I’ve used some of these products religiously. These are products that make life with a newborn baby so much easier especially if you have more than one child.
As a mom of 3, I want products that are convenient and easy to use but I also want quality for my money! These brands won’t let you down.
Here are my Top 15 Must-have Products for a Newborn Baby:
1. Tiny Love Cozy Rocker Napper
The Rocker Napper features gentle rocking movements and vibrations that can help soothe baby and develop body sensation and control. You can control the level of stimulation by activating or deactivating the product’s various features. My favorite feature is how easily it converts from a seat to cozy napper. You can find out more about the product here.
2. Bepanthen Bum Cream
This is one of my favourite bum creams! It is expensive but so worth it, especially for a newborn baby. Bepanthen can also be used for cracked nipples and bruises.
3. Doona Carseat/Stroller with Essential bag
I used the Doona car seat with Kiaan (my second born) and now I’m are using it with Kirav. I can’t imagine life without Doona – I am obsessed with this product and the reason for that is because it screams out convenience. I recently received the essential bag which I think is a must-buy when purchasing the Doona car seat. It has many compartments inside the bag which allows you to carry all your essentials when shopping and the best part is it can be clipped on the stroller!
4. Sleepyhead Pod
I’ve used this product every single day since Kirav was born. Since we are co-sleeping at the moment, this has been a lifesaver for me! It also fits perfectly in a cot which is a big bonus for me when I am moving my son into his cot in a few weeks time.
5. Ubbi Nappy Caddy
A nappy caddy was always an essential product for me because it is so easy to carry nappies, bum cream etc around the house and change baby where ever you are. If you are not investing in a changing table, this product will also help a lot.
6. ELEKTRA – ULTRASONIC COOL AND WARM STEAM HUMIDIFIER
This is another product that I’ve used religiously from Day 1. A humidifier is definitely a must-have product if you have kids. I’ve got a bad cold at the moment – this has been a lifesaver for me in the room since I can’t take many meds now.
7. The Milk Mama Cover
I was a bit skeptical about getting a cover for the stroller at first but this versatile cover is amazing!
You can use it as a:
- Nursing Cover for Breastfeeding.
- Infant Car Seat Cover.
- Infinity Scarf.
- Trolley Seat Cover.
8. SNUZA HERO/Angelcare monitor
I am a paranoid mom that keeps checking on my baby every hour to see if he is breathing. The Snuza is perfect when you are traveling or shopping, It can be attached to your baby’s nappy and will alarm you if something isn’t right. For home, you can invest in an Angelcare monitor.
This is one of my favourite products from the brand. I bought one when it first launched in South Africa – it lasted close to 4 years! I recently purchased another one for Kiaan and Kirav. The foldable baby bath suitable from birth to four years. The space-saving design makes it easy to store and convenient to use at home or when traveling.
10. Sleeping bag/Muslin Blankets
I suggest getting a sleeping bag for baby and investing in a few muslin blankets! Newborns love being wrapped a burrito. It helps them sleep better.
11. Nosefrida “The Snotsucker” Nasal Aspirator
The Nosefrida “The Snotsucker” Nasal Aspirator is a safe and effective way of cleaning your baby’s nostrils. The non-invasive design forms a seal outside the nostril instead of going inside. Then by the power of your own mouth, you can create the suction necessary for aspiration.
Epi-max is a must-have in my house! I also think it is perfect for newborns as it is very mild and works well on dry skin. Epi-zone is perfect to use when baby gets baby acne or eczema.
13. Telament drops
You will most probably be using this product weekly for your newborn because they end up getting stomach cramps from gas so often. Many babies also end up getting colic which can be a nightmare for new parents! 🙁
If your newborn is struggling with gas, I suggest you get Windi! It can relieve your baby’s discomfort in an easy and natural manner. The treatment takes a few minutes and your baby will feel the results immediately. Windi is completely free from hazardous substances and chemicals such as BPA and PVC. I’ve already tried this product with Kirav and I must say I’m impressed!
15. Baby carrier
A baby carrier is a must for me. Newborns love skin-to-skin and they sometimes will refuse to go down for a nap. If you have more than one child, I suggest you think about investing in a carrier, it will keep you sane!
Check out the Pod baby carriers which are on sale ->www.podbabycarriers.com.
Also, make sure you download a white noise app, my son sleeps so much better when he hears the “fan” or “motor engine” of a car.