Liam is four years old now and Charlotte turned one in November. I like to think at this point I know the items someone needs when they have a new baby. It can definitely be overwhelming because there are just SO MANY OPTIONS! Plus so many opinions! I wanted to share with you what I think the most used baby items for new moms are. These are things we used and loved with both and they both loved too! If you need to get a baby gift soon or register for yourself, this is the post to read.
Most Used Baby Items For New Moms
Most Used Baby Items For Sleep:
This Homedics sound machine is used for every nap and at night. We only use the white noise setting but it has others as well. Both of my kids could not sleep without this.
Monitor: We have cameras in the kid’s rooms but we wanted a monitor we could carry around the house, have in our bedroom, even take into the backyard if we are out there. We LOVE this V-tech Baby Monitor. The price is great and it works amazing.
The DockATot was wonderful when the kids were newborns. We NEVER used it in the crib as our pediatrician didn’t recommend it. But it was great the first few weeks for the couch, our bed if I was doing laundry, and even our bathroom floor a few times when I needed to shower.
Liam loves his lambie. Charlotte has a pink one too! We have MANY of the angel dear loveys and they are amazing! I suggest have a few backups!
The Swaddle Up swaddles were great for Liam! But I did quickly learn that every baby is different. For Charlotte, we ended up using Kyte baby sleep sacks after she was done being swaddled and now at 16 months she still sleeps in one.
Our Keekaroo peanut changer continues to be the best money we spent. It’s a little pricey but if you think about buying a changing mat, and several covers it’s the same cost. This wipes down with baby wipes and is so comfortable!
Most Used Baby Items For Feeding:
Aden and Anais burpy bibs are the best ones ever. I tell everyone to get them and I give them as baby gifts all the time. They are insanely absorbent and can be used as a burp cloth or bib. We still use these!!
I can’t say enough great things about the Avent bottle Sterilizer. We used it for both kids and I truly think it’s the greatest for sterilizing all the baby things!
We LOVED Avent bottles for the kids. Both of them thrived on these anti-colic bottles.
I loved making my own baby food and the Beaba baby food maker is so easy to use and to clean. I loved it!
I love any bib you can easily wipe off that doesn’t stain so we were big fans of the Bella Tunno bibs with Charlotte.
Most Used Baby Items For Play:
We loved this baby walker for both kids learning how to walk.
This activity cube is amazing. Charlotte still plays with it daily and Liam loved it.
This train is THE BEST from about age 6 months on. Liam is 4 and still rides it around the house and Charlotte is starting to ride it too.
The Lovevery play gym is amazing. I wish they’d had it when Liam was a baby but we loved it with Charlotte.
If you are a mom I would love to know one of your most-used baby items!
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This post was originally posted in 2018 and has been updated for 2021.