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Baby Bum Brush, Original Diaper Rash Cream Applicator, Soft Flexible Silicone, Unique Gift, [Blue] [link]
Makes it quick and easy, no finger painting the bum and bits. Just swoop, swoop, done.
Best: Ubbi trash can, you buy the 500 count wastebasket liners from Costco for $11 and they fit the thing, no stupid proprietary cartridges that never seem to work.
Another one that is up there for me was these little butt spatulas for applying diaper cream without getting it all over your hands which immediately need to be doing other things
Another best is the Hatch sound machine, amazing sound machine with an app that you can control it from outside the room, and it has a light
Worst: probably the Bumbo seat, the seat itself isn't bad, but my daughter used it maybe twice, I much preferred to set her up with a few pillows or something that worked just as well because when they're that little it isn't like you are able to leave them out of your sight while they are sitting
Truer words have not been spoken! He's in a bit of a phase where he'll have these sharts that you can't smell and can't see with a "peek" of the diaper. You don't know it's happened until a diaper change.
Genuinely feel like he has them right after a diaper change too, so they sit there for the maximum amount of time! Mad diaper rash and thrashing because uncomfortable.
I really should replace the baby butt spatula that one of our cats destroyed...
A lot of stuff is non essential and a lot depends on you and your baby’s preference. For instance I decided no way I was going to get a wipe warmer for my baby- I didn’t want him to be picky and then during his week long stay in the nicu because he was cold (after we took him him) I went out and purchased a wipe warmer because I couldn’t stand the thought of him being cold! We didn’t use it for too long, just through the winter. There are some good threads on here that go over the essentials. I went through Amazons baby checklist and did research on each item and that was how I decided a lot of the stuff I ended up with for my first. There is a TON of nice to have but definitely not necessary baby stuff out there (for example this diaper cream spatula, but I’d figure out the essentials, do a bit of research and then make a list of nice to haves! Also if plan on buying a bunch of stuff after the baby comes! Our son was super colicky and we ended up with a subscription for gas drops, gripe water and colic drops- which I assume not everyone needs?
So I always suggest this thing.
It might not be a big thing, however diaper cream is disgusting. It gets under my nails and I find it randomly on my hand after I washed. How??! I have 3 of these, one downstairs one upstairs and one in the diaper bag.
White noise machine - critical. 2 years out and he still likes it. Calms down instantly when hearing it.
Swaddle - don't get too many yet. Not all babies like being swaddled. I used the halo swaddle sacks.
Shirts - helpful, but not necessary. All shirts are nursing shirts when you no longer care who sees your boob.
Bras - buy 2 or 3 cheapies. www.leadinglady.com will be your friend there. Once your boobs figure out what they want to be, get a few more pricier ones
Padsicles/dermaplast - took all I needed from the hospital. Never bought more
Sitz bath - didnt use.
Bottles - you seem good there
Pump - NEEDED. It's kind of nice knowing you have a way to pump if kiddo is on a nursing strike or your nipples are in pain from early days of nursing.
Haakaa - Loved this thing. Used it a lot. Lid wasn't critical to me, but the suction cup on the bottom was. Dropped that thing more than I'd like to admit
Diapers - can never have enough however your baby might be allergic to one kind or one kind fits better than others. No need to have a ton of different kinds until you find one that works. Amazon prime will be your friend with diaper delivery.
I love these too! I use the little finger glove (finger cots) to put stuff on but I’ve been seeing those spatula looking things. Have you tried those?
amazon calls them brushes But they look like spatulas to me.
I have this applicator and it is amazing! Reusable and super soft. Thanks for the tip too! We had a similar problem with my 2 year old when she ate too many blueberries ��
Food for sure! It is super hard to find time to make any food after the baby is born.
I've also appreciated the books we've received as gifts. Definitely do not send clothes or blankets unless you know the parents actually want those.
OH and this is the single best thing we got as a gift: https://www.amazon.com/BabyBum-Diaper-Cream-Brush-Blue/dp/B00LYQ53JW. It seemed super useless at the time but it is amazingly handy for applying cream. (It also has 5000+ reviews and a 5-star rating, which seems appropriate).
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Imagine a mini cake spatula but for butt cream so you don't get it all over your hands.
It’s a device to put diaper cream on your babe without getting it on your hands. I don’t know how I lived without it before.
Butt Spatula for diaper cream!
Lots and lots of good advice here! Just wanted to add that these things are awesome for applying diaper cream.. lol
I get everyone these:
And an Amazon gift card.
Ah, if you stay home you may not need to, but if the insurance company provides you a pump for free, why not? Plus, if you need to take a trip without the kiddo (it happens!) or you get a plugged duct while baby is sleeping (it happens!) you may want the pump to help out.
We did a bassinet for the first, err... 3 months, 4 months? Eventually though they'll get too big for even a bigger bassinet. I think ours outgrew hers at around 6 months. The pack and plays are okay, but oh boy are they low to the floor (being... on the floor and all...) Maybe look at the convertible bed-crib things? 2 things in one go!
And yeah, wait for Target baby stuff sales. Worst case is you get a gift card that you then spend on diapers.
Oh a few items you didn't know you wanted (but you probably want!)
That's about it. Maybe 1000 swaddles...
BabyBum Diaper Cream Brush
We have one too! Highly recommend