20+ Newborn Baby Essentials

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20+ Newborn Baby Essentials

Add these must-haves to your nursery checklist to get ready for everything baby needs

Rub-a-dub-dub, give him a massage after the tub with Baby Magic Calming Baby Lotion. ($4;

Hevea’s Pond Bath Toys are good, clean fun: no PVC, BPA, phthalates or pesky holes for water to lurk. (three-pack, $30;

Lock up your stroller while you’re out with the Buggyguard One Heart. ($20;

Don’t forget this essential! We love NUK’s line of animal face pacifiers. (two-pack, $5;

Chicco’s I-Feel bouncer rocks, has an MP3 player and looks super-chic. ($120;

Stock a SaraBear Diaper Caddy with Huggies diapers, Pampers wipes, Aquaphor for skin irritations, Desitin for diaper rash and Johnson’s Baby Shampoo for a sponge bath (caddy $32, all products available at Babies “R” Us). Bambino Land’s organic muslin blankets do more than swaddle. (two-pack, $39;

This adorable Etsy number secretly stashes baby wipes! ($18;

Spy on him via Skype using The First Years Home & Away Portable Digital Video Monitor. ($160;

Shush her to sleep with The First Years Sounds for Silence Premium Sound Machine. ($40;

Pick up the well-stocked 1st Grooming Kit (by Safety 1st) so you can tame your tot’s mane and claws. ($13; Walmart stores)

We can’t resist the cuteness of cloth, especially this one-size-fits-all Kissaluvs. ($25;

The Lamaze Northern Lights Soother crib toy will entertain baby until Mr. Sandman shows. ($41;

Vintage graphics make the Minnie Silhouette bodysuit a must. (three-pack, $20;


Take still pictures, shoot high-def video and project them instantly on the wall with the 14.1-megapixel Nikon Cool-pix S1100pj digital camera. ($300;

The Oshi Mat is perfect for your Mommy and Me classes. It’s nontoxic, latex-free and cute to boot! (includes nylon carry bag, $50;

While you answer e-mail, sit baby in the Prince Lionheart BébéPOD Plus, which encourages good posture. ($50;

Ultra-gentle Seventh Generation Baby laundry detergent won’t irritate his sensitive skin. ($7;

Free of all worrisome chemicals, the Lifefactory Multi Sensory Silicone Teether can be frozen to soothe aching gums. ($7;

Be prepared for nighttime nursing sessions: Simplisse Gia nursing pillow (with cover, $60;, OXO Good Grips water bottle ($15; and Lansinoh’s HPA Lanolin cream ($11,

Ouchie gums keeping him awake? Try Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature Chewther. ($7;

Two layers of organic lamb’s wool in the Top Mat by Naturalmat help regulate baby’s temperature. ($130;

Young America’s Mix crib meets the most rigorous chemical emissions standards. ($880;