Top 100 Baby Must-Have Items List (Part 2)

To see the first half of this list, 

Breastfeeding (2013)

Breast Pump   

Medela Pump-in-Style Breast Pump and Backpack Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack

Don’t forget:  Spare Breast Pump Tubes, especially if you have dogs who love to chew breast pump parts (Medela Double Pumping Kit), and Breast Milk Storage Bottles  ( Medela Feeding Bottle Set).  Also, don’t forget Breast Milk Labels (Medela Breastmilk Labeling Lids).

Feeding Timer  
Itzbeen Pocket Nanny – Baby Feeding Timer  (Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer)

Nursing Pads  Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads  
Because your boobs will leak…

Nipple Cream  Lansinoh HPA Lanolin for Breastfeeding Mothers
Because your nipples will hurt.

Nursing Bras – You should probably pick these out yourself.  I like the nursing bras from Target the best.

Nursing Pillow:
Boppy or Other Nursing Pillow   Boppy Pillow with Slipcover or My Brest Friend Pillow or Boppy Nursing Pillow  

Nursing Cover:  
Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover (Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover) This would have been nice when the dozens of unwanted visitors came to my hospital  room when  my child was born.  


The Status Veneto Glider

The Status Veneto Glider and Nursing Ottoman is about $230 and has reasonable reviews on  

Feeding (2013)

Drying Rack for Bottles and Nipples
Boon Grass Drying Rack  Boon Lawn Countertop Drying Rack and Boon Stem Grass and Lawn Drying Rack Accessory

Dishwasher Basket  

OXO Tot Dishwasher Basket (Large Capacity) OXO Tot Dishwasher Basket

The OXO Tot Dishwasher Basket is perfect for Playtex Drop-In Nipples (which tend to be larger than most nipples) and it fits more nipples-per-wash than the average basket.  

Nipple Brush  OXO Tot Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner and Stand


Playtex Nurser Dropins  Playtex Drop-In Bottle

Don’t forget: Extra Nipples for Bottles(Playtex Drop-Ins Nipples) Not all nipples are made equal, and many babies benefit from the “flow” of the nipples being adjusted according to their ability to latch and suck.  Playtex Drop-ins make different flows of nipples:  Slow, Medium, and Fast)

Solid Foods and Sippy Cups (2013)

High Chair(s)  

Space-Saver High Chair by Fisher-Price 

The tray to the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair fits in your dishwasher (this is a HUGE perk) and you have no idea how wonderful of a quality that is in a highchair until you have to clean the  damn tray  by hand every single time.   This can be your at-home high-chair or you can keep it handy for when you go out to eat.  You will not understand how badly most restaurant high chairs suck until you experience it yourself.  

Graco Blosson 4-in-1 Seating System (Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System)…This is a larger high-chair, and it has wheels, which will make your life easier.

Baby Spoons (Soft Tip) – Munchkin Soft-Tip Infant Spoons Munchkin Soft-Tip Infant Spoon

Toddler Forks – Gerber Metal Fork Set  3 Piece Metal Fork Set – Gerber.  Plastic baby forks serve  a purpose  for a very short period of  time (if any).  When trying to teach your baby/toddler to self-feed, they become quite discouraged at the ineffectiveness of that plastic forks at picking up food (sure, you can pick up a noodle with a plastic fork, but an uncoordinated toddler  needs metal to be able to get a good hold of a  noodle).  This is why I recommend getting metal baby forks.

Baby Food Freezer Storage Containers    

OXO Tot Baby Freezer Storage Containers  OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers


Snack Catcher Cup 

aka. “Cheerio storage” 
Munchkin Snack Catcher Cup  Munchkin Snack Catcher
These are great if you have dogs. These brilliant little cups do is act as a front-line of defense that defends your helpless little baby/toddler from being robbed of her cheerios from your hungry dog. 

Sippy Cups

Dr. Brown’s Soft-Spout Sippy Cup 

I honestly feel that I am qualified to write a book on sippy cups.   I have tried nearly every single one out there.  Dr. Brown’s Soft Spout (Dr. Brown’s Soft Spout Training Cup), and Dr. Brown’s Hard Spout Training Cups  (Dr. Brown’s Hard Spout Training Cup) are the best I have found.

Sippy Cup Bungy Cord   

sippy cup bungy cord (SippyPal Bungy Cord) will keep your little one’s sippy cup from hitting the floor, and prevent you from needing to wipe it off each time your toddler throws it off the high chair (this will happen often).  


Da Bib

DaBib is the greatest bib ever! See more on my favorite bibs at Top 5 Must-Have Baby Bibs (2013).

Suction “Stay Put” Bowls  
Munchkin Stay-Put Suction Bowls Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowls 


Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner  iRobot Roomba Vacuuming Robot

We have allergies in our household  so we already had a Roomba, but this thing was AWESOME at picking up the random, not-visible-to-the-eye junk that is left on your floor and that a toddler will LOVE to put in her  mouth (choking hazard).  The iRobot Roomba Vacuuming Robot even leaves pretty lines in my carpet.  The Roomba has kind of become a “family member” (a pet) in our household.  I love Mr. Roomba. 

Strollers and Carseats (2013)

Lightweight Stroller(s)  The First Years Ignite Stroller or Chicco Liteway Plus Stroller or Chicco Liteway Stroller  

Jogging Stroller

BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller 

The BOB   (BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller).

Stroller Blankets  – You will probably quite of few of these at your shower no matter what you  register for.  If you end up getting them yourself, I recommend getting one or two smaller (infant-sized) blankets but toddler-sized blankets are the ones  that are going to  last you.  

Infant Car Seat and Stroller – Separate or Combo
Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat – Limonata or Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 Travel System, Element.  These things change on a daily basis and new models are  constantly  being released.  I personally prefer an infant car seat that has a base (this means that you can remove the car seat from your car easily (the actual car-seat itself clicks into a base and the base stays in your car and you can take your sleeping baby out of your car while he sleeps in his car seat and you don’t have to wake a  sleeping baby).  You do not understand how annoying and disheartening it can be to take a sleeping baby in and out of a car seat until you are  sleep-deprived and cherish every minute that child sleeps.

Car Seat (Convertible) 

Convertible car-seats  are usually used for older children (those there are some models that  can be used for infants) but the trick is that convertible car seats do not have a “base” (actually, some models do but they are extremely expensive .  If you do not understand what I mean by this, please read my explanation above regarding infant car seats.  You may want to wait on purchasing the convertible car seat  until you need it – these things change so frequently, you may want to wait until you actually need it.

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