Newborn Must-Haves


7/8/20233 min read

From a non-expert, just a mom that had PPD.

  1. Nose Frida- OMG. This contraption is everything. I know, it looks and seems gross but I promise, you won't actually be getting boogers down your throat. Babies have a lot of congestion and this thing makes clearing it so easy and simple. Don’t forget the saline drops!

A baby snotsucker
A baby snotsucker
  1. Vaseline- This is the best thing for their skin. There are so many creams out there. We love Tubby Todd! But Vaseline just works the best for their dry, sensitive skin.

  1. Electric Nail File- Ooooooo honey, those nails! They’re so thin that it’s like they put paper cuts all over their body. This file makes it easy for the parent so you're not worried about clipping the nails too short. Again, it just makes things easier and that’s all you want as a new parent. You’ll be using it every couple days and still will probably have to get baby mitts for sleep!

  1. Tommee Tippee Pacifiers- I wrote a whole other post about this but essentially just stock up on the pacifier of your choice. You can never have too many and it’s an important tool. One of Dr. Harvey Karp’s 5 S’s (for womb vibes) is Sucking. Babies need to suck.

  1. Dr. Brown’s Bottles- As a formula mom, I tried them all: Avent, Tommee Tippee, EvenFlo, Playtex. Dr. Brown’s is the best. They alleviate so much gas for baby and they’re really easy to use. My baby attached to that nipple much easier than any other. They also grow with baby so you can easily switch out nipples as they get older.

  1. The Baby Shusher- Another one of Dr. HK’s 5 S’s is Shhhing. This little machine does it for you. No need to dry out those vocal chords. We would place it right in the bassinet with him and it worked like a charm. This is a magical tool that everyone should buy!

Moms, what would you add to this list? Leave a suggestion in the comments! I always think about what I would do differently if I ever had another baby. There are just so many great tools out there!


The Bundor Family

  1. A Moving Bassinet- We chose the Graco Sense2Snooze because it was a cheaper option but I know a lot of people love the Snoo. For the first 3 months, you’re trying to keep their environment as close to the womb as possible. One of the ways we do that is by moving the baby around a lot. We rock them, swing them, and put them in a moving bassinet. You’ll get way more sleep as a new parent this way.