The Essentials Edit: Your Newborn Starter Kit

You’re about to have a baby. You’ve read the books to prepare, you’ve taken the classes, and you’ve talked to every parent you know… but there’s still so much to learn.

To make things easier, we've created a product guide of all the newborn essentials you’ll need before your baby arrives. It’s our cheat sheet to all things baby -- so stock up on these options (in high, mid, and low price ranges) and you’ll officially be ready for your little bundle of babe...

Breastfeeding essentials --

NIPPLE BALMS

High: Mama Mio Keep Calm Nipple Balm $16

Mid: Mini Bloom Hallelujah Nipple Balm $14.50

Low: Tiny Human Supply Co Nipple Crack Nipple Balm $11.95

BREAST PUMPS

High: Willow Wearable Breast Pump $499.99

Mid: Spectra S1 Plus Electric Breast Pump Hospital Strength $199.99

Low: Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump $81.24

BOTTLES

High: Joovy Boob Baby Bottle $15.99

Mid: Comotomo Silicone Baby Bottle $12.99

Low: Philips Avent Anti-colic Baby Bottle $7.49

BOTTLE DRYING RACK

High: Philips Avent Drying Rack $17.99

Mid: Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack $14.99

Low: Munchkin Fold Bottle Drying Rack $7

NURSING BRAS

High: Wacoal Underwire T-Shirt Nursing Bra $65

Mid: Hatch The Bra $48

Low: Seamless Clip Down Maternity and Nursing Bra $24.98

FORMULA

High: Enfamil Enspire Infant Formula $39.95

Mid: Similac Pro-Advance Infant Formula $28.98

Low: Gerber Good Start Gentle Infant Formula $24.98

GRIPE WATER

High: Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water $19.96

Mid: Colic Calm Homeopathic Gripe Water $18.95

Low: Little Remedies Fast Acting Gripe Water $6.72

LACTATION COOKIES

High: Totum Women, Pack of 3 $55.00

Mid: Booby Boons Lactation Cookies $19.99

Low: Freshly Moms Lactation Granola $11.99

APPS TO TRACK FEEDINGS

Baby Breastfeeding Tracker FREE

MammaBaby -- Breast Feeding App and Baby Log Tracker FREE

Baby Tracker -- Newborn Log FREE

Daytime essentials --

TUMMY TIME MATS

High: Lovevery Play Gym $140

Mid: Infantino Go Gaga 4-in-1 Twist & Fold Activity Gym & Play Mat $49.99

Low: Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick and Play Deluxe Playmat $23.68

PACIFIERS

High: WubbaNub Plush Pacifier $14.99

Mid: NUK Newborn 100% Silicone Orthodontic Pacifier $6.62

Low: Philips Avent Newborn Pacifier $5.99

BABY LOUNGERS

High: DockATot Deluxe+ Dock $175

Mid: Leachco Podster Sling-Style Infant Seat Lounger $49.99

Low: Boppy Original Newborn Lounger $32.83

PORTABLE ROCKERS

High: BabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss $249.99

Mid: MamaRoo 4 $219.99

Low: Graco DuetSoothe Baby Swing and Rocker $90.99

BABY CARRIERS

High: Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier All-in-One $180

Mid: Sakura Bloom Ring Sling $148

Low: Baby K’tan Original Baby Wrap Carrier $49.95

CAR SEATS

High: Nuna Rava Flame Convertible Car Seat $449.95

Mid: Diono Radian 3 RXT All-in-One Convertible Car Seat $299.99

Low: Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat $199.99 

STROLLERS

High: UPPAbaby Vista Stroller $899.99

Mid: Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller $499.99

Low: Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller $251.99

Digestion and diaper essentials --

DIAPERS

High: Andy Pandy Biodegradable Bamboo Disposable Diapers $25.42 for 50

Mid: Pampers Pure Protection $18.50 for 50

Low: The Honest Company Disposable Baby Diapers $17 for 50


WIPES

High: The Honest Company Designer Baby Wipes $18.85 per pack of 288

Mid: Bloom BABY Baby Wipes $28.69 per pack of 640

Low: Amazon Elements Baby Wipes $12.49 per pack of 480

CHANGING MATS

High: Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer $129.99

Mid: Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad $29.99

Low: Kushies Organic Change Pad $13.99

CHANGING TABLES

High: West Elm x PBK Modern 6-Drawer Changing Table $1,199

Mid: Babyletto Lolly 3-Drawer Dresser with Changing Tray $399

Low: Delta Children Eclipse Changing Table $102.45

DIAPER BAGS

High: Burberry Flap-Top Canvas Diaper Bag $1,050

Mid: Abundance Boxy Backpack $209.94

Low: Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag $48

Bathtime essentials -- 

BATH TUBS

High: Puj Soft Foldable Infant Bath Tub $43.99

Mid: Boon Soak Newborn to Toddler Tub $29.99

Low: The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler Tub $17.99 

WASHCLOTHS

High: Aden + Anais Washcloth Set $20

Mid: Burt’s Bees Baby Organic Washcloth Box $9.95

Low: Gerber Washcloths 6 Pack $4.99

SOAP

High: Noodle & Boo Newborn 2-in1 Hair & Body Wash $18

Mid: The Honest Company Bubble Bath $11.95

Low: California Baby Super Sensitive Moisturizing Hand Wash $6.99

TOWELS

High: West Elm Animal Bath Wrap $34.50

Mid: Channing & Yates Hooded Bamboo Baby Towel $25.99

Low: Lucear Muslin Baby Bath Towel $15.99

Sleeping essentials --

BEDSIDE BASSINETS

High: SNOO Smart Baby Sleeper $1,295

Mid: HALO Bassinet Swivel Sleeper Premiere Series $279.99

Low: Graco Dream Suite Bassinet $162

SWADDLES

High: Milkmaid Goods Dahlia Swaddle Blanket $37.95

Mid: Love to Dream Swaddle UP Original $29.95

Low: Summer SwaddleMe Original Swaddle $16.98

SOUND MACHINES

High: Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine $59.99

Mid: SleepyMe Smart Sleep Soother & Star Projector $39.95

Low: Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Baby Sleep Soother $31.49

CRIBS

High: Ubabub Pod 2-in-1 Convertible Crib $3,200

Mid: Crate&kids Gustavian Crib $749.97

Low: Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion $379


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