Electric pump. So so worth the extra cost (even if it's just a single electric..., I love my Medela....) Also, having the insurance company pay for 90% of the cost because the pump was a Rx.
Lots and lots of burp rags.
Baby bathtub. Especially for the wriggly baby.
Small lightweight cotton receiving blanks for bathing baby in. (Swaddle bathing for the win!...although we don't swaddle bathe since Grace prefers to kick the water around)
Gas drops. (store brand versions work just fine)
Forehead thermometer. I found a neat one at Wal-Mart for $10 "Temporal artery"
Swing. So I can eat and take showers.
2.7 oz bottles.
Nursing tank/cami and V-neck shirts made of stretch material.
Nursing cover. Because baby likes to kick just a blanket off... Plus, the cover is great to wear over her when she's in the harness and we're out in the sun.
Swaddle-Me. The First-years swaddler does not work as well on our long-legged kicky baby. But the Swaddle-Me version is great because she can kick within a limited boundary and still keep her legs warm.
Boppy pillow. So many uses!
What to Expect the First Year book. Very nicely balanced book with tons of useful information.
Mobile with music. I'm wishing I had invested in the one that makes light patterns now...but Grace turns her head to look at the shadows the one we have makes on the wall. At least, I think that's what she does...
Harness. Great for large-quantity shopping since the car seat doesn't fit on most shopping carts well and putting it in the cart doesn't leave a lot of room for groceries.
Support groups: Mommy & me and breastfeeding. Lactation consultants are full of wonderful information and the groups give good practice for getting out with baby. Also, make new friends!Posted by Anna at June 19, 2010 10:44 AM | TrackBack