5 Newborn Essentials

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I've been talking to Dana, owner of online shop What Every Baby Needs, about what products she and her customers find most useful. Great info for a first time mama like me. She's been so helpful!

Oh and Dana just had her second baby, Zoe Honora, on Thursday -- right after she gave me these tips. Zoe made a surprise early arrival and she's a beauty just like her mama and big sis!

Check out what made Dana's newborn essential list.


Dana's essentials:

Aden + Anais Swaddling Blankets, $44 for four 

We've tried more swaddling blankets than I care to think about, and these Aden + Anais Swaddling Blankets (above left) are by far the best. The extra-large (47 by 47 inches) size makes it much easier than others to safely and securely swaddle baby. This four-pack of versatile wraps have also been perfect for so many uses, from blankets and nursing shields to burp cloths and crib sheets and even more-there are so many uses, we've lost track! The bonus? Hip prints you'll love!

Piccolo Bambino Organic Kimono Bodysuit, $28 for 2-pack

These luxuriously soft Piccolo Bambino Organic Kimono Bodysuits (above right) are an important staple in any baby's wardrobe, which is why they are offered as a set of two. The wraparound snap closure makes on and off super easy (no over the head!), and they're designed to get even better with every washing.

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Bamboo Coveralls, $24

Made from organic bamboo, these ridiculously soft Bamboo Coveralls (above left) for newborn to 18-24m are perfect for everyday. Our favorite part? Easy on and off snaps with an adorable drop-down butt in the back to make those diaper checks fast and easy. Once you try them, you'll understand why moms become fanatical about Kicky Pants!

Sweetums Tote Diaper Bag, $89.99 (Regularly $179.99)

Every mom needs a diaper bag, so why not do it with style? This hip Sweetums Tote Diaper Bag (above right) has everything you need to help be prepared wherever you are, including a changing pad, bottle thermos bag, and dirty clothes bag. And with the incredible prices they are currently available for, it's a great time to snatch one up! Available in four fun colors.

BPA free bottlesGreen to Grow Bottle Welcome Home Set, $54

This Green to Grow Bottle Welcome Home Set (right) has everything new parents need to start feeding baby with confidence: two 5-ounce BPA-free bottles, two 10-ounce BPA-free bottles, extra nipples, and a super-soft organic cotton burp cloth. When you're first starting out, it can be hard to know how many bottles you need-this set takes the guesswork out of it for you!

Thanks, Dana! Cannot wait to hear about your new baby and I love your picks!

Have any of these essentials made your must-have list?


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