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New mom and super confused on what you need and don’t need for baby?
I got you.
After the panic of finding out I was having twins, I remember browsing Pinterest for hours looking for what all I needed. Every list was different, and it didn’t seem like any of them included absolutely everything I would need.
So what am I really going to need???
I was so overwhelmed, when honestly I didn’t really matter.
Right now I am actually going back and republishing this post because we are reaching the twins first birthday and I have a MUCH better idea of what to share with you guys.
I even have a new shop up through Amazon that features all of my favorite baby buys!
You can check it out here, and even follow me for more of my Amazon favorites.
But I originally included a lot of things that you can honestly do without. I might have used them for a few weeks or a month, which to me was for sure not worth the purchase.
And then there are also things that I have added because I have used them every day since publishing my original post back in October.
After you read the list, make sure to check out my post allll about how to create the perfect Amazon Baby Registry, and how you can get the absolute most of it.
Did you know that you can get a whole box of free products from some of my favorites (Dr. Browns, SwaddleMe, MAM, and Carters)? Seriously, check out the post for how to snag the welcome baby box for FREE!
Lets get started with everything you need for baby!
The Ultimate Necessities List for Baby and Twins!
- Mattress Cover(s)
- Crib Sheets
- Dresser (like this one; short and long to double as a changing table!)
- Dresser Organizers
- Pack and Play(s)
Something I wish I would have known about when my babies were little was the potential danger of standard crib mattresses. I recently found out about Newton Baby Mattresses that are 100% breathable! Talk about one way to take away some of the stress of babies sleeping in their own crib. Click here Free shipping + 100-night free trial!
- Diapers (Newborn and Size 1)
- Diaper rash cream
- Changing pad
When it comes to diapers and wipes, more is always better. Ask your friends and family to help you keep a look out for sales before babies come and stock up! Keep diapers in their packaging for easy returns and exchanges.
- Clothes (Newborn/0-3 at first will do great but the more, the merrier)
- Onesies (short or long sleeved)
Pro-tip: if money is tight, or you’re lazy like me, sleepers are the only requirement at first. Dressing them everyday will be a chore you hate. They sleep all day anyways.
How many of each thing will you need? Well that is dependent on how often you want to do laundry! But I can guarantee that whatever you get will be just fine. I received enough clothes that I could probably dress an entire daycare. Anyways, your babies might go through two outfits a day, or stay in the same outfit for two days. Frankly, if my babes aren’t soaked from spit up, they stay in their outfit until I bathe next. So they go through about 4-5 outfits a week each.
- Bottle Rack
- Bottle Brush
- Dishwasher Basket
- Pump and Accessories (go through insurance!)
- Spit-up Rags (I do recommend purchasing some for every room you plan on feeding in)
- Silicone Bibs
- Silicone Placemat
Check out this post on washing bottles, and this one all about how I save on formula!
On the Go
- Double Stroller
- Car Seats + Bases
- Car Seat Covers
- Diaper Bag Backpack
- Tote Savvy for Organization (here is why I LOVE it!!)
- Diaper sacks
Check out some of my tips here for on the go with twins!
- Nursing bras
- Nipple Butter
- 32 oz. Tumbler for all the Iced Coffee (check out my cold brew recipe here!)
- LOTS of snacks
- Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime subscription!
- Water Bottles (I keep one in every room)
- Baby Monitor
- Rock and play(s)
- Twin Z Pillow or Regular Nursing Pillow
- Fuzzy Blankets
- MAM Pacifiers (they glow in the dark!)
- Receiving/Swaddle Blankets
- Baby First Aid Kit
- Bulb Syringe
- Sound Machine
- Infant Tylenol
- Punkin Butt Teething Oil
- Zarbee’s Infant Cold Medicine
You might be worrying now because that list is long and expensive, but honestly, don’t worry too much about what you have or don’t have. Buy what you can.
Because ultimately, you are going to make it work regardless. Yes, I like having a changing table in their room. But you know where I change them most often? The living room floor.
And no this isn’t everything you will buy in the first year. I left out toys and random stuff that aren’t necessarily necessities. These are simply things you will thank the heavens for. Especially the Tylenol. It’s something you forget about until you need it, and then it’s too late!
For a one stop shop- Check out my new Amazon Store Front Here and easily add my baby favorites into your cart!
Did your baby necessities make it on the list?
What do you think is a must when it comes to baby? Go ahead and share below!
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