Going to Babies R Us can be overwhelming when you are expecting. They have so many different baby items and you don't know what you will need. This post is for my cousin who is having her first baby in November.
Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder 2 Pack ,Colors May Vary
I used these to put ice chips in when my baby was teething. You can also put frozen banana chips and other foods but they are hard to clean out afterwards.
Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing
This particular swing comes with the option to use batteries or power cord. It also switches swinging directions from front to back and side to side.
Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym
We used this toy multiple times a day for the first 6 months. It had fun lights and music and was nice to use for tummy time. It also folds flat so it can be stored under a bed.
Gerber 12-Pack Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Diapers - White
I used these cloth diapers to make cute burp cloths.
Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine, White
Some babies are simply more sensitive to noise than others. If you have loud neighbors, a dog that likes to bark or have a love of surround sound this is a must.
Nosefrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
This looks completely disgusting, but I promise your little babies snot will never touch your lips and the suction is much more powerful and continuous than a traditional aspirator. You do not need the baby medical kits they sell. All you need are a baby brush, nail clippers, thermometer and an aspirator. Don't waste your money on the extras.
Baby Healing Ointment, Advanced Therapy, 14 Ounces (396 g) (Pack of 2)
This is the best baby lotion ever! Use Aquaphor on little bums or drool covered chins to protect them from irritation. It can be a bit greasy but it works wonders on chapped skin.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
This is the book my pediatrician recommended. Read it before you have the baby as it is a bit tough to get through when you are sleep deprived.
The Happiest Baby on the Block
This book has some nice reminders on how to soothe your baby.
Costco Kirkland brand baby wipes are great. They are unscented and come in bulk so you will never make midnight runs for more wipes.
Kirkland brand diapers at Costco are interchangeable with Huggies. I usually buy whichever brand has a coupon. I have also tried LUVS (Had a funny smell and always seemed kind of wet) and did not like them.
Blackout Curtains-When decorating your nursery purchase blackout curtains instead of a cute valance. If your baby has sleep issues these will be a lifesaver and easier to install before the baby comes.
Target Brand-I use Target brand baby acetaminophen and gas drops. They work great and are tons cheaper. Take the safety seals off all products before baby arrives so they will be ready when you need to use them in the middle of the night.
Borrow-See what baby items you can borrow from friends or family. Something that was a lifesaver for me might be nonessential to you.
Thrift-Many of these items can be found in great shape at garage sales and places like craigslist. In my experience I found Babies R Us to be more expensive that everywhere else. Make sure you shop around and make use of programs like Walmart.com's site to store or .99 shipping.
Laundry-Purchase Zote Soap, I was able to find some at Big Lots!