Ultimate Baby Guide from The Local Moms Network - South Houston Moms

With so many baby products on the market, how do you decide what you actually need for your little one? Introducing The Local Moms Network Baby Guide – a trustworthy resource created by experienced moms, for moms. 

Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned pro, The Local Moms Network Baby Guide takes the guesswork out of building your baby registry. You’ll find mom-tested and baby-approved recommendations for everything from nursery necessities to feeding your baby.

Almost a decade ago, Asya Geller of Greenwich Moms started this guide to share her favorite baby essentials with friends. Since then, it’s been updated and perfected by moms across our network. Refer to it, make your picks, and get ready to welcome your bundle of joy with confidence. Then be sure to pass it along to the next mama-to-be!

This story originally appeared on The Local Moms Network.

diapering

Diapers. They’re not glamorous, but they may just be the only item a parent truly needs when the baby is born. These products make it as painless as possible.

Diapers 

  • Coterie (Arguably the most important item on this list, they’re incredibly absorbent, soft-as-cashmere and basically blow-out proof! Use code TLMNGuide2024 for 20% off first-time orders!)
  • Pampers
  • Kirkland Signature Diapers

Wipes

Changing Pad Liners

Changing Pad and Covers 

Diaper Pail, Bag refills, and Deodorizers 

Diaper Cream 

Portable Diaper Changing Pad

feeding your baby

Whether you’re nursing, pumping or formula feeding, the accessories that accompany feeding your baby can be confusing! Here are some of the must haves to make life a little easier. 

Nursing Pillow

Nursing Cover 

Breast Pump and Replacement Parts (check with your health insurance provider for information on free pumps!)

Breast Milk Storage Bags 

Burp Cloths

Bottle Brushes 

Bottle Soap

Bottles 

Bottle Drying Rack  

Bottle Accessories

starting solids feeding baby

While starting solid foods may not be a priority when your baby is first born, you’ll need to introduce them around 4-6 months. To prepare, consider these helpful items.

High Chairs

Bibs

Plates/Bowls/Utensils/Cups 

Baby Food Prep

baby bedding and sleep

People love to tell expecting parents to sleep when the baby sleeps, but that’s a lot easier said than done! Below you’ll find our favorite sleep products from necessities like bassinets and crib sheets, to helpful accessories like white noise machines.

Bassinets/Mattress Covers/Sheets

Swaddles

Sleep Sacks (Check for different weights and sizes)

Crib Mattress 

Crib Sheets

Portable Crib and sheets 

Sound Machine

Baby Monitor 

baby travel

Whether you’re heading to the grocery store, a weekend at the grandparents, or on a two-week vacation, traveling with baby can be exhausting. Here are the items that make transporting your bundle of joy a breeze.

Stroller (and corresponding travel bag)

Car Seat 

Wagon 

Stroller Accessories 

  • Stroller Fan
  • Snack Tray – stroller specific 
  • Cup holder – stroller specific 

Stroller Caddy

Stroller Mittens  

Stroller Sleeping Bag 

Baby Carrier

Mirror for Car Seat (one for each car)

Diaper Bag

baby bath
baby health and safety
baby toys and entertainment

From lounging to playing, leisure time with baby is the best! 

Baby Containers 

Jumper 

Play Mats/Gyms

Toys

baby clothes

While teeny tiny baby clothes are adorable, they’re oftentimes unrealistic. Focus on getting the essentials to keep your newborn comfortable during those first few months.

White Long-Sleeved Onesies 

Zipper PJs

 

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