Having a baby is exciting—and exhausting. There are so many things to remember and so many lists to check off, and it’s hard to keep track of which friends and family you’ve asked for which gifts. We know that bringing home a new little one is a hectic time, so we’ve compiled a list of must-have baby items you probably overlooked.
Contrary to the name, a diaper bag isn’t just for diapers. Depending on how well you organize it, diaper bags are useful for carrying ointment, spare outfits and bibs, blankets, and just about anything else you might need while you’re away from home with your baby. Some families even leave a backup diaper bag in the car trunk in case someone forgets the primary bag.
Car Seat Arm Pad
When you leave the house on errands or outings with your new baby, you’re going to end up carrying that car seat quite a bit. In order to make things less stressful, invest in an arm pad to give you extra comfort while lugging the car seat around.
Everyone loves buying onesies for babies, and who wouldn’t? They’re adorable. However, people may forget to gift you socks, which you’re going to need to keep your baby’s feet warm. Baby socks are important for many other reasons as well, like protecting fragile newborn skin from UV rays and preventing injuries.
If you live somewhere that gets cold, you’re going to want your hands covered while pushing the stroller around. However, most regular gloves make it harder to use your cellphone and do other tasks. So what’s the solution? Stroller mittens! They’re like muffs that attach to the stroller handle, letting you slip them on and off with ease.
The last baby must-have that you probably overlooked is an organizer for your stroller. These organizers hang from the top handle, letting you store your phone, wallet, wipes, and other handy items all without needing to carry a bag.
It’s important to make sure you have everything you need when bringing home a new baby. Hopefully, this list will help you remember those items you forgot!