Inside: Wondering what your baby will *actually* need? Find out the 10 best newborn baby essentials to make the first 3 months easy so you can stress less and just enjoy the cuddles!
I stepped out the car with my newborn baby in my arms and stood in front of my door.
“Can I actually care for this sweet, little baby all on my own??”
Nothing can quite prepare you for caring for a newborn but with the right essentials, you’ll feel like you got it all under control!
Without the proper newborn baby essentials, it can feel like climbing Mount Everest without any climbing gear- impossible.
I’ll share with you the best newborn baby essentials to help you feel confident that you’re caring for your baby in the best and easiest way possible.
…while staying on budget!
Being a parent is expensive. (Super understatement…) It’s important not to waste your precious money on items you don’t need so you can just focus on the essentials that are actually worth it.
Here is a list of newborn baby essentials you will actually need and use on a daily basis for the first 3 months to make your mom life easier.
What are Newborn Baby Essentials?
Newborn essentials are all of the items that your newborn is going to need to use every day. These items are going to be the things you use day in and day out to care for your baby in the best way possible.
…And also make your mom life easier!
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Where to Buy Newborn Essentials?
Finding newborn essentials these days is really easy. From your local Dollar Tree to Walmart or Target, you can find baby items almost anywhere.
But baby items can be really expensive. The little costs really add up and before you know it, the 10 items in your cart ring up to $200. Not fun.
The key to finding newborn baby essentials is to *know where to look*.
In this post, next to each newborn baby essential, I’ll link to where you can find that item for cheap.
An Amazon Prime account also really comes in handy for baby essentials. They have an Amazon Family Program where you subscribe monthly for the items and it gets automatically shipped directly to you every month for 5-10% off the regular price.
Those savings really add up!
And it saves you a trip to the store so you don’t have to take your little one out on those last-minute errands when you run out of an essential.
When to Buy Baby Essentials?
Before your baby arrives, you’ll want to add most of the newborn baby essentials to your baby registry. Even if it’s your second, third, or tenth child- I truly believe in baby registries because every mom should receive all of the extra help they can get!
For my first child, I created a registry at Target, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon.