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The Fab Mom's Guide on the Items You Need for a New Baby

OK, so I know its been a loooong time since I've blogged, but I have a good excuse:

The Fab Mom's Guide on the Items You Need for a New Baby

The #FabFam has grown by one. My little angel, Grayson August, was born on December 11th at 12:31 pm (10 days early!) at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and 20 inches in length. He is the most incredible thing, and is growing and developing a little personality so quickly.

Needless to say, he has kept me pretty busy. I am lucky to squeeze out time for a shower or to check email, let alone blog this past month. However, I wanted to take some time to do a Friday Faves post this week to not only announce the little guy's arrival, but also highlight a few of my favorite items for these newborn days that I have experienced over the past month. These are the things that I have found to be the most useful for this first month of my son's life, absolute must-have items for a newborn. Whether you are a first-time mom or going for your second, third, or fourth baby, consider this your guide of tried-and-true essential products for a new baby.

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Best items for a newborn baby: Graco Element Pack N' Play

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Graco Element Pack N' Play
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As my mother said, this thing is worth it's weight in gold. The baby naps in it, gets changed in it, we can move it around the house so that he is near us when resting and we are doing things, and it even plays music and sounds to soothe a new baby.

Outfit for me:

Best nursing tank for new moms: Gilligan & O'Malley Nursing Cami

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Gilligan & O'Malley Nursing Cami
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Comfortable, and works for an around-the-house top or for an undershirt when you have to step out. Available in several colors, and very convenient for nursing.

Clothes for new moms: Juicy Couture Velour Track Pants

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Juicy Couture Velour Track Pants
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Comfy and cozy... always love my Juicy track pants.

Must-have items for new moms: Belly Bandit

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Belly Bandit
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Not only helps you get to your pre-prego belly faster, but also offers great support for the abdomen post-partum. You'd be surprised how weird it feels to have everything feel so loose inside your stomach after a 7 lb. baby (plus fluids, etc.) are suddenly absent. Also offers a slimming look under clothes :).

Best products for a new mom: Tory Burch Flip Flops

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Tory Burch Flip Flops
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If you know me, you know I am not a fan of tennis shoes or flip flops... I am a stiletto girl all the way. But if I must (which I definitely must post c-section) wear comfy flats, they may as well be designer. Tory Burch has several styles and colors of adorable flip flops with the iconic emblem. Available at the link above, Neiman's, Nordy's, Bergdorf's, etc.

To help with gassy baby:

Top items for a new mom: Little Remedies Gas Relief Drops

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Little Remedies Gas Relief Drops
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This stuff is A-Mazing. Works in seconds to help relieve baby's gassy tummy.

To calm crying baby:

Must-have baby products: Shermag Glider Ottoman Combo

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Shermag Glider Ottoman Combo
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Rocking a baby is one great way to calm them... and a good ergonomic glider will become your best friend for middle of the night feedings or calming a crying fit.

Best products for a new baby: Vacuum

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A friend taught me the trick of letting the vacuum run to calm a crying baby, and boy does it work!

Best products for a new baby: Swaddle Designs Ultimate Receiving Blanket

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Swaddle Designs Ultimate Receiving Blanket
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Swaddling is another great option for calming a fussy babe. I LOVE the blanket above that I recieved as a shower gift. It is the perfect size for swaddling, and is cute enough to not interfere with my home décor.

New baby must-have: The First Years Newborn Pacifier

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The First Years Newborn Pacifier
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Grayson loves these soothies!

Must-have for a newborn baby: WubbaNub Pacifier
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WubbaNub Pacifier
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An adorable alternative to the Soothie is the WubbaNub, with the Soothie pacifier attached. We have one with the cute Longhorn (above). I like these because the baby can grip them or it can be wedged between him and my shoulder when I am holding him, which helps keep the pacifier in his mouth during this time when he doesn't know what to do with his hands and can accidentally knock the pacy out of his mouth.


Newborn baby essential products: Munchkin Disposable Changing Pads

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Munchkin Disposable Changing Pads

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These come in really handy for a quick change out of the house, and to line the changer in my Pack N Play.

Essential products for a new baby: Gerber Organic Cloth Diapers

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Gerber Organic Cloth Diapers
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Cloth diapers make the best burp cloths. We carry these around with us all day, so you can't have too many.

Products you need for a new baby: Gerber Organic Newborn Onesies

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Gerber Organic Newborn Onesies
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We got tons of cute baby boy clothes, but realized that barely anything fit his small, skinny frame for the early weeks. Pick up some Newborn sized onesies. Plenty of them in fact, as they go through a few a day. Trust me on this.


BabyCenter: This site was great during my pregnancy, and even now with the newborn. It gives you weekly emails with information on your baby's development for that week and what kind of things you can expect to see changing with your body, your baby, and your life.

What to Expect When You're Expecting: Also great both during pregnancy and new baby. Like BabyCenter, keeps you updated on development and other great resources.

La Leche League International: Great resources for breastfeeding mothers, including tips and legal information.

More top baby products for newborns:

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