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The first few months postpartum with a newborn was a whirlwind of emotions and adjustments for me. Between caring for my little one and recovering from childbirth, it was easy to feel overwhelmed. But fear not, new moms! I made a dream list of new mom must have items – some that made my life a little easier during this precious (and sometimes messy) time and some that I wish I had!

New Mom Must Haves For Baby:

  • Diapering Essentials:ย Stock up on diapers, wipes, a diaper rash cream, and a changing pad. Consider a wipe warmer for nighttime changes โ€“ it can make a world of difference for a fussy baby.
  • Feeding Gear: Whether you plan to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or a combination of both, you’ll need bottles, nipples, a burp cloth, and a silicone bib. If breastfeeding, a nursing pillow can provide comfort and support.
  • Sleep Must-Haves:ย A safe sleep space for your baby is essential. This could be a crib, bassinet, or co-sleeper. You’ll also need multiple crib sheets, a swaddle blanket, and a sound machine.
  • Clothes: A romper with long sleeves and pants and a hood is great for little ones. It keeps them warm and covered. This one is made from soft and breathable fabric, and will keep your baby comfortable all day long.
  • Out and About: A car seat is a legal necessity for transporting your baby. A stroller is another must-have for errands and walks and so is a diaper bag backpack and a changing pad. Consider a wrap baby carrier for hands-free adventures.

New Mom Must Haves For Mom:

  • Postpartum Recovery Needs:ย Pads, witch hazel wipes, perineal spray, and a sitz bath can help ease discomfort after childbirth.
  • Comfortable Clothing:ย Pack loose-fitting pajamas and robes in breathable fabrics. Easy-access tops are ideal for breastfeeding moms.
  • Feeding Support:ย Nursing mothers may appreciate nipple cream to soothe soreness. A water bottle and healthy snacks are crucial for staying hydrated and energized.
  • Self-Care Essentials:ย Don’t forget about yourself! Pack toiletries you love and comfortable slippers. Taking a shower can feel like a luxury in those early days.

New Mom Must Haves For Fun:

New Mom Must Haves For the car and nursery:

Bonus Tip: A meal delivery service or stocking up on frozen dinners can be a lifesaver when you’re short on time and energy.

Remember, every mom and baby is different. This is just a starting point โ€“ tailor this list to your specific needs and preferences. Congratulations on your new arrival!

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Eryn
Eryn is a health conscious momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 7 to 21! She is a marketing maven and mentor with over 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 17+ years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is in love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep.ย Eryn uses her ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ to ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ & ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a low tox living advocate. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is "be on purpose" and she lives to better the lives of others.

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