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Top 5 baby items to get and give

Skip silly stuff, acquire awesome items

From the minute you announce to the world you are expecting, the list of "must haves" is a mile long. Five products made our lives a little easier when we had newborns and we have been recommending or buying them as gifts for expecting friends ever since.

For some of us, it has been a while since we were first-time moms, but surely a few favorite products stand out. Whatever you do, do not let anyone talk you into a baby wipe warmer. They are nice in concept, but totally impractical. You aren’t going to carry it with you wherever you go so it’s sort of pointless.

However, here are five must-have items you should have on your baby registry or consider taking to the next baby shower you're invited to:

1

Swaddling blankets

Not a pro-swaddler? That's not a problem with aden + anais Swaddling Blankets. These amazing blankets are made from soft, breathable muslin fabric and have tons of uses: Light cover at night, emergency burp cloth, stroller or car seat shield, tummy time mat, arm rest during feedings and more. We love them because they are large (47 inches x 47 inches), come in a variety of darling designs and are stretchy so swaddling is a cinch!

aden + anais also makes towels, wash cloths, sheets, bibs and they just launched a new skincare line worth checking out called Mum + Bub.

2

Carter's bodysuits and tees

Carter’s long sleeve bodysuits and side-snap tees are perfect for after a bath or layering and they keep Baby cozy. Because they are white, they always look clean and fresh — at least until the next spit-up. Consider getting a larger size for a roomier fit. Carter’s is great for all baby, toddler and kids clothes and their sales are amazing.

3

Kiddopotamus Snuzzler

The Kiddopotamus Snuzzler Complete Head and Body Support, or as we like to call it, "baby's bear skin rug” has an ingenious design that cradles babies in any over-sized carrier providing a cozy comfortable fit.

4

BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller

Pricey, yes, but oh so worth it, the BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller has super sturdy off-road tires that are perfect for sand or street. It’s nimble, rides smooth and has lots of spacious compartments for drinks, (Baby’s sippy cup of apple juice and Mommy’s frappuccino) keys, phone, sunscreen and more. Plus, the see-through sun canopy is a nice added bonus for Baby's viewing pleasure.

A common complaint about the BOB is that there are only two seat settings; reclined or completely laying down. This presents a problem for some, especially if it's not naptime and you have a child that likes to sit up and look around. If you want to keep your tot upright and comfortable, we suggest rolling up a blanket to stick behind Baby's back for a little leverage.

5

Diapers.com

Diapers.com should be every mom's new best friend. Diapers.com is an amazing website that offers free shipping on orders over $50 and charges no sales tax. Plus, orders take 24 to 48 hours or less to deliver! Quidsi, the company behind Diapers.com has now expanded to offer beauty products, household necessities, toys, books and pet care items all delivered right to the comfort of your home.

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