Mommy Post Mondays - My Top 10 Must-Have Items for the First Weeks with a Newborn

One thing about my blog is - well, "you just never know what you are gonna get".  One day I am talking about roosters crowing and the next I might post a recipe and the next a mommy post.  I like to keep my readers guessin'. :)

This list is my personal top 10 list, which I am posting for two reasons. One, I want to remember this stuff for next time. And two, it might be helpful for any new momma's-to-be out there! Everyone is different and has different experiences, so what might be in my top 10 might not be in yours. I feel confident that if I had all of these items on my list, I could bring home a newborn at any time and feel totally prepared. Well, as prepared as one can feel when embarking on a journey of such magnitude!

1. Pacifier.
2. Bassinet.
3. Swing. Oh I could not live without our swing!! Lifesaver! Or sleep saver. Heehee.
4. Breast pump. This was pretty much the whole reason I was able to breast feed at all. We got a really rough start but my breast pump pulled us through, and now I have been able to breast feed 100% without having to use the pump for months.
5. LOTS of diapers and wipes, obviously.
6. Large, absorbent swaddling blanket (like we got from the hospital).
7. Sleep sack/"Woombie".
8. Lots of onesies.
9. Carseat with stroller click in.
10. Diaper bag with cold compartment for milk and other organizational compartments.

Oh, the sweet sight of a sleeping newborn!!
Anything I forgot?  Feel free to ad to my list in the comments!!


  1. I LOVE those sleep sacks. It's usually my gift of choice for new moms.
    With each baby, I found I needed fewer and fewer things to take care of them. I didn't even use the swing with the last two, but it was a favorite thing for the first four.
    I'm glad the breast feeding worked out. It certainly can be rough to start sometimes.

  2. Hi Lana! I have been looking back through your posts that I missed and your little one is just the sweetest! A big congrats to you and your hubby on your baby. I don't have any kids yet, but I may refer back to this post at some point in the future. Seems like a good list of must haves!

    Hope you had a good Christmas!

  3. I'm going to hang on to the list one day for the future :)


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