29 Baby Items for New Moms (Best Products)

What are the best products for new moms?

The list seems endless. It’s not only bottles but also bottle cleaners, warmers, sterilizers, different sized nipples… right? Well, not exactly. As I wrote elsewhere, buying more stuff doesn’t equal being more prepared. However, the accruement of stuff that comes with a new baby is unavoidable.

But you don’t need to drown in an ocean of consumerism. It’s more like a stream to cross. Here are the best new baby products that are essential for new moms.

new mom with new baby
Newborn Little A practically lived in a wrap

Best Products for New Moms

My Facebook and Instagram besties unanimously voted for this product. This handy kit comes with over thirty items (including a handy caddy!) meant to soothe the postpartum experience.

Listen, you bleed a lot after having a baby. Don’t mess with those giant maxi pads. Throw on some Depends and go about your business. Trust me on this.ir?t=ishmom 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=B07RJY3KY4

Sitz is from the German word sitzen, which means to sit. This bath is a type of therapy done by sitting in warm, shallow water. It can help soothe pain, itching, and other symptoms in the anal and genital areas, which you know, can happen after birth.

You may push so hard that you develop hemorrhoids. Or they may appear during pregnancy. These can help.

Feeding Time

  • Breast Pump

I just want you to know that if you have insurance you can get one for free.

This is the brand that both of my kids loved (fingers crossed that this third one does, too). And, with Big A, it took some trial and error before he settled on this brand.

  • Infant Nail Clippers

Doesn’t seem like a feeding item, does it? It will when those sharper-than-you-think newborn baby nails are shredding your chest.

  • Nursing Bras and Shirts

Make it as easy as possible to get those boobs out. And make sure the fabric is a kind that can be easily cleaned.

I’ve seen these on nonessential lists, but we adored our bottle warmer. It was so quick and easy to get the formula to the ideal temperature. (We don’t have a microwave.)

I want one of these. Boiling bottles is such a pain. (We don’t have a dishwasher, either.)

  • Bottle Brush Cleaner

Old formula can smell really gross. A brush cleaner gets in there and gets all the stubborn gunk out.

I found these to be so helpful with nursing. It eased my arms and kept the babies off my c-section scar.

  • Nipple Cream

Breastfeeding can hurt. This will help.

New baby and toddler brothers
Kitchen floor brothers!

New Baby Clothes

It can be tempting to go overboard where this category is concerned. I know everything looks so cute. But remember that babies grow fast. And they poop on everything. Also, keep seasonal appropriateness in mind. If you’re having a summer baby, go with light cotton. If it’s winter, you’ll want heavier fabrics and a couple of those cute baby hats.

  • A Few Sleeping Sacks

These help new babies maintain proper body temperature without becoming overheated from too many blankets.

  • Onesies with Zippers

Snaps and buttons are the devil.

People go nuts over these sets.

  • Multipurpose Rags

I know, they’re not really clothes. But you’ll be constantly wearing them over your shoulder as you burp your new baby. Don’t spend a bunch of money on burp cloths. Any old soft rags or multipurpose blankets will do.

megan holding new baby with toddler

New Baby Medicine Items

  • Gripe Water

Newborns can be super gassy. If your little one is crying and you can’t soothe them (or figure out why) try a few drops of gripe water. It’s like a miracle.

  • Baby Fever Reducing Medicine

That first fever is gonna come at 3 a.m. on a random Tuesday. Be prepared with a fever reducer now.

Get a forehead thermometer so you can check fever status without having to wake the baby up.

  • Teething soothers

The first teething trouble sounds like a long way off, huh? It’s not. Get soothing stuff now.

new baby smiles
Newborn Little A is all smiles

Diaper Changing Accessories for a New Baby

  • Diapers

Don’t go crazy here. Your new baby may be allergic to a certain brand or not fit a certain size.

  • Wipes

You don’t want to have a bunch from a brand your new baby ends up being allergic to so don’t go crazy here either.

  • Changing Pad

This could be a waterproof cover you put on the floor or something sturdier that you can use on a dresser (I’m anti-changing table). A blanket on the floor will work too.

best products for new moms
Newborn Big A is all smiles

Sleeping Arrangements for Newborns

  • A Place to Sleep

This could be a pack and play, crib, bassinet, or co-sleeper. I’m not your boss. But you’ll need something.

  • Water Proof Sleeping Cover

Whatever your new baby sleeps in, make sure they have something water proof under them. You know, for all the bodily fluid.

  • Baby Monitor

Some moms swear by video monitors. We used an audio one and it was fine. But being able to hear (or see) a new baby breathe and stir is reassuring.

new baby in bassinet
Little A had no intention of sleeping in this.

The Big Stuff

Our Moby wrap was indispensable where Little A was concerned. He even napped on a parent for the first six months of his life. Using a baby carrier meant that we could do other stuff at the same time.

The ease of attaching the car seat to the stroller and jetting off was very helpful.

toddler Big A in a hat
I couldn’t resist adding this pic of Big A in a hat.

This will be my last article for a bit; I’ll be going on maternity leave. Tiny A will be here before we know it. Make sure you’re following me on Facebook and Instagram so we can stay connected.

Do you have any products to add to this list? Leave your suggestions in the comments, help other new parents out. In the same spirit, share this article.

Happy nesting!


megan imhoff


Megan writes everything on Ish Mom. She possesses a bachelor's degree in psychology, a flair for theatrics, and a whole lotta nerve. She lives in the Midwest (and loves it) with her wonderful husband and three young boys.

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