by kbunsey (895 Posts), Tue Dec 08, 2009 03:30 pm
Here are my favorite products for the first 6 weeks survival - in no specific order:
An excellent Lactation Consultant (not a product but needed)
Bravado nursing attire - a MUST!
Bravado cotton nursing pads
Avent steam sterilizer for the microwave (use it constantly for pump parts and bottles)
Medela steam sterilizer bags
Medela Pump in Style Advanced
Medela 5oz bottles
Neosporin for the unfortunate nipple wounds early on :-(
Soothy chair w/ vibration for baby
Thick cloth diapers for everything!
Costco diaper wipes
Hospital receiving blanket for swaddling
Avent bottle warmer
Dutailier Glider and ottoman w/ nursing stool (spending 8-12 hours in the chair better be comfortable!)
Caddy or baskets to keep things next to chair (lotion, wipes, burp cloths, nursing pads, Lansinoh, magazines, phone, baby toy, etc)
A regular pillow for nursing - The Boppy does not work for me
Papmers Swaddlers w/ the yellow line that turns blue when wet
Onsies and sleepers - forget socks, pants and cute outfits.
Happiest Baby on the Block DVD
Lullaby CDs (not sure if baby notices, but calm mommy and daddy in the thick of it)
Books: Nursing Mother's Companion, Baby 411, Heading Home with Your Newborn from Birth to Reality
What are your favorites?