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5 Must-Have Baby Accessories

5 Must-Have Baby Accessories

If there’s one thing that parents learn quickly, it’s that tiny humans need a lot of stuff. You may have been a minimalist before you had a baby, but soon enough your house may be littered with baby items. We’re here to help you distinguish between the must-haves and the nice-to-haves. This can be especially helpful if you’re looking to purchase that perfect baby shower gift. Let’s get started.

  1. Car seat

This one is a no brainer. Car seats are so essential that you can’t even take your baby home from the hospital without having a car seat properly installed. Do research during your pregnancy for the right car seat for you and your family. It should be safe and up to standards at a minimum. Other factors to consider are brand, price, stroller compatibility, and how long it will last. 

  1. Burp cloths

You can have a baby for less than 24 hours before you realize why burp cloths are essential. Babies have a lot of bodily fluids coming from all different ends, and lucky you, you’ll be wiping them up constantly. It’s not a pretty picture, but it is life. Burp cloths are the perfect solution. They’re easy to wash, and you won’t have to use your baby’s clothes, your clothes, or their beautiful Minky blankets that they love to be swaddled in.

  1. Baby carrier

Baby carriers can be a real lifesaver. Whether your baby wants to be held constantly or you have more than one child, a baby carrier allows you to bond and comfort your baby while remaining hands-free. Your life doesn’t stop when you have a baby and a baby carrier helps you remember that. Do research on what type of carrier will be best for you and your baby (wrap, sling, mei-tai, soft-structure, and frame backpacks).

  1. Basic layette

You may get excited about the thought of dressing your baby up. Yet, those fancy baby outfits aren’t all that realistic. A basic layette is a set of clothing and linens specifically for a newborn child. It’s the set of onesies, pants, socks, t-shirts, hats, receiving blankets, etc. that can get thrown in the wash without a second thought.

Feel free to dress your baby up for special occasions, but when it comes to the day to day, you’ll be thankful you have your baby’s basic layette to get you through.

  1. Minky blankets

Minky blankets are a must-have. Whether your newborn loves to be swaddled or they hate it, having a handcrafted and cozy blanket on hand will make your baby feel loved and cared for. Baby Want Designs has a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. This is the perfect gift for new parents to be. You can never have too many baby blankets!

Final thoughts

These must-have baby accessories can help you get through those initial days as a parent and then grow in confidence through the first year. Take time to research your preferences on all of the above – just make sure you have all of these items in your nursery before your baby arrives.

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