Baby Products I Love

Wellness Mama baby items I love

The website What to Expect, behind the book What to Expect When You Are Expecting (not one of my favorite pregnancy books) asked me to create a list of my favorite baby products.

Though I don’t agree with all the info in What to Expect, I hope that sharing my list will encourage readers to choose more natural and organic options for baby care. The link to my “love it list” is here, but I’ll also share a little more about my favorite products below (including some that weren’t available on their list):

A few of my favorite things…

Ergo Baby Carrier with newborn insert– After a lot of research, I saved up for the Ergo wrap and I wish I’d gotten it earlier. It removed the need for a bouncer, stroller, etc and I especially like that it support’s baby’s hips correctly to help prevent hip related problems.

Moby Wrap–  Another safe carrier option and an easier one for tiny babies as it cradles them carefully and with proper hip position. I used this almost every day the first few months.

bumGenius cloth diapers – We made the decision to cloth diaper to save money but also because this was a safer option for baby. It really isn’t much more work and we have much fewer leaks and ruined outfits than with regular diapers. They are one-size and fit from newborn to potty training…

Cloth Wipes I use cloth wipes and make my own wipe solution to avoid the alcohol and strong chemicals in many conventional wipes.

Muslin swaddling blankets– I wish I’d found these blankets with my first baby. They are lightweight and big enough to be a great swaddling blanket. nursing cover, and burp cloth for a baby with reflux! They are cute and very functional!

Homemade baby products – I make all of my own baby products including baby powder, baby oil, diaper cream, etc. Many baby products contain ingredients I wouldn’t use myself and most certainly wouldn’t use on a new baby! Here are the recipes I use.

Medela Freestyle breast pump – I don’t pump the first six months, but when baby is older and I have to be away at times, I pump so that I can keep nursing longer. I like this one because it is very compact, travels easily and is hands free.

Mattress Cover– We have organic mattresses and also use organic mattress covers to protect the mattress.

There are millions of items that we’re told we “need” for taking care of baby, but these essentials are really the only ones I use all the time.

What baby items do you use and recommend? Share in the comments below!

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Reader Comments

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  2. my go-to baby items (other than breasts) are: cloth diapers/covers, folding bed rail (instant anywhere co-sleep-ability), & a variety of baby carriers for all ages & stages. the only thing i would ask or register for in addition to the above items is a couple of quality car seats so i don’t have to try to re-install them every time baby goes in a different car…

  3. I am trying find your info on feeding babies(baby food etc.) I thought I had read it on your website, but I cant find it. Could you let me know where to look on your site? Thank you.

  4. What mattress did you get for a baby? I’m having a hard time finding a good natural crib sized mattress. TIA!

  5. I would be very interested to know what you use for bath time, like what do you use for shampoo, conditioner, and soap???

    I was considering using baking soda and water for shampoo, since that is what I’m using on myself, coconut oil for conditioner, and I was considering making a plain glycerin soap with Lavender peddles and Lavender essential oil.
    I’m very interested in your opinion on these considerations.
    Thank you! I’m obsessed with your site.

  6. Hi! New to this blog. We are expecting our first baby, baby girl in January. I really want to try cloth wipes and cloth diapers. Any suggestion on brands there are so many I find it overwhelming sometimes.
    Ive been checking out your homemade products and I love it!


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