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Diaper Bag Must Haves For Newborns

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sweet Anne Purser has been in our lives for just under three weeks. She is getting on more of a sleeping routine and this mama is so grateful for that! In today's post I wanted to share a few of my diaper bag must haves for newborns. A few months ago I did a post on our "Newborn and Toddler Shared Diaper Bag" you can find that post here. 

Now that Hayes is almost three he doesn't require much in the diaper bag if we are just going out for an hour or two and right now that's the extent of our outings. We have only been on one "family outing" in the past three weeks but daddy and I have taken AP out alone. I forgot how many doctors appointments you have in the first few weeks! 

This post is just going to focus on a few things that I have realized are MUST to keep on hand when you are out with a newborn.

One thing I can't live without during the first couple of weeks is a Medela Manual Pump. I am exclusively breastfeeding and thankfully I have never had an issue with low milk supply. In fact I have a little bit of an over-supply issue in the beginning which often leads me to getting engorged. Sometimes when we are out and it's not time for the baby to nurse it's so helpful to have a manual pump! When we are at home I use a Medela Freestyle Pump. I will add now that we are almost three weeks in my supply has mostly regulated. YAY.

Things for Comport
Anne Purser wasn't a paci fan in the first week but now she has learned to love one. My favorite in the newborn days is a Wubbanub. They are great for babies in a carseat because they help the paci stay in the babies mouth.
We also take a baby lovey with a little bit of diluted lavender oil rubbed on it. I did this with Hayes when he was learning to nap in his crib his first couple of months. I usually just put it fairly close to them and it does wonders in helping soothe them.

Nose Frida 
We just got our Nose Frida in a couple of days ago and man am I thankful I ordered it. When we went to the pediatrician for our two week check up I mentioned that AP wakes up with what sounds like a stuffy nose (he informed me this is totally normal) and her doctor suggested the Nose Frida.

Diapers and Wipes and Ointment 
I know you're probably thinking this is an obvious one but since AP is a breastfed baby we go through diapers like CRAZY. I always have to make sure I pack double of what I think we will need. Also for breastfed baby comes with lots of dirty diapers which means diaper rashes are more common. This one is the only one that seems to clear ours up in the early weeks.

Blankets and Carseat Covers 
We took AP out to her sister's softball game this past Saturday. The weather was just too perfect to pass up but she stayed in her carseat the whole time with a carseat over on. Copper Pearl swaddle blankets and covers are our favorite. They are SO soft. The carseat cover also doubles as a nursing cover. I sat in the car when she needed to eat but used the cover too!

Bottles and Cups 
You probably know our favorite sippy cups are our Replay Recycled cups. I always keep one in my purse or diaper bag at all times for Hayes.
We used Tommee Tippee bottles for Hayes and he loved them. We haven't introduced bottles yet this go round but plan on doing it soon. I always keep one in the bag just in case. Along with the manual pump there might be a situation where Barrett has to help feed her. So these two things stay in the bag at all times!

Those are just a few things that I try to always have one hand when we are going somewhere with the baby. You can never be too prepared when leaving the house with a newborn. Let me know what your favorite newborn essentials are!

Everything from today's post is linked below.
Happy Tuesday friends!