Morgan’s Must Have Products for Baby #3
As Moms on Call’s CEO, Morgan, prepares for Baby #3, she’s sharing her tried and true favorite baby products and new ones she can’t wait to try!
A list of must have baby products for Baby #3! Be sure to also check out the things I wish I knew during my first pregnancy!
The Baby Registry Scaries
I still cringe thinking about creating my baby registry during my first pregnancy. Can anyone else relate?! Saying that I was overwhelmed with information and recommendations is an understatement. I wasted hours upon hours researching the seemingly endless options, only to still be confused about what I actually needed! When all was said and done, I ended up with some amazing staples that I continue to use, lots of stuff I never used and still placed frequent Amazon orders!
With 4 people in our house already, we only had room for the stuff we’re actually going to use. And with 3 kids under 5, the focus was on efficiency. We only wanted the things that would make our lives easier — whether it was because they were budget-friendly, easy to clean, small and compact, easy to use and/or loved by babies!
When planning for Baby #3, I started with my tried and true favorites. The things that we loved and still had from our first two babies. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?!
Then, I listed out the new things we would need. There were a few things I had my eye on based on friends’ recommendations.
I bought some of these items new, and found many on a local Facebook mom/baby exchange group. If you haven’t checked them out already, these groups can be great places to find very gently used items from a neighbor down the street!
So, without further ado….
These are the items you’ll find yourself using daily around the house! Most items are for 0-6 months, but some you won’t use until baby is able to sit up on their own.
Bibs Pacifiers: The best (and prettiest) pacifiers of all time.
Lectrofan Classic Sound Machine: After you hear this sound machine, you’ll never go back. I was skeptical that there could be such a huge difference in the quality of white noise, but Lectrofan proved me wrong. Not only is the noise pitch perfect, but it doesn’t have distracting lights. The build is high-quality so you don’t have to worry about it dying after a few months.
Zutano Booties: The only booties I have found that will actually stay on baby’s feet.
Fisher Price Swing: Our boys loved this so much it made up for the large space it takes up.
Swaddle Blanket: I joined the Moms on Call team because I truly believe in our products. This swaddle blanket is no exception. I tried every swaddle on the market and always came back to this one. It’s worth the time to learn how to do it right, trust me!
BABYBJORN Bouncer: Simple and effective design. Loved by babies everywhere AND folds completely flat for easy travel!
Keekaroo Changing Pad: Slip and water resistant, with a protective layer that helps to prevent bacteria and mold. No more fabric covers!
Skip Hop Activty Center: Compact with a clean, modern aesthetic. A rare find for activity centers that baby will love once they can hold their own head up!
Lovevery Play Gym: The Cadillac of play mats. 5 different learning zones that will keep your baby entertained and develop with them through the entire first year.
Puj Bath: With our first two, we followed MOC’s bathtime routine using the adult bathtub and it worked great! But bathtime with 3 may look a little different, so we’ll have the Puj on hand for those nights when a sink bath is all we can manage.
Fisher Price Sit Me Up Floor Seat: A portable, easy to clean must-have once baby can hold their head up.
Sleep & Grow Crib Mattress: In addition to having all of the must-have features (tested for safety, waterproofing and certification of no harmful emissions), this crib mattress features dual-firmness so that we can use the extra-firm side during infancy and flip it to the less firm side once she’s a toddler.
Leaving the house with a newborn is daunting and involves lots of stuff. I picked only the items that will be worth the space that they take up!
Ergo360: Babywearing made easy. We love the Ergo360 because it’s sturdy, breathable and can be worn in so many different ways. We used it well beyond the first year with the boys. Be sure to get the newborn insert too!
Veer Wagon: One of the greatest inventions of all time. It’s lighter and narrower than many double strollers, folds flat AND independent toddlers think it’s way cooler than a stroller. This is something you’ll be able to use for years to come, making it a worthy investment (in my opinion)! Grab the infant seat adaptor to quickly clip on the car seat and go! (Note: Be sure to get the infant seat adaptor made for your brand of seat!)
SlumberPod: We do not travel without this. It fits over all standard pack n’ plays and will also fit over a toddler bed. It is so small when folded, we may find ourselves traveling with multiple! (use code MOC for 5% off your purchase)
Lectrofan Alpha Travel Sound Machine: The best sound machine ever, in travel form.
Sarah Wells Pump Bag: Because the complimentary pump bag fits only your pump and screams “there’s a breast pump in here”! This bag not only looks great, but fits all of your pumping essentials. (Check out this blog post for my pumping essentials.)
Freshly Picked Diaper Bag: I love this because it zips at the top AND has a flap. It’s big enough to hold everything you need, while still looking classic.
Clip-on fans: Atlanta is approximately 187°F during the summer, so we have at least 3 of these that we keep in our cars and strollers.
Ingelsina Fast Table Chair: You won’t use this until around 6 months, but it’s a worthy mention on this list. We tend to eat meals at our kitchen island, so we actually use this as our home high chair too. Quick set-up, the fabric is easily removed for washing and it saves so much space!
Doona Infant Car Seat: A car seat and stroller…IN ONE. Gone are the days of back pain and permanent lopsidedness from carrying a massive infant seat around. It quickly morphs into a stroller so that I could push baby and have a hand available for my two fearless toddlers.
Lotus Crib: The unicorn of pack n’ plays — sturdy, yet lightweight and easy-to-assemble. Bonus points for folding up into a handy backpack.
Fisher Price On-the-Go Baby Dome: Clip-on a fan and baby is perfectly content (and safe) while you’re at a friend’s house, the pool, beach, etc. (still supervising them closely, of course)!
Summer Pop n’ Jump Portable Activity Center: A staple once baby can sit up and you’re on the go!
My feeding experiences with all three of our babies were very different; but the one thing that was consistent was that the more stressed I was about it, the worse it went. With Baby #3, I exclusively pumped and bottle-fed, but I did a combination with our first two. I also used formula to supplement with all three! This list includes my favorites for all feeding situations.
Baby Buddha pump: Small but mighty! This pump has the strongest suction of any pump I have tried while being small (and quiet) enough to take anywhere. After much deliberation and research, I actually decided to forgo a getting second wearable pump and instead used just collection cups with the Baby Buddha for on-the-go pumping. Always check with your insurance to see if you can get your breast pump fully or partially covered!
NUK First Essentials Bottles: An inexpensive, reliable classic that works every time and is a breeze to clean.
Munchkin Bottle Warmer: After constantly battling a much more expensive bottle warmer, my sister-in-law found this little gem. It is quick, inexpensive and compact!
Boppy Nursing Pillow: I tried several different nursing pillows and this is my favorite. It fits around me perfectly, giving me the support I need to sit fully upright (saving my back), while also getting the baby in the best position possible.
Haakaa: There is nothing sadder than wasting your liquid gold. The Haakaa suctions to one side while you are feeding on the other to collect precious letdown and milk that would otherwise be lost!
Bobbie Formula: I could shout from the rooftops about how excited I am about this product. It is the first-ever USA-made, European style formula that meets all FDA requirements. No corn syrup, no palm oil, no maltodextrin and completely organic.
The team behind Bobbie is as wonderful as their product and has given Moms on Call families an exclusive discount. Use code MOMSONCALL25 for 25% off your first order.
Baby Brezza Formula Pro: Like a Keurig for bottles, the Baby Brezza makes perfectly mixed, warm bottles instantly. I wish I had gotten this with my first two kids!
Be sure to also reference Moms on Call’s Products We Love for 0-6 Months to round out your list!
I hope that this was helpful and saves you some valuable hours of research! What other products do you love that I should be add to my list? Let us know on social media and we’ll keep our Amazon list updated with new finds!