The Minimalist Baby

I tend to be a minimalist and there’s so much baby gear marketed to new parents it can be super overwhelming. What’s really needed? Here’s my list of what I have used with 3mo daughter, Lily.

 

Clothing:

4-5 Sleeper Onesies for each size

4-5 Short Sleeve Onesies for each size

4 Muslin Swaddle Blankets

 

Diapers:

24 Cloth Diapers

I have had alot of luck with Alva pocket diapers. They come with microfiber inserts. 24 diapers gets you enough that you can wash every other day and have a few for the diaper bag. These last from 10lbs through potty training.

24 Bamboo Inserts

Pair these with the microfiber ones for better absorbency.

45 Cloth Wipes

Plan for 2 wipes per diaper change and about 15 for the diaper bag.

3 Wet Bags

2 for the diaper bag (1 for clean wipes and spray bottle, 1 for the dirty diapers) and 1 for the cloth wipes and spray bottle at home

2 Small Spray Bottles for Wipe Solution

 

Feeding:

4 Muslin Burp Rags

2 Bottles (Breastfed babies will always take a level 1 nipple. No need to move up.)

Manual Pump

Haaka Pump or Breastshells (For catching milk while nursing)

Milk Storage Bags

4 Pairs of Reusable Breast Pads

4 Nursing Tanks/Bras (Tanks make the two-shirt method easier!)

 

Other:

Baby Carrier or Wrap

Baby Bath

Swing

Small Rocker

 

Postpartum Recovery:

Bengkung Belly Bind

Epsom Salt (take a bath every day!)

Depends

Organic Pads

Organic Panty Liners

AfterEase Tincture

Tucks Pads

Drip Drops (Great for hydration during pregnancy, labor and breastfeeding!)

SNACKS!

 

There’s no need to over spend when having a baby! Keep things simple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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