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.
4-5 Sleeper Onesies for each size
4-5 Short Sleeve Onesies for each size
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.
Pair these with the microfiber ones for better absorbency.
Plan for 2 wipes per diaper change and about 15 for the diaper bag.
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 Bottles (Breastfed babies will always take a level 1 nipple. No need to move up.)
4 Pairs of Reusable Breast Pads
Bengkung Belly Bind
Epsom Salt (take a bath every day!)
Drip Drops (Great for hydration during pregnancy, labor and breastfeeding!)
There’s no need to over spend when having a baby! Keep things simple.