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  1. Elizabeth Holsted says November 9, 2012

    Although it didn’t make your list, my precious little one will be here early February. I am a strong believer in breastfeeding, and since I have to be away from my sweet baby during parts of the day :((, my breastpump will become one of my newborn essentials! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Emily says November 9, 2012

    I agree that the Aden and Anais swaddle blankets are the best! An essential item I always had for my babies was some kind of lovey, a small soft blanket square! It soothes them almost as much as a pacifier, especially if it smells like mom.

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  3. Mallory says November 9, 2012

    This is just what I needed this week! Thanks Lindsey!

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  4. Nicole-Lynn says November 9, 2012

    I think our newborn essentials would be swaddle blankets!

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  5. Alexis L says November 9, 2012

    I’m due in a few weeks and I’m guessing my essential item will be my Chicco carseat and infant carrier.

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  6. Kristen H. W. says November 9, 2012

    Aden and Anais swaddle blankets are an essential for my newborn. I love how big they are and that they are thin so my warm natured little guy doesn’t get overheated here in Texas.

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  7. Krystal says November 9, 2012

    With my little gal, the Moby wrap was my go-to sanity saver!

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  8. Lindsey D. says November 9, 2012

    A Boppy nursing pillow

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  9. Holly Brodowski says November 9, 2012

    My essentials will prob be Aden & Anais blankets, a swing, and gracos sound machine with white noise feature…with my furry baby in the house, I want baby to sleep through noise and barking!

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  10. Lauren says November 9, 2012

    Our sweet boy is due in December and we are already stocked up on each of your recommended essentials! But as for a must-have essential…car seat!

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  11. Katie says November 9, 2012

    A camera to document all the sweet moments!

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  12. Meredith says November 9, 2012

    I always like to have a super soft blanket that is big enough for both me and my little one to snuggle under. Also nursing pads are a must have with a newborn!

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  13. Liberty says November 9, 2012

    I think a breastfeeding pillow is also a must-have plus warm mist humidifier 🙂

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  14. Sarah says November 9, 2012

    We just got that same co-sleeper for our little one who should be here in about 6 weeks, and I have a feeling we will get great use out of it! Thanks for this list – perfect timing!

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  15. Ashley says November 9, 2012

    My newborn isn’t due to arrive until January, but I agree that pacifiers and a great swaddle are newborn essentials!!

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  16. Lindsay says November 9, 2012

    I think my newborn essential will most certainly be diapers!

    Thanks for the great list – it sure is helpful, we are expecting our first in February.

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  17. Ellie K says November 10, 2012

    I absolutely could not have lived without my Fisher Price Cradle swing. So many options and versitiliy. It still calms my baby down when she’s fussy and she’s almost 7 months old now.

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  18. Liz Robinson says November 10, 2012

    An excellent nursing pillow is a must!

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  19. lindy says November 10, 2012

    Our newborn essential has been Nuk binkie. It always seems to sooth a fussy baby!
    I breastfeed and never had a problem with nipple confusion.

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  20. Marthalynn says November 11, 2012

    Great list! I’m comforted to know I have most of these items. That makes me feel better about my impending due date. One thing I might add is a rocker or glider to use for feedings. I lived in mine with my first baby and need to get another one for my baby due in February. Marthalynn16 at gmail

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  21. Patty says November 11, 2012

    My essentials will be my husband and the rest of our family, especially my mother. Our first is due in March and I already know I’ll be needing their help :)!

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  22. Stephanie Judice says November 12, 2012

    The swaddle blanket are a must! We also love our swing and sound machine. I love diapers.com!!

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  23. Veronica says November 12, 2012

    I would not survive without swaddle blankets!

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  24. jill says November 12, 2012

    We also wouldn’t have managed without swaddle blankets and the sleepsacks have proved invaluable too!

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  25. Jana S says November 12, 2012

    My newborn essential (besides sleep!) was the boppy. Used all the time, esp. for the middle-of-the-night feeding sessions.

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  26. Heather says November 12, 2012

    One of my newborn essentials was definitely the Boppy!

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  27. Erin Cunningham says November 12, 2012

    My husband! There is no way I could have done it all without him!

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  28. bethany says November 12, 2012

    I loved the swaddleme blankets

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  29. Catt says November 13, 2012

    Aden + Anais swaddle blankets are a must. I just received the bamboo type and they are extra soft. Highly recommend!

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  30. Denise Monday says November 13, 2012

    The swaddle blankets would have to be anyone’s best friend. They are a lifesaver!

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  31. Abbey says November 13, 2012

    A baby carrier is an essential – especially with a toddler to chase!!

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  32. Ashley Morris says November 13, 2012

    i think my newborn essentials were the boppy pillow! love that thing! its amazing. and a bouncer. my 2nd baby slept in his for a few months. he loved that thing as long as the batteries werent dead! 🙂

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  33. Vivian Sun says November 13, 2012

    For me a nursing pillow.. Well I have two! I keep one upstairs and one downstairs/for outings. I made sure to bring it to the hospital so I could use it after delivering my daughter.

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  34. Sara says November 14, 2012

    My newborn care books! I know I’ll need to look something up at 3 am to make sure I’m doing the right thing.

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  35. Abbey says November 14, 2012

    With our girls we couldn’t have survived feedings without our boppy pillows!;)

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  36. Mary Jo says November 14, 2012

    I have to echo what many have said already- a boppy pillow was so essential!

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  37. Chalis says November 15, 2012

    My NB essential has been an endless supply of diapers!!!! I have 1 in diapers & and due anydays now & have a stock pile for the unborn as well…it feels awesome to brag about my kids never having a diaper rash no matter if we use cloth or disposable!!!! My last shower was diapers & wipes theme for this very reason!!!

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  38. Mary Clements says November 15, 2012

    My newborn essential was a boppy pillow and the holistic gripe water!!!

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  39. elizabeth longtin says November 15, 2012

    Oh boy! Number Two will be here any day! Between diapers & paddling blankets Im thinking a co-sleeper would be a must have for newborn! Thanks!

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  40. elizabeth longtin says November 15, 2012

    Oh boy! Number Two will be here any day! Between diapers and swaddling blankets Im thinking a co-sleeper would be a must have for newborn! Thanks!

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  41. Katie W. says November 15, 2012

    A swaddler will be my most important!!

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  42. Tian A. says November 15, 2012

    Baby carrier will be my savior, thank you.

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  43. maria says November 15, 2012

    can’t wait to use the a+a blankets. due with baby #1 in feb! thanks!

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  44. Melissa Juliet says November 15, 2012

    Our newborn essential was Jewel’s Lullaby CD! we couldn’t go day or night without it. We kept one in the car and one in the house and one in my purse!

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  45. Saara says November 15, 2012

    In guessing diapers will be a pretty important one!

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  46. Saara says November 15, 2012

    I’m guessing diapers will be a pretty important one!

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  47. Victoria says November 15, 2012

    I’m going to say white noise machine but I’m not sure yet! Due on Christmas! 😉

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  48. Candace says November 15, 2012

    My newborn essential will be a camera!

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  49. Kiley Kinney says November 15, 2012

    My baby just turned 4 months old today! Can’t believe how quickly she’s growing! One of our must haves is a bouncy chair. It was and continues to be the one thing that soothes her during those late nights! 🙂

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  50. Anjali says November 15, 2012

    Great list! I think our newborn essential will be our Rock N Play — have heard so many good things about it.

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  51. Trina says November 15, 2012

    I think my newborn essential will be my moby wrap. Because it’s a great way to have her close all the time. Or at least when I want to. lol

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  52. Kelly says November 16, 2012

    definitely a boppy pillow (& a great husband!)-

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  53. Katie says November 16, 2012

    We couldn’t have lived without our bouncer, I got a lot done during the day, thanks to it!

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  54. Kristan Turner says November 16, 2012

    Diapers!! Nothing sends the house into a frenzy quite like realizing you’re almost out of diapers and dont have time to do laundry/go to the store before they’re all gone!!! lol

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  55. Cristina says November 16, 2012

    We have two things we wouldn’t have been able to live without:
    1. Fisher Price Rock n Play. It was the perfect bassinet for us since it’s small and we don’t have a lot of space. Plus, it’s portable so baby could sleep wherever we happened to be.
    2. Sleep Sacks. Our guy HATED being swaddled, so these were a god send. Carters makes one that has arms to it, and now that it’s getting cold, I use a Carters one and double it up with a Halo sleep sack (with no long sleeves) and it works perfectly for our babe in his drafty bedroom.

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  56. Ellie Augustin says May 2, 2013

    OH thank you so much! I just downloaded that Pandora station and my Ipod is on my belly 🙂 I’m just about at the 5 mth mark but I always have played music w/my babies but used a CD player Ha.. (my youngest is 6 1/2 yrs old) So many “new” things that make me say HEY why didn’t they have that back in the day Ha. (my oldest is 14 & youngest son is 10)

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  57. Tina T says May 2, 2013

    I wish I had know the essentials with my other three… I had to love and hate everything the hard way. I could not agree more with your above list of baby must haves! Love the co-sleeper! Now that I am going on baby #4 who is due in July, this momma knows exactly what we both need! Great post!

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  58. Kellie says May 2, 2013

    I greatly debated the sleepsack. Glad to see them on here!

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  59. Kelsey Beth Payne says May 2, 2013

    All of this newborn essential information is SUPER helpful! We are expecting our first this October. I’ve heard several people talk about swaddle blankets, I am definitely going to need to get myself some of those!

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  60. Jackie G says May 2, 2013

    Halo sleep sacks are really great! I didn’t know about the Pandora Soundscapes and Lullabies channel. I will have to add it to my list. My daughter loves listening to Michael Buble.

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