|While no pedi will give you a dose typically under 3 mos without having them come in, good to have on hand in case of high fever to give right away due to shots, sickness, etc.|
|Babies love being held in your arms and bouncing on the ball, reminds them of movement in the womb. Also good for pregnancy and birth!|
|I'm a pacifier believer after Max was born with such a strong sucking reflex. These worked well for the first 6 weeks or so, now he's found his hands and thumb.|
|It's nerve wrecking to think you'll have to use this, but when he/she seems sick you'll have to do it. Rectal thermometer. We have one like this and it works quick and he doesn't even cry when we take it.|
|Forget all the traditional diaper rash creams, this is good to use when baby is first born and less harsh. Our pedi recommended it.|
|Love Pampers, Hate Huggies. There is a strip on the middle of the diaper that turns blue when yet, yellow when not. LOVE.|
|We tried using store brand wipes and he got such bad rash we had to go with name brand. These don't bother him if we rinse them before hand and keep them in a container that keeps them moist still.|
|Useful to put over boys so they don't pee on you during diaper change. It at least deflects it. I use these in peepee teepes sometimes (Max pees a lot)|
|Onesies with side snaps- no over the head! Bonus if they have the fold over mitten cuffs!! The full length ones like the one at the back are best, stay down much easier in a sleep sack or with pants.|
Bedtime: Establish a routine, never to early!! We didn't until he was 5 weeks or so and I wish we would've started sooner. Max started sleeping long bouts once we used the white noise machine (this one or we bought a fan CD on amazon, love it!!) and swaddle him. Without these, 2.5 hours in a row if we were lucky. With, 6-7 hours in a row. AMAZING!!
|Sound machine we bought at Target, it's a projector for when he gets older too|
|We used Swaddle Me's until he could get out of it at 8 weeks (STINKER! Too strong for his own good)|
And, if you don't want to buy any of these things, bring food. Dinner is the last thing on a new parents minds and it's nice to have food brought or ordered to you!!