Welcoming a baby into the world can be very exciting, but it can also be overwhelming for parents. As you begin this new journey with your newborn, it’s nice to have some handy tools to help make things a bit easier. And that’s where Amazon comes in – your one-stop-shop for everything baby-related!
So, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 favorite Amazon finds that are absolute game-changers for the first 3 months of parenthood. Ready to know what they are? Let’s jump right into it!
NOTE: This article contains USD affiliate links. For my fellow Canadian Mamas, Canadian links are provided on the bottom of each item list.
Picture this: it’s 2 am, and you’re struggling to swaddle your baby with a regular muslin blanket without waking them back up, desperately trying to get them (and you!) some sleep. Or… a regular muslin blanket swaddle makes you nervous: Did you tuck the blanket in enough for it not to come undone? Sound familiar? I’ve been there too. That’s why these zipper and velcro swaddles are a total lifesaver and can give you some peace of mind!
They’re easy to use, super comfy, and the zipper makes diaper changes a breeze (your baby might even stay asleep while you change their diaper! Yes please!) Trust me, you’ll never look back.
Most other ones on the market don’t come with the zipper feature and it’s much more difficult to change your baby’s diaper without having to almost take the whole thing off! They’re also made of 100% cotton, which is awesome.
Canadian Amazon Link: Velcro Swaddles With Zipper
These waterproof liners are the unsung heroes of baby essentials! Diaper blowouts and unexpected spills are no match for these versatile, machine-washable saviors. Pop them in your diaper bag, under your baby’s sheets, or even in their bouncer, They’re an absolute must-have!
Canadian Amazon Link: Waterproof Liners
I can’t rave enough about the Babybjorn Bouncer. It’s stylish, comfortable, and it keeps your baby entertained while you get some much-needed hands-free time. You need to shower, eat or cook at ease knowing your baby’s in a safe place? Say no more. Babybjorn has got your back!
What I love is that it naturally bounces with your baby’s movements; no chords or batteries necessary. The cover is easy to remove and it’s machine washable, which is essential for baby blowouts! Plus, it folds flat for easy storage and grows with your child. Genius!
Canadian Amazon Link: Babybjorn Bouncer
The 4moms MamaRoo swing is the perfect swing. It’s very practical if your baby wants a bit more stimulation than to just be laying down.
With 5 unique motions, 4 built-in sounds, and even Bluetooth capabilities, it’s like having a personal entertainer for your little one. Plus, the seat cover is machine washable!
I’d recommend also getting the infant (newborn) insert to make it more comfortable for your little one.
The Uppababy Vista V2 is a dream come true for on-the-go parents. It’s usually sold as a bundle with a toddler seat and a bassinet as shown above. With its cozy bassinet, toddler seat, and even room for a third child, it’s the only stroller you’ll ever need.
Being seated for long periods of time in a car seat is not the best for babies. So, the bassinet is perfect for strolling around where your newborn can comfortably nap.
The bassinet can also be used as a bedside bassinet or any movable bassinet around the house, and I would strongly recommend buying the Uppababy bassinet stand on which the bassinet clips right in.
The Uppababy MESA infant car seat is also another great buy that clips right onto the stroller. Its fabric is made of merino wool (a natural fire retardant) instead of fabrics sprayed with toxic fire retardants, like most other car seats.
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This nursing pillow is a game-changer for feeding time. It provides really good support for feeding your baby, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding!
This one is very popular. It encourages better posture and really supports you and your baby. It comes with a good-sized pocket where you can place your phone, the bottle, or nipple cream! The fabric is also made of cotton (who doesn’t love cotton!) and is machine washable.
Canadian Amazon Link: Nursing Pillow
These adorable onesies are definitely a big must-have! They’re made of 100% cotton. And the best part is…they have a two-way zipper to make diaper changes much easier and smoother, especially in the middle of the night.
Also, they have mitten cuffs which you can fold over your baby’s hands (or not!). These mitts are perfect for the newborn stage when babies scratch their poor little faces a lot! The mitts are integrated into the onesie, so there’s no way you can lose them.
Trust me, you’ll want one in every color!
Canadian Amazon Link: Onesies Two-Way Zipper With Mitts
The Angelcare Baby Bath is fantastic, especially for the first few months.
Its design is great for keeping your baby propped up in the bathtub. It won’t get your baby all soaked, especially on parts that should be kept dry, such as their umbilical cord.
It’s easy to store with a built-in handle and can easily be washed and dried.
Canadian Amazon Link: Angelcare Baby Bath
These multipurpose muslin blankets are amazing to use in various ways; you can use them as:
- Swaddle blankets
- Bath towels (a lot of the towels that are being sold are made of polyester and barely absorb water – also your hair gets caught in the fabric so easily! Argh.)
- Stroller shade cloth (make sure that there’s still space for air to come through in the stroller)
These muslin blankets are made of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton.
Canadian Amazon Link: Multipurpose Muslin Blankets
Although in the first few weeks to months postpartum you should be resting, it’s inevitable that you’ll have chores to do around the house. With a newborn, that can feel really tricky…where do you put them?
Even though the Babybjorn bouncer is a great place to put your baby down when you’re doing things, sometimes you’ll need more mobility. You might be going from room to room doing the laundry. In these cases, wearing your baby is IDEAL. It helps immensely! With this baby wrap, your hands are free to do things, and your baby can even nap in the warmth of mama or dada’s chest!
This particular wrap is great to use around the house, as it’s more flexible than typical baby carriers. It’s made of stretchy fabric that makes it way more comfortable for baby…and mama!
Canadian Amazon Link: Baby Wrap
And there you have it! Our top 10 Amazon picks to help you navigate the first 3 months of parenthood! We hope that these recommendations will help make your postpartum journey more enjoyable and manageable. Remember, every baby is unique and what works for one may not work for another, so don’t hesitate to explore different options and find what suits your needs best.
With these essentials in hand, you can focus on cherishing those precious moments with your little one. Embrace the adventure, practice self-care, and trust that you’ll flourish as a parent. Happy shopping, and cheers to your postpartum journey!