A co-worker of mine had a baby two weeks ago. As a group, eight of us bought her a desinger diaper bag and a matching blanket. I also wanted to send her an e-mail of the items I couldn't have done without those first few months of motherhood. I've come up with some favorites, but before I share my list, I'd love to hear your input and send her a robust, informative list she can reference. Cost isn't too much of a consideration (insert wink here).
Here's my must-have list (in no particular order and thanks to those who emailed me with suggestions):
* Baby Carrier/Sling. My personal faves: Baby Bjorn; Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch; New Native Carrier; Maya Wrap; Sling E-Zee; Rosado.
* Breastfeeding Supplies: Lansinoh cream and disposable pads; Soothies; electric double pump; Mother's Milk Storage Bags; Avent Isis Hand Pump
*My Brest Friend or Boppy to help newborn nursing sessions
*Gymini or other activity blanket
*Anita, Bravado and Medela nursing bras
*Tiny Love Symphony Mobile
*Taggies or other cute blanket for baby playtime
*Stroller & carseat footmuffs: Eckert and Bundle Me
*Baby Einstein DVD collection
*Lamaze My First Mirror and other Stage 1 toys
*Kolcraft Universal Carseat stroller (if your stroller doesn't accept carseats)