The closer I get to my due date, the more tips I get from my friends on what I should use after our baby girl is born. I started buying the items that were more pricey slowly, one or two per month to distribute the total cost evenly. Besides your usual suspects such as a breast pump or breastfeeding tea, my friends recommended some of these postnatal essentials:
- Aden and Anais muslin swadling blankets. They are quite expensive but super soft and durable.
- Silverette nursing cups– a silver alternative to nursing pads. If you live in Geneva, you can find them in Au Berceau d’Or.
- Belly Bandit– an elastic belt that helps to shrink down your belly to its pre-pregnancy size. I got mine here.
- Miracle blanket– it is a swaddle blanket which I plan to start using right after birth. I got one in natural beige and one in garden pink.
- BabyNes– This is actually the first item that we bought. Although I plan to breastfeed, we got this machine in case I will not be able to. It helps you prepare the formula and saves your time.
- Lalabu Soothe Shirt – an alternative to BabyBjorn baby carrier. I borrowed BabyBjorn (it is the version with an infant insert) from a friend to see if our baby will like it.
- Babycook – we received ours from friends.
- Cocoonababy– Some of our friends swear by it, others prefer swaddling the newborn. We borrowed the Cocoonababy from friends to make our own opinion.
- White noise – I really like The Happiest Baby on the Block book. Their White Noise CDs should help your baby to sleep better.