There are so many products available to help parents in the newborn haze once they bring their baby home from the hospital.  Here are our must haves to make it through the newborn days.  Coffee is a given, so we didn't include Starbucks in this round up.

1. A Great Car Seat


Babies love the car or hate the car but they're going to be spending time in an infant car seat. We love the Maxi Cosi car seats because they are soft and cozy keeping newborns comfortable and secure. The limited edition Nomad Collection has great colors to chose from!


2. Safe Place to Put Baby

Legend has it that babies can sleep 8-9 hours in the Dock A Tot.  It is literally a safe space to dock your tot.  While playing, resting, during tummy time or cuddling, the Dock A Tot can be put pretty much anywhere on any surface and is easy to travel with. 


3. Happiest Baby on the Block


This book is a literal life saver. The 5 S's that you learn about mimic life in the womb for the 4th trimester and keep the baby from non stop crying. 


4. A Great Swaddle


As you learn in Happiest Baby on the Block, swaddling is key to a content Baby. The Ollie World swaddles are one of a kind and make sure to get the perfect swaddle every time. 


5.  Sound Machine


Unless you are a fan of tiptoeing around the house, you're going to want a great sound machine. It makes newborns feel like they are still on the inside and it lets you have a cup of coffee wth a friend during a nap an not wake the baby. The Dohm sound machine is so good, parents have been known to swipe it for themselves if purchased too far ahead of the baby's arrival. 


6. Play Gym


For newborns you don't need tons of toys, but a play gym is great for hand - eye coordination and development. Finn + Emma makes great nontoxic, organic play gym with an adjustable bar that is also absolutely adorable. 


 7. Skincare


Dry skin and cradle cap are two things you don't want to have to worry about with your new baby at home. SoCozy's new line of HUSH products are perfect for baby's gentle skin. The Soothing Shampoo + Conditioner even has a soft brush on the top to scrub the scalp! The best part is that there are never any nasty chemicals in any of the SoCozy products.


 8. Books


It's never too early to start reading to your child. For newborns we like books that are fun for the parents to read as well. Feminist Baby asserts her independence in all situations and is fun for the parents and the child. It's always nice when a book makes you smile when you are hours short of sleep and don't know the last time you've had a shower! 


What are your must haves for newborns? Leave them in the comments below and we'll share them on our social channels! 


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