Now that Sadie is over four months old, I want to share our favorite (and Sadie’s least favorite, lol) things from her first three months of life!
For being so little, babies sure do have a lot of gear, so I’m going to organize this post into categories. Also, just because we liked/didn’t like some of these items, doesn’t mean they aren’t a great fit for other families.
I just want to share our honest opinions and experiences to hopefully help others or give some ideas! If you’re not into baby stuff, feel free to skip this post. You won’t hurt my feelings 😉 If you have any questions, leave them in the comments or send me an email!
Our 0-3 Month Baby Essentials (Plus what Sadie didn’t like)
Aldi brand diapers and wipes
Diaper Decor Diaper Pail + refills
Honest Diaper Rash Cream
Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
Burt’s Bees Changing Pad Covers
Munchkin Waterproof Changing Pad Liners
Didn’t like: Pampers sensitive wipes (they gave Sadie a rash) and Honest diapers (they always seemed to leak).
Baby DDrops (Vitamin D Drops)
Simethicone drops (for gas)
Babyganics Foaming Hand Sanitizer
Babyganics On-The-Go Hand Sanitizer
Safety 1st Healthcare and Grooming Kit
Didn’t like: Any and every brand of pacifiers (Avent Soothies, Nuk, MAM, Wubbanub, etc.), lol.
Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker
Baby Einstein videos on YouTube
Bright Starts Activity Gym
Skip Hop Hedgehog Rattle
Playgro Clip Clop and Clopette Activity Rattles
Infantino Spiral Activity Toy
Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether
Fisher Price Sit-Me Up Floor Seat
Cloud Island Crib Mobile
LeapFrog My Pal Violet
Minnie Mouse Activity Jumper
Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat
Chicco Keyfit Caddy Frame Stroller
Skip Hop Grab and Go Stroller Organizer
Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack
Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier
CuddleBug Baby Wrap Carrier
Baby Backseat Mirror
Boppy Nursing Pillow
Balen Rocking Chair
Goldbug 4-in-1- Nursing Scarf
Burt’s Bees Burp Cloths
Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump
Medela Double Electric Breast Pump
Lansinoh Stay Dry Nursing Pads
Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads
Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags
Honest Organic Nipple Balm
Earth Mama Milkmaid Tea
Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Pack
Ginkana Nursing Hoodie
Liu & Qu Long Sleeve Nursing Top
Didn’t like: Pobibaby nursing cover (too small), all bottles (Dr. Browns, Avent, Lansinoh, Medela, etc.), and me eating spicy or “gassy” foods.
Blooming Bath Lotus Bathtub
Babyganics Night Time Shampoo + Bodywash
Honest Sweet Orange Vanilla Body Lotion
Carter’s Hooded Bath Towels
Cloud Island Wash Cloths
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
From Pea to Pumpkin: A Baby Journal
One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
Baby Touch and Feel Animals
Llama Llama Nighty Night
Pray to God!: A Book about Prayer
I Prayed For You
Mama Loves You So
Lollipop Baby Monitor
Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play
Fisher Price Cradle ‘n Swing
Halo SleepSack Swaddle
Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit
Didn’t like: her crib, regular swaddle blankets, and the pack ‘n play.
Clothes + Laundry
Cat and Jack
Dreft Stage 1 Detergent
Dreft Instant Stain Remover Pen
Dreft Stain Remover Spray
Monthly Milestone Stickers
Going to the library
Screens (phone, tv, etc.) and music
Facing out while being held
Driving in the car
Having her car seat swung
Attention of any sort
Being walked around
Other kids, especially her cousins Cody, Josiah, Nathan, and Leia.
Coffee (for mom and dad!)
Naps (for the whole family!)
such a great post!!! I’m sure you will help many expectant mom’s out there!!
Sadie certainly does love attention, and shopping :)))
Thanks, Mom! That was my aim for sure!!
Haha, so true. She loves attention + shopping!! ❤
Friends of ours are having a baby girl in May so I’m totally keeping this list in mind for books and clothes as a baby gift. Thanks for sharing Allie!
Whoop whoop! I’m so glad! If you have any questions, let me know!! I hope all goes well for your friend 🙂
I love this post! I was just looking back on my list of favorite things from our first 6 months earlier today and it’s so fun to think back to that stage. Plus I refer back to my list any time a new mom asks for advice on something so this will be really helpful for that as well. Hard to believe Sadie girl is 4 months already!
I am always referencing your lists! And monthly posts! Would you believe Sadie and Izzy weighed almost the EXACT same amount at 4 months!! Crazy! 12lbs 13.5oz!
She is soooooo CUTE!!! What a great list to help other moms with their purchases and shopping. You’re right, babies need SO much stuff!
(My kids were very similar in the dislikes, which I found interesting. Maybe our kids just have great taste? Or specific taste… HA! But my kiddos didn’t like many of the same things that your baby girl didn’t). 🙂
Thank you so much, Nicole!! I hope this lists helps at least one person! We’ve definitely learned really quickly what works/doesn’t and what Sadie likes/doesn’t like!!
Amazing, so many things, how do you keep track of it all?!!!
Love 💕 You
Haha, I guess just living in baby land LOL!! Love you! ❤
The diaper pail is obviously my fav 💁🏼♂️
Ohhhh yeahhh! You’re so good at doing the refills! ❤ 🙂
This was fun to see all the products you are using with little Sadie! I knew you had to get a lot of new things for a baby- but this really brings to light just how much! Wow! Thank goodness for showers, right?! Haha. Have a great rest of the week, Allie!
Yes, so. much. gear. haha! It’s all worth it, though!! So thankful for showers!
Hope your week is going well 🙂
So wonderful and helpful to an expectant great grandmother. Thank you so much. 💝
You’re so welcome!! I’m really glad it was helpful! ❤