GETTING ORGANIZED FOR BABY

We’re less than five weeks out from my due date (!) and our baby shower this past weekend definitely has me in the zone to start getting organized for our little one’s arrival! I placed a big order over the weekend for anything that was left on our registry as well as diapers, wipes, baby medicine, etc. My plan over the next couple weeks is to start creating stations in our home for feeding, diapering, bathing, sleeping, and first aid kit items. I wanted to share the various things I’ve ordered for each, all of which are conveniently available at Walmart. We have a store less than ten minutes from our new house and I think we’ve been at least five or six times since we moved last month so I can only imagine how often we’ll be there once our little boy arrives!

I’ve heard time and again from moms that all babies are different and what one baby loves may not work for another, so it brings me comfort to know we can always run out for new items if/when the need arises. For instance I’m hoping to be able to breastfeed but I know that doesn’t always go according to plan, so I have a nursing pillow at the ready but can always pick up a Baby Brezza for formula if there’s a change in plans! I did a ton of research about each of these products both online and with input from girlfriends who are moms, but as always I’d love your two cents if you have a favorite product you can’t live without!

design darling baby feeding essentials

FEEDING

Bamboo nursing pillow  //  Comotomo baby bottles

Gerber cloth diapers to use as burp cloths  //  Baby Brezza formula dispenser

design darling baby diapering essentials

DIAPERING

Pampers Swaddlers diapers  //  Aquaphor diaper rash cream

Summer Infant changing pad  //  Water Wipes  //  Ubbi diaper pail

design darling baby bathtime essentials

BATHING

Natemia wooden brush set  //  Noodle & Boo care kit

Safety bath ducky  //  Angelcare infant bath support

design darling baby sleep essentials

SLEEPING

Nanit baby monitor  //  Halo sleep sack

Halo bassinet  //  Hatch sound machine

design darling baby first aid kit

FIRST AID KIT

Frida Baby nasal aspirator  //  American Red Cross baby health and grooming kit

P.S. You can find all the baby brands that Walmart carries right here or start a Walmart baby registry right here (would be amazing for easy returns and exchanges if you have a store near you!).

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  1. The Halo sleepsack was the WORST for us. It’s a really well-made product, but if you have a child who can get out of everything (like mine), it’s terrifying. It’s so easy to get the wings over their faces and really hard to fasten up with a struggling child at three in the morning on zero sleep. We used the Woombie and LOVED it. So easy to zip them into!!

  2. You have some great options above but the one I couldn’t live without was my Snoo bassinet. It’s expeinsice but you can even rent them now and as my husband said, “how much is your sleep worth?” And by sleep he meant sanity. Our baby slept through the night at 8 weeks in the snoo. I can’t recommend it enough.

  3. That baby-Keurig is the craziest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Why not just put a scoop of formula powder in a glass bottle, add warm or hot tap water, and shake? This seems like a cleaning nightmare to me.

    1. Honestly they are quite easy to clean. When you are alone with a wailing child it takes so much stress away to just press a button. I was really apprehensive at first when my friend got one but very quickly got on board!

  4. Mackenzie, I know it’s a small thing, but thank you for this:
    “For instance I’m hoping to be able to breastfeed but I know that doesn’t always go according to plan, so I have a nursing pillow at the ready but can always pick up a Baby Brezza for formula if there’s a change in plans”

  5. Congratulations, such an exciting time of life!
    If you are able to breastfeed, you will definitely want a Breast Friend as opposed to the pillow you linked. It is so much more helpful, I had three spread out around my house when I was in that phase.
    Your house looks beautiful!