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Baby Nursery (Part Two): Fresh & So Clean Must-Haves

Today we dive into those Fresh & So Clean (Bath and Potty) Must-Haves as I share some of the products you will need to keep baby fresh and clean.

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Whether you plan to buy these things on your own or put them on your baby registry, these are the baby nursery products we researched when we were expecting, used and loved. And because there is so much that goes into a baby’s nursery, I decided to break these posts up into three, each covering a specific category: Safe & Comfortable Sleep, Fresh & So Clean (Bath & Potty), and Play.

Fresh And So Clean Must-Haves

Two weeks ago we had Baby Nursery (Part 1): Safe and Comfortable Sleep Must-Haves, today we dive into Baby Nursery (Part Two): Fresh and So Clean Must-Haves as we explore all the must-have products you will need to for bath and potty change times.

Funny enough, the The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub wasn’t the one we had selected for our Baby Registry. One of our friends who had just had a baby a few months before us had gotten an extra one after her baby shower and she decided to re-gift it to us, and we love. The hammock was great his first month or two, and once he outgrew it we simply removed it, point being, this toddler back is designed to grow with your little one. And the thing is so easy to clean too.

My fiance is obsessed with hypoallergenic products being that she is someone with very sensitive skin. That is where Aveeno Baby Daily Bathtime Solutions Gift Set comes in. This is a product we put on our baby registry and we’ve restocking ever since. We are planning on switching to Shea Moisture Baby bath products. This is out of shear curiosity: no shade to Aveeno, they make amazing baby bath products.

We own a few of these Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Cotton Animal Face Hooded Towel, each with a different animal. They are warm and thick which is perfect after bathing him, and they do an incredible job when it comes to drying him..

Make sure you also get some washcloths, you can never have too many. We went with the Gerber 6 Count Washcloth set.


The Delta Children Bell Top Changing Table with Wheels and Changing Pad is a great product. Its got spacious shelves for your caddy along with diapers, towels, bathtime solutions and more. It also comes with a changing pad. We didn’t know it at the time and had bought a Summer Contoured Changing Pad, so we just put the Summer pad on top of it: Fits perfectly. Another thing we love about the Delta Children Bell Top Changing Table with Wheels and Changing Pad is that you can wheel it around making it easy to rearrangement your nursery when needed: we even wheel it into the bathroom sometimes during his bath time.

We got the Huggies Special Delivery Hypoallergenic Baby Diapers as a baby shower gift. We didn’t even know this Huggies product existed, but we love it, and our baby does too. They are soft and seem so comfortable. We also do use the Pampers Pure Protection Disposable Baby Hypoallergenic and Unscented Diapers.

As mentioned earlier in this piece, my fiance has very sensitive skin. And so, whether it’s skin care, body washes, or laundry detergent, she has always made it a point to try find products that are hypoallergenic and free of chemicals that may cause her irritation. And baby’s products are mot spared the same scrutiny. One product that passes that mommy test are Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive Water Baby Diaper Wipes, and I explain one in a product review I recently wrote: read here.

We have two diaper caddies. One that lives underneath the changing table in the nursery, and the other in our living room because you soon realize you can’t keep on running back and forth to the nursery everytime your little one needs a change. The diaper caddy we went with was the Portable Nursery Organizer: it’s big enough to carry everything you will need for a change but still easy to carry.

Baby poop smells, and simply throwing a dirty diaper in your regular kitchen trash can, closing the lid, and hoping the smell won’t permit throughout your house is laughable. I strongly suggest getting the Playtex Diaper Genie. I was a skeptic, but as long as you use it as instructed, it will definitely do the job.

Make sure to stock up on the Playtex Diaper Genie Refill Bags, you’re definitely going to need those: they are strong and each refill lasts a while.

You may or may not know this, but you should use detergent formulated for newborns and infants. Regular detergents are made with chemicals that may cause irritation to your little one’s skin. As far as baby formulated products to, Dreft is the leading brand and has different products for different stages of your little one’s development. Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent is always a good start. And as a side note, make sure you wash all your newborns brand new cloths before dressing them in them.

From brushing and combing hair to clipping and filing nails, suctioning a stuff nose to checking your little one’s temparature, you’re definitely going to need the FAMKIT Baby Health Care 8Pcs Kit. I’m certain there are other kits out there, including the , but I can only speak to the one we have. It has everything we need and has been really useful, especially when trying tame his hair and trim those dangerous nails of his.

Baby Nursery (Part Three): Fun and Games Must-Haves live on Sunday, May 31

Sincerely,

This New Dad,

Kwapi

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