First Purchases

January 18, 2011

A whole group of my friends are expecting their first children in the next couple of months — it is like a second wave of babies. The first wave started about 5 years ago (I think Courtney was one of the first of my friends at the time to have a baby) and settled down after about 2 years and now it is all go again. Funny how babies arrive in waves.

I have been asked a few times by soon-to-be parents what items I found essential. I am by no means an expert, but here are my a few of my personal recommendations.

That’s all I can think of, do let us know if you have any other recommendations.

The Lilliberg rocker is actually not on sale anymore on the ikea website, thanks esther for pointing that out, it has been replaced by the Poang rocker.


Comments (4)

Lucy Bostock
January 18, 2011

How amazing – I would have listed the same products as must-haves!
I have a new Bugaboo Bee+, which has been a fantastic purchase. I also use it with the adaptors for the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix – fabulous.
I had a cradle on a rocker base which my little one slept in until he was 5 months – he loved being rocked to sleep in the early days.
I bought an antique bentwood rocking chair, and had it restored for my nursery – beautiful and very comfortable.
Baby Bjorn has been a perfect carrier from the early days, no others needed!

January 18, 2011

Good list. I’m personally a fan of upholstered gliders (for comfort and safety ( but there are plenty of comfortable rockers as well. Unfortunately, I think the Lillberg rocker from Ikea is no longer available (haven’t seen it on the Ikea website for a while).

January 18, 2011

Great list, Emilie!
I think I would just add a breastfeed cushion/pillow. It really helped me when I was breastfeeding Theo and we still use it today (he is 2 yrs), when my husband give him his bottle of milk, for example.

January 18, 2011

Great list!
What else…hmmm…
A very good breastfeeding bra, actually more than one… but good ones as you kind of live in those for the time of breastfeeding.
One item we got with our second child and I wished we already had for the first: a baby hammock!
Such a nice item and no carrying around to get baby to sleep… LOVE. Number 2 is now 9 1/2 months and still does some naps in there!

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