8 Baby Essentials I Couldn't Live Without — All Under $16!
Babies are expensive, and the list of things they need is seemingly endless. But there are a handful of essentials you can pick up for your little one without worrying too much about the cost. Of course, you'll still have to stock up on other higher-priced gear (babies do need cribs and car seats, after all!), but these eight items are lifesavers with small price tags. I've used these products with both of my children — and plan to stock up on them again before the third arrives!
Boon Silicone Teething Feeder
It's exciting when baby is old enough to start gumming on solids, but also nerve-racking. (I can't be the only one who constantly worried that my 6-month-old would choke!) Enter the silicone feeder; fill it with small pieces of fruit and let baby go to town without fear that you'll have to put those baby CPR skills to use.
Boppy Waterproof Changing Pad Liners
Save yourself from washing your changing pad cover on the regular by setting one of these liners down before every diaper change. That way when there's a mess, you just throw the liner into the washing machine and don't have to deal with removing the cover each time.
Portable Sound Machine
A sound machine is a nursery must, but you'll also want one when you're on the go. This one has multiple sound settings and the option to play continuously — which is key for keeping those naps going while traveling.
Pacifiers can get lost easily, but when there's a lovey attached, they're hard to miss! Not to mention the weight of the animal helps it stay put in baby's mouth, which means less pacifier-retrieving wake-ups for mama.
This diaper bag essential goes well beyond the baby years — I'm still stocking up on these for my toddler! Boogie Wipes are just moist enough to get the job done and don't have any chlorine or chemicals so you can use them on tiny faces and hands without worry.
Aden and Anais Burp Bib
When you're lugging around a bunch of baby gear, items that pull double duty are key. This burp bib does just that; a simple button closure turns it from a burp cloth into a bib in a snap.
Aden and Anais Burp Bib ($13)