25 Stylish Items That Are on My List of Things to Buy as a First-Time Mom
Expecting my first child is both exhilarating and terrifying. How am I supposed to figure out what's worth the extra money, what's an absolute necessity, and what's just plain darn cute in terms of baby gear? Being a fashion editor, you'd be right to assume that my style is pretty specific. So, it's no surprise that I want to spoil my little nugget with pieces that are both practical and fashionable.
After reading hundreds of reviews, asking a million questions to friends, family, and, of course, fellow POPSUGAR editors, I've rounded up the essential baby products I'll need to in order to get through this exciting time with minimal sweat (hopefully!). From necessary items like a chic West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids crib and Pottery Barn's glider and ottoman set that feels like you're sitting on a cloud to a cute rainbow table lamp and sleek Nanit baby camera that blends right in, I'm counting down some of of my favorite finds. Keep scrolling to see and shop them all.
SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet
While this SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet ($1,495) is pricey, I've only heard rave reviews about it, and it's one of the few products my husband and I have decided to splurge on. Plus, it looks so chic and matches with our modern furniture!
UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller
This UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller ($929) glides like a dream. I loved the colors it came in as well, which is a huge bonus. I tested out a few different brands and this one was a clear winner in my eyes because you can even add a second seat if you're planning on having more kids down the road.
Hill House Home Keep Me Cozy Kit
I've been living in my Hill House nap dress, and the fact that the brand makes baby clothes too has me in a tizzy. This Hill House Home Keep Me Cozy Kit ($75) comes with a convertible gown that can be worn as either as a bodysuit with pants during the day, or unsnapped as PJs at night.
HaloVa Diaper Bag Multi-Function Waterproof Travel Backpack
Being someone who owns way too many handbags for her own good, I wanted to find a diaper bag that was still elevated. This HaloVa Diaper Bag Multi-Function Waterproof Travel Backpack ($33) has over 12,000 positive reviews on Amazon. Need I say more?
West Elm x PBK Modern Convertible Crib
My husband and I are big fans of modern style furniture, and this West Elm x PBK Modern Convertible Crib ($599, originally $699) fits the bill just right. You can adjust it to two different heights and it's GreenGuard Gold Certified.
West Elm x PBK Modern Changing Table
In addition to the modern crib, this matching West Elm x PBK Modern 6-Drawer Changing Table ($1,299) is spacious and has a built-in changing table on top. Score!
DockATot Deluxe+ Dock and Cover in Strawberry Thief
This DockATot Deluxe+ Cover ($205) comes in the most dreamy print, Strawberry Thief, which is one of designer Morris & Co.'s most known designs. The dock itself is very supportive and I love that it's easy to move around the house if I need to switch locations.
UPPAbaby Mesa Car Seat
After seeing this UPPAbaby Mesa Car Seat ($350) in person, I knew it was the one. Not only does it look amazing, but it's super safe. Safety is a huge priority for me, and this car seat actually has an indicator window that changes from red to green for visual confirmation that the base has been installed correctly each time.
4moms mamaRoo 4 Baby Swing
I'm very excited to buy this 4moms mamaRoo 4 Baby Swing ($220). Not only does it bounce and sway in multiple directions to mimic how you move when holding your baby, but it's not super bulky and looks like a modern furniture addition to baby's room. It also has built-in nature sounds and connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone!
BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Balance Soft in Cotton/Jersey
I feel like this BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Balance soft ($200, originally $220) is a cult favorite among new parents and I love the color schemes. It's also really easy to move around the house or take with you while traveling — its minimal look means that aesthetically, it fits in every room.
Nanit Bundle Builder
I heard about this Nanit Bundle Builder ($379) baby monitor when Gigi Hadid purchased one for her baby, and I particularly liked that in addition to a monitor, it helps keep track of your baby's sleep habits. It doesn't take up too much space and looks sleek and modern. It also has two-way audio, so you'd better believe I'll be checking in constantly.
Upang Plus UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer
I love the retro look of this Upang Plus UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer ($300) — it kind of reminds me of a mini version of those trendy refrigerators! Not only is it super cute, but it has powerful dual UV lights which kill more than 99.9 percent of harmful germs and bacteria.
Parachute Rainbow Crib Sheet
I've always wanted to try out Parachute bedding because so many of friends love the material, and I'm so excited that they've entered the kids space with this Parachute Rainbow Crib Sheet ($59). The pattern is dainty and cute, AKA just what I'm looking for.
Magnetic Me Citrus Bloom Romper
As you may have guessed from the name, Magnetic Me is known for its magnetic fasteners that is supposed to make changing into onesies and rompers a whole lot easier. Plus, just look at how dang cute this
Magnetic Me Citrus Bloom Romper ($38) print is? I want to get one in every style.
PB Kids Comfort Slipcovered Swivel Glider and Ottoman
I tested this PB Kids Comfort Slipcovered Swivel Glider and Ottoman ($1,778) at the store, and I totally get why it has comfort in its name. One: it's actually really pretty in person, and two: it gave me neck and back support, which is a huge win for me.
Pottery Barn Kids Machine Washable Rainbows Rug
Finding a rug that was machine washable was big for me since I have allergies. This Pottery Barn Kids Rainbows Rug ($104, originally $149) is pretty perfect because I can wash it and it comes in a sweet rainbow print that matches the theme of our nursery.
Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling 'n Seat Tub
If you're looking for a tub that's cute but still gets the job done, this one's for you. The Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling 'n Seat Tub ($40) had the best reviews on Amazon and I'm all for anything that's meant to make your life easier and more enjoyable. Plus, how rad is its print?