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What You Need For Middle-of-the-Night Feedings and Changings

As a mom of one who's pregnant with my second child, I don't consider myself a parenting expert. However, as an editor with more than 10 years of experience, I do consider myself a shopping expert. I know a good product when I see one, which is why, when it comes to recommending must-have products for new parents, I'm more than happy to share my wealth of research and knowledge.

For me, those first few weeks and months with my son were a lot of trial and error, and I'm hoping I can implement a few of those learnings when I have my second this summer. One big hurdle for my husband and me was figuring out our middle-of-the-night feeding and diaper changing routine. After a few weeks, we found a pretty good groove: my husband would typically get my son out of his bassinet, unswaddle him, and change his diaper. I would then nurse and burp him, after which my husband would reswaddle and lay him back down again. This way, I wasn't totally alone during each feeding and changing, and we both got a chance to bond with our son. That routine might not be an option for you, or you might be pumping or formula feeding — but whatever the case, the below products were the real MVPs of our nighttime routine.