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My Top 5 Must-Haves

My Top 5 Must-Haves

I've been working for Parker Baby Co. long before planning to start my own family. It has been amazing to help in every stage of a product from idea conception, design, sampling, and production to marketing and now I can finally be an end-user of these wonderful baby room essentials!

For a little fun, check out my first blog post here from my very first full day at The Good Baby almost 3 years ago!

My husband and I are expecting our first child in December and with Covid-19, I have felt the need to be overly prepared early, especially when it comes to ordering or purchasing baby room essentials we will need for those early days. See Sam's Holiday Shopping 2020: What to Expect blog post if you also want to be scared into ordering all your Christmas presents in September 🤪

It definitely didn't take me long to create my Parker Baby Co. "Must-Have" list for preparing for baby. This is pretty much every product... so I decided to pick my Top 5 baby room essentials and explain why I don't want to be without them when we bring our sweet baby girl home.

number 1 newborn baby must have

Rope Diaper Caddy
Diaper Caddy
This one is a little bit of a cheat, because I really want at least one Felt Diaper Caddy and two Rope Diaper Caddies. Our home has lots of stairs, so, I know we will want to keep diaper changing essentials in our bedroom, living room, and car at a minimum, and these are perfect to keep them organized, accessible & contained in a pretty way.

number 2 newborn baby must-have

Hooded Infant Bath Towel
Infant Hooded Towel
Dare I say my absolute FAVORITE Parker Baby Co. product? Literally, SO luxurious and cozy and I cannot wait to snuggle up my little peanut in this towel after bath time. I don't think other baby towels on the market even come close to comparing with the the quality of this one.

 number 3 newborn baby must have

Muslin Cotton Washcloths
Six layers of soft, natural, muslin cotton - these are absolutely perfect -definitely one of the best baby room essentials. I love that they get softer every wash (I feel like other washcloth materials can get so rough)!

number 4 newborn baby must have

Diaper Backpack: full zip
Birch Bag Mini
I've had a lot of time to consider if the original Birch Bag or Mini was right for us - and if anyone knows the comparisons, I do. I ultimately decided with one baby (and likely minimal trips out of the house) the Mini is perfect. I like to think I can be a minimalist, but then again - babies need a lot of things... so we'll see! 

Number 5 must-have newborn baby item

Car Seat Cover, Nursing Cover and more.
Multi-use Cover
Another cheat here, because I really want the Desert, Copper and Cherry Covers (RE: minimalism:)). I like that these can be used in multiple ways, cutting down on products to be hauled around. The biggest bonus in the world we live in today - it will keep any hands and faces from peeking in at baby girl when out and about in her car seat.

I also need every hair accessory 😉 and we have some awesome new Burp Cloths (insider info here!) in the works so I'm crossing my fingers they are available by December 9!

What are your favorite baby room essentials from Parker Baby Co.?

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My husband and I are expecting our first child in December as well…the 14th and also a girl! It was nice to read your must haves list, I already have 2 or 3 on my registry! Congratulations and I hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy and delivery!

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