8 Newborn Essentials That'll Make Life Easier

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These clever finds simplify early babycare, from feedings to napping to bathtime.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Savvy Newborn Bodysuit with Snaps

A side-snap or kimono-style outfit like this organic-cotton Niteo Kimono Bodysuit gives his umbilical-cord site room to heal in the first few weeks.

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Courtesy of Amazon

Comforting Pacifier

A universal trick for keeping a baby calm: Plug him with a pacifier. The MAM Perfect Night Pacifier is a Parents staff favorite, and it glows in the dark so you can find it in the crib.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Electric Baby Nail Trimmer

Babies have shockingly sharp little fingernails—and clipping them can be anxiety-provoking. The ZoLi Buzz B Electric Nail Trimmer files in a slow, circular motion to safely smooth snags without fuss.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Baby Sleep Sound Machine

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Hushh Compact Sleep Sound Machine for Baby delivers powerful white noise that helps many babies fall (and stay!) asleep.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Newborn Laundry Detergent

You’ll love the subtle scent of Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Detergent on your baby’s clothes, and how gentle it is on sensitive skin.

Courtesy of Copper Pearl
Courtesy of Copper Pearl

Knit Swaddle Blankets

There’s nothing sweeter than a burrito baby! Copper Pearl Knit Swaddle Blankets are velvety soft and breathable for warm summer days. Give yours a second life as a blanket or a nursing cover.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Mustela Foam Newborn Shampoo

Cradle cap is a crusty scalp condition that’s totally normal, but also a bit icky. Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns gently washes the flakes away.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Babylist Bottle Box

The Babylist Bottle Box comes with five popular bottles to let your little one try them all and pick a fave.

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