This Baby Sale Is So Good, You’ll Have Plenty Of Cash Left Over To Spend On Yourself

At this point, parents are used to seeing (being conservative here) approximately 837 packages delivered to their doorsteps weekly. In fact, for moms, Amazon shows up so often, you might as well invite them inside to join the neighborhood book club. Not that you can fault parents — with so much laundry, and so little time, that Prime button is harder to resist than talking back to your mother-in-law. (Plus, the mere thought of packing up a stroller to drive to a store is a nightmare. A sleep paralysis demon has nothing on a public toddler tantrum.)

And since opportunities to make your life a little easier seem harder to come by than a successful RHONY: Legacy salary negotiation, when they do pop up, it’s important to grab ’em. Enter: The Amazon baby sale, where dozens of your go-tos are experience major price drops. But considering moms don’t even have a single spare hour to sort through a sale, I’ve rounded the best deals up for you with the sign-off of some of the Moms at Betches HQ. Speaking of time, let’s stop wasting yours and get right to it.

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Pampers Baby Dry Disposable Baby Diapers Starter Kit

First thing’s first, you’re going to need a lot of diapers. Might as well get yourself 2 months worth. Because, let’s be real here, when you become a mom a Target run is likely not on your priority list those first few weeks.

Pampers Baby Dry Disposable Baby Diapers Starter Kit, $131.31, Amazon

Diaper Genie Signature Pail

I know we like to think all baby’s sh*t doesn’t stink, but it does. Like, it really stinks. Thankfully, the Diaper Genie is 15% off, and can easily tuck next to your changing table. So you can toss those dirty diapers in there and move on with your life.

Diaper Genie Signature Pail, $51.29, Amazon

Graco 4Ever 4 in 1 Car Seat

Congrats, you’ve officially become a permanent chauffeur for your child. But considering you’re going to be working for free for the foreseeable future, you should get a carseat that grows along with your baby. This car seat claims to work well for 10 years, so you can use it for multiple kids as you have them. That’s a longer commitment than I made for my gym membership and those things are impossible to cancel.

Graco 4Ever 4 in 1 Car Seat featuring TrueShield Side Impact, $277.49, Amazon

TDONE Stroller Fan Mini Portable Fan

Your kid is about to be cooler than you. Not that you need to be stuffing anything else into your stroller, but this fan the perfect add to your your hot mom walk around the neighborhood and beyond. (Not to mention, it’s currently $10 off).

TDONE Stroller Fan Mini Portable Fan, $25.99, Amazon

Dream On Me Karley Bassinet

If your pets won’t leave your baby TF alone, this bassinet is the answer. The canopy offers a safe haven with breathable mesh sides. Plus, it’s easy to fold and lightweight enough to travel with—hell, even I’d want to nap in this thing.

Dream On Me Karley Bassinet, $59.49, Amazon

Burt’s Bees Baby Burp Cloths

TBH, besides diapers, the one thing I feel like the mom’s in my group chat are running out of are burp cloths. I mean, it’s kind of a one and done thing, right? Like a tissue that goes in the wash. You can never have enough. Plus, it helps to have ones that are cute AF when wiping the spit up from your baby’s face…and honestly, potentially your own face.

Burt’s Bees Baby – 5 Pack of Burp Cloths, $12.99, Amazon

Upward Baby Spoons

These spoons are microwave and dishwasher safe. (Which is music to moms’ ears.) They’re also perfect for when you’re transitioning your baby to solid foods. The one drawback? They won’t prevent your kid from flinging their pureed prunes across the room with them.

Upward Baby Spoons 3 pack, $12.97, Amazon

 

15 Things You Actually Need To Buy Before Your Baby Is Born

If you’re pregnant, you’re likely familiar with the not-so-fun phenomenon that is unsolicited advice. Everyone wants to tell you what you need to pack in your hospital bag (I personally used nothing in my bag but my toothbrush), how to handle those first few sleepless weeks, and the items you absolutely need to buy before your baby is born. 

As a minimalist who lives in a very small New York City apartment, I found that a lot of items people told me I absolutely needed were nice to have at best, and useless and space-sucking at worst. In order to save you space, money, and do the environment a little favor, here are the things you actually need to buy before your baby is born. 

1. Newborn Onesies And Pajamas

While my daughter spent a lot of time in her diaper in those early days, newborn onesies and pajamas are essential for both walks and warmth at home. Look for pajamas with little mitten-like ends to the sleeves so they can cover the baby’s hands—most babies are born with very sharp nails, which they love to use to scratch themselves and you. Because their hands are so tiny at first, cutting their nails is scary, and this is a nice solution. Baby mittens do exist for this purpose, but I found my daughter just pulled them off. And when it comes to PJs, opt for zippers over snaps—they’re so much easier to deal with in the middle of the night. Here are some onesies to get you started.

Gerber Baby Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Onesies, $7.99

2. Diapers And Wipes

While you will get a few diapers at the hospital, newborns go through a lot of diapers. So whether you’re doing cloth or disposable diapers, make sure you have some waiting at home for you—a month’s supply is probably a good bet. And don’t forget wipes! My favorites are Water Wipes, which are made with 99.9% water and great for your baby’s sensitive skin. 

WaterWipes Baby Wipes Original, $42.99

3. Adult Diapers And/Or Thick Pads 

I wouldn’t suggest going totally crazy with this one, especially because if you end up having minimal tearing they may not be necessary. Just getting one pack of adult diapers and thick pads may be enough, and the hospital will send you home with some as well. 

4. A Bassinet

While your baby will do a lot of their sleeping on you, they do need somewhere to safely sleep when it’s your turn to get some shut-eye. You don’t need to get a crib ahead of time, but a bassinet is crucial—we actually ended up having our daughter sleep in the bassinet that attached to her stroller in the first weeks, and it worked out just fine.  

5. A Swaddle 

While you can use receiving blankets for swaddles (see more on that below), I personally found the process of trying to learn how to swaddle while also recovering from childbirth and taking care of a newborn to be exhausting and impossible. These Sleepea 5-Second swaddles are incredibly easy to use, and keep your baby snug and cozy so they sleep better and longer. 

Sleepea 5-Second Baby Swaddle, $27.95

6. Burp Cloths 

Babies spit up a lot, and if you want to semi-spare your clothes, sheets, and furniture, it’s important to invest in a few burp cloths. These muslin cloths are my favorites! 

Muslin Burp Cloths, $20.99

7. Receiving Blankets

As mentioned above, you can certainly use receiving blankets as swaddles, but I personally used them a lot to change my daughter’s diapers in those early days. I’m not knocking the changing table—I do have one—but I kept a receiving blanket in each room for when I had an emergency blowout situation on my hands, which was quite often. So while changing tables are nice to have, I’m not sure I’d call them a necessity when you have the inexpensive convenience of a receiving blanket to work with. 

8. Baby Wash

Babies have super-soft, sensitive skin, which means that whatever body wash or soap you’re using for yourself won’t work for them. The Pipette Baby Shampoo + Wash worked great for my daughter’s skin. And while you can use a baby bathtub, I personally found the one I got to take up way too much space—it was much easier to bathe my daughter in the sink or hop in the tub with her.

Pipette Baby Shampoo + Wash, $12

9. A Carseat 

If you want to leave the hospital, you’ll need a carseat. And hey, this is important to have anyway if you want to go anywhere that isn’t walking distance from your home—like the pediatrician, for example. 

10. A White Noise Machine

I was skeptical of actually needing this until I realized what a difference it made in my daughter’s sleep. The womb is very loud, and it helps lull the baby to sleep. A white noise machine serves the same purpose. I’m a huge fan of this machine by Vanzon, but I’ve heard people like the Hatch Restore as well. 

Vanzon by ONSON White Noise Machine, $35.99

11. A Breast Pump

Unless you’re very sure that you won’t breastfeed, it’s helpful to have a breast pump on hand. It’s hard to know exactly how latching will go in those initial days, and if you want to encourage your milk to come in and keep your supply up, it’s important to pump if your baby doesn’t quite get it at first. Or, if you’re like me and you’re struggling with breastfeeding and need a break, pumping can provide that. Most insurance companies will send you a free pump, so if you’re insured, this won’t cost you anything. Alternatively, if you don’t have plans to breastfeed, make sure to order about a month’s supply of formula. 

12. Bottles

Whether you’re formula feeding or breastfeeding, it’s nice to have the option of a bottle. I used these Philips Avent bottles quite a bit from day one to feed my daughter pumped milk so I could get a solid four-hour block of sleep while my husband stayed up with her—a true game-changer. 

Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottles, $28.90

13. A Breastfeeding Pillow

The My Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow is possibly the reason I was able to stick with breastfeeding at all. It was the perfect shelf for my daughter when she was so small, and made it so that I didn’t have to hunch toward her at every feed. While this isn’t a necessity if you don’t plan to breastfeed, it can still be a nice spot to place your infant when they’re drinking a bottle or when you want to let them sleep on you.

My Brest Friend Original Nursing Pillow, $34.95 

14. Nipple Butter 

Nipple butter isn’t a necessity if you’re not breastfeeding, but your nipples get so, so sore at the beginning—and nipple butter helps a lot. Once the soreness eased up, I simply used my nipple butter as lip balm. This one from Earth Mama Organics is my favorite! 

Earth Mama Organics, $12.99

15. Something To Carry Your Baby In

Whether it’s a stroller or you like the idea of “wearing” your baby, you’ll need something to safely transport them in so you’re not totally housebound. And trust me, sanity walks are very necessary for mental health at the beginning. I used the Ergo Baby, which is incredibly comfortable once you get the hang of it.

Ergobaby Carrier Omni 360, $179

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