Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Braun and Vicks. All opinions are my own.

Since Mother’s Day just passed, it got me thinking about all things motherhood and everything that being a mom encompasses. Especially during the newborn stage and as I like to call it, the fourth trimester.

You know, those long sleepless nights.  Bouncing up and down, breastfeeding or bottle feeding our baby for what seems like every hour of the night (or day). Then, the dreaded first cold or first tooth, sheesh, those nights are tough!

However,  we make it through those tough days and nights, thanks to the help of some of our favorite items.

10 Must-have items for life with a newborn | What parents really need

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you over on my Instagram stories to share some items you couldn’t live without during life with your newborn baby.

The replies were overwhelming! There were even some items that stood out and shared a few times. Which earned them a mention on my list.

Items like diapers and wipes are definitely an essential part of that newborn life! Some funnier and very practical suggestions like snacks, water for mom and a phone charger for those late night scrolls.

With that in mind, here are 10 must-have items for life with a newborn.
  • A baby swing
  • Baby Carrier (either a wrap or a sling)
  • Swaddles
  • Monitor
  • White noise machine
  • Thermometer
  • Humidifier
  • Diaper Genie
  • Activity Mat
  • Bassinet

The above products got the most mentions during the 24 hr mark!

Two items that can easily be forgotten during the baby registry process are Thermometers and Humidifiers. However, they have proven to be incredibly useful, especially when your son or daughter comes down with a cold or flu.

Whether its professional accuracy when taking a temperature reading or helping to soothe coughs or congestion. Braun Thermometers and Vicks Humidifiers can help parents care for their babes when they are feeling under the weather.

Braun Thermometers

Take it from me, when your children are feeling under the weather, having accurate information about their temperature ranges are essential.  Knowing the correct temperature reading for your child’s age are important!

Braun No-touch + forehead thermometer gives us the option to take our child’s temperature by holding it up directly on their forehead or 5 centimeters away. Making it an excellent option for taking your babies temperature while they sleep.

Age Precision technology allows parents to have the correct temperature reading for your child age! A great feature to help new parents.

Vicks Humidifiers

Another great product to add to your baby registry is the Vicks FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier.  Using a humidifier regularly helps fight against:

  • Virus
  • Dry Skin
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Sore Throats

Vicks Humidifiers help restore moisture to any room which helps with coughing, sneezing and congestion! The Cool Mist Humidifier helps maintain the overall room temperature and when you add the Vicks VapoPads you get a soothing scent for up to 8 hours.

Humidifiers not only restore the moisture in your room, but you are also helping reduce the survival of a flu virus in the air and on home surfaces.

When these two items are coupled together, surviving those colds and flu are made that much easier.

So tell me, what items are helping you get through the fourth trimester? What do parents really want (other than sleep)?! Leave a comment below!

For more information or to purchase the sponsored products mentioned, click HERE for the Braun No touch + forehead thermometer and HERE for the Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier.


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