Must-Haves for NewbornsDesigner Joy Deangdeelert Cho shares the 10 items she found super useful in the first month of her baby Ruby's life. "There are all the things you received as gifts at your baby shower, there are all the things you buy while you are pregnant," she notes. "And then there's the things you actually use once baby arrives."
The Diaper Bag
"Having a diaper bag that serves as a my own personal bag as well is key. I love this Kate Spade diaper bag (it's no longer available in that print but there's a lot of other choices online) and Ruby's dad Bob uses a Jack Spade laptop bag as his 'dad diaper bag,'" says Cho.
"Their tiny nails are so sharp and they have no idea what their hands do, so these Satsuma Design baby mittens have helped prevent her from getting all scratched up like Bruce Lee!"The Sleep Sack
"Because her crib and bassinet can feel so open and spacious, she has loved this super soft Jacadi baby sleep sack that her Auntie B gave her."
"We got this this Boppy newborn lounger as a baby shower gift. Ruby loves sitting in it when she's awake and just wants to hang out."
"While What to Expect the First Year is a great guide to have around for random questions, this Eat, Sleep, Poop book was the best all-around book in preparing for the baby. It covers lots of areas and gets right to the point which we loved."
The Photo Book
"Photo books by Pinhole Press or Blurb make great gifts for grandparents, especially those who are far away like ours. I'm sure my list will grow as we discover more and more about our baby."
The Nursing Top
"If you're nursing, flowy and comfy tops like this from Japanese Weekend are so helpful. I also love Lamaze nursing bras for nighttime."
"Ruby loves taking a warm bath ... it puts her in an instant trance. And the Puj tub is perfect for her tiny self in the bathroom sink. It's soft and foamy and drains itself when the water gets too high. If you turn the heater on and make the bathroom extra warm, they love it even more-like a baby spa!"
The Rocking Chair
"Because all babies love being rocked, we have a this West Elm rocking chair in the bedroom which Bob uses a lot in the middle of night when soothing her."
The 'Just for Me' Present
"I love little pieces that remind us of our babe wherever I go," says Deangdeelert Cho. "I recently got this Maya Brenner initial necklace as a symbol of my little lady."
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