By Jennifer Florendo

Becoming a parent for the first time can be just as confusing as it is rewarding. From the must-haves to the I wants, we give you the 411 on bringing home baby 101. Stay tuned as we cover all of life’s stages from infancy to toddlerhood.

Newborn to Toddler Play GymFisher Price
Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym, $59.99

Entertains from infancy to the toddler years with a lay and play, sit and play and stand and play conversion featuring lights, sounds and more than 10 activities. Develops motor skills, balance and coordination and more with just one toy.

4-in-1 Sling Seat TubFisher Price
4-in-1 Sling ‘n’ Seat Tub, $39.99

Four unique grow-with-me stages allow parents to only make one tub purchase. The soft newborn sling keeps the littlest one in just the right amount of water. As your baby grows, so does the tub by providing the next stage of sitting support. Includes a strainer, rinse bottle, and hook and drain plug for drying.

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Noodle & Boo Skin Care
Perfect for the most sensitive skin types for babies, toddler and children. Soothe, cleanse and moisturize tender skin with the hypoallergenic formulas that are reminiscent of that delicious, new baby smell. Our favorites include Super Soft Lotion, Extra Gentle Shampoo and Soothing Body Wash, available in 8 and 16 ounces or try out the Essential Care Kit for one of each.

Perfect Position 4-in-1 Nursing Pillow
available in March, $12.99-$16.99

The convenient U-shape makes for close and comfortable feedings. Two pillow heights provide the right angle and support as baby grows. The pillow can also be used as a lay and play lounger with the removable overhead bar or as a tummy time wedge.

Breathable Bumper, $49.99

Ubimed Ubimed While some swear by bumpers and some say stay away, this breathable version has been scientifically tested to reduce the risks of suffocation and entanglement. The padded bumper keeps small arms and legs safely inside the crib and is collapsible to prevent toddlers from climbing over.

Fisher-Price Auto Rock n Play SleeperFisher Price
Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, $79.99

Quite possibly the Holy Grail for newborn sleep. Keep baby entertained with music and toys while keeping them cozy in the inclined rocker that rocks at the push of a button. When the baby sleeps, mama can now sleep too. Also folds up easy storage and portability.

Nested Bean Nested BeanNested Bean, $29.99

There is nothing more precious than a sleeping baby, except for parents who get sleep too. Swaddling helps keep the startle reflex at bay and the weighted infant swaddle mimics a parent’s comforting touch, helping to soothe the little one into a sweet slumber.

Comfort Vibe Play WedgeFisher Price Comfort Vibe
Play Wedge, $19.99

Infants either love or hate tummy time, but it is so important for helping to build their neck muscles. Make it more tolerable with this vibrating wedge featuring music and woodland-themed toys.

Princess Posie SwaddlesAden + Anais Swaddle Blankets,
starting at $32

This is definitely one of the most used newborn must-have items. These cotton muslin swaddles make swaddling easy, work great as a nursing cover, stroller cover, burp cloth, tummy time blanket and more.

Ointment 6 ozAden + Anais Soothing Ointment, $28.95

This is an ointment of all trades: helps heal diaper rash, cracked skin and lips, and wind burn while infused with a light vanilla scent.