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  1. Whitney

    Such a great list! I have a 4 month old and these are definitely things that people don’t gift at baby showers! Some others are:

    Baby Towels – like the good ones! Those cheap ones from Walmart are like wrapping your baby up in a sheet of notebook paper. They always have cute hooded ones on sale for like $12 at Carter’s. I know that sounds expensive for a towel, but you only need 3 or 4 and they are so warm and worth it!

    Burp Cloths – Not the cute ones. I love to use the old Gerber 3-Fold Cloth Diapers for this.

    Plain White Onesies – You can never have enough of these in my opinion! Especially in the winter, I liked putting them under my baby’s sleepers/outfits for some extra warmth!

    • ashleybbass

      Sally, that’s awesome! Yay for those girls getting what they actually NEED at their baby showers! 😉 Thanks for reading!

  2. Bridget

    I actually didn’t use any of these products with my baby haha. I did need to buy an oogie bear which works way better for the hard boogies which is what my girl always had. But we never used any of the other stuff here. Maybe I got lucky because my baby didn’t need any of it lol

    • ashleybbass

      That’s great, Bridget! I think the less stuff you need the better for sure. We use all of this stuff, but every baby is totally different. I’ll have to check into that oogie bear! Thanks for reading!

  3. Lisa

    Good list. One thing I appreciated were swaddling blankets actually big enough to swaddle a baby! My babies were all between 8.5-10 lbs and a receiving blanket just doesn’t cut it. Although, large muslin blankets do seem to be fashionable right now.

    • ashleybbass

      Lisa, yesss. I know exactly what you mean! Once mine quickly outgrew the tiny receiving blankets, we were stuck with only one or two blankets that were big enough. That’s when we switched to using SwaddleMe swaddlers, which I LOVE. Either way, the big blankets are a must. Great tip!

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