A new carseat, a baby carrier, a wrap and a swaddler: really the only products you need for a new baby. I believe in keeping it simple and being prepared. So I have teamed up with the super sweet folks at Ergobaby and Orbitbaby to offer an amazing package of prizes, everything you need for a new baby… well, almost everything! Diapers help. The winner will also win a session with me to consult on anything he or she needs to feel ready for a baby.
Enter the contest below, and by subscribing to my monthly newsletter, you could win:
- One Orbitbaby G3 Infant Car Seat and Car Seat Base
- One Ergobaby Original Carrier in Dewdrop
- One Ergobaby Wrap (perfect for wearing newborns up to 4 months)
- A set of two Ergobaby Swaddlers (for helping baby sleep cozy)
- One $120 session with me. The winner can use this as a planning session to prevent postpartum depression or anxiety or as consultation on any topic.
I love helping pregnant women plan ahead of time for the postpartum stage. We come up with an individualized plan to stay healthy, happy and well taken care of.
Note: Because I am only licensed in the state of California, this last prize can only be won by a resident of California. The rest of the items are open to entrants in the United States of America and will be shipped directly from Ergobaby and Orbitbaby. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for processing. If a particular item is out of stock, Ergobaby and Orbitbaby reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal value. Good luck!
Update: Contest is now closed. Congratulations, Tess!!! If you are interested in purchasing any of the products, I have a promo code for 20% off the Ergobaby Wrap and the Ergobaby Swaddler. Enter ocnewborn at checkout. Expires 12-31-14.
Disclosures: I am a paid contributor to the Ergobaby blog, where I write on parenting and other topics. This post contains affiliate links to Ergobaby and their sister company,Orbitbaby, which means I could be paid an advertising fee for any purchases made from the links. I am extremely selective about which companies I chose to work with, and wouldn’t recommend a product unless it is one I have or would use myself.
I think the one essential item for a new baby is a baby carrier, especially with multiple children.
I think swaddles are a must!
I second the baby carrier. Or a wrap. Whichever you prefer. I prefer the carrier.
A carrier/wrap is a must for a new baby!
The essential item for a new baby is mama – human touch – aside from that everything else really is gravy!
I am currently expecting my first baby so I guess I will find out soon … :)
I think the one essential item is a car seat. You won’t even be able to leave the hospital without one.
As of right now, I’d say diapers!
My essential was a good carrier.
My wrap/carrier was a savior. No more evening fussy time once we put it to use!
I think the most important think is an amazing car seat stroller combo.
Easy Question: Disposable Diapers
A carrier. For sure, saved my life with my first.
Definitely diapers.. tons of diapers!
A safe carseat, like the Orbit G3, is a must! Can’t get baby home without it :-)
The Boppy helped make both of our lives easier for the first few months.
A wrap or a carrier… something to free up your hands!
family help – it was the only way I could sleep more than an hour at a time.
Besides the obvious essentials such as diapers and car seat, a wrap or carrier is amazing! You’re able to keep your baby close and comfortable and get stuff done at the same time!
I think the ergo carrier is a must!
For us a swing was essential. It is the only place our daughter slept for the first 6 months :)
Glow in the dark binks!
I think one essential item for a new baby is a few warm blankets, especially if they will be born in the winter time; like my first baby is! :)
the My Brest Friend nursing pillow really helped me a lot!
Baby carrier :) of course!!
So many things probably the MOST important is a car seat… but I really want a baby carrier :-)
It was so great meeting you at the Natural Family Fair.
Just noticed this comment! Thank you for coming by my booth!
Essential item for baby…tough one. I would have to go with a wrap/carrier, especially with baby #2. I never would’ve got ANYTHING done with out it!
Baby item must have—carriers! We still use it with our 2.5 year old and really helped with the transition back to work when all she wanted was to be held in the evenings!
Aside from diapers, I have to agree with al the it gets who said a baby carrier is necessary. We have a few different ones that are great for various outings and purposes.
The Ergo is a baby must have!
A wrap or a carrier- and cloth diapers for all sorts of stuff (diapering, burp rags, etc.)
Diapers is essential. Then carseat.
A swing or a bassinet.
i think beyond the obvious of diapers and clothes I would say a baby blanket made by grandma everyone in my family got one and we keep them forever no matter how tattered they get and my kids have theirs and when I have grandkids I will do the same
Definitely Muslin swaddle blankets!
I would say Breast Milk!!
besides for the obvious clothing, diapers, safe place to put baby down and food a good baby blanket is a must
Definitely swaddles are a MUST for a new baby!
The most essential item is LOVE, and the item that best assists me in sharing that love is a baby carrier. When they’re safe and snug against your chest and can feel your heart beating they feel that love AND mom can go hands free to make a much needed snack!
baby carrier would help soooo much! little one isn’t a fan of her stroller
A car seat is essential!
A great wrap!
A bouncer/rocker is definitely essential!