I've always loved the fellow Moms who've posted something similar after their experience with a newborn, so I decided to make my own 1-month necessities collage as well just in case there are more first-time mommies-2-be (and even current mommies) that could use some hints!
Clockwise from top:
The Sleep Sheep: A white noise machine that has 4 sounds, a timer, and a volume control, and can literally go anywhere with you and be velcro'd to anything. Even comes in a mini-version to attach to your carseat if you wanted- white noise is a MUST with newborns, helps them fall asleep, but not fall into too "deep" of a sleep which some argue can cause SIDS- scary stuff- and reasonably priced for peace of mind!
Munchkin Sterilizer: We use this for everything- pump parts, pacifiers that the dog licked, bottles, chew toys- and it takes 6 minutes to steam & sterilize- much faster than any dishwasher, especially if you're exclusively pumping this is heaven to have. Again reasonably priced for the convenience factor alone!
Footed pajamas: I was able to snatch this particular one up from OldNavy, but any will do- Target has some cute ones for $7.99 as well- Jackson sleeps SO much better at night when he's all snuggly in one of these guys- button up or zip, whatever makes it easier!
Soothie Pacifier- I did manage to sneak out of the hospital with not one but TWO of these gems, and Jackson has never looked back. Although we waited about two weeks to give one to him, he loves to fall asleep just about anywhere if he has one.
Halo Sleepsack: Pottery Barn sells some amazing ones with the softest fabric, but I'm a linens/fabric wh*re so if you're not totally bougeious here just stick to the Babies R Us ones. Makes the baby feel like are in the womb again and calms them down fast- Jackson lasted about two weeks in these before he refused to ever be confined again but they were a lifesaver for a fresh baby. Buy at least 2!
Pottery Barn Stroller Blankets: Again...the fabric just can't be beat for the price you're paying here. Rivals the minky blankets! The stroller blankets can be found on sale from time to time, and they are seriously the perfect size for naps, the carseat, swaddling- WHATEVER! I own at least 4 now I think, in neutral colors just in case we have a girl sometime down the road.
Medela Lanolin: Numbing cream for those sensitive areas when it comes to breastfeeding & pumping. You need this, trust me. Buy it now.
Orbit G2 Stroller Travel System: This was my Mommy-splurge. Not only does it kick butt compared to all the plastic-y carseats I kept seeing while registering, the stroller base has multiple things it can have snapped in & out of it- a carseat, toddler seat, bassinet, skateboard attachment, a 2nd-kid stroller extension....it's seriously amazing. The kicker here to outshine the rival Bugaboo? This stroller is 14 pounds total, closes with one hand and has a 360 degree turning radius so baby can face anyway while strapped in, makes lunch time at Nordstrom cafe just a little easier!