Mom + Baby Essentials

Essential Mom + Baby Must Haves

Essential Mom + Baby Must Haves

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There are lots of lists out there when it comes to having a baby. What to pack for the hospital, what to put in a diaper bag, essentials for baby’s nursery, etc. After having three little ones, I’ve discovered that every list is subjective and really depends on your priorities as a parent. Here are a few essentials all moms and babies will benefit from.

Stylish & Versatile Diaper Bag

One of the most essential things a mom needs for all the baby things is a stylish and versatile diaper bag. I’ve tried lots of different bags with my three babies and one of my favorites is the Lug Convertible Tote Bag.

Stylish & Versatile Diaper Bag

Lug was founded by a husband and wife team with two little kids, so they totally understand what it takes to create a good bag. The Via convertible tote bag is perfect for moms who crave organization, with lots of pockets inside and out to keep everything in it’s place. It easily transforms from a tote, to crossbody and should bag for maximum versatility. The print is classy and fun with a unique interior lining.

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Diaper Care Needs

As a parent, get ready to change LOTS of diapers, approximately 2,000+ within baby’s first year! I was surprised with my first daughter at how sensitive a baby’s skin can be. Finding diapering products that work for your specific needs is essential for every parent.

I love using NOLEO 3-in-1 diaper cream, a non-toxic cleanser, rash cream and organic baby lotion all in one. This cream replaces traditional diaper wipes and is easily applied using disposable cotton pads. The cream actually leaves a natural oil barrier behind with each application, making it super easy to wipe baby clean with every change.

Diaper Care from NOLEO

Ultimately, the process simplifies diaper changes eliminating the need for multiple steps. The organic formula cleans, moistures and protects all in one easy step with just 5 all natural ingredients including: Limewater, Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, and Beeswax. Learn more about NOLEO at

Self Care Skincare

Motherhood comes with lots of laughs, smiles, and sleepless nights, which can take quite the toll on your skin. Vichy skincare is a trusted doctor-developed brand that specializes in skin health science. It’s a must have for moms to take care of their skin.

I love the Pure Vitamin C Serum which combines 15% pure Vitamin C and Natural Origin Hyaluronic Acid for brighter and firmer skin in just 10 days. The LiftActiv Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoule Serum is an anti-aging Vitamin C serum to target fine lines, wrinkles, lack of firmness and radiance.

Board Books for Babies

One of my favorite things to buy for my girls (and as gift for expecting mom friends) is baby friendly board books. My daughter loved receiving the PinkCheeks Gift Box from Hoppy & Poppie. The set is the ultimate emotional intelligence bundle for babies through preschoolers.

The set includes two adorable plush characters, 6 emotion labeled wristbands and an interactive slide and touch board book. The adorable Bug Island characters feel nervous, worried, curious, excited and afraid, laying a foundation for a child to be self-aware and helps parents teach children about emotions.

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Baby Bath Essentials

Nothing beats that fresh new baby smell. Bath time is not only a way to keep babies clean, but also a fun, exciting way for them to play and explore. We love the cleansing gel and lotion from Baby Magic. The smell reminds me of the baby lotion my own mom used for my little brother when he was born.

Baby Bath Essentials

All Baby Magic products are dermatologist tested and created with wholesome ingredients to keep baby’s delicate skin nourished and healthy. Shop at Walmart and Target.

Teething Toys

With a teething baby, chewable toys are essential! My daughter loves the Lil’ Squish Jellyfish from Baby Banana. It’s a sensory rattle and teether in one that is easy to hold and made from 100% food grade silicone.

Baby Banana is a family owned and operated company that was originally started by a dental hygienist, so all products are created with safety in mind. I love this stimulating infant toy that provides fun play in a safe way!

Essential Mom + Baby Must Haves

These mom and baby essentials are great for any new or veteran parents. Tell me what’s on your must have baby list?


  • Kayla Peloquin

    Kayla Peloquin is the creator and writer of, a blog dedicated to making childhood magical with creative ideas, printables, and practical advice. As a busy mom of four girls, Kayla shares her love for party planning, Disney, and all things sparkly. Her blog offers inspiration and tips to help families celebrate everyday moments and special occasions with a touch of magic.

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