Nesting Essentials


So you’re having a baby…

Preparing for your baby’s arrival in many ways compares to packing for a vacation (well, maybe not quite the best analogy) or preparing for a week of wilderness camping (now that’s better).  If you haven’t planned properly and with at least a modicum of forethought regarding what to pack, chances are you won’t have everything on hand when you need them the most.  As a new parent resource, Infant 101 Academy, in conjunction with Blitzby Baby, presents an essential list for expectant parents, along with links to Amazon’s top three hottest selling products by item for your shopping convenience.  By using proprietary aggregator software, here is a list of the most widely purchased products other expectant parents are choosing for their baby nurseries.


The Nursery – Nesting Essentials

Rocking Chair/Glider
Baby monitor
Changing table
Cool mist humidifier
Lullaby CDS or audiotapes


4 receiving blankets
2 cotton blankets
Cradle or bassinet
Cotton crib sheets
2 crib mattress pads


Diaper changing pad
Diaper rash ointment
4 waterproof pads for changing table
Rattles and distractors
Dirty diaper receptacle
Baby Wipes
Small thermos to hold warm water (for cleansing babies < 6 weeks
Wipes holder for your diaper bag
2 packages of newborn diapers


Some things are just too personal for linking best-selling items.  We’ll leave dressing your baby solely to your own tastes.

1 pack T-shirts
6 one-piece outfits that snap at the crotch (long and short-sleeved)
4 pajama sets
6 pairs of socks
2 pairs of soft booties
2 pairs stretch cotton pants
3 bibs
Cotton sweater
Knit Cap
Sun hat
Zip-up sweatshirt
15 baby hangers


Nursing pillow
6 burp cloths
6 bottles equipped with newborn nipples
Bottle brush
Insulated bottle holder for diaper bag
Nursing bras
Nursing pads for bras
Breast pump


3 hooded towels
2 packs of washcloths
Cotton baby swabs
Baby Shampoo and body wash
Infant bathing tub
Baby nail clipper
Soft hairbrush
Rubbing alcohol
Petroleum jelly
Digital thermometer -No ear or infrared for babies under 3 months
Nasal aspirator
Mild soap for laundy

On The Go

Rear-facing infant car seat with head support padding
Sun shields for car windows
Portable playpen
Diaper bag
Sling, wrap or soft front carrier


Bouncy seat
Baby books
Baby music CDs
Play mat with toys attached
Squishy teething toys