My Top 10 Disney Baby Basics for New Parents

Let’s face it, the needs of new babies are fairly straightforward: comfort, feeding, warmth, and love. But will all of the baby products available these days, it can be hard to wade through the extras to get to the essentials.

Here are my top 10 baby basics from Disney Baby! Keep them in mind for shower gifts, baby registry items, or things to stock up on as baby grows.

  • Welcome home baby!

    Welcome home baby!

    I am such a fan of sleepers like this one. They make diaper changes a breeze!
    Part of a 6-piece welcome-home set, this gown is available at the Disney Store for $39.50.

  • Swaddle Blankets

    Swaddle Blankets

    I don’t think my babies (or their parents!) would have gotten much sleep if it weren’t for swaddle blankets. That’s why they’re on my list of new baby essentials!
    Swaddle Duo is available at The Disney Store for $45

  • Nursing Pillow

    Nursing Pillow

    I love nursing pillows because they’re so versatile. Use them not only for positioning while breastfeeding, but also during tummy time or even for support just while playing together!
    Lion King Deluxe Nursing Pillow, $54.99 at Babies”R”Us

  • Portable Bouncy Seat

    Portable Bouncy Seat

    As much as I loved our baby swing, having a portable bouncy seat was even more useful when my babies were newborns. I was able to move it easily from room to room, or even to Grandma’s for a visit.
    Winnie the Pooh Folding Seat, $44.99 at Kmart

  • Massage Oil

    Massage Oil

    Baby massage was a lifesaver for both my baby and me when he was a colicky newborn. Calming oil can was one of those little items that I never would have anticipated making such a big difference!
    It’s a Small World SHARE Lavender Oil, $20 at Basq Skin Care

  • Huggies Little Snugglers

    Huggies Little Snugglers

    I’m a huge fan of Huggies for the newborn stage. They fit so much better than the other brands I tried. I loved the area that was customized to fit the umbilical cord as well
    Huggies Snugglers, $8.99 at Target

  • Footy Sleeper

    Footy Sleeper

    Believe me- when you have a newborn there will be A LOT of laundry. I love these simple sleepers that can be worn anytime and that eliminate the need to washing extra clothing items. Plus, it couldn’t possibly be cuter!
    Amazon, $9.99

  • Pack 'N Play

    Pack 'N Play

    Whoever invented Pack ‘N Plays deserves some sort of medal. These things do it all! With a nap area, changing table, diaper storage and more, this will serve as newborn command central in your home.
    Classic Pooh Pack ‘N Play, $134.09 at Target

  • CuddlyWrapTee


    When it comes to basics, the white tee is king. Babies are no exception! The side closure makes changing baby so easy.
    Minnie Mouse SnugRide Carseat, $5.99 at Amazon

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. In addition, she writes about parenting at Babble’s Kid Scoop. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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