rock and play sleeper- We bought this because our frousins (friends and cousins) Molly and Andrew told us to. We had a crib, bassinet, and pack and play on our registry already so I felt silly adding this guy but I'm so glad I did! Madeleine slept in this next to our bed for the first 6 weeks and will sleep in here still when we travel. The shape tilts baby up which helps for reflux and the way baby hangs like a hammock essentially cradles her as if she were being held. It fold up n a second and is light weight.
swaddlers- Madeleine was very active as a newborn and would startle herself awake with her hands and pull out her pacifier. Swaddle sleepers help her feel tight and snug and keep her arms inside. We only use them at night and I think M has caught on and knows that when she's in them it's time for bed.
gas drops & gripe water- Madeleine has a sensitive stomach and was colicy in her first weeks home. Gas drops and Gripe Water help ease her tummy and are awesome with getting her to take her pacifier.
gerber diapers as burp cloths-they are the most absorbent burp rags we have!