Top 10 Things You Need to Survive the First 6 Weeks With a Newborn

#1 Yoga Ball ($20)

GalSports Exercise Ball

#2 Postpartum Doula (approx $35/hour + but prices vary)

A postpartum doula may sound like something exclusive to the elite, but more mamas than I can count swear it’s the best money they’ve ever spent. Having someone focused on taking care of you makes it a million times easier to take care of the baby, especially in the early days of this HUGE life transition. They help with nursing, soothing the baby, massaging, light house work and much more. Some offer food too! Check out the list below of local San Diego doulas who come highly recommended by 101 mamas:

#3 Ollie Swaddle Wrap ($65)

Ollie Swaddle in Meadow Color

#4 Boppy Wrap Baby Carrier ($50)

Boppy Wrap Carrier

#5 Sound Machine ($60)

Hatch Baby Sound Machine

#6 Snoo Smart Sleeper ($1395 or can rent for $129/month)

Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet

#7 Nursing Pillow ($43)

Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow

#8 Frida Windi Gas and Colic Reliever ($13)

FridaBaby Windi Gas Reliever

#9 WubbaNub Animal Pacifier ($14)

WubbaNub Giraffe Pacifier

#10 Haakaa Manual Breast Pump ( $13)

Haakaa Silicone Manual Breast Pump

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