Having a baby is a life changing event. In an effort to help expectant parents get ready to make the transition to parenthood, Well.ca, surveyed 1,000 new mothers about their fourth-trimester experiences with interesting results.

  • Forty-five per cent of  new moms indicated that they were over-stocked with baby items such as clothing and toys.
  • Twenty-four per cent of those surveyed had to run out to buy things they didn’t anticipate needing, something that can be challenging with a new baby with 50 per cent indicating they found it difficult to get out of the house.
  • Forty-six per cent of new moms were scrambling for essentials.

As a result of the new parent survey, Well.ca compiled the top 100 Essential Items new moms actually need..

I am one of those forty-six per cent of parents who found themselves scrambling after bringing home baby. The only difference is I never brought my new baby home. She was born at home. After the birth of each one of my children, I found my baby and new Mom essential needs varied greatly. Which is to be expected. What I never anticipated though was the stress of being under prepared.

When my first two children were born, I always found that I was scrambling to get out of the house to buy more diapers, diaper rash creams or colic relief tinctures.

After the birth of Everly, my new Mom and baby needs were much different. I was well-stocked in the diaper department. It was when we ran into breastfeeding issues that I found myself scrambling to find time to get out and purchase nipple creams, breast pads, and a good electric breast pump.

Well.ca offers the ability to shop from a wide range of essential products for baby and mom at any time of day or night, which helps make things easier for parents (like me) who find themselves scrambling after bringing home baby.  Not only that they offer free express delivery too.  An online store like Well.ca is a dream for me; a new Mom who struggles to get out to the store with 3 kids in tow, and doesn’t want to have to worry about hustling out of the house once the kids have gone to bed (if they go to bed… heaven knows they fight bedtime).


Well.ca has graciously provided me the opportunity to giveaway a New Mom Essentials Breastfeeding Prize Pack. This prize pack is valued at $50, and includes all of the breastfeeding essentials I scrambled to pick up after my new bundle made her entrance into the world. This prize pack includes: Earth Mama & Angel Baby Nipple Cream, Milkmaid Tea, Udder Cover Nursing Cover and Lansinoh Nursing Pads.


To be entered in the giveaway, complete the Rafflecopter Form below, and leave a comment answering: “What were your coveted baby and/or new Mom essentials?

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* This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Giveaway ends at 12:01AM on July 16, 2014 EST.

Disclosure: I was provided with a New Mom Essentials bundle in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are those of my own.

59 Comments on Don’t Scramble for New Mom Essentials, Shop Well.ca Instead!

  1. Jennifer Saarinen
    June 24, 2014 at 10:21 am (4 years ago)

    I loved the Angel Baby Bottom Balm for my baby. Awesome product!

  2. Michelle @ MK2SAHM
    June 24, 2014 at 10:36 am (4 years ago)

    A good feeding pillow! When Mommy and Baby are comfy feeding goes so much better!

  3. Juliee Fitze
    June 24, 2014 at 10:50 am (4 years ago)

    Lots of diapers and wipes are my most import things for a new mommy.

  4. Anne Taylor
    June 24, 2014 at 10:57 am (4 years ago)

    Lots of sleepers, lots of diapers, and lots of patience and a good nursing pillow!

  5. Bethany
    June 24, 2014 at 10:58 am (4 years ago)

    Good reusable breast pads, diapers and wipes were my essentials with #1, #2 due soon!

  6. Kristy
    June 24, 2014 at 11:23 am (4 years ago)

    Tylenol & ibuprofen are essentials to me!

  7. Ashley s
    June 24, 2014 at 11:49 am (4 years ago)

    Breast pads were a great new mom essential!

  8. Jonnie
    June 24, 2014 at 11:58 am (4 years ago)

    I wanted an Ocean Wonders swing and some good quality reusable nursing pads.

  9. ivy pluchinsky
    June 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm (4 years ago)

    love the Angel Baby Bottom Balm

  10. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    June 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm (4 years ago)

    In the beginning nipple cream and breastfeeding pillow for sure

  11. Ashley
    June 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Lots of diapers and sleepers 😉

  12. Jennifer P.
    June 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Lansinoh Nursing Pads, Lansinoh Lanolin Cream, muslin swaddling blankets (we loved Basic Grey and aden & anais), Bum Bum Balm (by Dimpleskins), a nursing pillow, a Naked Nursing tank, sleepers with zippers instead of buttons/snaps, and sleeping bags for easy night time changes…

  13. NickyJ
    June 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Lansinoh Nursing Pads.. I tried a few kinds and these were the best

  14. kathy downey
    June 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm (4 years ago)

    A good nursing pillow is a must for every Mom

  15. Chris Stockford
    June 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Lots of diapers and sleepers

  16. Courtney
    June 24, 2014 at 6:52 pm (4 years ago)

    My breast friend nursing pillow and coconut oil for diaper rashes and sore nipples

  17. charityk
    June 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm (4 years ago)

    we walked around with stroller envy for the longest time

  18. Tammy Dalley
    June 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm (4 years ago)

    diapers and pjs

  19. lisa bolduc
    June 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm (4 years ago)

    some nice comfy pants

  20. Jackie
    June 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm (4 years ago)

    nursing pads and cream!

  21. Angela Mitchell
    June 24, 2014 at 9:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Some good nursing bras, breast pads, and nipple ointment, and a well designed diaper bag.

  22. Melissa
    June 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Good nursing pads & nipple cream

  23. Heidi C.
    June 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Comfortable nursing tops and bras, lots of nursing pads and lanolin and a double electric breast pump!

  24. Dayna Wilson
    June 25, 2014 at 12:21 am (4 years ago)

    Lots and lots of diapers… a nursing pillow, a decent breast pump.

  25. Karina H.
    June 25, 2014 at 1:48 am (4 years ago)

    Lots and lots of diapers!

  26. Tanis
    June 25, 2014 at 6:04 am (4 years ago)

    A nursing pillow was the best thing for me!

  27. darci
    June 25, 2014 at 8:29 am (4 years ago)

    A comfy rocking chair!

  28. Kristine Ewald
    June 25, 2014 at 9:29 am (4 years ago)

    Lots of diapers

  29. Sunshine G
    June 25, 2014 at 10:28 am (4 years ago)

    The glider was lifesaving.

  30. Bev
    June 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm (4 years ago)

    All new moms should have a good baby sling to carry baby around.

  31. Kayla Gilbert
    June 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Diapers and diaper rash cream.

  32. Silvia D
    June 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm (4 years ago)

    my rocking chair and lots of diapers!

  33. Krista M
    June 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm (4 years ago)

    Lots of inexpensive sleepers, because they constantly get stained & ruined!

  34. lori b
    June 26, 2014 at 12:23 am (4 years ago)

    well for me it was my MOM, lol a swing was a great thing

  35. Marla
    June 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Lasinoh breast pads

  36. @mongupp
    June 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Diapers and wipes. Never enough!

  37. Karine
    June 26, 2014 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    A bottle sanitizer, it’s important!

  38. Angie Andrews
    June 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Decent nursing bras and nipple cream

  39. Mark V
    June 27, 2014 at 8:50 am (4 years ago)

    Diapers and sleep lol

  40. jan
    June 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm (4 years ago)

    nipple cream

  41. krystyl olson
    June 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm (4 years ago)

    a boppy pillow! great for babys first chair and breast feedingback saver

  42. Debbie W
    June 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm (4 years ago)

    A rocker chair

  43. tennille
    June 29, 2014 at 12:11 am (4 years ago)

    I appreciated my breast feeding pillow more than I thought I would!

  44. Robyn Bellefleur
    June 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm (4 years ago)

    A new mom always needs lots of diapers and wipes.

  45. Darlene w
    June 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    the baby monitor

  46. Jenny
    July 1, 2014 at 9:55 am (4 years ago)

    nursing pillow

  47. Tara E
    July 1, 2014 at 3:17 pm (4 years ago)

    muslin blankets

  48. Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
    July 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Lanolin cream was my best friend while pumping for multiples.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    July 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm (4 years ago)

    SLEEP!! but I couldn’t seem to buy it 😉

    A body pillow was a must!!

  50. Brandee H
    July 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm (4 years ago)

    A sling. I wore my son everywhere. Eventually changed to an Ergo but it made life so easy at the beginning.

  51. Athena
    July 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm (4 years ago)

    effective nursing pads

  52. melissa m
    July 5, 2014 at 9:34 am (4 years ago)

    lanisoh and wipes

  53. Erica Seaman
    July 5, 2014 at 11:33 am (4 years ago)

    A mobile for over the crib 🙂

  54. Yuen C
    July 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm (4 years ago)

    nursing pads

  55. Lucy
    July 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm (4 years ago)


  56. Bailey Dexter
    July 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved the muslin swaddling blankets! These are great for the little one!

  57. Bree
    July 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Wipes and diaper cream!


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