New Baby Must-Haves

by Ally Cross

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare expenses, including some baby items. Here are some common baby items that are FSA eligible: 

  1. Breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies such as nursing pads, nipple shields, and breast milk storage bags. 
  2. Baby thermometers for taking temperature readings. 
  3. Diaper rash ointments or creams. 
  4. Baby monitors to monitor the baby’s breathing, movement, and sound. 
  5. Baby first aid kits that include items like infant pain relievers, bandages, and antiseptic wipes. 
  6. Nasal aspirators to help clear a baby’s stuffy nose. 
  7. Baby sunscreen to protect the baby’s skin from the sun. 
  8. Baby humidifiers to help ease congestion and cough. 

It’s important to note that the eligibility of these items may vary depending on the FSA plan, so it’s best to check with your FSA provider or HR representative for a full list of eligible expenses. 

Here are some of our favorites available on beneshop: 

1. Elvie Breast Pump – Double Wearable Breast Pump (FSA/HSA Eligible)

The smallest, lightest and quietest wearable breast pump Elvie Pump makes it possible to pump on your own terms – at home, at work or on-the-go. Ditch the hours spent hidden in cupboards, tethered to a wall or cleaning tubes. With Elvie Pump you can lead the meeting, get outside or simply enjoy some peace and quiet… all while you pump.

Review: So I finally caved and got this after pumping standing up in the bathroom at work every night and then ending up with a clogged milk duct after a crazy 16hr shift where I only got to pump twice. As a rapid response nurse, I never know when I’m going to get called to an emergency and the one pump room is often occupied. The Elvie has made pumping at work and home a dream. And I never thought I’d say that about pumping!! – Amazon Customer


2. Mobile Medicine Cabinet Travel Kit By Frida Baby (FSA/HSA Eligible)

This Frida storage system plays nicely in your drawers and in the diaper bag. Meet the Mobile Medicine Cabinet. Separate its layers in your nursery drawers to keep fuss-busting essentials easily accessible. When you’re ready to take baby out on the town, pack it, stack it and strap it to keep everything together while on-the-go. We loaded it up with NoseFrida + Filters, MediFrida, Rectal Thermometer + a removable pouch so you’re prepped for baby’s snotty, under-the-weather moments no matter where they happen. Plus, the removable silicone pouch is perfect for storing baby meds or must-haves.

Review: Yea… You can use a syringe and just squirt medicine in your babes mouth… But this makes it 100x easier, and enjoyable? when it comes to giving your baby medicine, this makes it so easy! Just pop the paci in their mouth, wait for them to start suckling and slowing squirt it in their mouth. It’s almost like they don’t know any different from eating. This will now be something I get for all new moms. Amazon Customer

3. Desitin Original Paste, 4 ounces (FSA/HSA Eligible)

This is a must-have for every new parent. Desitin Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Paste works to effectively treat and help prevent diaper rash discomfort. Made with 40% maximum-level zinc oxide, this rich, thick diaper rash cream soothes and relieves contact by sealing out wetness and protecting chafed skin due to diaper rash. 

Review: Get this if you are having/had a baby. You’re gonna need it. You’ll find this one to be the best at treating and preventing diaper rash and it actually spreads!CVS Customer

4. Oogiebear – Patented Nose and Ear Gadget (FSA/HSA Eligible)

The ultimate booger busting team brings you our 3-in-1 Picker. It’s as grossly satisfying as sucking snot, but perfectly designed to clean crusties + gunk out of all bodily crevices.

Review: The oogie bear has been a GAME CHANGER!! It gets out all his stubborn boogies both dried and wet/sticky. It fits perfectly into his small newborn nose with no issues and has helped him be able to breathe. Seriously love this product and I can not recommend it enough!Amazon Customer

5. Windi Gas and Colic Reliever For babies (FSA/HSA Eligible)

A natural solution for colic, constipation, and other gas-related problems, The Windi works instantly and does not require ingestion of any drops or medication. The Windi is a single-use catheter that helps babies get rid of excess gas. Designed to be safe and effective, The Windi cannot harm your baby if used as instructed.

Review: I honestly didn’t know what the expect with this product. I didn’t know what it was until I opened the box. I didn’t know how it would work. But after reading the instructions and using it, IT WORKED INSTANTLY. Our newborn would cry because of colic and we tried everything to help relieve her, but nothing worked. As soon as we used this, she was able to pass gas and also, she pooped for the day!!! After using this 2-3x, she’s now able to pass gas on her own and poop on her own. AMAZING AND GENIUS PRODUCT. Totally worth it. It comes in a pack of 10 and have only used 2-3.

Amazon Customer

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