When we first brought Kate home and when we travel Kate sleeps in a Fisher Price Rock N Play sleeper. We originally purchased this when Drew was having trouble with reflux. It has a slight incline and rocks, I consider it a Godsend, and at $30 it was worth every penny and more. This is by far my first suggestion to every set of expectant parents. One of my favorite things about it is how easy it is to transport. It folds up and lays pretty darn flat. We have taken it now on two trips with us and it takes up so much less room than a pack n play and with two kids saving every inch of room is a must.
Both of my kids have been swaddled since birth. We have tried several different swaddle blankets but the ones that I have fallen head over heels in loved with and have lasted through both kids and we are still using with Kate are Miracle Blankets. Or as I have dubbed them straight jackets for babies. They are lightweight enough that she didn't get hot through the summer, yet kept her from getting chilled, and they don't let her break out of the swaddle. They are truly a miracle, they keep my little pumpkin snug as a bug in a rug.
Gumdrop, and they are amazing in my book! Kate was so, so on all other kinds of paci's. She would spit them out and every single night we would be in and out of her room 10,000x replacing her paci. We purchased the Gumdrops and she keeps them in! I for one love the Gumdrops and so does she, WIN! WIN!
The last product that we as a family could not live without is a formula dispenser. Kate is formula fed as well as Drew was and this little baby makes your life so much easier. I keep at least one of these filled at home and one in our diaper bag for quick and easy trips and easy bottle mixing at home. I pre-fill them with 4oz. of formula currently, the amount Kate takes at each feeding and then just dump it into the bottle water and VIOLA she is ready to eat! Can't get much easier!