Anywho, over the last 7 weeks, I have been pretty excited about/thankful for a few specific products that have made becoming a new mommy much easier. I know I was unsure about quite a bit when putting together my registry... read over countless "must-have" lists on other mommy blogs... hemmed and hawed over the supposedly over-rated items... but now I'd like to share my personal list of top baby items no (new) mom should be without.
Take it for what it's worth...
My Top 12 Must-Have Baby Items
Infant Bath Sponge
Battery Nasal Aspirator
When Brody came down with a nasty
cold when he was less than 2-weeks
old, the traditional "squeeze and suck"
aspirators didn't do the job. This one,
with constant suction, worked wonders
at getting the hard to get boogies.
I know some babies hate swaddling,
but Brody loves it. They kept his
flailing limbs at bay which kept him
asleep. I was more at ease with them
over blankets because I didn't have to
worry about them coming undone.
Even more than just a place for baby
to lie and entertain themselves, it also
doubles as a place to quick set them
down when you absolutely need both
hands. I love that the seat is portable
and lightweight to keep baby nearby.
Unlike most swings that are heavy and
have a 6'+ footprint, this Graco swing is
compact and lightweight to go wherever
you need it to. It also has two different
height settings and multiple speed
I love my Graco travel system. I love
the car base options for the carrier
(vs having to buy multiple car seats).
I like how the stroller can accommodate
the carrier as well as be used as an
Brody loves to be able to stretch out.
His play mat is a great way to keep
him entertained and happy. It also fits
perfectly in his crib so he's up off the
floor just in case Zora comes running
past or wants to play.
Hands-free parenting at its finest. The
wrap secures both Brody's body and
head and allows me to have both my
hands available. Having him snuggled
against my chest keeps his binky
from falling out as well.
Diaper Bag/Purse Combo
A mom's hands are full enough without
having to deal with a diaper bag AND
a purse. Skip*Hop's dual bag is large
enough with enough pockets to
accomodate all the necessities
without looking like luggage.
Obviously as a formula feeder, I don't have any breast feeding related items. So, sorry. Anyways, these are my favorite, most-used items that I feel have helped me transition into mommyhood.