Tuesday, September 17, 2013
1 Month Favorites
1.Itzbeen Pocket Nanny This may have been our all time favorite baby item EVER, seriously, NO JOKE. Keeps track of how long Itzbeen(get it :)) since the last feeding and diaper change, how long the babes has been sleeping, a timer if baby needs to be woken to eat and a marker to remember which breast he last ate from. Also has a nightlight and a medication timer. Perfect when the hubby gets up in the middle of the night. He doesn't have to wake you to see when you last fed him or when you are so tired you can barely remember your name, you know when you last cared for baby. This is our go to gift for all our friends who become new parents.
2.My Breastfriend Pillow For all breast feeding mommies, this is a must. At first I didn't think I would like it as much as the boppy, I WAS WRONG. Baby lays so much nicer on it, gives you a back support and you can literally go hands free when feeding. Also has a little pocket for a burp cloth, chapstick, you phone, or 15 saltwater taffies (momma gets hungry sitting there). Cover is removable for washing too.
3.Baby Bjorn carrier This was a lifesaver when I was trying to get tasks done around the house, but baby didn't want to be set down. Very easy to use, comfortable, and can use for all stages of infancy. This is the only reason all my flowers didn't die over the summer. I was able to strap in little man and water plants every morning!
4.Summer Baby touch Monitor This monitor made us feel so comfortable having Cole sleep in his crib since the day we brought him home. Put the monitor right next to you and its like he's laying right with you. Camera can scan and zoom, there is a speaker so hubby can talk to you while you are in the nursery and he is in the bedroom. Can operate on battery so you can take the monitor anywhere in the house with you. You can also add additional cameras when the next baby comes and are able to watch both.
5. Lansinoh Lanolin Sore, beat up nips are inevitable if you are breastfeeding, I am talking bleeding and cracking-ouch. This stuff is amazing and will heal and sooth them overnight. Thick like butter and safe for baby so no need to wipe off. Don't mess with other brands, this stuff is like liquid love in a tube.
6. Snuggamonkey Bouncer Our little man loves this. Great for naps, sitting baby upright if they have reflux like our guy, and its lightweight and portable. Easy to move from room to room! Have lots of batteries ready though, it will save you a trip to Target at 9 at night if the vibrator stops and baby is sleeping.
7. Lapped Knit Bundler This Gap sleep sack is AMAZING. So soft, has little mitts to cover babies hands, a little thicker then most bundlers, and makes the many diaper changes so easy because of accessibility. We used these under a swaddle blanket at first, then by itself when we learned our guy hates being swaddled at night. Just stuck a onsie underneath for added warmth.
8.City Mini GT I did so much research on strollers and I am so glad I ended up going with this one. Folds up easy, even with the carseat adapter and has lots of accessories that can be purchased for it. Its lightweight, so you can hold the carseat in one hand and with one pull, the stroller folds up nicely!! This stroller was used everyday during my maternity leave before I got the green light to go back to the gym. Lots of color options too, I went with the black and shadow. Matches our carseat and can be used for either gender.
That first month is so crazy and confusing, but after we figured out what worked for us, these products really helped make life a little easier. What made your life easier, or less crazy, the first month of your babies life?