Nothing is more overwhelming in life than planning for your first bundle of joy. If you're like me, by the time you got to your registry, your mommy-prep brain was already in complete over load. Over the past 2 months, I quickly developed my go-to products (like every other mom) & wanted to share. (Side Note: These are in no particular rank. They are all AWESOME!)
- Blooming Baby™ Blooming Bath Lotus: Why I Love It? It fits into any size sink. With a farmhouse sink in the kitchen & a smaller, double-basin sinks in the bathroom, this will easily convert to whatever your needs are. Additionally, it's soft for baby & provides non-skid support to keep them in place. I love the neutral gray color, but it's available in several shades.
SwaddleMe® Original Swaddle: Why I Love It? If your baby is anything like mine, they will figure out how to wiggle free from their swaddle very quickly. The velcro on these sacks provide a more snug fit to keep baby in place longer. Additionally, it's 2 Velcro pieces & wa-la, done!
Baby Jogger® City Mini GT Travel System Stroller: Why I Love It? Your stroller choice is one of the most important purchases you will make & you'll likely buy at least a couple along the way. It's important to keep in mind WHAT you'll realistically be doing with this stroller. Jogging again at 6 weeks sounds great, but will you REALLY be doing this? For me the answer was no. As a family, we spend our evenings & weekends walking our neighborhood. For us, a travel system was hands down, the way to go. It allows us to quickly move from car seat to stroller without waking baby. Additionally, the system comes with 1 car seat base. We purchased 1 additional base for our 2nd vehicle & we were done. We LOVE this stroller!
- DockATot® Deluxe: Why I Love It? This provided the perfect transition piece from hospital basinet to crib. When we put our newborn in her crib the first time, she looked tiny. The Dock A Tot provides a womb like surrounding to assist babies with the sleep transition in their new world. Although Dock A Tot does not promote use of this device in a crib, I did LOTS of research & determined I was comfortable using this in the crib for sleeping until baby can roll over. After that, it's absolutely a SIDS risk & will no longer be used without supervision. However, it's up to every mother to determine their own comfort level with this.
Baby Brezza Formula Pro One Step Bottle Maker: Why I Love It? Although I was (and am currently) committed to breast feeding, there are certain situations that you will need a quick meal for your baby. For me, my milk was not at full supply yet and we were having difficulties developing our latch. For others, (think adoption) breast milk is not an option. The Baby Brezza is a LIFESAVER when you have a hungry, crying (ok screaming) baby. It works just like a Keurig provides instant, on demand bottles. Additionally, it allows you to pick your ounce size, so you don't waste any expensive formula.
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