Sunday, May 15, 2011

Must Haves...Baby Edition

I'd feel selfish if I didn't share a few of my current "Baby Must Have Items"...so here they are...


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1. Fisher Price - Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper: This item was first introduced to me by my dear friend Rothie (who is a mama to twins) and then we received one as a gift from my other dear friend Court. This is Raleigh's current bassinet - he loves it and so do we. It fits perfectly next to our bed and is easily accessible for me to get him in and out in the middle of the night.

2. Mommy's Bliss - Gripe Water: In our house we refer to this as holy water because one rough night (the first day we introduced Raleigh to formula) our boy decided he needed to scream/cry for two hours straight due to an upset tummy (we're assuming) and this wonder juice saved our family. A huge thank you to my savior Megan for mentioning Gripe Water and for responding to my text at almost midnight to confirm what we needed to buy during our midnight run to Walgreens.

3. Playtex - Drop Ins: The best bottles for a newborn that is both breastfeeding and eating from a bottle. Quick to clean and excellent for sucking, swallowing and breathing for a newborn baby.

4. NoseFrida - The Snotsucker: Best invention ever for a baby with a stuffed up nose. The idea seems a bit far-fetched...sucking snot out of your babies nose with your mouth, but it's seriously brilliant and MUCH easier to use than one of those blue ball suckers that the hospital gives you. Thank you again to Megan for this fabulous gift.

5. Simple Wishes - Hands Free Pumping Bra: If you're going to use a breastpump, that isn't hands free, you'll definitely want to purchase this bra...for your sanity. Otherwise, you'll end up sitting there for hours on end with your hands confined to holding the pump bottles. With this sexy ridiculous contraption you'll be able to take care of odds and ends while you pump. You may also want to purchase ear plugs to avoid the horrible sound of the pump.

6. Mustela: I've only used the foam shampoo and the vitamin barrier (butt) cream so far, but I'm in love with these products and so is my boy. He smells just oh-so-good and his dry skin is thanking me for just a bit of hydration.  I look forward to trying out the rest of the products soon.

12 comments:

Blyth Family Blog said...

I was whitness to all these products and can say without a doubt they made your life easier this weekend :) If only you posted a picture of you in that beautiful hands-free-bra. hmmm...

Lynne said...

This post is saved. Thank you for sharing all these tips. I will be buying all this before Baby P arrives.

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

A to the men for Holy Water! I know there would be at least 2 mommas in the loony bin by now if it weren't for that stuff! Great post! I can't wait to see your other loves as RJR grows!

The Johnsons said...

You would think that after 2 kids, I would know what all of these are, but I don't. Thanks for the new tips!!

Lyndsy said...

The bra pic is killing me! Such a nice mama to share your faves! i am passing this post along to miss jaime! xoxo

Alexis Gradwohl said...

I swear to god, the products for children keep getting better and better. I love that sleeper! I wish that had that when Hayden was little. Perfect for traveling.

Aimee said...

Never heard of Gripe Water. Nice tip.
Love me that Nose Frida. Just wait until you have a sick sick, runny nosed, not sleeping baby and then you will really be loving those Swedish inventors.

Would love to keep hearing your favorites along the way. You will have to do a 2nd edition as R grows up.

Tara Holmes said...

Nice faves. I can't help picturing you doing the dishes and vacuuming in your double pumping hands free bra though. I need to try out the snot sucker too! Thanks!

Coug Gal said...

Yes! Thank you for all these tips!!

Blyth Family Blog said...

K, I just went to that websit for the hands free bra, and it's so funny how they have a skinny little model posing in the pics, like ANYONE looks like that after giving birth...her stomach is all flat and muscular. RIGHT.

morganbors said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing, adding these to my list now!

Koning said...

I am about ready to run out and get the rock n play. I have heard of others rave about it and I am coming to the sleep deprived moment of being a crazed mama. Thanks for your confirmation of the product.

FYI....heading south most of June. Would love to meet R.