Each item on the list will contain three words to describe these items. As well as a note about its safety considerations (if any). Finally, a bit of how I use the item with my child throughout the day.
The Most Useful Items For Baby
Rocking Baby Bed
This is a baby bed that is easy to collapse but sturdy enough that I feel safe leaving her in the bed, even with two large dogs around. They can be active and run past quickly, and although she may occasionally get bumped, this thing is not going to tip over or fall. It’s also suitably deep, so I know she is comfortable in a semi-reclined position already and will not be able to sit up in it until 6+ months old. That’s a pretty long time and a great investment for our newborn.
Quality Infant Carseat
I’m all about all-age equipment whenever possible. But I was surprised when I went shopping at Target that I was not happy with the selection of all aged car seats. Although they do exist, they are too large to remove from the car on a regular basis. I knew I wanted something that I could clip in and out of the car when she’s young so that I can transfer her smoothly to and from the car. Until she’s 40 pounds, then the car seat we got expires and she’ll be too big to carry in a car seat anyways!
Stable headrest insert
The K’tan sling
Closeness | Comforting | Thankful
The Munch Mitt Teething Glove
🍼 Check out these amazingly designed Avent Bottles & Nipple Set (even if your planning to breastfeed!)
If you’ve read about my breastfeeding journey than you know that I also supplement formula throughout the day, and choose not to pump. I started using these bottles at just two weeks old. I found that the shape matched my own nipple so well. And she took to both the breast and the bottle so easily. I have had no trouble with nipple confusion in any way. And I really do think it’s because of the design of these nipples. I would not recommend any other bottles or nipples. Since they do come with upgrades on nipples per month, I would just recommend getting a set of three at a time. Upgrading to the new two drop nipples when necessary, buying three new nipples. Then three drops, then four. I use the same three bottles throughout the day. I personally wouldn’t even want any more due to the pile of dirty, stinky bottles I’d have to clean up after.
Activity Play Matt
Infant Health Care Kit
Most Useful Items for the Mama!
Comfortable Nursing Bras
I prefer to go completely braless. The first few months of breastfeeding though comes with a lot of leaking. Need I say more, I had to wear a bra for a bit. Now though, since I under produce, I have gone back to mostly braless. My number one reason for going braless is comfortability, so that’s where these nylon clip bras are amazing. They are comfortable! Easy to keep clean and store. I own two. Yes, just two. The second reason I go braless is the science now that says that braless breasts are healthier and happier. They have less sag and some women have fewer back issues also. But, that’s probably for another post someday.
Bamboo Bra Pads
Natural Nipple Butter & Butt Cream
😍 This is the nipple butter and butt cream I recommend. This bundle should last you a long time too!
Bad-ass baby backpack by Harley
Mama’s Tactical Fanny Pack
😎 Check out this genius baby fanny pack! It can be worn in five different ways!
When I’m seriously on a mission with my baby, I couldn’t do it without my tactical fanny pack. I load it with the essential baby things I’m going to need, and a first aid kit, and rags and everything I will need for the baby for a few hours. This way I don’t have to travel to the backpack for everything. I can just easily clip this to me, and be on the move. For shopping, camping, and family outings this thing saves my life.
The Dog’s Baby Pack
Things I surprisingly didn’t use, or need, for my infant so far…
Swaddles. I had one of those kids who just wiggled right out no matter how pro we got at putting them on. I know so many tight methods now I can’t believe I couldn’t keep her contained. I got the point child, don’t tie up your kid if they can untie the knot. We straight skipped swaddling and went to pj’s. They make good burp and drool rags though!
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