1. Evenflo Travel System c/o | 2. Boppy Pillow | 3. Aden and Anais Blanket c/o | 4. Sleep Sheep White Noise Machine | 5. Lalabu Soothe Shirt c/o | 6. Gerber Pacifiers | 7. Bumbo Seat | 8. Dockatot c/o | 9. Embe Swaddle c/o | 10. Baby Bjorn Bouncer | 11. Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer
This is not a full comprehensive list of everything you’ll need but I wanted to create a post about products I already have and love, and some that have come highly recommended that I’m excited to try! So here’s my top 11 products and why…
1// A stroller and car seat travel system is a must! And this one from Evenflo is at such a great price point for how on trend it is that I thought it was worth a mention. Regardless of the brand you choose, a car seat which you can effortlessly take out the car and attach to a stroller is a must. Babies sleep a ton and if you want to get anything done, then you want to be able to transport a sleeping baby without waking him/her up. A car seat and stroller travel system will be your best friend!
2// The boppy pillow is perfect for nursing. Yeah you can use pillows to prop the baby up when at home but that’s fussy and not always convenient. The boppy is the perfect height and it’s comfortable for both you and your baby. I took mine everywhere I could with Grace!
3// A good cozy blanket is a must for your baby and I’m excited to try this Aden and Anais blanket I got a couple of weeks ago. It’s soft, cozy and feels like it’s great quality. I’ll give you an update once its had some use and a few washes 🙂
4// I used the sleep sheep when I had Grace and it’s so cute! It has a little handle that you can use to attach it to the bassinet or crib and has four or five different white noise settings to play. Grace used to love looking at her sleep sheep when she was lying down and found the sounds really soothing. It was definitely a tool that helped her get to sleep at night.
5// This is something that I’m so excited to try! A shirt with a pocket for the baby so that you can carry him/her around the house – or wherever – hands free! WHY didn’,t I come up with this invention?!
6// Someone recommended these pacifiers to me a little while ago so I’m excited to try them. I’m not presuming my little one will love them because I know every baby is different but I’ll give them a go. I’ll let you know how I get on with them!
7// I used the Bumbo seat so much with Grace once she was old enough to sit up. It’s definitely one of the purchases I think I used the most, so well worth the investment. I had a friend over the other day and she put her six month old in it and he was so content sitting there, playing with the magnets on the fridge! The little tray attachment is also great for when you’re introducing your baby to solid foods. I really recomend this!
8// I’ve heard so many amazing things about the Dockatot and I can’t wait to try this baby out! It’s great a place for the baby to sleep with the surrounding bumpers, portable so you can easily move it to wherever you are in the house, and easy to travel with. I’ll keep you updated on my experience with this one too!
9// So I never used a velcro swaddle with Grace, but this Embe design makes so much sense to me, and is a lot easier than your conventional receiving blanket swaddle routine. Although I’m sure I’ll be using regular swaddle blankets too I’m excited to try this one out as unlike regular swaddle blankets you also have the option to comfortably leave the baby’s legs in or out of the swaddle, perfect for those hot summer nights coming up! Anything that makes your life a bit easier as a new mum is a win in my book!
10// Grace didn’t like the rockers or the swings much, she just wanted to be held all of the time! But out of all the bouncers, rockers, vibrating seats etc. she probably liked the Baby Bjorn seat the most. It was perfect for putting her in when I was cooking or folding laundry. It only bounces though when you tap it with your foot so if you’re looking for something that continually bounces without having to manually do it yourself this might not be for you. But from my own experience Grace liked this the most!
11// Every regular thermometer we’ve ever used have shown inaccurate readings. Because taking your baby’s temperate is something that’s so important I’ve decided this time to try a slightly more expensive temporal thermometer, a thermometer that you swipe across the baby’s head to get a reading. All of them seem to have mixed reviews online so I just picked a middle of the range (price wise) version. If you’re interested I can let you know how I make out with this once it’s had a few uses!