Earlier this month, Colin’s 12-month sized pants started looking more like manpris. As I was transferring them into the storage tote of baby clothes, I couldn’t help but take out all of his itty-bitty newborn things. The outfit he wore home from the hospital… so tiny. The swaddlers that used to snuggle him so tightly while he slept. [oh… the memories.]
Now the mom of a toddler, my newborn memories are starting to fade. Before they are replaced entirely by finger foods, nursery rhymes & time outs, I wanted to share some of the newborn essentials that were so critical in those first few months of life.
aden and anais wraps. these are wonderfully multi-purpose blankets. they are large & stretchy making them ideal for swaddling (at least until baby figures out how to break free of everything). they are thin & breathable for covering infant carriers in the summer sun. and they are large & drapey for staying discreet when nursing in public.
boppy. whether bottle-feeding or nursing, this made my life much more comfortable. outside of feedings, we used it as a prop to avoid laying the baby down flat (helped with reflux). also helped for tummy time & learning to sit up unassisted. oh and the dog thought it was a pretty cozy place to sleep too.
foam shampoo. this was the best thing we could find to help with cradle cap. mustela makes the best baby stuff- we (still) use their soap, shampoo & lotion. [speaking of bath time… looking for a great bath tub? Puj was our fave!]
winter car seat cover. welcoming a new baby during the cold, winter months can be challenging. this snuggly car seat cover made it much easier to get out & about without a fuss.
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