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Baby Registry Must Have Items

February 20, 2020

Baby Registry Must Have Items

Our Top 10 Favorite Baby Items

Nashville, Tennessee

Being a mom has been one of my greatest joys. I have just loved every second (yes, even the sleep-deprived nights) with this sweet little girl! I am so thankful for all of my friends and family that have blessed us with so many fun baby items! So, I wanted to take some time and write down some of our favorite must-have items that have made our newborn life so much easier!

Touchable Night Lamp

This is an absolute must-have for any new parents. I found these touchable night lamps on Amazon that are cordless! They have so many different colors of light. It is so easy to tap on in the middle of the night and has just enough light on without waking up the baby! I have one of these in my bedroom and one in Olivia’s nursery! We keep a dim red light on in Olivia’s room which is so helpful to walk in there without tripping over anything!

Owlet Smart Sock + Cam

I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant on this baby monitor at first, but now I couldn’t imagine not having it! First of all, it is so easy to install. Secondly, it works on my phone! It’s so convenient to have both audio and visual into Olivia’s nursery. It also allows me to talk to her on my phone. I love that I can see the temperature in her room as well. This is a funny thing to be excited about, but our heater broke this week and it dipped down way to cold in her room which was so nice to be notified about!

Now for the smart sock, it is amazing! We put it on her every night and it just gives peace of mind that she’s still breathing! When we first brought her home from the hospital, she was so small and would stop breathing! We’d have to go in and rock her for her to breathe again. It was super scary but I’m so thankful we had this sock to let us know!

Easy To Clean Humidifier

A humidifier is an absolute must for any new baby! But do your research and make sure they’re easy to clean! I use white vinegar to clean mine and I’m so thankful we picked an easy to clean one! After all, cleaning a humidifier is the last thing you want to do with a new baby to take care of.

Sleep Course

A dear friend of mine told me to invest in a sleep course and I’m SO glad we did! We took Taking Cara Babies newborn sleep course and WOW what a life-saving difference. Olivia at 6 weeks was sleeping for 7-8 hour stretches and it was glorious! I need my sleep or I’m an evil zombie. This course taught us some key tips to get our baby into a routine and to sleep through the night!

Ollie Swaddles

These swaddles are the best! They are SO easy to put on, wash, and use. They’re soft and keep Olivia nice and snug throughout the night. They are expensive but they’re SO much easier to put on in the middle of the night than some of the other swaddles we’ve tried! They’re even husband approved!

Nose Frieda and Booger Tweezers

Having the right hygiene tools when you need them is crucial, especially for a little baby. The Nose Frieda, although a little gross, works so well! I highly recommend for a sick stuffy baby! Complete side note, but I also love their Nail Clippers! Now, booger tweezers are essential! Sometimes you just need to grab something from their nose and it’s so so small! I’m so glad I was recommended to purchase this!

Saline Drops, Vitamin D Drops, and Tylenol

Stock up on these now, yes, before the baby comes because you will need these and when you do running out to get them is the last thing you’ll want to do. Vitamin D drops for a breastfed baby, children’s Tylenol with the syringe, and saline drops! Saline drops help so much to loosen mucus for a congested baby. They are the best!

Changing Pad Liners

I’m so glad I stocked up on changing pad liners. Yes, I have changing pad covers but when your baby has a blow out in the middle of the night, sometimes it’s so nice to just throw the liner in the wash and pull out another one!

Good Burp Cloths

They make SO many different burp cloths. However, my favorite is these. They’re thick, soft and absorbent. I prefer them to any other burp cloth we’ve gotten!

Disposable Nursing Pads

I totally believe that a fed baby is the best baby. What worked best for us was to breastfeed. One item I’m so glad I’ve gotten were disposable nursing pads. They’re thin and feel comfortable to wear. I can easily swap them out and they’re not bulky through my clothes. I tried washable pads but they just held in too much moisture!

 

Items We Love But Not Essential:

 

If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy: Olivia’s Nursery

 

 

 

February 20, 2020

Our Top 10 Favorite Baby Items

Nashville, Tennessee

Being a mom has been one of my greatest joys. I have just loved every second (yes, even the sleep-deprived nights) with this sweet little girl! I am so thankful for all of my friends and family that have blessed us with so many fun baby items! So, I wanted to take some time and write down some of our favorite must-have items that have made our newborn life so much easier!

Touchable Night Lamp

This is an absolute must-have for any new parents. I found these touchable night lamps on Amazon that are cordless! They have so many different colors of light. It is so easy to tap on in the middle of the night and has just enough light on without waking up the baby! I have one of these in my bedroom and one in Olivia’s nursery! We keep a dim red light on in Olivia’s room which is so helpful to walk in there without tripping over anything!

Owlet Smart Sock + Cam

I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant on this baby monitor at first, but now I couldn’t imagine not having it! First of all, it is so easy to install. Secondly, it works on my phone! It’s so convenient to have both audio and visual into Olivia’s nursery. It also allows me to talk to her on my phone. I love that I can see the temperature in her room as well. This is a funny thing to be excited about, but our heater broke this week and it dipped down way to cold in her room which was so nice to be notified about!

Now for the smart sock, it is amazing! We put it on her every night and it just gives peace of mind that she’s still breathing! When we first brought her home from the hospital, she was so small and would stop breathing! We’d have to go in and rock her for her to breathe again. It was super scary but I’m so thankful we had this sock to let us know!

Easy To Clean Humidifier

A humidifier is an absolute must for any new baby! But do your research and make sure they’re easy to clean! I use white vinegar to clean mine and I’m so thankful we picked an easy to clean one! After all, cleaning a humidifier is the last thing you want to do with a new baby to take care of.

Sleep Course

A dear friend of mine told me to invest in a sleep course and I’m SO glad we did! We took Taking Cara Babies newborn sleep course and WOW what a life-saving difference. Olivia at 6 weeks was sleeping for 7-8 hour stretches and it was glorious! I need my sleep or I’m an evil zombie. This course taught us some key tips to get our baby into a routine and to sleep through the night!

Ollie Swaddles

These swaddles are the best! They are SO easy to put on, wash, and use. They’re soft and keep Olivia nice and snug throughout the night. They are expensive but they’re SO much easier to put on in the middle of the night than some of the other swaddles we’ve tried! They’re even husband approved!

Nose Frieda and Booger Tweezers

Having the right hygiene tools when you need them is crucial, especially for a little baby. The Nose Frieda, although a little gross, works so well! I highly recommend for a sick stuffy baby! Complete side note, but I also love their Nail Clippers! Now, booger tweezers are essential! Sometimes you just need to grab something from their nose and it’s so so small! I’m so glad I was recommended to purchase this!

Saline Drops, Vitamin D Drops, and Tylenol

Stock up on these now, yes, before the baby comes because you will need these and when you do running out to get them is the last thing you’ll want to do. Vitamin D drops for a breastfed baby, children’s Tylenol with the syringe, and saline drops! Saline drops help so much to loosen mucus for a congested baby. They are the best!

Changing Pad Liners

I’m so glad I stocked up on changing pad liners. Yes, I have changing pad covers but when your baby has a blow out in the middle of the night, sometimes it’s so nice to just throw the liner in the wash and pull out another one!

Good Burp Cloths

They make SO many different burp cloths. However, my favorite is these. They’re thick, soft and absorbent. I prefer them to any other burp cloth we’ve gotten!

Disposable Nursing Pads

I totally believe that a fed baby is the best baby. What worked best for us was to breastfeed. One item I’m so glad I’ve gotten were disposable nursing pads. They’re thin and feel comfortable to wear. I can easily swap them out and they’re not bulky through my clothes. I tried washable pads but they just held in too much moisture!

 

Items We Love But Not Essential:

 

If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy: Olivia’s Nursery

 

 

 

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