My Must-Haves!

10/08/2018 Posted by admin

A friend of mine who is expecting her baby any day now asked what baby gear I couldn’t do without and what was a waste.
Here is what I wouldn’t want to do without!

1. Penaten Cream – It’s been around for a century and for good reason. A little bit with every diaper change has kept Brooklyn’s tiny tush in great condition.
2. Bouncy Chair – They come in all price ranges and you don’t need an expensive one. Brooklyn loves to look around while i’m making lunch or getting ready for the day, it’s a safeplace for her to hang out and she doesn’t have to be horizontal every time I put her down.
3. Night Light – a simple addition to the nursery that means midnight diaper changes can happen without the overhead light being hard on our eyes.
4. La Leche League’s “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding” – This book was recommended to me by Doulaand breastfeeding expertKim Smith.. It was one of the best things I heard about before having my baby. If you plan to breastfeed,this book has all the answers.. seriously ALL the answers. I especially love page 473.. much needed words of wisdom from those who have been there before 🙂
5. More receiving blankets than you think you need. A friend brought over a giant box filled with these handy cloths.. I questioned the need for so many, but she was right.. they come in handy for all kinds of things! I have several laying around each room.
6. Nursing Pillow – It really makes it easier on your back and can be used as a little support when your baby starts sitting up.
7.Bassinet – I wasn’t going to get one, but my mother in law bought it for us.. and i’m so thankful. Having Brooklyn sleep in our room has made midnight feedings easier and it’s calmed my nerves being able to hear her in the night.

I don’t regret notbuying a change table.. I put soft blankets on her dresser and use that instead. When she’s out of diapers, I won’t have a useless piece of furniture. Also, my Mom has given us a lot of second hand clothes from a little girl 6 months older than Brooklyn. You quickly realize that all those cute little outfits you’ve been admiring in the store really aren’t worth the money.. they only last a few weeks or months. If you can get ahold of second hand baby clothes, you’ll find they’ve barely been used!


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