Mom's, what baby stuff have you found you love?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@SouthernSunshine:  Definitely get a boppy pillow so handy to have. Also get some good nipple cream and breast pads if your breast feeding the madela brand is good. I like the graco brand car seats and strollers.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i loved sleep sacks! they sell them pretty much everywhere but she would sleep so good in those especially the fleece ones. Snuggle bunny swing is a huge lifesaver. Also look into the swaddle me blankets they are so much easier than trying to swaddle your self and my baby loved it. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Aiden & Anais muslin swaddle blankets.  They are a bit pricey, but I swear by them.  They’re lightweight, breathable, and oversized, so you can get a good secure swaddle and also use them as a nursing cover or throw them over a stroller without making the baby get too hot.

Ergobaby baby carrier.  I like it better than the wrap-style carriers because it has more support and is more comfortable.

Fisher Price rock & play.  This was recommended by another bee here, and I ran out and bought one because my son refused to sleep anywhere but in my (or my husband’s) arms.  It’s foldable and portable, so if you’re visiting family or friends it’s great to take along and have somewhere safe to put the baby down.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

As for breast pumps, call your insurance provider and see what model(s) they cover.  You may be able to get a pump for free!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I second the boppy and the swaddle me blankets. I’m a nurse that used to work with neonates so I’m actually really good at swaddling; however, the swaddle me blankets are so soft and easy that they’re totally worth it in my opinion.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Sorry for multiple posts, but I’m having trouble editing.

Sophie the Giraffe.  I swore I wasn’t going to buy into the hype over what appears to be a $25 dog chew, but we got one as a gift and my son loves her.  He is obsessed.  I swear that thing must be laced with crack cocaine.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I LOVED fleece sleepsacks for DD. It took away the stress of using blankets (she was a fall baby, so it was getting chilly).

Cloth Diapers: GMD prefolds, Thirsty covers, Bum Genius & Kawaii all in ones. (Check out diaperswappers.com)
Covers from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FluffysDiapers

Cloth Wipes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AsYouStitchBaby

Cloth Nursing pads: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FoxyBabies

Nipple Cream / Diaper creme from Earth Mama Angel Baby

I only pumped occasionally, and I really liked the Medela Swing.

Carriers: Ergo. Expensive but the best by far. Loved that thing.

I also used my boppy pillow quite a bit for nursing. And the nursing covers here are fantastic. I loved mine for when DD was tiny: https://www.uddercovers.com/cart

I had a Graco Snugride 35 carseat & Stroller combo and really liked that as well. It was very conveiniant.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just saw your post. In response to K’tan (and this is just my experience) I liked the ERGO so much more. I’m small, and even the tiniest K’Tan size would not work for me 🙁

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The number one tip I have for new parents is to buy Chuck’s pads (I think that’s what they are called). They are found in the adult diaper section of CVS, Walgreesns etc. 

They are flat with one plastic side and one cotton side. I used them to change my daughter on at home and away. I also used them to lay her on to sleep when she was having reflx issues, and when I made her bed I would layer one between two sheets so it was easier to clean if she had an accident.

One time I was changing her in the backseat of my car and she started peeing. The pad soaked it all up! Had I been using one of those plastic portable changing pads the pee would have just run right off it!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a 4 week old and here are my favs (sorry for typos Im feeding her and typing with my left hand haha)

Aden and Anasis swaddle blankets.   They’re super light, have some give so you can swaddle nice and tight.  They’re also good for covering them (if you’re feeding or over the carseat) as thwy’re so breathable

Blooming Bath. Prob my fav shower gift.  She seriously loves her bath in this thing and has never ever cried in it.  It’s comfortable, she doesn’t slide.  It’s awesome

Onsies with zippers instead of buttons.  Who wants to snap buttons at 2am? Zippers all the way

I love my Britax B Safe car seat. She looks so secure in it and doesn’t cry in it so must be comfy.  The straps get twisted sometimes but I’m sure that happens to most.

Britax B Ready double stroller.  This is my first LO but I know we’ll have another soon.  If that’s the case.. why need to get another stroller in a few years?  This is light and compact, folds up super easy. It’s easy to steer, even with one hand.  You can take out the seat it comes with and use the carseat, or buy a bassinett and use that.  It has 14 differeny seat positions. 

I have a medela swing pump.  I like it, it’s comfortable to use.

Tommy Tippy bottles – she hasn’t had any nnipple confusion and switches easily between the breat and bottle.   I also have Dr browns but haven’t tried them

Dr Brown pacifiers – only brand she’ll use

Fisher price snug-a-monkey swing.  She loves it.  3 defferent swing positions, nice music, mobile has a mirror so she can see herself.  However, it’s huge!  So if space is an issue it might nit be ideal.It also has battiers and plugs in so plugging in is a bonus.  I also have the snug a monkey bouncer, but she doesn’t really like it. Again, that’s baby preference though. It’s comfortable, the batteries last a long time, and it’s quiet and easy to move around.

I prefer disposible breast pads over reusable. I find the reuseable too bulky and show through your shirts.  I use them at night though as it doesn’t matter and that saves $$ The motherhood maternity ones are nice and soft, the nuk ones hurt my nipples as they aren’t soft. I use the Lansinoh disposible ones they’re good.

For diapers, I love the Pampers swaddlers.  I stocked up on a ton of diapers when I found them on sale when I was pregnant.  Now I wish I hadn’t as the Huggies just don’t seemt to fit her properly. That will be different for each baby though, and maybe as she gets bigger different brands will fit different. She’s never had a leak or blowout or anything in the swaddler ones. No rash either.

I have a baby bjorn active mesh carrier. Not sure if I love it. I like it now that I got it so it sits properly, but it still pulls on my shoulders. I might buy an Ergo as they have really good reviews.

Hmm that’s what I can think of right now

 

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