Post # 1
1. Shirts: After changing 15+ diapers a day, the last thing I want to do is deal with a bunch of buttons. If it is warm enough, a shirt and diaper only is all little baby really needs to wear.
2. A co-sleeper: Has all of the convenience and feeling of security without the risks of LO being in the bed with you. It is essentially a box with 3 sides that hooks up to the side of the bed. Perfect for late night feedings where I can just pick her up, put her on the boob and stick her back in without having to actually get up. Unless of course she is wet, then plus one if SO takes over diaper duty!
3. A swing: One that swings in all directions, plays music and has a mobile. Speed adjustments and a plus if it vibrates. For when your arms need a break!
4. Diaper Genie: This product is just awesome. Easy to use and saves a lot of time.
5. Medela hands free bustier: Save your sanity by buying this. Holding the pumps with your hands is annoying especially when double pumping.
6. A wearable blanket: For moms that suck at swaddling…LO is not very cooperative when trying to swaddle with a regular swaddle blanket. She will kick her legs up and out and squirm. A wearable blanket cuts the time you spent wrestling with your child in half….
7. Electric bottle warmer: Heats bottles in less then 5 minutes..
8. Wipe Warmer: LO hates, HATES cold wipes on her bum!!
9. Infant Carrier: Pop LO in and out of the car without having to wake her up, yay!
10. Shitty Mom: The perfect parenting book for moms like me. Will have you in tears from laughing so hard.
11. Waterproof Pads: LO spits up, wets herself and has blow outs constantly… these save your sheets and thus time spent doing laundry. Stock pile these…
There is probably more I could add, but eh… if you Bees have any more products you recommend list them!
Post # 3
I don’t have kids, but my sisters and friends all swear by the thing that clips the paci to the baby’s shirt. No more looking for lost paci’s!
Post # 4
@nyscpa2be: Yep, those are great too!
Post # 6
if you are lazy then I must be REALLY lazy because I didn’t have half that stuff. Well I did but realize most of it was useless and I gave it away. A swing, bouncer, crib and onesie and I was good to go, haha.
Post # 7
we don’t have a baby yet but this list is awesome. we have a cat litter genie which is the diaper genie but for cat litter and it’s awesome so we are sooo getting the diaper genie.
Post # 8
I would also like to add a Hooter Hider…. for when you have to Boyfriend or Best Friend in public. It gives you coverage and a flap so you can look down and see the baby. Much easier then trying to use a blanket I think.
Post # 9
@calibee79: Never knew that existed! I will have to bring it up to my friends who own cats.
Post # 10
@Cady: it’s the best.invention.ever.
Post # 11
I am very lazy, and I’m quite worried about how this baby is going to impede on my lazy time. Thanks for the tips!
Post # 12
@Cady: Ok, what is a waterproof pad? Is that different than the mattress protector?I was also really resistant to buy the hands-free bra, but you are like the third person this week to say that I need one!!
Post # 13
paperumbrella you can buy water proof pads that are disposable. i think you can get puppy training pads for really cheap and they do the same thing. im still having one mattress protector, but will be putting these pads on aswell, so i dont have to wash teh mattress protector. i have also heard that its best if you have 3 fitted sheets on. so protector, pad, sheet, pad, sheet, pad sheet. so when baby blows out (any end) you can just take the soiled one off and chuck out the protector and your good to go. baby can go back to sleep minimal fuss.. hopefully.
Post # 14
We used the puppy pee pads on our changing table bc it seemed like Dirty Delete would pee or poop every time we were changing her and alot of work to clean up each time! We used these from target: http://m.target.com/p/simply-out-dog-housetraining-pads-50-pk-21×23/-/A-10847446
I also carry them in my baby bag to put under the changing mat And then toss it each time.
Post # 15
These are great suggestions! Thanks for sharing.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
Commenting to save this for when we’ve finally got our LO!