Tuesday, July 2, 2013

First month favorites - baby products

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I just thought I'd throw together a quick post with some of my favorite baby items from the first month!!

1. Itzbeen pocket nanny -  After the first two weeks of writing every waking moment down (feedings, diaper changes, naps, etc.) I was so happy to switch to this little timer.  It has four different timers on it (feedings, diaper changes, naps, and an extra - which I use for her zantac) as well as slide bar at the bottom which lets you know which side of your chest they started on during the last feeding.  You simply push the button to restart the timer each time you complete the "task."  It completely takes those panic moments of "have I not fed her in 5 hours..." "wait, did i change her diaper 2 hours ago or was it longer than that" and eliminates the need to really clock watch.  I even take it with me when we go places...its tiny so it fits easily in the side pockets of my diaper bag.  I used this with Addie and was so excited to pull it back out for Kate.

2. Aden and Anais swaddle blankets - These are my "go-to blankets"...especially given that Kate is a summer baby.  These lightweight blankets are perfect for covering her up when we are out and about or just a small blanket to lay over her legs while she is in her swing.  I've also found it really handy as a burp cloth or a nursing cover when I'm in a bind.  While they are labeled swaddle blankets...I can't attest to how well they do in that arena as we are tied to the swaddle blankets that have the velcro closures on them...but these little blankets are a "must have".  They also fold up very compactly so they are perfect for keeping in your diaper bag too!

3. Fisher Price Rock 'N Play Sleeper - This has been a lifesaver for us...and I often wonder how we survived Addie's first months without it!!  Kate loves to sleep on me or the hubs (which is fine except when laundry begins to pile up around me) but we can usually get her to take a decent nap here as well.  It folds up very easily and the insert is really easy to wash...I also LOVE that it isn't a huge consumer of space in my home.

4. Hooter Hider - I'd say this is pretty much a must for breastfeeding mommas...I have two - one in the diaper bag for when we are out and about and another next to our coffee table...for those moments where you are in the middle of nursing and someone decides to drop by.  They totally give me the privacy I need amidst a nosy toddler or a crowd and I feel completely covered!

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

I was a lover of the Itzbeen with Connor but with Colin I just downloaded the Baby Feeding Log app, which is free. Pretty much does the same thing and you can click on the categories and it will give you the breakdown of what you have logged by date. Super nice! Glad to see you have survived the first month with Kate :)