As a first time mama but a previous infant care provider, I thought I knew what I needed for a new baby. Here are some of our favorite things. I'm hoping to make this a series so let me know what you think. :)
Lansinoh Nipple Cream
Now I haven't tried any other nipple creams but would I? It's the only kind I received as a baby shower gift from my only dear friend who breastfed PLUS it's the brand they gave me at the hospital! Hello! Hospital recommended! We go through a ton but the price is worth it. Love. This. Stuff.
Bright Stars Activity Mat
Lansinoh Disposable Breast Pads
I have tried Evenflo Disposable Breast Pads, Nuk Disposable Breast Pads, and neither product can compare. Lansinoh has sticky tabs some they don't move around in your bra, they are soft and not scratchy like some other brands can be which is a MUST during those first tender weeks, and they are individually wrapped which is great for throwing them in the diaper bag.
Bumbo seat with tray
Boppy Nursing Pillow
I love my boppy so much it comes everywhere with me (except my mother-in-law's because she has the same one at her house :]). I know I have talked about the drama about women being asked to leave or cover up when nursing. I say feed your baby wherever you are comfy. I only feel comfy with my boppy so I don't mind going to my car. It's a personal choice but no one should tell a women where or how she can feed her baby.
Medela Nursing Stool
LOVE my Medela nursing stool! Of course it's Medela. :) My dear friend (;]) gave me her old one. And I loved it when I was pregnant and had issues with some chairs and I love it even more now that I am nursing so I can have help holding her at the perfect nursing level.
I was terribly against pacifiers. I thought they were just gross. But I was becoming a human pacifier and I was exhausted. If you are against them, that is your choice, just remember each child is different and it's always easy to judge something you have no idea about. Nuk silicone BPA free pacifiers seem to be Sweet Pea's favorite.
So soft! Another favorite that the hospital gave us. Sweet Pea can only wear Huggies or Pampers because every other brand (or off brand) seems to break her out and although it seems Huggies can be cheaper after the coupons they give out, I love the softness of Swaddlers also Pampers indicator seems to work better. Yes they have a cool indicator that tells you when the baby is wet which is awesome when they are newborns who pee a little but frequently.
Koala Baby Blanket
Maybe not as soft as Pampers but they get the job done better in my opinion because they are thicker. Which is better for those sticky meconium poops. They also do better in a wipe warmer, IMO.
Fisher Price Exersaucer
Why I love it? Two reasons: It can easily fold up and be stores out of the way and you can buy other replacement toy pieces and exchange them out if you need to sanitize or if you just want to change them up.
Munchkin Wipe Warmer
I thought wipe Warner's were a dumb buy that new parents register for but they don't really need. Sweet Pea was born in the winter. It snowed on Christmas and, remember Snowpocalpse? The world is scary to a newborn who has been in the warmth of their mother's womb and the shock of the cold wipe is what I think makes them cry so much during diaper changes. Sweet Pea always did better with a warm wipe.
Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Infant Swing
This was a hand-me-down from my boss (the Bouncie seat I also mention is part of the set). They make ones now with plugs that don't require to just have batteries which would have been nice but I still love this swing and most importantly so does Sweet Pea. She loves to watch the fish spin (we are missing two LOL), she loves the music, and she likes it to go side-to-side in the swaying motion. Sweet Pea is the last baby to use it and it won't last o our next but we love it.
This was an awesome yard sale find my mother-in-law found. It comes with a mobile that plays all different types or music and noise. Sweet Pea loves the 'womb' sounds. I love the bassinet because she is in arms reach. It also vibrates which is kind of cool and it has a storage basket on the bottom, oh and it also rocks but you can make it where it won't if you don't want it to.
Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Bouncie Seat
Aveeno Baby Wash
Why we like it? Because it's gentle on baby's skin and moisturizing. Sweet Pea had a little bit of baby acne when she was first born and this seemed to help.
So what were some of your newborn to three month old baby's favorites? Did I miss anything?