6.19.2014

baby favorites

Four months into being Caleb's mother, I have definitely found some baby items that are most useful and some items that I probably could take back to the store and not miss it like the Boppy to be honest. I don't really like the Boppy because I feel it inhibits me from feeling closer to Caleb. 
Anyways before I start going all sentimental on how much I love breastfeeding (eek! did I just say that) because I love the bond I have with my son as a result, let me talk about my favorite baby items.

While I do love breastfeeding, I didn't love how much I leaked like ALL THE TIME and would need to change my shirt a few times a day. I bought the washable pads because I thought it was more "green" and I didn't like the idea of waste in using the disposable ones. However, I would leak right through the washable pad, the bra and through my shirt. It was recommended to me by a friend (hi Amy!) to try the disposable ones and hello! I don't have to change my shirt after feeding Caleb. My favorite thing are the Lansinoh pads, highly recommend them!

Our latest "oh my gosh these are great moment" as parents is the sleep sack we have for Caleb and we love them so much I went out and purchased a few more today. We love them because we don't have to worry about a blanket and we don't have to worry about if Caleb is too hot in footed pjs. With summer here and the temperatures staying hot well into October, the sleep sacks are perfect for keeping Caleb warm but not too warm. He just sleeps in the sack with his diaper on.

We recently purchased Caleb's spacesaver high chair, which I preferred over a big and bulky high chair. Plus we can travel easier with this chair. It has been nice having this high chair so we can eat dinner as a family. Caleb sits in the high chair and watches us eat dinner. Before then it was switching off holding him while we eat dinner and eating dinner as a family is very important to me. My family did it growing up and it will be a high priority in my family.

Lastly, my diaper bag is a favorite of mine because of how much room there is, there are plenty of pockets plus the sides of the bag are very sturdy and it doesn't collapse. The bag cleans easy and I love how there are magnetic closures so I am not having to constantly zip and unzip the bag.

Ok there are a few of my must-haves as a new mom! Know of any current moms or soon-to-be moms, share this post with them. I'm definitely not experienced or anything, I know have one child but these are a few items that have made my life a bit easier.


baby favorites

17 comments:

Ashley said...

Love those breast pads!! I don't mind my washable ones, but I only bought a set of 4!
I'm awaiting my space saving high chair, although mine came with a stand as well ! Hopefully I like it! If not I will return it! Which brand did you buy?
I need to transition Noah from swaddling to sleep sacks! He doesn't nap with it, but his arms see to be always moving in his sleep and it wakes him! I could probably tuck an arm in the sleep sack though and let him have one out to start getting used to it!

Hilary said...

I feel like I wrote this post, lol. I have that diaper bag (in chevron), swear by the Lanisoh pads (the other ones wrinkle under my shirt and drive me nuts), and we also opted for the space saver chair.

Kelli Herrington said...

If only the made handbags exactly like diaper bags we would have it made. lol I can relate to this post even though my babies are not babies anymore

Court @ Sweet Home Alabamian said...

ROCK on for still BFing at 4 months MOMMA!! :) And we have the space saver too and love it because it ain't no thang to haul to the in-laws when we visit them! :)

brooke lyn said...

so i will come to you for advice once i have a baby because you will be such a pro

Shelby H. said...

Um, ditto to what Brooke just said ha. I'ma need some help!

Jessica said...

Definitely grabbed those pads! And have a few sleep sacks handy! Keep the recommendations coming!

Jillian Manesh said...

good to know! pinning this for the future!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

BLovedBoston said...

Taking notes on this for very far off into the future!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Have those pads all ready to go at home!

Sarah said...

Agree with all of these things. Well except the diaper bag cause I don't have that one :) My parents have that space saver high chair, we decided to go with a regualar one because we only have 4 chairs at our kitchen, so if we have another couple over we'd have to drag a chair from somewhere else...but love sleep sacks, you can't go wrong with them!

justliveitblog said...

I'm 17 weeks pregnant, so I appreciated this blog post! I need all the advise I can get. ;)

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

Don't get rid of that boppy yet! I didn't use mine until we reached that 6 month mark when Kiernan was much bigger and it was much more helpful :)

Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

Great advice!! Loved many of the same things!

Allison said...

I definitely appreciate any and every piece of new mommy advice so thank you for sharing!!

Lauren said...

LOVE those sleepsacks! we had several of them for Elyse. fleece for the winter and cotton for the warmer months.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

This is great advice! I'll tuck this away for later when I'm at this point! :)