When expecting your first child, you really aren't 100% sure what you are really going to need. There are all kinds of neat products, but do you really need them? Since our little bit was born I have come to find particular items most useful so I thought I may share some of those with you!
Pattern Shown: Clementine (Current Sale Price $82.60)
My absolute favorite thing about this diaper bag is the built in diaper changing station. It definitely comes in handy when your out and about or when they are at the baby sitters. The changing pad snaps on so it can easily be removed for convenience and to be washed as well. There are also nice little pockets in the station area, perfect for storing diaper rash ointment, diapers, etc.
Sale Price $34.99
Pattern Shown: Forest Mist
Boy has this thing come in handy. I decided to go with the Mombo brand vs. the Boppy Brand mainly because of price. The Mombo was quite a bit cheaper AND it vibrates. I'm all for the little "extras" that come with things! Our first night home, our little one was NOT happy sleeping in her co-sleeper. During our hospital stay, they did something called "Kangaroo Care" where the newborn was swaddled and constantly placed on mom's chest. She was so spoiled to sleeping on my chest that she couldn't sleep flat. We tried everything that night. Finally we placed her Mombo in her co-sleeper, turned on the vibrator, swaddled her and placed her in it. Worked like a charm! I don't know what we would have done without this!
This is one of those items that I'm sure many moms go without. However, I decided it was probably a necessity. What baby enjoys a cold wipe to the tush in the middle of the night when they are half asleep? This has definitely made diaper changing time much easier!
My Sophia loves her swing. Now that she's 3 weeks old, she's starting to see things and is interested in bright objects. Its also nice because it gives mommy a break to fold laundry, do dishes or work on some other household chores. There are so many different kinds of swings to choose from now a days.
Sale Price $12.00
Sophia loves being swaddled, especially at bedtime. I received a pack of these at our baby shower and they work wonderful! They are the perfect size for swaddling and they are great for a thin blanket on a cool summer night.