If being a new mom has taught me anything it has taught me you can never be too prepared. I thought when I brought my daughter home I was ready, I thought I had everything I needed, I was set! Little did I know. Here are a few things that have made being a new mom easier! I hope this helps!
#1 MY NUMBER MUST HAVE!
The Owlet was something I was sceptical about at first, I thought for the price… ehhhh. But OH MYYYY GOODNESS. I LOVE IT! It allows me to have a peace of mind at night. At first I didn’t use it, I thought I wouldn’t need it, but I quickly discovered it allows me to sleep so much better knowing my daughters heart rate and oxygen levels are being monitored. The Owlet will alert you if something is wrong. Spend the money! Spending a little extra on something that ultimately could save your child’s life is worth every penny and then some.
#2 This may sound gross but I promise you, unless you are doing something wrong you WILL NOT suck up your child’s buggers into your mouth! This works SO much better than those nose sucker things. I got one of these after my daughter has had enough of the nose suckers after trying 25x to get something out of her nose, the Nosefrida works almost instantly! My daughter actually doesn’t mind it at all! I LOVE IT!
#3 I LOVE THIS! This Sound machine also projects on to the ceiling. I have one of these in my room and one in my daughters room. You can choose to listen to white noise or lullabies and it also includes various images that project on to the ceiling. Honestly, I can’t sleep without this thing!
#4 If you plan to do any shopping with your baby in tote I HIGHLY suggest purchasing this! This is a life saver when it comes to shopping with a baby! you just hang it over the cart and strap the car seat in and you are good to go! It allows for so much room in the cart and your not having to shove groceries around the carseat.
#5 This is the only swaddle my daughter liked. She likes to put her arms in the air when she is sleeping, just like her daddy. This swaddle is the only swaddle that I found that she was able to do that.
#6 The Snuggle Me is great! I was able to move it from her bassinet to the bed easily, it also fits in her crib and I was able to take it with me throughout the house if necessary.
#7 These wipes are great! I don’t use them for her bum but I do use them everywhere else. I have even used them for myself to remove my makeup, they work well! I started using these because my daughter developed baby acne, I tried everything I could to try to get rid of the bumps, but nothing seemed to work. Once I tried these on her face they started clearing up! I use them to wipe her face and her hands every time she gets her diaper changed.
#8 Hands down recommend this over any other butt cream out there. This is the only one that didn’t break my daughter out and worked SO FAST! This stuff id the BOMB.com!
#9 This is not necessarily a necessity however one day, you will have to put something on your baby’s bottom and doing it with this rather than your hand is WAY easier! I got this for my daughter when she was having a reaction to the acidity in her bowel, we use this to put aquifer on her bottom, works like a charm!
#10 This is a lifesaver when it come to night time car rides. My back seat geats so dark and when it is just me and my daughter I am not able to sit in the back seat with her. Having this cloud has made a huge difference! She can see! It is very bright and it also plays music too!
xoxo – Ivy Lowery