For all you mama’s out there I’ve written this post just for you and your babes. Last month I wrote about my maternity must haves. I had baby number two, just 6 weeks ago and while he is soooo cute, I’m going through the many ups and downs of balancing a toddler and an infant. My post today will share some of my favorite baby must haves that you need to add to your list!
We picked a lucky winner for this package worth $800 including the The 4 Moms Mamaroo, Squatchi Foot Sizer, Solly Baby Wrap, Covered Goods nursing cover, Boppy Diaper Bag, The Ollie Swaddle, Baby Brezza Formula Pro, and Cinda B Bag for the hospital! But stay tuned for future mommy giveaways!
This is a no fuss easy way to swaddle your baby! My husband is the swaddling guru, but when I swaddle my little guy he always breaks free- until I got the Ollie swaddle! Now I can Velcro him in super tight in less then 10 seconds which will ensure me he’s going to be comfy and go right to sleep. Every new mom needs one of these – do yourself a favor and get it! The Ollie Swaddle, named after baby Oliver,was designed by his foster mom to ensure he was comfy, cool, and could sleep through the night! Plus, the Velcro allows the Ollie to grow with your babe which is another reason why I love it!!
If you are formula feeding your baby or plan to- get ready for your life to change forever!! I’m still nursing but when I’m back at work and needing to supplement down the road this machine will save me the fuss of mixing formula with warm water that I hope is at the right temp. Say goodbye to the time and hassle of manually preparing baby’s bottles. Formula Pro is the new way of preparing your baby’s formula bottles by measuring and mixing water and powdered formula to the perfect temperature. The water and formula powder are stored right in the machine, so it’s always ready for you when your baby gets hungry. The machine works with all bottle sizes and all formula brands and types. I wish I had this with my baby girl. I had to supplement with formula starting around 4 months and this would have been so amazing for me as a mom on the go!
It may seem silly that you need a foot sizer BUT believe me you do. With kids’ shoe sizes constantly changing the Squatchi foot sizer is a must! I always struggled with buying shoes for my little girl. How should I know what size her feet were? Now this is the perfect way to have your own “at home” kids shoe sizer. Basically, this handy sizer makes sure you shop for the right size when it comes to shoes and avoid the hassle of returns. They also have a growth chart too that comes with the foot sizer- making it super easy to track your kids’ height too. It’s a must!!
I shop at Target like its my job! That place has literally everything I could ever need. I picked up this Hi-Tech baby monitor at Target and it’s amazing! It shows real-time video and sound in your baby’s room and allows you to zoom, pan and rotate the camera, so Baby will never be out of your sight! The color LCD screen allows you to keep watch on your baby, not just listen! Don’t want to constantly move the camera to where baby is? No problem. You can have up to four cameras connected to the screen to there’s always an eye on your little one! And a bonus? the it tells you the temperature in the room at all times so I have an idea if my kiddos are going to be too warm and need to wear lighter pajamas or if we need to turn on the heat during the cooler nights. I had a different monitor with my first baby and this one is waaaay better. I mean it!! You have to have it and it’s so easy to pick up at Target.
An infant seat specifically designed to move like parents do when holding their babes? Genius! This seat sways and bounces and keeps baby safe and sound, letting mom free her arms for a bit! Best Part? I can control the motions straight from my phone, and even connect music or white noise to the seat. Baby can even kick back with the ability to recline and be entertained by the adorable balls overhead! I love that it doesn’t take up much room too like the swing I had before with my first babe. My husband is obsessed with controlling this with the app on his phone too. It’s perfect for us moms who are running around and can access the settings on our phone from another room. You are going LOVE this!!
I am super conservative when it comes to breast feeding. I know there are moms out there who are more relaxed about whipping out their breast in public, but that’s not me. So when I found Covered goods I was so excited!! These cute nursing covers give ALL OVER COVERAGE, front and back, and are made of super comfy, breathable fabric that stretches. I can just fold it up super small and throw it in my diaper bag and not have to worry if I need to nurse, anytime, anywhere. Or when I’m not using it, it doubles as a car seat cover and a scarf. Hello people, you need one of these!! Which is why I’m giving one AWAY to one of you and another one for one of your friends. I have the black and white stripped cover and the blue cover with pink florals which is perfect for spring and summer.
Back before baby came along, I was thinking about “baby wearing” – well now I don’t know what I would do without it! I wrote about how excited I was to try and use The Solly Baby Wrap in my maternity must haves post and now that I get to actually wear him in it, it’s better then I expected. This wrap allows you to be close to your baby and still have freedom to get things done! I just wrap it on, tuck baby inside, and voila! He loves it, I love it, we’re all happy. Plus, the Solly Wrap comes in the cutest colors so you can “baby wear” in style! I have the grey and white striped one and they just came out with their Oh Joy spring collection of new colors you have to check out!!
This diaper bag is too cute to be called that! In fun, signature colors and prints, Boppy created this incredible bag to mimic their ever popular pillows. With so many compartments and detachable parts there’s a place for everything in this bag – seriously, there is no shortage of pockets! And if you don’t need to carry it all at times, you can take the removable pouches out or use them on their own! It even includes a changing pad with padded head support for baby, easy access wipes dispenser case, and pacifier case to keep binky clean and accessible.
This carryall was PERFECT for my hospital bag. It’s big enough to hold ALL the things, but made of soft lightweight fabric so it’s not too heavy. This Vacationer will be your new best friend with baby or for a weekend away. And yes we’re giving away one of these too so check out how cute all their color options are!