Awesome baby items (that I wish I’d registered for)
As a first time mom you get overwhelmed very easily. There are so many items out there that are geared towards you and scream “buy me!” I was one of those moms that ended up registering for items that I just did not need and spent a lot of money after having my baby buying items I should’ve registered for in the first place.
The list below are items that I’ve used almost on a daily basis either from day one or through the many stages of baby’s first year.
Don’t get caught without a thermometer
we ordered ours the first day we brought our daughter home. We ordered this one because it reads forehead and tympanic (ear) temperatures. This will give you peace of mind when you believe your little one has a fever.
Reusable Food Pouches
Although you won’t be using these for a few months, the day your baby starts to transition from milk to pureed foods you’ll be glad that you have these on hand. This Choome set comes with reusable food pouches and 2 valves that prevent the food from being squeezed out by little eager hands. If you don’t require the reusable packs you can purchase the valves separately. They’re super easy to use, just stick them on your squeeze packet and baby is ready to eat, and they’re about 99% mess free. Still requires some supervision. They also come with extra reusable packets so you can buy the Gerber fruit or veggie tubs and spoon them into the packets.
Baby food freezer tray by WeeSprout are awesome for freezing homemade baby food, then you can transfer them into the reusable pouches and feed to your little one later
Bath Spout Cover
Sizing tip, they run a tad big. I got a large because my breasts were giant and even it was still a tiny bit too big, I would’ve done great with a medium. Also, if you are breastfeeding and are all set with your pump, I recommend getting this handheld pump too. Had to use this a few times when I didn’t want to lug around my big pump because I wasn’t going to be gone from my house too long but damn-wasn’t-I-happy-I-had-this-pump-in-my-bag. Lifesaver…or shall I say breastsaver.
Bridget was pretty colicky the first couple of weeks. I remember when she was 2 years old, Mr. Pepper had to fly to Seattle to pick up our car that had arrived from Hawaii and I was left alone with her. She cried all night long. I tried everything, I sang, I walked, danced, swayed side to side.. I finally did the “baby bicycle” move for a while until she finally relieved gas. I wish I’d had this guy handy because it would’ve saved me and Bridget many tears that night.
As a newborn we would let her take naps in it, it was handy to lay her in it in our bathroom so I could take a quick bath and keep an eye on her. Currently we still use it when its feeding time. We’ll place her in it and hand her a bottle and within a few minutes she is out like a light.I never got the hang of swaddling my daughter, in fact I was terrible at it.Luckily our hospital gifted us a Halo Sleepsack which I used nightly. Making swaddling a cinch, seriously without this I may have gone crazy because swaddling did not come easy to me. This allowed me to get my baby to sleep faster, which meant I got to go back to sleep sooner. Win-win. Depending on when your child is born you may want to go with the micro fleece if you’re in a colder climate, or 100% cotton if you happen to have a summer time babe
Hope these suggestions are helpful!