My Favorite Newborn Baby Items
April 2nd, 2019 will go down as one of the most significant days of my life, it was the day 6 weeks ago I delivered my gorgeous baby boy Macklin James McEligot... he was a trooper the entire pregnancy only giving me a hard time in the beginning (8 weeks of all day and all night sickness) and then at the end he decided he would stay put for an extra 10 days, I delivered at 41 weeks and 3 days - boy was I excited when the doctor after 32 hours said “You can push.” I was like wait really? Right now? And she responded, “yeah go ahead and start,” it was definitely not how birth in the movies was depicted. All of a sudden my bed became a transformer with handle bars and stir ups and then a team of 6 doctors and nurses were in my room ready to receive my little guy. Hilariously they were all wincing the entire time I was pushing because it was discovered my water had never broke and little guy was coming out in his amniotic sack. This is very unusual because typically they will break your water to induce labor and with me they didn’t! So after an hour of pushing little guy came out, sack in tact (it didn’t explode on the doctors - they were relieved) and it made for a great photo opt.. which I won’t be sharing lol. Needless to say I have a feeling he will be surprising us our whole lives.. he’s such a sweetie and even though I’m definitely no expert with only 6 weeks and 1 child under my belt I figured I could share with you the items we have loved and been using religiously! Hope you enjoy!
Ollie Swaddle...definitely a great invention, this swaddle closes with Velcro, making swaddling easy and less about perfecting the wrap and more about getting them down to Nap..I personally have not perfected a swaddle and this has made nap times that much easier knowing I can put him in this in less than 30 seconds and secure the bottom so his hips are free to move around, he’s comfy and loves it. It’s lightweight too so it’s a great swaddle to use during the summertime and not worry about your baby over heating!
Gifted by Ollie World!
Rocker Mama...this item is fantastic, you can turn any surface into a rocking chair. This is definitely for the child that always wants to be held, rocked and basically be in motion. I highly suggest it for someone who would prefer to be anywhere but the confines of the babies room in your rocking chair constantly - this piece basically allows you to live your life with baby being comforted the entire time!
Gifted by Rocker Mama!
Dockatot....everyone needs one of these. It’s the perfect place to lay your baby down to relax, nap and chill in a pinch. I will put him in here while we are in the living room after he’s ate, in our bed in the am when he just won’t go back to bed, for a cat nap when he refuses his crib, basically anytime when you want to know your babies safe from rolling over and he’s comfortable. It’s probably been our favorite baby item besides the snoo bassinet !
Gifted by Dockatot!
Uppababy...this stroller is expensive, but it’s WORTH IT! The ease at which it works and rotates, feels like your driving a car, we love the bassinet option for afternoon walks, but it easily works just the same with the car seat attached and adapters make it easy to use a multitude of different car seats... we personally went with the Nuna Pipa Lite car seat and it is great with the uppababy and looks very sleek! I highly suggest waiting to purchase this with whatever registry completion coupon you can, if you’re going through buybuybaby, their coupon is 15% and you can use it towards the stroller for a nice discount, not to mention waiting till after your babyshower so you can apply any gift cards or returns towards it, which is what we did ! Not sponsored - just love!
Binxy Cart Carriers... specifically for use at the grocery store, binxy carriers are awesome and allow you to either put your baby or your car seat into the carrier so your baby doesn’t take up the entire grocery cart and you still have room for plenty of groceries... this is an item I’d highly recommend and it’s a great babyshower gift for any new mom.. they won’t know they need it until they do! I love mine!
Gifted by Binxy!
Snoo Bassinet from the Happiest Baby Company...hands down best item we have for baby.. he’s 6 weeks and since the very beginning he’s been sleeping 3-6 hour stretches now it’s more regularly 5-6 hour stretches and he doesn’t even weigh 10 lbs yet ! The piece of mind knowing they can’t roll over on themselves because they are strapped in, well thats priceless. It’s expensive but they now offer a rental program since really you only need it for the first 6 months max... I’m sure if you did the math it’s cheaper than a night nurse! I HIGHLY recommend it! Not sponsored!
Blooming Baby Bath... we LOVE this! Since it’s small and fits in the sink this is the best way to bath him safely and comfortably.. I can’t imagine putting him into a hard plastic bath at this point and this contraption makes him comfortable and love the bath as a result.. I highly recommend this to all new moms! Thank you Debbie for this awesome gift - you were right ❤️