Lincoln is 10 months old now and I’m starting to pack up a lot of the little baby things around our house. I can’t believe how fast it’s gone! As I pack things up, though, I was thinking about how amazing some of these things were for our first 6 months or so. These things are all things that I didn’t have with my big boys and I really wish I did! Hopefully this list will help some of you moms register and prepare for baby!
1 – Bebe Au Lait Sniggle Blanket – I love this blanket. It’s big enough to use on the floor for playtime and I use it in the boat a lot because it’s so soft and thick.
2 – Halo Bassinet – This was a huge peace of mind with a newborn. The bassinet sits right next to mine and swivles over the edge. It was amazing after my c-section because one side can simply be pushed down to pull the baby towards you.
3 – Milk Snob Cover – Just go buy one now. Seriously. Those grandmas who want to touch your baby at the store mean well, but keep your hands off my kid! I NEVER had anyone reach in and touch my baby with this cover on the seat. It allows air flow, has a spot to peek in at the top and looks very cool. Having a baby born right before flu season, this thing went everywhere with me.
4 – Maxi Cosi Adorra – I have and love the Quinny Moodd and it’s been the stroller that I’ve gotten the absolute most compliments on. I get constantly stopped when I’m using it because it looks so cool. But, I recently got the Adorra and I’m in love. The seat turns both directions, just like the Moodd, it lays completely flat, has a huge basket underneath and most importantly, folds up very well. I separate the seat from the base and it can easily fit behind the 3rd row of my Pilot. This is a perfect stroller from newborn right up until they’re ready to walk everywhere.
7 – Embe Swaddle – I used a lot of swaddles, but this one was my favorite. I really like that you can swaddle the whole baby, or the arms only. I did this once it got warm and also when my little one got a bit bigger. I’ve read that it’s better for the hips to now swaddle the legs and it totally did the trick with helping my little man sleep.
8 – DocATot – I got this for a baby who didn’t sleep very long at all at night. It really snuggles them and actually did help my guy sleep more! It’s great for traveling, too, if you’re co-sleeping.
BabyBjorn Travel Crib – This is one thing that I didn’t add when I made the image above, because we hadn’t traveled when I made it. Well, we went on a trip to NY and the thing is AMAZING. It fit in a small space between the hotel bed and wall, is extremely lightweight and folds up to 5.5″ wide. You know how amazing that was for packing?! It’s also has a soft mattress and looks super cool. So, if you plan to travel at all with your baby or anytime until they’re 3 or so, put this on your registry!
Security Blanket – All 3 of my boys have loved a little security blanket. They have all held it close to their face while they fall asleep and have kept sleeping with it until they were 3 or older. It’s a great familiar item to have, especially when you’re trying to put your baby to sleep in a different place. But, I would grab 2 identical ones once you know what your baby likes, or you may end up overnighting a baby from California to DC. Haha.
Hope this list helps you mommas and mommas to be!