As you may remember when I was preparing for baby number 2 I was a tad worried because I hadn’t really bought anything new for his arrival, where as for the first I obviously did. I guess I just knew there wasn’t really much a newborn needs in those first few weeks that I couldn’t go out and buy if need be. Realistically all they need is food and diapers. Beyond that, it’s all just nice-to-haves. But there have been a few key pieces that have made our lives so much easier these first few weeks:
Aden + Anais – Silky Soft Swaddles in Midnight c/o – Can you ever have too many swaddles? The answer is no! They are the most versatile item we own. I rarely use them for what they were designed for. I use them as a light layer in the car seat, a nursing cover, a car seat canopy, a backdrop for cute photos, a play mat, and usually I can be caught using them to wipe up milk, snot and other bodily fluids! These swaddles make an appearance in my Instagram feed quite often because they are so stinkin’ stylish! I’m loving all the chic new color-ways Aden + Anais are doing these days!
Jujube – changing pad – This changing pad came with my diaper bag. I guess it’s meant for on the go changing, right? But we use it around the house. The bed, the carpet, the couch…. they all make perfect changing stations! But no one wants poop on their furniture. Plus it packs up and is perfect for on-the-go changing. It’s nice a soft and easy to wipe clean!
Old Navy – Patterned On-Piece 2-Pack – I love footie pajamas, I really do. But this is my second baby and practicality is scoring huge points this time around. Footie PJs can only last so long before the toes are busting at the seams. If there’s no foot, they don’t grow out of the length as quick! Plus Old Navy has some super cute styles to choose from right now.
Modern Barn – Ellie Ears Baby Head Support c/o – My kids both loved to fall asleep when we were out and when I’d look down at their tiny little bodies in their stroller or car seat with their little heads tilting over to the side, they’d look so uncomfortable. We are in love with our Ellie Ears and really love how they keep babies head nice and supported.
Boppy Nursing Pillow – To be honest with you I thought nursing pillows were silly. I mean, why couldn’t I just use a regular pillow? Well, regular pillows don’t wrap around your body and hug you in all the right places. I never knew I could love a pillow so much, you guys! I also love that as baby gets older you can prop them up against it. I usually prop baby next to me on the floor while I’m watching my shows or blogging. I just love products that have multiple uses!