August 14, 2013

My Newborn Must Haves

1. Snugabunny Swing: We only just started using this swing because we were waiting for Lucas to have better neck control.  Although Lucas is an easy sleeper, now that he's waking up more during the day, I have him swinging for a bit if I need to clean up or pump.  He loves it!
2. Nuk Pacifier: We bought all different kinds of pacifiers but these are the only ones he likes.  My uncle, an orthodontist, bought these for him because they are orthodontic and Lucas loves them.  
3. Hooded Towel:  Lucas hates being naked (we call him our little 'nevernude') so wrapping him up immediately after a bath is necessary.  Necessary or else his crying makes me cry...I'm a wimp.
4. Britax Chaperone Car Seat:  As soon as we put Lucas in his car seat, he falls asleep and will stay asleep until we take him out.  Either we have a lazy baby or he loves his car seat!
5. Huggies:  We originally bought all pampers diapers however we were having lots of leaking problems.  I don't know if it is a "boy" thing or just a Lucas issue but after switching to Huggies we haven't had leaking since.
6. Dr. Browns Newborn Bottle Feeding Set:  We've used these bottles from the get go and Lucas has not had any colic nor gas issues.  He takes to the bottle easily and heard great things about Dr. Browns.
7. Simmons Kids Slumber Elite Bassinet:  Lucas sleeps in this bassinet at night and in our bedroom.  We're really happy with it especially because he loves it and will sleep for awhile.  Last night he slept for 5 hour stretches!  Woot woot!
8. Bob Revolution Stroller: Ugh, LOOOOOVE this stroller!  Seriously, this is the lightest and best stroller.  It's so easy to maneuver around in.  I can't wait to take it out on jogs too.
9. Summer Infant Bather:  We just started giving Lucas real baths and I love how this bather does not slip around.
10. Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets:  These are just the cutest blankets.  I use them for everything from swaddling, wrapping, burping, car seat cover, etc.  I keep some in my diaper bag and pretty much every room.  If it's good enough for Prince George then it's perfect for my Prince Lucas!
1. Diaper Genie: What can I say?  Poopy diapers stink and this stops the stink.
2. JJ Cole Nursing and Feeding Pillow:  I cannot give enough positive reviews for this pillow!  My mom bought me this pillow after seeing how uncomfortable I was nursing due to the c-section.  The pillow has helped tremendously!  Not only do we use it for feedings but also to prop our arms on when we're cradling him.  I highly highly recommend this over other pillows that I also own.
3. Snoogle Pillow:  Most women use the snoogle during pregnancy but I just couldn't get used to it.  Now, it has been necessary in order for me to sleep.  The first week home, due to the c-section, I could not lay on my side.  I used the snoogle to prop myself up against and finally get a little bit of sleep.
4. Medella Pump In Style Advanced: I pump now and will continue to do so at work so I love how portable this pump is and that it's not too loud.
5. Bottle Warmer: My husband and I were at first were trying to warm the bottle from the faucet but we quickly got lazy.  Lucas is a really good sleeper but when he's hungry, he's hungry and will let the entire town know so we needed to have his bottles ready pronto.
6, Boon Lawn Drying Mat:  I wash a lot of bottles and parts a day and I really like the look of this mat.  It gets the drying job done while looking great in my kitchen!
1. Mittens:  My little guy likes to scratch his face and poke his eyes whenever his mittens aren't on so we keep these on most of the time.
2. Socks:  We love socks that look like completes the outfit! Ha!
3. Gowns:  Before Lucas was here I thought I would never use a gown.  They looked uncomfortable and baggy to sleep in.  Now, they are my favorite sleepers!  At 3 a.m., you want the easiest thing to change your baby in and for me, gowns are the best.
4. Onesies:  I had an imagine of me dressing my baby every day in the perfect outfit - shirt, pants, shoes, the whole complete outfit.  That quickly got thrown out the window after having three blowouts in a row.  Now, don't get me wrong.  I still try my best to pick out the cutest outfits for him but he's rarely ever in pants.  I must admit that I am a Baby Gap addict.  I always wait for Baby Gap to have a promotion and then try to just shop clearance.  They have just the cutest clothes and it's the perfect style for Lucas.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but these are my must haves so far.  I'd love to hear any recommendations though!


  1. Thanks so much for this! I'm in the process of completing my registry, so this is great.

  2. We love socks that look like shoes too! I have the same pump and I love it, love how it looks like a regular purse too. Great list, Maria!

  3. We LOVED our jogging stroller and those swaddling blankets! That drying rack looks awesome...

  4. hope you are enjoying motherhood maria!! xo

  5. love these! we registered and got SO many of these! and we are using Britax, too!


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