My life has been one big crazy whirlwind after having Aden – I love my little man beyond words, but man oh man does he have a lot of energy! New mamas, to say I have a newfound respect for you is the understatement of the century! Taking care of a baby really is a full-time job (and then some – after all, most full-time jobs don’t require you to wake up in the middle of the night), but luckily for us women of the 21st century, there are products now that make it just a little bit easier. Thank goodness for science! My sissy and friends who’ve had babies recommended a lot of these to me, and of course I did my research first to make sure that none of them would be harmful to Aden in any way. I’ve tried a couple of different products with Aden and myself, but only included the ones I absolutely love. These are the products that make being a new momma just a little less stressful and make baby just a little more calm. I wanted to share my favorites with you because being a mom is hard (and that’s putting it lightly), and I want you to know that you are not alone. I’m always so grateful when Tia shares her baby-tips with me, so in turn, I wanted to share some of my favorite products with you to hopefully make your journey as little easier. Here are my top post-baby must-haves:
1.) Luna Lullabye nursing pillow: Great for moms who choose to nurse and makes the whole process a whole lot comfier.
2.) BabyGanics Hiney Helper: A soothing diaper rash cream
3.) Boudreaux’s Butt Paste: Funny name but it does the trick! A great diaper rash ointment
4.) Aquophor Baby Healing Ointment: Great for eczema, dry or irritated skin
5.) Bright Starts Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer: This little bouncer actually bounces the baby and mimic’s Mommy’s natural bouncing motion
6.) aden + anais Swaddle Blankets: Love these blankets, they help babies stay cozy and feel like they are still in womb
7.) Motherlove Nipple Cream: Helps soothe sore nipples when nursing
8.) Medela Breast Pump: Makes pumping milk so much easier
10.) MAM Night Pacifiers: Glow-in-the-dark pacifiers make it easy to find them at night
11.) Cloud B Sleep Sheep: A soft and cuddly soothing sound machine
12.) Boba Wrap Carrier: Aden loves walking with me in this. Just make sure to follow directions so baby is able to breathe!
13.) Cloud b Gentle Giraffe: Another cuddly sound machine perfect for on-the-go
14.) Vulli Paris the Giraffe Teething Toy: Free of Phthalate and BPA so it’s safe for baby
15.) Pillow Pets Dream Lite: Aden’s favorite is the Snuggly Puppy. His grandmother (Adam’s mom) got it for him for Christmas and he loves falling asleep with it!
16.) Britax B-Ready Stroller: Adam’s favorite way to travel with Aden
17.) Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns: Helps prevent cradle cap
18.) Honest Laundry Detergent: Gentle enough for baby’s skin
Have you tried any of these products? What baby products do you love and swear by? Let me know in the comments!