Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baby Must Haves

At the request of Mrs. Ashley over at According to Ashley, here are a few items that are (in my opinion) absolutely necessary for new mom's.

Bottle Warmer

Munchkin Deluxe Bottle Warmer $19.99 at Target
 Babies are absolutely convinced that you are going to let them starve and therefore scream their heads off when they're hungry. Since I am breast-feeding this wasn't really an issue until the doctor's made us start supplementing some formula after his bilirubin got so high and also when Sawyer drinks breastmilk that's been pumped and stored in the fridge. At first, we just sat the bottle in a bowl of hot water until it was ready, but to decrease the amount of crying and screaming between the time Sawyer realizes he is hungry and the time we can get the bottle warm enough to feed him, we purchased a Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmer from Target and a Munchkin Deluxe Car Bottle Warmer too.

Boppy
Boppy - $26.99 for just pillow at Target ($35.99 with slipcover pictured)


Boppy's are wonderful. They're prefect for holding baby just right for breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, or even just sitting around baby with him/her propped up inside of it. I adore mine and all the fun covers that come with it, but make sure if you get one you also get a water-proof cover to put under the decorative one so you can protect the actual Boppy.

Changing Pad Cover that has a liner
Changing pad cover liner (pack of 3) $12.99 at Target
Of course you're probably going to by a cover to go over your changing pad, but may I also suggest getting liners for the cover (the white thing in the middle of the cover pictured). This way, if your liner gets dirty, you can just wash it without having to take off the whole pad cover. 

Car seat that has a base
Graco Snugride Adjustable Base $34.99 at Target
This base is magical. Instead of having to un-install and re-install a car-seat every time we switch vehicles, we just purchased two bases and sit the car-seat down in it. Ah-mazing.

Huggies diapers with wetness indicator
$36.99 for 168 diapers at Target
These diapers have a little stripe on the front that changes colors when wet. So. Awesome. I am not very good at telling whether a diaper is wet or not by feeling it outside of Sawyer's clothes, so when I can just peek and see if the line is blue instead of yellow, it makes things so much easier.

Video Monitor
Summer Infant Day & Night Baby Video Monitor $99.99 at Target
A video monitor is worth the money. If I hear Sawyer making noises over the monitor I can just roll over and peer at the screen to see if he is actually awake and fussy or just dreaming. The piece of mind is definitely worth the extra cash.

Sound and Light Projector
Homedics Sound Spa Lullaby Relaxtion Machine $30.50 at Target
Sawyer can lay in his crib and look at the pictures and lights that this machine projects on the ceiling all day. It has three different disks with various pictures and features sounds such as lullabies, a heartbeat and rushing water. 

A helpful husband

Joshua Michael Edmondson, priceless (and sold out)
I seriously have no idea what I would do without my husband. Joshua took off 3 weeks to stay home and help and he was there to comfort me when I had my panic moments (such as when we had to go back to the hospital) and also there to change diapers and help calm baby.

2 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks for the tips. I'm sure they'll come in handy....IN SEVERAL YEARS!

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  2. thanks for the tips girlie! :) I've taken note! haha...

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