With my first kiddo I picked out a diaper bag that looked just like any pretty diaper bag. It was big, bulky, lime green and not very functional. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing with kiddo number one or my diaper bag. Now that I’ve done this before, I know what is essential for me and what is not.
The first thing I looked for was the diaper bag. I wanted something black and sleek with pockets. I searched online and read many reviews. I came across the Skip Hop Diaper bag from Target and it looked great. It was a little more expensive than some of its competitors but it is still affordable. I wanted a bag I could use for diapers and my purse and not have to carry two bags. Now that I have been using it for 2 months, I love it!
There are so many baby gadgets out there that it can be overwhelming to select what you really need. I put together my favorites to help out any other first time moms or moms who have forgotten what is really essential. These are items that I have grown to absolutely love and use almost everyday. Of course you can get away with not having some of these items but these are my essentials and they just help make life a little easier with a baby.
1. Skip Hop Diaper Bag, 2. Rock and Play, 3. Swaddlers, 4. Carrier, 5. MAM pacifiers, 6. Lightweight blankets, 7. burp cloths
We use the Rock and Play all the time. It is very lightweight and perfect to bring him around from room to room when we are trying to get things done around the house. I love the Ergo Swaddlers for infant size. They help to hold the arms in close but let the legs move around. I received a pair from the Sits Girls Baby Bloggy Boot camp. I also received the Ergo baby carrier and absolutely love it. This is not a sponsored post by the way. I just really like these products. I have been using the carrier for a week or two now that baby James is over 13 pounds. He fits really well in it and I have even figured out how to nurse in it. Awesome!
My last 3 favorite items are the MAM pacifiers, the Aden and Anais lightweight blankets and the burp cloths from Babies R Us. My little guy latched right on to the MAM pacifiers. I also love their cute little designs. I have always seen the Aden and Anais blankets but never used them with my girl. I received a pack for my baby shower this time around and love them! They are perfect for summer because they are so lightweight. I always keep one in my diaper bag to use as a blanket or a cover when he is nursing. The burp cloths are actually called cloth diapers and I have no idea why but they work fabulously for cleaning up spit up.
Well there you have it – my favorite baby gear items. I hope you find this useful. Happy Weekend! – Bri
My brother is expecting a baby. I’m finally going to be an aunt! Thanks for the gift ideas! 🙂
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