Okay ladies lets talk Mama and new baby must haves! Luca is now 3 months old and being our second kiddo we have tried a bajillion (yes bajillion 😉 products so here are the ones we would buy all over again in a heart beat!
Stroller- Obviously a must right! We loved the Uppa Baby Vista with Ava but the model we had from a few years ago had horrible second seat options for two. After hearing great things about the Baby Jogger City Select we purchased it and it has been great (its extremely similar to the Uppa Baby Vista but a little cheaper and has more options with the second seating kit!) So if you are planning on more than one baby I would definitely look into this one! We also have another Stroller coming from Stokke so i’ll keep you posted on that one too!
Swaddle Blankets- Duh! Can’t do without these and as previously mentioned Aden +Anais have pretty much nailed it with their swaddles. I will admit swaddling can be kind of a pain, especially if you have a little hood-ini like Luca who can get out of anything. I’ve tried several different sleep sacks and had no luck! (recommendations are welcome! I think were almost out of the swaddle stage but other mamas reading the comments might appreciate options if you’ve found a great one) so these Aden + Anais swaddles have worked really well for us!
Pack N Play- Oh how I appreciate a pack n play now more than ever before. With a very active and eager toddler who constantly wants to hold, tickle and constantly touch, its so nice have a little barrier for him where he’s out of sissys reach for a little bit. 😉 This one by 4Moms is amazing! It’s sleek looking and super firm which is great for using for tummy time! My husband says its pretty lightweight so we are planning on using it a TON this summer at the beach!
Products- and a little something for the mamas! One of my favorite lines is Mustela. These products are made primarily of plant-based, naturally-derived and non-petroleum ingredients, pure essential oils and gentle preservatives.
Noise Machine- Yup have two of these Graco sound machines and always take them when we travel! The white noise option has become a necessity in our house (did I mention we have a very active/vocal toddler 😉
Video Camera- and probably the best thing we have purchased so far and couldn’t do without! Once the kiddos are down these video cameras allow us to have some one on one time but the comfort of still being able to check on them! This one by Summer has been awesome and we purchased the second camera option for Luca’s nursery as well!
Baby Carrier- THANK YOU to all the mamas that recommended this! I really wasn’t a fan of a carrier when Ava was a baby but now with a toddler on the go and a little one this baby has been a LIFE SAVER! Whether its for running errands, doing dishes, at the park with Ava or just to put him to sleep (bc he falls asleep pretty easily in this) this Ergo carrier has been a HUGE help! I particularly love this one because its all black and the baby can be worn facing outward as well!
Bottles- These bottles have been awesome! We used Dr. Browns with Ava but have to say i’m loving these Tommee Tippie bottles even better. They really mimic the breast and love that I don’t have to wash and put together all the pieces of the Dr. Browns bottles. We still use and love this bottle warmer (I just warm the milk in the pump bottles first) or Tommee Tippie makes this food and bottle warmer as well!
Onesies- Okay as a mama who has a little too much fun dressing up her kiddos 😉 it’s all about the onesies at this stage! They grow so fast and the blow outs and spits up are REAL friends so i’m all about practicality and quality these days. I have no problem shelling out cash for quality onesies like Kickee Pants that were a big favorite of ours with Ava (No joke we used the same onesies from My nephew–to Ava– and then to Luca and the quality was legit) but I found these at Old Navy and stocked up! The husband would get so flustered lol with all the buttons on the onesies when he would try to get Luca dressed after a bath (you know that time of night when the screaming/crying is in full effect) that he requested zip up onesies only to speed up the process ha! So the hunt began and I came across THESE from Old Navy! Stock up ladies…they’re soft, stretchy, zip up quickly, have the built in little mittens so they don’t scratch their face and are affordable!
Pacifier – I know you’ve seen these Wubba Nubs pacifiers on my blog and instagram before but they’re awesome! Plus big sissy loves helping put these in her little brothers mouth (we had to work on the “gently” placing it there 🙂
Diaper Bag- and the bag that hasn’t failed us yet! We purchased this Marc by Marc Jacobs diaper bag over three years ago for Ava and have used it to death. I’m talking thrashed it…taking it to the beach, travel, and using it on the daily and its still in great condition! I just toss it in the washer and its as good as new again! I love thats it’s all black and no frilly designs so the hubby can wear it too! If you’re on the hunt for a great diaper bag I highly recommend this one!
And that’s my Mama/Baby must have round up for this stage! I am sure we are entering the crawling/teething/ baby stages too so i’ll do another update once we hit that stage again! Hope this was helpful for you mamas!!
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