New Mommy Must Haves

My sweet little bundle of joy is now 8 weeks old!  Man how the time flies when you are sleep deprived on an emotional roller coaster having fun!  I wanted to put together a list of my favorite things over these last 8 weeks.  There are so many accessories that go with a baby, but here are a few that I could not have survived without.  Hope this helps someone :)

New Mommy Must Haves
1. Fisher Price Baby Swing - a.k.a. The Baby Whisperer.  This has been a major life saver for me.  When your baby wakes up at 3am and thinks it is play time and you have had approximately 4 hours of sleep in 48 hours this swing will entertain/ lull them back to sleep.  Also, when my little one has tummy issues she likes to be put down and this swing always soothes her when she won't let me hold her.
2. Carters Sleeper - I swore I was going to dress my little doll up in all of her cute clothes every day and she would not wear her pj's all the time...turns out, these are the best things ever.  Even though she was born in the summer it is still cool in our house and I cannot stand to feel her little freezing toes.  These even have little cuffs that fold over their hands to keep fingers warm and those razor sharp talons of finger nails away from their face until you get brave enough to clip them.
3. Lansinoh Lanolin - If you are breast feeding or pumping this stuff is a life saver.  When your poor nipples are cracked and raw and just can't take another nibble this heavenly salve will heal them up quick and let you get back to business.  I swear my poor child ate a whole tube in her first week of life.  FYI- stock up on this stuff at the hospital, they should bring you as much as you need.
4. Boon Lawn Drying Rack - Whether it is breast pump accessories or bottles this will keep the clutter off of your counter and it is super cute!  It has cute accessory flowers to hang dry the little pieces too.
5. Aden + Anais Swaddle Blanket - These lightweight super soft blankets are great for any season.  My child has refused to be swaddled since day 1, but I still love to wrap her up in these cozy blankets.  Bonus: They are adorable!
6. Gap Pure Body Dance Pants - These are the softest, most comfy pants you might ever put on your body. The forgiving waist band and soft modal cotton make them perfect for wearing post baby.  I may or may not wear these every day and only take them off in case of emergency.
7. Nap Nanny - I know there is no link for this one...It has been recalled because people misused it.  Please only use one of these if you want your baby to sleep like a boss!  It is especially great for babies with reflux.  Just don't be a goob and put it in the crib and follow all of the safety rules and you will be fine.  You cannot buy these any more unfortunately, but you might find a friend or family member that still has one and is willing to part with it.  Big thanks to my sis who let me borrow hers!
8. Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump - Medela is pretty much the best on the market in terms of pumping (so hours of researching and talking to other moms has told me).  I opted for the tote bag and love that there is room to put a few diapers and change of clothes inside to use it as a diaper bag if need be.  It comes with all of the accessories that you need, although I do recommend buying an extra accessory kit (or if your insurance covers it get one from the hospital - mine did!) so you are not constantly washing parts.  
9.  Medela Breast Pads - For all of you ladies who do not leak, I hate you, jk congratulations!  For the rest of you leaky booby broads these are great.  I have tried a few different brands of disposables and they were thick and I felt wet all of the time.  I tried the cotton washable ones as well and they stuck to my nipple and I thought I almost ripped one off trying to remove the pad, ouch! The Medela pads are thin enough to fit in a bra or nursing cami and can hold a crap load lot of leakage.
10. Chanel Eau Tendre Body Wash - Last, but certainly not least, a little treat for mommy! This heavenly fragrance will take you miles away from spit up and diaper blowouts! This wash is a bit pricey and used to be reserved only for special occasions.  These days, the shower is the special occasion, so you better believe if I get the chance to get wet I will be slathering this decadence over every inch of my crusty body!  Whether Chanel does it for you or not, find some luxurious treat to help unwind at the end of a long day..or couple of days ;)

And of course, what post could be complete without your daily dose of cuteness!

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