It’s hard to believe it has been a month since our sweet little girl entered the world. In addition to falling head over heels in love with her, we’ve also fallen in love with some great baby products and we thought we’d share them with you!
I love these little guys and so does Eloise! They are basically a supped up version of your average pacifier. Not only are the plush animals adorable they also make it easy for mom and dad to find when it falls out of the little ones mouth. I think our love for these will only grow as Eloise gets older and is able to hold on to them better. She already is loving looking at the cute little animal as well as grasping it while it soothes her to sleep.
Number one reason to love the SleepSack? Safety! Sleepsacks eliminate the need for any other blankets or bedding in the crib. The absence of additional bedding is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics so we know we are doing the right thing. We have the SleepSack pictured, which allows you to swaddle the arms in or out. Eloise loves her arms and hands, we swaddle her arms out and she is a happy camper. At this age, she still likes the tight swaddle around her mid-section. The Sleep Sacks are easy to wash and come in a variety of sizes and colors. These are a total must have for us!
Eloise has been living in these Footies like the Kissy Kissy one shown here. To me, these are the perfect clothing option for newborns for a few reasons. Most importantly, they don’t go over the head and are easy to get on and off. If your baby is anything like Eloise she hates being cold and we can easily lay the new Footie underneath her and do a quick change into a fresh outfit. Further, they are warm and eliminate the need to socks or mittens which makes things even easier on mama and papa. I definitely recommend stocking up on a few Footies for your newborn!
I am sure we aren’t the only family with these blankets on our “favorites” list but we absolutely love them. They are the perfect size and weight for swaddling, wash easily and come in super cute colors and patterns. The breathability of the blankets is awesome and the muslin itself actually helps regulate the baby’s body temperate (which explains Eloise’s love for these blankets!). They may be markets as swaddle blankets but we have used them as a stroller cover, burp cloth and even a changing pad in a bind. Who doesn’t love multi functional products?!?
We went with the Bugaboo Donkey because of its ability to convert to a double stroller down the road. Currently, we have the infant car seat adapter on and it is the perfect way to stroll Eloise around town (and walk her big brother, Murphy). We have tried the bassinet but she still seems too tiny in the big bassinet and I don’t feel as secure with her in it as I do in the infant car seat. The stroller is super smooth when navigating the rough sidewalks and its turning radius is nothing short of amazing. I would venture to say this is big brother Murphy’s favorite piece of baby gear!
As evidence in our Rock ‘n Play Sleeper review – we love this little thing. Its been great for naps in the family room and its portability is unmatched. Eloise is comfy in it and loves the rocking feature. Personally, I love the size of it. It has allowed us to disassemble our Pack ‘n Play which creates more space in our 1,300 SF condo!
Yet another product we have reviewed, we are still loving the Co-Sleeper. The Co-Sleeper is another reason we were able to disassemble the bulky Pack ‘n Play. Words can’t express how much I love having Eloise at eye level with me when we are sleeping. Its easy to keep a watchful eye on her as well as grab her for middle of the night feedings and diaper changes. Laying her back down to sleep undistributed is super easy which allows me to maximize my shut eye.
There you have it – a round up of our favorite products at one month. What are yours? Are there any that we are missing and should run out and get ASAP?