Nursing mama’s / mama’s to be you don’t want to miss this real mom’s favorite! Today’s sweet mama is sharing her favorites for her new little guy, Jack. She has a great list of baby gear but also a fabulous collection of gear for mama. I know you’ll enjoy her list and a big thanks to Jacqueline for sharing her favorites with us! If you’d like to share your favorites, email me for the details.
I am a first time mom to a handsome little 8 week old named Jack. We live 20 minutes outside of Boston in a 2,000 square foot house. We are very new to the mom and baby world, but have found a few tried and true products that have really worked well in our initial weeks. A few of these products have made breast feeding easier and surviving a very cold winter a bit more bearable.
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1: aden + anais classic Burpy Bibs – our little guy is definitely a spitter and these have been, by far, the most absorbent burp cloths. They also cover a lot of surface so I’ve found them useful over my shoulder as well as laying over my nursing pillow.
2: Glamourmom Nursing Bra Long Tank- I had a hard time finding a nursing tank that offered support, were long enough and also fitted enough to layer. Many of the nursing tanks are loose in the stomach which is great for wearing alone under a cardigan to cover the belly, but made layering a bit bulky.
3: My Brest Friend nursing pillow – this is by far the best (and most used) item I registered for. I use this for every feeding at home and find the back support to be very beneficial. You can also buy extra covers (which I highly suggest!) and the patterns are really nice.
4: Bobeau asymmetrical fleece wrap cardigan – these have been my regular postpartum outfit. They are stylish, warm and offer great coverage for nursing. Two of my other new mom friends are fans as well. Paired with leggings or jeans, these have made getting out of the house looking “put together” possible.
5: Carter’s sleep and play fleece - it has been a very challenging winter to get out and about, but these fleece sleepers have been our go to outfit. The patterns are cute and they wear incredibly well.
6: WubbaNub- I was initially against introducing a pacifier, but once we had breast feeding established, it’s been very helpful in soothing Jack. We like the soothies pacifiers, but the Wubbanub has been helpful in actually locating them easily – you can’t miss a stuffed frog! I think having these for him to hold on to when he’s a little older will be helpful.
7: Motherlove Nipple Cream – initially, this was very helpful. I tried a few different creams and I found this one to be the most beneficial. I also liked that it was all natural and organic.
8: Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner – this has been a life saver. We put this on every night in our room and I think it’s really set a “bed time” pattern when we dim the lights. The unit is very small (we have it on our bureau) and does not look like a baby product. When Jack moves into his nursery we will be buying a second unit for our room…I think I need it to sleep now!
9: Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym – we set this up early on and he really enjoys it. The lights and music are the biggest draw at this point, but I like that it’s a toy he can grow with as he develops new skills.