I thought I would start another one of these. It was helpful for me and now we have a lot more new mommies out there. Or even things that you loved or hated at 1 week but as your LO has gotten older it has changed.
For me, my bedroom is small, so a big packnplay or even bassinet wasn't a good option. My mom picked up the rock 'n play on the way home from the hospital for me (because it was an item that was on the infamous list) and it's been a life saver! Especially with his jaundice. We're able to easily move it from room to room and kept him in window light as much as possible.
He freaks out at diaper changes as every newborn does. Anyone use a wipe warmer? I'm thinking of getting one.
Also anyone use the moby wrap? I got one as a gift and I'm excited about using it for walks. Looks so compliated, but I feel like if I can just get the hang of it, it will become second nature.
I love my become butterfly 2 right now. I had a moby for a short time with my oldest and didn't like it because I mostly only wore him away from the house, so it was just too much work.
Definitely get a wipe warmer, I had one with both kids.
Loving my baby hawk, wore her for 6ish hours on sat super comfy. The bouncer is a lifesaver, keeps Gillian happy out of my arms so I can spend time with dd1.
DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11
Love the wipe warmer and the Moby! I took Conor to the pumpkin patch with DD at 12 days old with no problems using the Moby He just slept the whole time!
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Callie Ruth *** June 4, 2008
Conor Brian *** October 4, 2011
My October Space
I love my nursing cover! I'm not real comfortable nursing in front of people except DH so its a lifesaver for when we have people over or go somewhere. Also love my breast friend nursing pillow. I've had terrible back pain since giving birth and the pillow relieves some of that pain while nursing.
I used a wipe warmer with DS, but I haven't used one this time around. I wanted to get her used to the wipes being the same temp so I wouldn't have to always walk upstairs to change her diaper.
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
Professional birth photos:
Yesterday and today, the swing has been a life saver. It puts him to sleep in about a millisecond, which is nice. And he'll sleep in there for a long time too. Plenty of time for me to put DD down for nap, stick Owen in the swing in my bathroom, and take a shower. Also, I bought some prefold diapers to use as burp cloths. Nursing covers have been a life saver too. Bought an ERGO carrier from a friend and that has been super nice. Not sure I'd be able to handle two kids alone, outside of the house without it.
I'm glad I DIDN'T get-
Boppy pillow- I just use the two small decorative pillows off of our bed to rest my arm on while I'm feeding him at night. Would've been a total waste of money
It would be nice to have-
a mirror to put in the truck so I can see him in his car seat while I drive
a volume control on my 3 year old
no wipe warmers here. don't want him to freak out EVEN MORE when we're out and have to use cold wipes.
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Oh yeah real refolds as burp clothes!!! We sleep with them and lay them on everything and take them with us to go. They are a lifesaver
I second the wipe warmer,nursing cover, swing and the car mirror is nice to have alothough my SO says he doesn't need a mirror to tell that LO is crying.LOL
Swaddlers are nice to have.
The careseat cover is a lifesaver because it keeps him warm and no one can see my LO while we are out so it prevents touching and germs.
Don't like the moby. Like the front pack carrier better.
Aliitle advice- if you have a LO with dry skin. Don't use any kind of soap or shampoo in the bath (they don't get dirty!!!) They only need a bath 1-2 times a week and I use burts bees lotion ( no acholol in it) I also like the Johnsons hand and face wipes. They smell good and clean up spit up!