So now that I started all over with almost 5 years later with Baby #2, I’ve learned what absolute necessities you need. There are so many advantages and a few disadvantages this time around. The big advantage is being less scared of anything..
You’ve already been through all the kinda scary newborn stages. You are way more prepared because you’ve learned so much already! I also learned you need less STUFF. There are lots of items I wish I would have has the first time around and didn’t but I used the second time around.
I have made a list of some the items I wish I had with my first child. These are items I would use for the next 10 children, no kidding but if I were to have more children these would definitely be the items I would use.♥♥
These are my absolute favorite cloth diapers. I tried about 3 other brands and by far these ended being my favorite. They are wide enough to cover all the right places if you know what I mean and DON’T LEAK. They wash and dry beautifully. I bought them right off of Amazon and they are awesome AND they are on the cheaper end of the spectrum when it comes to cloth diapers.
Bottom Line I can’t recommend them enough.
I did hours and hours of research trying to figure out which breast pump to use. And the one I finally decided to go with is the Spectra Double Pump. I works like a champ. There are not to many crazy pieces to use and clean every time. It’s pretty basic and its quiet and has a nice little light on it for those middle of the night pumping sessions. And it costs a fraction of the price compared to some other breast pumps out there on the market.
Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play
By using this I was able to elimination a bassinet. I actually used this and am still using this even instead of a crib and my baby is almost 3 months old. She loves it. I can easily pick it up and move it from room to room since its so light weight. I wish I would have had this with my first daughter. Its the best invention ever.
If my baby doesn’t want to sleep or if you need a place to set her down for a bit so you can cook or do what ever. This is the swing you want. My daughter loves it. She looks around and is so comfortable. Its snuggles her right up. Best Swing Ever. You absolutely need this swing in your life.
I love everything about about these blankets. The material is lightweight but warm. They are so soft. They are the best. Buy Them.
This one is awesome. You can’t beat the price. Since we didn’t a extra room in the house right now so I could set up a whole nursery for the new baby. We went this route and got her a porta crib. Its a lot smaller than the traditional crib. With this being much smaller we could fit it right in our bedroom and it doesn’t take up too much room at all. I love it. If I would have known about these a few years I would have gotten one then. It’s everything a big crib does only a lot more space efficient. It will also turn into a toddler bed too. So we will definitely get our use out of it.
Now this set we had with out first daughter as well. Its actually the only thing I saved. The quality can’t be beat. We loved how sturdy and durable the car seat is. We wanted top of the line safety when it came to the car seat. The stroller is super easy to operate and you can insert the car seat into the stroller when the baby is a infant. Its so easy to do and the stroller glides along super nice. It had help up its definitely worth every penny spent.
We love listening to this cd when it comes to lullibyes and my 5 year old loves them too. As I lay down with her every night to go to sleep her and I sing these words to each other and its one of the sweetest moments of the day. I think anytime you hear a sweet child singing about God is the most precious words you can here.
I hope this post will be helpful to you whether its you are just entering motherhood or if you are having more children. I wished I had a lot of these items with my first daughter. These are the items that will simplify your life and are baby and mom approved.
I would love to hear which baby items worked best for you in case I plan on having any more children. Please leave a comment, Lets Talk About it 🙂
Until Next Time Friends
Living The Good Life With Nicole