5 Newborn EssentialsSaturday, May 16, 2015
So, my little one turned 3months old recently. And after trying many different recommended baby items, I thought I'd share 5 items that I've found most useful with all the new mummies-to-be out there! All these items below are based on my own experience, and I truly hope you'd find them as useful as I did ♥︎
1. A soft-structured baby carrier
This is really a lifesaver for us, especially on those colicky nights! We only started putting her in it after one month (wished we'd gotten one earlier!), and she absolutely loves it. At the peak of her colic season, carrying her around in this was almost always the only way to help her sleep.
I used this picture because Ergobaby is the carrier we're currently using heh. But I'm sure other soft-structured carriers will probably work the same? Read a lot of rave reviews on the popular Tula as well! In any case, I'd highly recommend getting a carrier, just be sure you get an ergonomic one :)
2. Portable Diaper Changing Mat
I initially bought this because it was cheap on amazon.com and wanted to try it out before deciding if I should get a diaper changing table. Needless to say, the changing table or any other form of fancy diaper changing station never made it into my home. You can easily get one of these for less than $20, and it's seriously soo convenient! I currently have one upstairs and one downstairs so we don't have to keep bringing the mat up and down :D One thing to note though, be sure to buy the larger or longer sized ones, will last you a lot longer!
3. Inflatable Baby Tub
I'm currently still using this Munchkin Duck Tub since bathtime is now Kayla's highlight of the day because of this tub. I've already written a rave review on this tub before here :) Its safe and soo helpful in helping to support Kayla's neck during bathtime. Highly recommend!
4. Baby Ear Thermometer
We are currently using the Braun Baby Ear Thermometer for Kayla. Found this very useful because there were so many instances where we needed to test for her temperature and this is so easy to use! It's totally non invasive and really fast, helps a lot when using it on a fidgety baby.
5. Baby Mittens
These will save your newborn's face from a ton of ugly scratches! Kayla was pretty much trying to touch her face all the time and ended up inflicting really horrible "scars" (they heal in a day though) on her face. So mittens are really a MUST! Don't buy too many pairs though, babies stop wearing them at about 1-2months old :)
Feel free to add any other items that you've found useful in the comments below!
It's always great to see moms share precious advice over here ♥︎