Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Baby Survival Kit

If you saw my pregnancy survival kit post, you knew this one was coming.  
As promised, here's what got me through the first few months with a new baby.  Obviously, all babies 
and mommies are different, but some of these got rave reviews from some of my new mommy friends. 

aden + anais Muslin Wraps 4-Pack
We didn't swaddle Baby B (we tried, he hated it) and he is VERY hot natured
like his mommy, so these aden & anais muslin blankets blankets were perfecto!
They're gauzy, breathable and comfy! 
Luckily, we got lots of these as gifts because I fell in love with them.  

I've given this Manhattan Winkel Toy to a few friends as gifts and they rave over them. 
Perfect for babies learning to grasp,
this was the first toy Baby B was able to hold and play with. 
We couldn't leave the house without it!!
Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, 5 Ounce
Yup, I had a bit of psoriasis as a kid; so naturally, my child would 
inherit some sort of skin issue. 
Aveeno Eczema Therapy cream has worked wonders. 
I love Aquaphor as well, but for face acne and breakouts it's the best. 
It's light and leaves your skin so smooth.  
I even use it as hand lotion myself! 
I'm still using this on his face after bath time every night.  
The need for coffee took on a whole new meaning as a new mommy.
I was scared to hold a baby and a coffee mug at the same time, so keeping a
an insulated travel mug handy not only kept the java hot longer, but I didn't have to
worry about spilling!

If it's going to sit out on your counter it might as well be cute, right?
I love our Boon Grass Drying Rack .  
Both the base and the grass section can be removed and 
are dish washer safe.

The Chicco Midori Cortina Keyfit System has gotten great reviews. 
I love the base car seat systems.  
Chicco has made it so easy!
The infant carrier is easily  removed and inserted into the base and 
locks perfectly in the stroller. 
Once your infant has outgrown the infant carrier, the stroller can 
be used for your toddler. 
Here's a tip for you bottle moms. 
I read somewhere that your sink is one of the 
biggest germ filled areas in your home. 
Which made me a bit nervous about laying bottle nipples in the 
sink.  I love this sink basket that suctions on the inside of your sink. 
Perfect for all those little bottle pieces that you don't want touching that 
scary germy sink. 
Simply Saline Baby Nasal Mist, Super Size, 3-Ounce
Fantastic for tiny runny noses.  
 Simply Saline was a life saver when Baby B was tee-tiny! 
Speaking of life savers, the 
Fisher-Price Rock n' Play Sleeper was fantasic! 
It folds up for easy storage and travel and is very lightweight. 
Perfect for naps!  You can easily move it around the house wherever you go. 
Baby B slept in his for forever!  I really hated to retire it once he hit the weight limit. 
My poor little munchkin had terrible acid reflux and the inclined positioning was perfect 
for his upset tummy. 

Next up, Toddler survival kit. 

Happy Wednesday! 


  1. Ooh I loved the rock and play sleeper as well. My little man was also a reflux baby. The sleeper is great and not to expensive. Thanks for sharing.