First off, congratulations! Being a mother is one the most beautiful [stressful] blessings you’ll ever experience.
Love it or leave it, here are my top 8 picks for expecting and new moms:
- Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier
- Nursing Pillow
- Philips Avent Soothie 0-3mth
- SwaddleMe Original Swaddle
- Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Stars a Plenty Baby Mattress
- RECARO Performance Denali Luxury Travel System
NO. 1 Baby K’tan
Hands down best way to feel bonded to your baby. The K’tan grows with your baby too, with 5 positions to choose from. It’s the most versatile newborn to infant baby wearing that’s both breathable and ergonomic.
NO. 2 Nursing Pillow
I’d seriously be lost without mine! I brought it with me to the hospital and I still use it EVERYDAY. It helps with not only nursing, but with napping and tummy time. I even got mine for FREE using code “FREE4MOM” at checkout. This code will deduct $40 and you will just need to pay for shipping, which is $14.99 for 7-13 day delivery.
NO 3. Philips Avent Soothie
We received this at the hospital when my baby boy was born and have been thankful ever since. The pacifier is great in every way! Its unique design can fit the baby’s mouth effortlessly, does not need to be inserted a specific way, easy to grab for us and for baby to explore with their tiny hands. Also this paci is both orthopedic and BPA free along with promoting natural development of babies teeth and gums.
NO 4. SwaddleMe Swaddles
Lets face it, blanket swaddles are hard! Nurse after nurse showed us their tips and tricks but when we brought him home, that all went out the door. The SwaddleMe Swaddles are where it’s at. The best part, it’s extremely easy to use! These swaddles are adjustable infant wraps with a secure hook and loop closures for easy, safe swaddling. A must have!
NO 5. Safety 1st Mattress
This SIDs safe mattress is affordable and lightweight. Best part is that clean ups are easy thanks to the waterproof cover and durable to resist wear and tear. Paired with the swaddles mentioned above, you can rest assure your baby is sleeping safe and soundly.
NO 6. Fisher-Price Swing
Small and durable is exactly what you need. This space saver and portable swing is a favorite of ours. It features a 6 speed swing option, can easily be converted to a stationary calming vibrating baby seat, also equipped with 10 tunes and 2 soothing nature sounds. It really is the whole kit and caboodle all while baby is safely fastened in by the 5-point restraint. Best yet, all the fabric can be removed and washed!
NO 7. Ingenuity Bouncer
Babies love movement, especially one that can mimic mom’s natural motion. This bouncer can be set on a 30 minute timer for continuous bouncing, which means more soothing for baby. The seat pad is removable along with the pivoting toy bar.
NO 8. Recaro Travling System