Some of the items that I am listing on this blog I thought saved our lives during the first six months with Graham. Every mom and every baby is different but these things helped us calm, feed, travel and do activities with him!
My mom gave this to us when Graham was born and he absolutely loved it. This whale basically went everywhere with us. It plays soothing noises and we would keep it next to him when we were trying to get him to sleep. It also has a velcro strap on the top so we were able to strap it to his car seat and swing he slept in. On top of everything else, it will also shut off on its own after 20 minutes! Highly recommended!
As a new mom, I found myself stressing out about cleaning and getting things done around my house. After all, being on bedrest for a few days before I spent a few more days in the hospital meant that I spent over a week without doing ANYTHING around our house and it drove me crazy. Once I was able to get moving, I would strap Graham into this carrier and get to cleaning. He would sleep the entire time and it was so awesome to start to get back to a sense of normalcy!
We started to use these when Graham was about 5 months old. We started with breaking apart a teething biscuit and putting it inside to let him eat. The times when we have been so thankful for these little things is when we are out and about. It only gets into the high 90s in Louisiana during the summer (sheesh!) and we attended many t-ball games that were scorchers. To keep Graham cool, we would put pieces of ice inside and it would cool him off and give him a little water. We also used these to keep him cool on the beach with ice and watermelon. They are awesome!
The Bumbo goes everywhere! We have even brought it on the beach. We literally set it everywhere in our house when we are cooking dinner or working in the office. Love this!
You need this. No, it doesn’t take long to pour the water in the bottle and make it. The Baby Brezza will do it for you though. It measures out exactly how much formula to add to the bottle size of your choosing and the bottle is warm when it is ready. It takes about 10 seconds to make a bottle…no joke! During night feedings, this made things so much easier!
One of my best friends, Madison recommended this book to me and I am indebted to her for it! I read this right after Graham was born. Your baby has to meet certain requirements to start the “sleep training,” but G met them at 5 weeks so we started then. At 8 weeks he was sleeping from 7 PM to 7 AM! If you like your sleep, I highly recommend this very quick and short read!
I hope these items can make your life easier with an infant! They are all so useful!