Newborn Favorites

It feels like I am writing this post for the millionth time. And I’m sure you feel like you’re reading it for the millionth time too. But! Baby products are always changing, and getting better & better along the way, so I am sharing just a few things I am loving this time around.

Halo Swivel Bassinet // Knotted Baby Gown // Angelcare Bath Seat

 Having my third c-section, I have learned the hard way about what makes those first few weeks especially tough, and that is the middle of the night feedings that include sitting up, twisting & bending over to pick up your newborn. With a pack-n-play or traditional bassinet/co-sleeper next to the bed, it also involves pushing it out of the way or trying to squeeze around it when getting out of bed. Enter, the Halo Swivel Bassinet. This is a tried & true life saver for the newborn days, with a full 360 degree swivel, a wide base that will easily go underneath your bed so you can pull the bassinet to you & a drop side to pull your baby into bed with you. It also has a night light, a vibration setting & pockets on the ends for diapers & wipes. I am honestly in love with this product & wish that I would have had it for the other two girls. Here’s the catch, it is very pricey & is something you may only use for a month or two while your baby is sleeping in your room. I went in on this with a few of my girlfriends who were also having babies this year, so we have split the cost & passed it around to each other as we needed it for the newborn stage, so we each only ended up paying around $50 for something that was really invaluable.
So so so worth it, highly recommended.

The Angelcare bath seat was something I discovered after Eloise was already sitting up in the tub, but I always dreaded bath time because I always felt like I had to hold onto her in any/all bath tubs/seats that she used. And I swear, we have used them all. I used this when I gave my nephew a bath at my brother’s house before Claire was born & knew right away that we had to buy one. This seat tops them all, to use from the time your baby is a newborn through the wobbly-slippery-tub-sitting stage. The soft rubbery back keeps them from slipping & the base stays put in the tub. Claire absolutely loves bath time & I am certain it has a lot to do with her being comfortable in this little seat.

4moms sent us their new bounceRoo a few weeks ago & we were so excited to try it out. I swear by bouncers, I think babies are most comfortable & relaxed in them above anything else, between the vibration setting & the way you can bounce them with your foot. This one did not disappoint, and you know I love the modern style & neutral colors. It is lightweight, portable & battery operated so you can move it to any room of the house or take it with you wherever you go.

My favorite muslin blankets, all natural rubber pacifier & the best ever nipple balm are also must-haves for me. And I think we can all agree that the little knotted baby gown is the most adorable thing ever! These are soft, stretchy & super convenient for diaper changes. I also have to mention the noise machine that we love, we have one in each of the girls’ rooms for white noise while they sleep, I swear by them, especially in our crazy loud zoo of a house these days! Also, I recently tried the Ollie World Swaddle which officially takes the cake in terms of newborn swaddles, Claire has yet to break out of it when she sleeps at night!! If you have a swaddle ninja, I would highly recommend trying the Ollie!

Hope you find this helpful!! Wishing you all a happy Tuesday & lots of hours of uninterrupted sleep! XO

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    Britney | BritCreates |
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    My sister in law got that bassinet and loves it! It looks like a lifesaver, and that knotted baby gown really couldn't be cuter!

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    Katie Brooks
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I love those Aden and Anais swaddle blankets! We have that exact same one and I wish I had more! Definitely on my list for baby#2! I think I need to add that nipple cream to my list also!

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    C.B.
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I love the muslin blankets as well. That bath seat is awesome. I may have to buy one!

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    Leah Hazley
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    That bassinet is amazing and what a great idea to split the cost with your Mom friends!!! This is not the first time you've given me baby fever 🙂 Thanks for this!

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    Carrie
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I can't tell you how happy I am to see this! I LITERALLY went through your entire blog today looking for these posts to Pin things now that I'm pregnant. Please keep up the tips because you are definitely a seasoned pro now!

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    Mindy Gray
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    That is the most brilliant idea ever. I wanted one of those bassinets so badly this time around, but couldn't justify the price! But I've had a ton of other friends have babies recently, too! Would have been brilliant to share. Maybe next time!

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    lifearmywifestyle.com
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Really smart idea to split the cost of the bassinet!!

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    Amanda Klein
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    What a great idea to split the cost of something pricey (that's only used briefly even) with friends!! I feel so many baby items are like this – much needed and then obsolete soon after!

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    Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    August 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Where was this Halo Swivel Bassinet last year when I needed it?? I, like you, had a C-section last year, and boy was it tough having to get out of bed every time for feedings for the first few weeks. I would have died to have something like that!

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    Ryan Warner
    August 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Did you buy a different mattress?

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    Kelsey Dewey
    August 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    What a good idea, that bassinet! Lol

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    John and Rachel
    August 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Ollie swaddles are the best! Our little ninja used it until about 5 months. She was starting to break out, but the main reason we transitioned out of a swaddle was because she was learning to roll. I miss the Ollie!

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    Allison Cooley
    August 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Getting out of bed after a c-section is the worst! I love 4moms but they keep coming out with new things and are going to make me go broke when we have another baby!!

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    Val
    August 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Great idea to split the cost! Also, I spy some great West Elm curtains 🙂 Wishing YOU lots of hours of uninterrupted sleep!

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    Angela Wilson
    August 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I totally agree about the Angel Care bath seat! (you can read about it here: http://thenerdywilsons.blogspot.com/2015/08/monthly-must-haves-3-months.html). We used it for the first 3 months but switched so my son could splash around a little without having to fill the whole bathtub. But I kept it for the days I feel brave enough to fill the whole thing :).

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    Delaina Boyd
    August 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Silly question, but do you use a baby monitor for the older girls? If so, do the noise machines not drive you crazy coming over the monitor? I can't seem to solve this issue in our house!

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    Anonymous
    August 21, 2015 at 1:26 am

    I am a huge fan of your blog, and have been reading for years!!! I'm expecting my first baby this November, and I was curious to know which baby monitor you use? Thanks! 🙂

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    JeSsOu
    August 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    The Angelcare Bath seat was definitely my favorite when my son was baby

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    Fouzia Abidi
    August 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Love this list!! Will keep in mind for number 2 🙂

    Question: what's the source on your bedroom curtains? Beautiful!

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    Anonymous
    August 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    LOVE the curtains! Where are they from?

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    Clark
    February 24, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Thank you so much! That did the trick, you saved me more endless hours of searching for a fix.

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