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Pregnancy Week 21: Newborn Must-Haves

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Pregnancy Week 21With the exciting news that we are expecting a little boy, I am very excited to start getting ready. When you are a first-time mom, the list of things you need for baby can be overwhelming. This time, I feel a little more prepared. Here are some things that I feel are must-haves for a newborn.

  1. Rocking Chair: I spent so many nights rocking my sweet Johanna in the rocking chair from my grandma’s house. This chair is a must-have to me. It helps to have some place to sit when you need to nurse baby or just take a break. I have precious memories of rocking her in the wee hours of the night. I also advise getting a cushion of some kind for your chair, if it’s wooden like mine.
  2. Fisher Price Rock-N-Play Sleeper: This was a lifesaver for us. I love that this small bassinet is portable–it can go into the bathroom with you when you shower and in the kitchen when you are trying to cook supper. It also rocks! Soothe baby to sleep easily while you sit or lay next to it. I plan on using this a lot this time around again.
  3. Baby Carrier: With my daughter, I had a Boba wrap and then Boba 3g carrier. This time around, I am super excited to try a Je Porte Mon Bebe wrap! Baby carriers give you your hands back. You can get chores done and take care of baby at the same time. I am thinking my carriers will be a lifesaver with a toddler running around at my feet.
  4. Diaper Creams, Lotions, Washes: I really enjoy picking these out for baby, as weird as that sounds. I like to use CJ’s butter for the diaper cream. I also really like it in the spray formula. As for lotions and washes, we usually use Johnson’s Baby Night time Bath and Lotion. The lavender smell soothes baby, as well as a tired mommy.
  5. Sleep sacks and swaddles: I am a big fan of Aiden and Anais sleep sacks. I was not the best at swaddling with a blanket, so I like to use the swaddle wraps. These all keep baby secure and snug and warm. I still have several, and I plan on investing in a few more.
  6. Swing or bouncer: We used a bouncer with my daughter and this time, I am planning on investing in a swing that plugs in. It will be nice to have another safe place to put baby when my daughter needs me. The music and vibrating features on these items are a big plus to me.

So, moms, what are your must-haves for your newborn? I know I can think of more, but these are just things I really look forward to showering baby with. It’s so fun to shop for baby, but the best part is getting to use it all with your little miracle! We are so excited to be having a little boy!

Karyn Meyerhoff lives and writes in Northeast Indiana. She loves to shop and organize.

Sunday Funday Giveaway: aden + anais Muslin Cozy Swaddling Wrap

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Suddenly there seems to be many newborn babies in my life…which makes me incredibly HAPPY! I love their sift skin, sweet smell, and squishy cheeks. Okay truth be told I might have a slight case of newborn baby fever from seeing and holding these beautiful brand new babies. 🙂

I have especially enjoyed seeing pictures of these babies peacefully sleeping in a swaddled blanket. I think it brings me back to the early days as a first time mom when I would slowly and carefully swaddle my little baby boy. For some reason this simple task of swaddling my baby felt like such a grand expression of love and comfort.

Aden + anais Muslin Swaddling Wraps are perfect choice for swaddling a new baby. For starters they are made from a light weight fabric with an open weave which helps a baby’s body be able to regulate his/her temperature. They are also generously sized (measuring 47” x 47”) making it easy for parents to swaddles babies of all sizes. Additionally the more you wash an aden + anais wrap, the softer it becomes. They are also multi-functional and can be used for burp cloths, nursing and stroller covers, portable crib sheets, stroller and car seat liners, tummy time blankets, change table covers, and more.

Do you (or will you) have a new baby to swaddle in your life? If so then first of all a BIG congratulations is in order! And secondly be sure to enter this week’s giveaway for an aden + anais Muslin Cozy Swaddling Wrap. The cozy swaddling wrap is a double layer wrap, perfect for cooler evenings. I’m certain both you and baby would love an aden + anais Muslin Cozy Swaddling Wrap!