Eesa is almost 6 months old now, so I think we can officially say he is out of the newborn stage. Even though he was a really easy baby, a newborn is still a handful! Here’s what worked for us 🙂 P.s. Follow us on instagram for daily updates!
1. Wubbanub Pacifier
Not only is it just fun to say, I found these super useful. This was Eesa on his first plane ride to London. We introduced the pacifier at 3 weeks old to avoid nipple confusion, and honestly it was so useful, especially for car rides and fussy babies. The wubbanub helps to hold the pacifier in the baby’s mouth because they’re too young to do so on their own, and once it does fall out it’s right there in front of you instead of digging around for it. Many times at night we would put it back in his mouth in the dark easily. We had a giraffe and a bear that we kept with us at all times. Unfortunately we lost them both in Italy 😛
2. Aden and Anais Blankets
I heard so much about these blankets that I had to get them. I got the 4-pack giraffe themed one’s (obviously) and used them all the time. We found they worked better for us as swaddlers than the velcro or zip up swaddles that we had. They are also multi-purpose and I used them as blankets in the carseat, swaddlers, nursing covers, blankets to lay down baby on, burp cloths and changing pads too. They wash so easily and well, highly recommend!
The rocker we had was the mamaroo. It was so nice to be able to put him down and get in meals together with my husband, or take a quick shower. He loved the motions and it kept him quiet – for a little while at least! Any type of seat/swing to put the baby down in can really come in handy.
The carrier we had was the baby bjorn. It worked great for him as a newborn, and he loved it so much. We kept the carrier for those times where he was really so fussy, and it worked great at calming him down. The carrier plus the wubbanub was an instant knockout for him. It was also so so useful on our trip to Italy when he got tired of his stroller.
5. Stroller System
The stroller system we chose was the Uppababy Cruz. We liked it because it was lightweight, easy fold, and big storage. We’ve been using for almost 6 months now and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Regardless of which stroller you get though, having a stroller system where the carseat connects to the stroller will save you loads of cranky babies. Babies tend to fall asleep in car rides, and taking them out the carseat generally wakes them up. We went out all the time when Eesa was a newborn because he just loved sleeping in his carseat. Sometimes we even drove him around in his stroller at home as shown above, and sometimes my kitten joined in on the fun if you look closely 🙂
6. Baby Monitor
The baby monitor for us was very useful. Surprisingly enough, when you’re really asleep it can get tough to hear a newborn. We co-slept for the first 3 weeks but after that he slept in his crib. For naps too, having the monitor was a must-have for us.
When your baby is a newborn there are countless hours spent feeding, rocking, and soothing your baby. This chair was a lifesaver for us, and especially my husband. He was able to rock and soothe our baby while I slept and recovered from my c-section. Whether you get a glider or a chair, you need somewhere comfy to hold and feed your baby. We also kept a table beside the chair where we would keep water, books, and other things we might want while the baby fell asleep.
That’s it for now! Sorry for the long post 😛