Posted on | February 22, 2013 | 3 Comments
Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for grasping and chomping, made from natural rubber and food-safe dyes.
The Arm’s Reach Co-sleeper Bassinet keeps baby close, reducing risk of SIDS and making nighttime breastfeeding easy.
There are many downsides to swaddling but these lightweight aden + anais swaddle blankets have many uses. Drape them over your stroller or car seat for sun protection, or even throw one on as a scarf for yourself. Later on, they make perfect superhero capes for toddlers!
Not wearing Sebastian as a newborn is probably my number one regret from those first few months. Wearing your baby is comforting for them, helps balance your own hormones and milk supply, and is just plain convenient. I don’t have much babywearing experience but the Ergobaby always gets great reviews and soft-structured carriers probably have the smallest learning curve. Do some research but definitely do invest in a baby carrier. (NOTE: Baby Bjorn and other carriers that offer the baby-facing-out position are uncomfortable and unsafe for your baby!)
LANAcare wool nursing pads are the best. They are more absorbent than cotton and less visible underneath your clothes. (Disposable nursing pads have the same absorbent filler as disposable diapers – Not something you want where your baby puts their sweet mouth!)
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter is vegan and gluten-free, and doesn’t need to be wiped off before feedings. Rub excess into your lips and cuticles! (Note: My first jar lasted me for two whole years! It’s worth the money.)