Before I get into the nitty gritty of this post, there is a $650 Amazon Gift Card giveaway at the bottom of this post! Perfect for purchasing some of my below recommendations!
Being a new mom is very overwhelming. Actually, let’s take one step back. Being pregnant for the first time in anticipation of becoming a new mom is also overwhelming. Trying to plan your nursery and all the products you actually NEED in such a saturated market is what I found to be one of the most challenging things before baby’s arrival. For me, it was easy because I had an older sister that had already gone through it. I literally took her with me to register for my baby shower and gave her full control. I had no idea of what I actually needed. This is not a guide for what you need as a new mom, there are so many great resources for that already. Instead, this is a list of some baby products that I think are great and that I would recommend to new moms.
1. Baby Photo Cards by Milestone
Baby photo cards are a great way to document your baby’s little, and big, milestones. Most new moms will want to do this when their baby is at a certain age or does something new. I personally did this with my first babe every month, to keep track of how big he was getting. Looking back now, I wish I had done some others too, like when he got his first tooth, or when he took his first step. That is why I am recommending Milestone Baby Photo Cards. They are a deck of cards with pre-determined milestones that you can stage on/near your baby for a cute pic. This is perfect because as a new mom you can barely remember to take a shower – you’ll need the pre-thought out cards! It also makes for a great baby shower gift and is super reasonably priced. You can purchase a set here!
2. Binxy Baby
When I was first adjusting to being a new mom, I spent a lot of time at home. I thought I couldn’t do things like running errands with a child because my car seat was so heavy and I couldn’t always wear him. But, as you know, or will soon discover, life does not end when you have a baby and you’ll still need to run your errands, like grocery shopping. If nothing else, you need to feed yourself while you’re at home all day! Binxy baby is a really cool product that allows you to safely grocery shop with your little one, without having to wear him/her. It fits most standard grocery carts and has been fully safety tested. I love that I can also use it with the car seat (up to 50lbs) so that if she’s sleeping, I don’t have to wake her up. You can get your self a Binxy Baby here – and you get 10% off!
3. Ollie World Swaddle
If you know me, you know I LOVE swaddles. I’m obsessed with them. I will literally have 5-10 swaddles on me at all times. I use them for so many things: to swaddle, as a blanket, a spit-up rag, to change my baby on top of and lastly, on top of my stroller to block wind. Because of my obsession, I’ve tried many various brands and constantly rotate through a variety of them. I like the Ollie World swaddle because it is made from a custom moisture-wicking material that reduces the risk of baby overheating. It also has a really handy opening at the bottom to allow for easy access diaper changes! It’s definitely a good one to check out – you can buy it here
4. Finn + Emma
The market is certainly flooded with so many different options for clothing – especially when it comes to little girls. What I really like about Finn + Emma is that all of their clothing and toys are 100% organic. They only use 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and all natural wood on their products. Plus, everything is produced in fair trade settings that focus on social and economic independence for local people – especially women! You can purchase this cute little onsie here Or you can browse more here
Now on to the giveaway!
This week I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $650 gift card to Amazon.
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