BABY ESSENTIALS THAT YOU MUST HAVE

BABY ESSENTIALS ARE THE SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO CARE FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE. IN ADDITION, SOME BABY ESSENTIALS ARE  “MUST HAVE’S”, WHILE OTHERS ARE JUST AN ADDED LUXURY. 

FIRST THING WE HAVE DONE IS CREATED A LIST OF GREAT BABY ESSENTIALS. THEREFORE, YOU CAN PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH BABY ESSENTIALS YOU WANT TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.

SECONDLY IF YOU ARE CRUNCHED FOR TIME, HOP OVER TO MY BABY CARE GUIDE. I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A SHORT LIST OF BASIC BABY ESSENTIALS TO BRING YOUR  NEWBORN HOME. 

ALRIGHT, LET'S GET TO IT, IN FIRST PLACE IS ....

ADEN + ANAIS MUSLINS

MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE BLANKETS OF ALL TIME. THESE SWADDLERS ARE MADE OF PRE-WASHED %100 PURE MUSLIN COTTON CREATING A SUPER SOFT FEEL. THESE ARE UNDOUBTEDLY THE SOFTEST BLANKETS YOU CAN WRAP YOUR BUNDLE OF LOVE IN. NOT ONLY CAN YOU USE THESE BEAUTIFUL BLANKETS FOR SWADDLING, BUT ALSO AS A NURSING COVER AS WELL AS A SCARF. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY MUSLIN SWADDLE BLANKETS, THEY HAVE GREAT LONGEVITY, WITH MULTI-PURPOSE USES. THESE SHOULD BE ONE OF YOUR"MUST HAVE" BABY ESSENTIALS.

PHILIPS AVENT SOOTHIE

FIRST OF ALL, THIS SOOTHIE IS BPA FREE. IN ADDITION, IT IS MADE FROM HOSPITAL GRADE LATEX FREE SILICONE. IT'S UNIQUE SHAPE FITS PERFECTLY INTO A NEWBORN'S MOUTH WITHOUT DISTURBING NORMAL DEVELOPMENT. THE PHILIPS SOOTHIE IS USED TO CALM AND SOOTH BABIES, AND IS DISTRIBUTED IN HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE THROUGHOUT THE U.S. THIS SOOTHIE IS SPECIFICALLY USED FOR BABIES FROM 0-3 MONTHS. IT'S ONE PIECE SILICONE DESIGN IS MADE WITH STRONG AND DURABLE SILICONE, ALLOWING IT TO BE DISHWASHER SAFE. IN OTHER WORDS YOU WON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE MATERIAL BREAKING DOWN AND BECOMING DISCOLOURED AND STICKY QUICKLY. FURTHERMORE, THESE LITTLE SOOTHIES ARE VERY EASY TO SANITIZE BY SIMPLY SUBMERGING THEM INTO BOILED WATER OR USING THE PHILIPS AVENT STEAM STERILIZER. I'VE TALKED TO OTHER PARENT'S USING THESE PACIFIERS WHO HAVE ELABORATED SPECIFICALLY ON HOW PERFECT THE SIZE AND SHAPE ARE AND HOW THEY DON'T BLOCK THE NOSE OR CAUSE GAGGING WHEN USED. TO SUM IT UP, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE A SOOTHIE FOR YOUR NEWBIE, THIS WOULD BE A GREAT CHOICE, LASTLY AFTER THREE MONTH'S THIS PACI SHOULD NOT BE USED.

WUBBANUB PACI-PLUSH

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A WUBBANUB PACI-PLUSH? THE NAME STILL MAKES ME GIGGLE. ASIDE FROM THAT, HOW CUTE ARE THESE LITTLE PACIFIER HOLDERS! ANYWAYS, GENERALLY SPEAKING, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT A NECESSITY FOR MOST PEOPLE. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE A SCATTER BRAIN LIKE I CAN BE AFTER SOME SLEEPLESS NIGHT'S.....AND CONSTANTLY MISPLACING STUFF, YOU MAY FIND GOOD VALUE IN A PACI PLUSH. IN THIS CASE I CHOSE THE WUBBANUB BECAUSE IT IS COMPATIBLE TO THE PHILIPS SOOTHIE ABOVE. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THE CREATOR, CARLA SCHNEIDER WAS JUST A FIRST TIME MOM WHO CAME UP WITH A BRILLIANT IDEA. THROUGH TRYING TO FIND A SELF SOOTHING SOLUTION FOR HER BABY WHO COULDN'T HOLD HIS OWN SOOTHIE, SHE CREATED THIS IDEA TO ATTACH HIS STUFFY TO THE SOOTHIE. THEREFOR MAKING IT EASIER FOR HIS LITTLE HANDS TO GRAB THE SUFFY, MAKING IT EASIER TO ACCESS HIS SOOTHE ON HIS OWN. AND VIOLA, THIS SUPER COOL COMBO WAS CREATED. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE TONS OF ANIMALS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR YOUR WUBBANUB. SO HOW CUTE IS THAT STORY?

PHILIPS 3 IN 1 STEAM STERILIZER

THIS LITTLE KITCHEN GADGET DOES A QUICK 6 MINUTE STERILIZATION JOB, KILLING 99.9% OF BACTERIA. IF YOU WANT SOMETHING TO THROW YOUR BOTTLES, PACIFIERS, BREAST PUMP ETC WITHOUT THE WAIT OF BOILING WATER OR DISHWASHER CYCLE THEN IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH THE INVESTMENT. THE PHILIPS STEAM STERILIZER HOLDS UP TO 6 NORMAL SIZED BOTTLES EITHER WIDE NECK OR NARROW. ABOVE ALL, THE STERILIZER IS EASY TO USE, HAS AN AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF AFTER 6 MINUTES. IN ADDITION, THE SIZE IS ADJUSTABLE FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED COUNTER SPACE. ON THE CONTRARY I HAVE HEARD SOME PEOPLE'S HEAT PLATE STARTS TO RUST OVER TIME. HOWEVER, A LITTLE VINEGAR AND A SCRUB, YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED. IF YOU TAKE A BIT OF TIME TO DRY THE UNIT OUT, RUST SHOULDN'T BE AN ISSUE. LASTLY, I WILL ALSO LET YOU KNOW, YOUR BOTTLES DON'T GET COMPLETELY DRY WITH THIS STEAM STERILIZER. I KNOW SOME USERS OF THIS MACHINE HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THAT, BUT TRUTHFULLY NOT MANY STEAM STERILIZERS WILL COMPLETE THE CYCLE RESULTING IN DRY BOTTLES. IN CONCLUSION THIS IS NOT A MUST HAVE, BUT A CONVENIENCE ITEM. I'VE HAD A TON OF GREAT FEEDBACK ON THIS STERILIZER, SO IF YOU THINK IT SUITS YOUR NEEDS YOU CAN ADD IT TO YOUR COLLECTION.

COMOTOMO BABY BOTTLE

IT'S REALLY IS INTERESTING HOW THEY CREATE NAMES FOR ALL THESE GADGETS. COMOTOMO SEEMS LIKE A TONGUE TWISTER AT FIRST GLANCE. YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IT LOOKS LIKE AT FIRST GLANCE? THAT'S RIGHT A BOOB TOP. I'M GUESSING THIS IS WHY THIS BOTTLE HAS HAD SO MUCH SUCCESS. IF YOUR PLANNING TO INCORPORATE BOTTLE FEEDS INTO YOUR LIFE YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY CONSIDER THE COMOTOMO BOTTLE. LET'S START OFF WITH A FEW FACT'S AS TO WHY I CHOSE THIS BOTTLE FOR MY BABY ESSENTIALS. FIRSTLY, IT IS DESIGNED TO MIMICK A BREAST MAKING THE TRANSITION TO LATCH ONTO BOTTLE FEEDING MUCH SMOOTHER. SECONDLY IF YOUR BABY SUFFERS FROM COLIC, GAS, RELFUX, OR SPIT UP'S, THE NIPPLE ON THE COMOTOMO HAS DUAL AIR VENT'S. MEANING, AS AIR COMES IN, MILK GOES OUT, A PERFECT WAY TO CREATE AIR CIRCULATION. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE WIDE NECK AND SOFT SKIN LIKE MATERIAL, MAKING IT EASY TO CLEAN AND GRIP FOR THOSE LITTLE HANDS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS BOTTLE IS MADE WITH SILICONE WHICH IS FREE OF PBA,PVC AND PHTHALATE, IN ADDITION IT IS ALSO HEAT RESISTANT AND HAS AND ANTI LEAK NIPPLE. IF YOU ARE UP TO TRY THESE AWESOME BOTTLES OUT, YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS.....THE 5OZ BOTTLES COME WITH A NEWBORN NIPPLE, THEREFORE IT HAS A SINGLE HOLE FOR SLOW FLOW, IT IS SUITABLE FOR 0-3 MONTHS. THE 8OZ BOTTLE IS FOR 3+ MONTH'S AND HAS TWO HOLES IN THE NIPPLE CREATING MEDIUM FLOW. SUBSEQUENTLY, YOU CAN PURCHASE ADDITIONAL NIPPLES TO INTERCHANGE WITH DIFFERENT BOTTLE SIZES.

ORGANIC BAMBOO NURSING PADS

THESE ORGANIC BAMBOO NURSING PADS WILL BE A BABY ESSENTIAL THAT WILL SAVE YOU FROM SOME POSSIBLY EMBARRASSING MOMENTS. SECONDLY, YOU WILL SAVE A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY BUYING REUSEABLE PADS RATHER THEN DISPOSABLE ONES. AS WELL, YOU CAN ORDER THEM IN DIFFERENT SIZES TO FIT YOUR NEEDS. ASIDE FROM THAT, THESE PADS ARE SUPER SOFT AND ABSORBABLE, THEY ARE MACHINE WASHABLE WHICH MAKES CLEANING THEM EASY. SAY GOODBYE TO WET BRA'S AND MILKY STAIN'S ON YOUR BRA'S AND SHIRTS.

WATERPROOF SILICONE BIBS

THESE SILICONE BIBS ARE FANTASTIC FOR THOSE MESSY FEEDS. THE FOOD GRADE SILICONE ALLOWS FOR QUICK EASY CLEANUP, IN ADDITION TO SAVING YOU THE HASSLE OF MORE LAUNDRY TO ADD TO YOUR NEVER ENDING PILE, THESE BIBS ARE 100% WATERPROOF PREVENTING TRAPPED MOISTURE AND MILDEW. THERE IS AN ADJUSTABLE NECK BAND, AS WELL AS A POCKET TO CATCH THOSE MESSY CRUMBS FROM GETTING EVERYWHERE. LASTLY, THESE BIBS ARE FLEXIBLE, TRAVEL FRIENDLY, LIGHT AND DISHWASHER SAFE.

ORGANIC COTTON BURP CLOTHES

LET'S START OFF BY ACCEPTING THE FACT THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME MESSY SPIT UPS, DROOLING OR SPILLS. THESE BEAUTIFUL ORGANIC COTTON CLOTHES CAN HELP YOU BE PREPARED FOR THOSE MOMENTS. WITH THAT BEING SAID, THESE CLOTHES ARE THICKER AND MORE ABSORBENT THEN MOST BURP CLOTHES. OUR BABIES DELICATE SKIN HAS BEEN MUCH CONSIDERED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF THESE CLOTHES BY USING CERTIFIED 100% PURE ORGANIC COTTON, CREATING A SUPER SOFT GENTLE FEEL. ALTHOUGH THESE CLOTHES MAY SEEM FRAGILE DUE TO THERE SOFTNESS, THEY ARE ACTUALLY VERY DURABLE FROM THE WAY THE FABRIC IS CREATED. THE ORGANIC COTTON IS GROWN WITHOUT ANY SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES OR FERTILIZERS. THANK YOU TO BURT'S BEE'S FOR CREATING THESE WONDERFUL CLOTHES!

PAMPERS SWADDLERS

FIRSTLY, BUY IN BULK! SECONDLY, YOU'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH A LOT OF DIAPERS, AND THEY START TO GET EXPENSIVE. I LEARNED VERY QUICKLY THAT BUYING LARGER QUANTITIES OF THESE POOP CATCHERS MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE ON THE BANK ACCOUNT. PAMPERS ARE WHAT I USE WITH MY SON. I'VE USED THEM SINCE HE WAS A NEWBIE AND NOW STILL AT TWO AND A HALF YEARS OLD. HOPEFULLY WE CAN RETIRE USING DIAPERS SOON! I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT WE HAVE NEVER HAD ISSUES WITH DIAPER RASH, IRRITATION FROM THE LOVELY BABY SCENT. IN ADDITION, THESE SWADDLERS HAVE AN UMBILICAL CORD NOTCH, AS WELL AS A WETNESS INDICATOR FOR WHEN IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE. I PERSONALLY FOUND THIE FIT OF THESE DIAPERS VER NICE, THEY HAVE A SOFT MESH LINING WHICH DRAWS THE MOISTURE AWAY FROM YOU BABY. MY SON IS VERY ACTIVE AND THE FLEXIBILITY WITH THESE DIAPERS WERE FANTASTIC.

ALVA RESUSEABLE DIAPERS

THIS IS AN ALTERNATE OPTION FOR ANY PARENTS WISHING TO GO THE REUSABLE ROUTE. THERE ARE DEFINITELY BENEFITS TO USING THIS TYPE OF DIAPER. FOR ME PERSONALLY, IT DIDNT WORK. I TRIED THESE WITH MY FIRST BORN AND FOUND THEY WERE NOT VERY BREATHABLE. WE HAD A CONSTANT BATTLE OF DIAPER RASH, PERHAPS FROM WET FABRIC FRICTION OR MAYBE THE TYPE OF LINER I HAD. HOWEVER I'VE HEARD MANY SUCCESS STORIES USING THIS TYPE OF DIAPER. FIRST HUGE BENEFIT IS THE COST SAVING, FOLLOWED BY THE FACT THAT THESE ARE LESS WASTE IN OUR LANDFILLS. I AM NOT GOING TO SAY THEY ARE MORE "ECO-FRIENDLY" ONLY BECAUSE YOU WILL NOW BE PRODUCING MORE WASTE WATER (JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT). ANYWAYS, ON TO MORE BENEFITS TO USING REUSABLE DIAPERS. THE COVERS ARE WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE. THERE ARE ADJUSTMENT SNAPS SO YOU CAN USE THESE DIAPERS AS YOUR BABY GROWS. BASED ON CUSTOMER REVIEWS, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO PREWASH THE LINERS ABOUT 5-6 TIMES PRIOR TO USING SO THEY BECOME MORE ABSORBENT. ASIDE FROM THAT IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED TO WASH LINERS SEPARATELY FROM YOUR REGULAR LAUNDRY. LASTLY YOU SHOULD PURCHASE A PLANETWISE WET DIAPER BAG ALONGSIDE THESE DIAPERS. SEE BELOW.

PLANETWISE WET DIAPER BAG

THIS BAG IS BASICALLY YOUR HUMAN POOP BAG. SOUNDS GROSS RIGHT? WELL ACTUALLY IT IS A SAVING GRACE TO MANY WHO USE REUSABLE DIAPERS

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