One Fabulous Mom's Top Ten Week- Top Ten Baby Items You need to survive!

There are a few bloggers who are pregnant right now and needing some guidance. I mean you I Pick Pretty and Beach Bum and Baby I figure I will start with the new Mom's this week but then move on to toddlers and older ones! Feel free to list your top tens too. I love to share information and help people. I think it is so important to know what works and let people know!!


Here's my top ten list of items you need for a new baby!

1. Itzbeen- The itzbeen baby timer is great whether breastfeeding or not. Instead of writing down when you fed baby last, you press a button and the itzbeen counts the time (It's been) since your last feeding. Why do you need this? Because when you first go to BABY VEGAS (you don't know what day or time it is) you become cloudy and cannot remember a thing. I still can't!!

2) Wubba Nub Passy- These are pacifiers with an animal on the end. Not only are they functional, they are adorable. The reason this is a must is because when it is time to WEAN them off the passy, you can cut it off and they can keep the animal! Way easier than inventing a passy fairy who comes and takes it away for the babies right?

3) BabyWise- get the book and read all about how important it is to give your baby the gift of sleep! Having a schedule makes sleepy time more predictable and you have a happier child. Of course all children are different and the schedule may be changed a little to fit your needs. Either way it's important to consider!

4) Dr. Browns Bottles- They make sure there is less gas and air in baby's tummy.

5) Sleep positioner- You need this so you can rotate the sides you baby sleeps on left and right so you can have a perfectly shaped baby head! Also when they are swaddled it keeps them snuggled in and some even are elevated to help with colic and acid reflux.

6) Mustela No Rinse Baby Soap- You can't bathe the baby every ten seconds. This way if they are a little stinky you can use a wash cloth and clean them up. Brilliant!!

7) Gymini- This is a little floor mat playground for baby. Encourages them to move around, roll over and enjoy tummy time.

8) Excersaucer- We had the Baby Einstein one which was great. We call this the baby's OFFICE. YOu can put them in, they play and play and are safe so you can shower, make dinner etc. A must! When baby little you will be rotating them from this to the bouncy seat.

9) Bouncy Seat- one with vibration is a must. Helps with a fussy baby and another place to sleep of put baby when you need a break!

10) Sleep Sheep- another way to help baby sleep better. A noise maker for babies. Landon still uses his and it helps him fall asleep!

You can get most of these things in my amazon store on my blog. Just click away!

12 comments:

Trish said...

This is an awesome list! I am always looking for practical "must-have" items for new mommies. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! :)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I completely agree with all of these. I think I own all of them, so that makes me believe maybe these are the best. :) Still using the Dr. Brown's bottles with my second baby. And yes, could not get through a day without the Exersaucer. Agreed!

Suburban Princess said...

I love Mustella baby products! I still use the no rinse wash! It smells sooooooooooo good! When we dont have time for a bath I will use it to freshen up my little guy before we go out :O)

lizziefitz said...

Top 12...Baby sling (Serena and Lily) and Hooter hider:)

PaperCourt said...

Yay for Baby Wise! And my kids are still awesome 7pm to 7am sleepers at 4 and 6.

Legallyblondemel said...

Fabulous, fabulous! Adding the items I don't already have to my registry.

As always, thank you so much for the expert, thoughtful advice!

Henley on the Horn said...

I needed THREE of those timers when the triplets were born. Wow. Baby Vegas, indeed. Been there, done that.

Housewife Bliss said...

great list! I am looking at the octomom picture below and feeling tired just seeing the picture. My baby days are finally behind me, I have the joys of my last toddler years ahead of me....

bevy said...

I loved Baby Wise! I was not a "purist" in the sense, but my tweeks had both my boys sleeping through the night at less than two months (10:00 - 6:30). That was so amazing... We also had feeding schedules. No eating on demand for my babies. And they thrived and grew just fine! Oh... and they had a sane mother! LOL

bevy said...

Oh... you forgot Beaudraux's Butt Paste and Flander'd Buttocks Cream! They both cured/prevented diaper rash like no other!!!

Claire said...

Love the list! A friend just had her second child today so I'm using the list for figuring out a baby gift. Sleep schedule is the best and I say that as a mom and grandmother!

Kate said...

Is it weird I want a sleep sheep for myself? We even brought the sleep sheep when we went to Palm Springs last weekend!