More Baby Advice! What you need for a new Baby!

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I  decided to find out from the "other" Landon's mom (yes there is another Landon!), Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage, has learned so far as a new Mom! I was amazed that we share the exact same opinions! I am posting what she is finding helpful!
  • Get a My Brest Friend pillow. It's sturdy and has been a lifesaver.  It's especially helpful if you have a big baby.
  • Breastfeeding is REALLY hard at first. Having a supportive husband is a huge help, as was a nipple shield. 
  • If you are breastfeeding, invest in an electric pump. The hands-free ones are pricier, about $100 more, so don't get one of those. Get a normal electric pump (I have the Medela backpack one) and a hands-free bustier, which is like $20.
  • I love the Lily Padz more than the disposable nursing bra pads. They're reusable, waterproof so you can swim in them if you wanted, and they stop the leaking milk pretty well. I have had a few leaks, but those were my fault for not putting them on exactly right. 
  • A lot of people love those sleeper gowns for babies. We HATED them! They were a huge pain in the butt.  Just put on a onesie, then a Swaddle Me blanket at first (get those. So much easier than trying to swaddle with an actual blanket)
  • Buy lots of burp cloths (or take from the hospital!), but save the pretty ones for when you're in public. Just get the plain white ones for the house. You cannot have too many of these.
  • Get some sort of play mat. We have a Baby Einstein one and I can get a good 20 minutes to get stuff done while Landon is entertained by his "friends" dangling from the mat and the mirror.
  • We hate Huggies diapers. Pampers Swaddlers are working best for us right now.
  • Get some sort of bouncy seat or vibrating chair. We have the Fisher Price My Little Lamb seat and it's wonderful! Landon naps in it during the day sometimes and it allows me to take a shower while he's in the seat at the doorway of the bathroom so I can keep an eye on him while I get ready.
There it is. From a new Mom in the trenches!!!


Melissa said...

Thanks for the shout out! I hope this info can help other moms! :)

I love that we have the same opinions on this stuff!

DreamTNM said...

Very helpful thank you! :)

Debra said...

Great advice! I would also add a Baby Bjorn (or some sort of carrier/sling)to the list of must haves. I found it to be a life saver. Sometimes I wish the daughter still fit in one! :)

Jessi said...

Her advice sounds like what I would have said!

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

I loved my Brest Friend so much I had two of them! I had two nursing spots, so I kept one at each spot. I am so glad to hear that others like/d it! Some people I know just couldn't get past the name, but for me, it was certainly a lifesaver!