When I was pregnant with my daughter over three years ago, I was told about all kinds of things that were needed for her. I found that I didn’t need half of what I ended up buying. Here are some things I wouldn’t have been able to live without.
The Fisher-Price rainforest bouncer was the reason I could actually take showers and eat. Of course it doesn’t work wonders so there were times when the hummingbird didn’t want to be in it for long but I got much more done because of it.
We used this swing for my little girl’s naps and when we were desperate because she didn’t want to sleep, we’d put her in her lamb swing. It came back to bite us in the ass when she was about 6 or 7 months old and was depending more and more on the swing.
One time the thing just stopped working (probably because we used it constantly) and it wasn’t because the batteries didn’t have anymore juice. My husband was on a 4 day business trip at the time and I felt like I was going to die of sleep deprivation. There wasn’t a store in our area that had this specific swing so I ordered it online with one day shipping which was brutal but I needed sleep and so did the hummingbird.
This was my favorite book to read to my daughter and she loved it just as much as I did. I memorized it so there were times when I would recite her favorite book without having to have it wherever we went.
We tried a few different things when it came to bathing the little hummingbird but the whale tub was our favorite.
I loved this jumper and the hummingbird started using it when she was 4 months old. She was still pretty floppy but as she got older she would jump so fast and high that I thought she would fly right out of the jumper.
I didn’t discover these Aden + Anais blankets until my daughter was about a year old and she LOVES them. They are her beloved bb’s and we can’t leave the house without one. The muslin blankets are so cozy and I wish they made them for adults.
These blankets are pricey but when I consider how much I spent on swaddling blankets in search of *the* perfect blanket, I probably spent more on the ones that the hummingbird didn’t like.
What are/were some of your favorites for your newborn and what didn’t you need after all?
*I wasn’t paid to endorse any of these products. If I had been paid, I probably would’ve had the title include wooooo hooooo!