This post was written in collaboration with BabbleBoxx. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
As first time parents, you could say we’ve tried out a LOT of baby products. Thanks to the internet and social media and all of our friends/family, the list of “must haves” has been a long one – and honestly, a little overwhelming at times.
Some recommendations have been winners and some not so much but at the end of the day, we’ve found that the thing that has worked for us is simply trying out a few different items to find what we (Lola included) like best.
So, while I’m still working on my own must-haves list, I wanted to share a few of the items we’ve been using in rotation with our six week old. So far, we’re loving everything and I have a feeling some mighty end up making our list!
Stride Rite Elliot Baby Bootie
Is there anything cuter than baby shoes? I think not. Stride Rite’s classic Elliot baby shoe has been a staple in Lola’s wardrobe because it goes with EVERYthing. Featuring a premium leather upper with faux lace-up detail, the lightweight construction keeps Lola calm and
comfy, while the oversized opening makes changing fuss-free.
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The Disney Lullaby playlist
When I say the Disney Lullaby playlist is the most used playlist in our house right now – I’m not kidding. Not only is it Lola’s favorite at bedtime but we love having it on in the house during feedings and play time. We love the soothing renditions of familiar songs & the playlist totally helps the entire family relax and unwind.
Boon GROOVE Customizable Drying Rack
Pro tip – you NEED a drying rack for all things baby. We’ve been loving the Boon GROOVE Customizable Drying Rack because of all of the different layouts you can create to hold everything from bottles to pump parts. No more countertop clutter? Count me in.
The drying rack is contact and can hold up to 6 bottles, but doesn’t take up much counter space. I also love that when we’re not using it, the drying rack packs flat and is simple to store away.
The Boon NURSH Silicone Pouch Bottles are also a fan favorite in this house. The innovative silicone pouch collapses as Lola drinks which cuts
down on the ingestion of air, decreasing painful gas, reflux, colic and burps.
The First Years Sure Comfort Folding Bather
The first few weeks at home were an adventure for sure, especially bath time. Lola wasn’t a huge fan and we’ve been trying different things during her bed time routine to see what helps. She seems to really love her The First Years Sure Comfort Folding Bather. Not only is it easy to setup but it’s comfy for baby and super secure. The inclined bather cradles baby in a no-slip seat
with raised mesh sides AND it fits in most sinks and bathtubs so you have options.
I Am A Baby, written and illustrated by Bob Shea
We love story time in this house – it’s probably my favorite part of our bedtime routine. I Am A Baby, written and illustrated by Bob Shea, is a must have for baby.
Written by the bestselling creator of the Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime and Ballet Cat books, it’s laugh out loud funny, especially for parents that enjoy books like Go the F*** to Sleep (such a good one).
WaterWipes® Biodegradable Original Baby Wipes
Fair warning to all of my pregnant mamas out there – be prepared to go through A LOT of wipes. People told me this but for whatever reason, I couldn’t fully comprehend what this meant. You will use a lot of wipes. Daily, hourly – int he diaper bags, at night time – in the car, on the go. So, pro tip: stock up on them now.
We’ve been loving the WaterWipes® Biodegradable Original Baby Wipes. With just two
ingredients – 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract – they’re ideal for sensitive, newborn and premature baby’s skin. They
are also biodegradable, plastic-free and plant-based so I feel really good about using them with Lola Bear.