Every Mom has those products that she just absolutely loves, right? And after your first baby (when you totally #buyallthethings) you begin to learn what's actually necessary, what's just for fun and what is a total waste of money. Of course these realizations are different for every family, but after having two beautiful girls of my own I'd love to share with you some of the things that have made my life a little bit easier.
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If you've done a newborn session with me then you've seen this little gadget in action! The Baby Shusher has adjustable volume and 15/30 minute timer settings so that you don't have to worry about the batteries running out. That said, I've been using this for about 4 years and I've only changed the batteries once.
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The Baby Shusher
My favorite books for baby:
Newborn favorites and essentials
Amazon Essentials Baby 3-Pack Swaddle Blanket
The best swaddle is a tight swaddle, and for a tight swaddle you need fabric that stretches! These colorful cotton blankets come in lots of different colors and offer just the right amount of stretch to keep baby wrapped and comfortable.
Safe, soft and amazing! My first daughter got hers as a gift from the hospital and slept in it for months.
HALO SleepSack Swaddle
This little system is great for holding powdered formula or snacks! I got the pink (naturally) but it also comes in blue and green. Each section is removable so you can bring as much or as little as you need.
Great for holding formula or snacks! Each section is removable so you can bring as much or as little as you need.
Innobaby Packin' Smart Storage System
Innobaby Storage System
Colic Calm, Butt Paste (best product name ever), Desitin, Infant Tylenol and Hyland's Teething Tablets all played vital roles in keeping my girls happy and my sanity in check. (Teething is seriously no joke!!)
Seriously... why weren't we using backpacks as diaper bags years ago?!
Land Diaper Bag Backpack
The Land diaper bag doesn't include a changing pad so I went with this simple, no-frills pad for my daughter.
Portable Changing Pad
HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle
Safe, soft and amazing! My first daughter got hers as a gift from the hospital and slept in it for months. The "wings" velcro closed so you can adjust how tightly baby is wrapped. Once my daughter began rolling on her tummy to sleep we kept her arms out and wrapped the wings snugly around her chest.
Why weren't we using backpacks as diaper bags years ago?!
Keep their booty smooth and their tummy & gums happy
For the nursery
Playtex Diaper Genie and Refill Bags
Some people aren't a fan of the diaper genie, but I am! I'm actually still using the same one I had for my first daughter and she's 7 years old now. These things really hold up well over the years and they definitely help contain the stink.
This light is portable, adjustable and touch-activated. Perfect for those middle of the night feedings! I have one in the nursery and one in my bedroom.
This light is portable, adjustable and touch-activated. Perfect for those middle of the night feedings!
VAVA bedside lamp
Nothing makes a baby angrier than a cold wipe on their bottom at 2am! A wipe warmer is the easy solution.
Prince Lionheart Ultimate Wipe Warmer
Prince Lionheart Wipe Warmer
My Instagram feed is a mix of my personal and professional life. And by "mix" I mean a few photography posts and a ton of pictures of my daughter, my pug and the beach.