15 Things New Mothers Need!
I am currently raising my fourth child (Scottie) but in so many ways it feels I am new to the baby world with a five year gap between my third and fourth. Another reason why it feels like I am a first time Mom again is because I gave away all of my baby supplies before having Scottie. The saying is true “Hindsight is 20/20” because I could have saved us a lot of money.
My favorite ones I have are MEBIE BABY . Here is what I love about them; the size, the material, and the way that they will hold together to keep a more secure swaddle. Other swaddles that I have come loose with just a few wiggles from Scottie.
I have used Pampers, Huggies, Brandless and Kirkland. My favorite brand is Pampers, but the negative to Pampers is I can’t buy them in bulk at Costco. Because of that I use Huggies the most. My least favorite diaper are the Kirkland because they don’t hide the smell nearly as well as the other two.
I buy in bulk and have used the Kirklands from Costco with all four of my kids. Nothing too special about them other than they work and they are affordable.
I have a love/like relationship with this product because of the cost. I do not like how much it costs $175 but do like how well Scottie sleeps in it no matter where we go. Another negative to the DocAtot is its size. I drive a Ford Explorer and it feels very small when we’re packing for a simple weekend trip especially with the DocAtot.
I wish I didn’t need to feed my babies formula but unfortunately my milk supply has always been nearly non existent. I first tried to feed Scottie HIPP Organic because after hours of research I felt this brand was the closest to Mothers milk and is very high quality. Unfortunately Scottie’s tummy decided that it didn’t like it and she became constipated. The next formula I tried was the most recommended from all of my followers and that was the Kirkland Formula. Since day one Scottie has done fantastic eating it, her bowel movements are easy and consistent. A huge plus to the Kirkland Formula is the cost!
I cannot believe this is my first baby I have had one of these and they are AMAZING. It amazes me how well they mask the smell of dirty diapers. Another big plus to the Diaper Genie is the refills can be found at Costco and are not that expensive.
I have used these for all of my kids and have loved them.
These clips are great because they will also double as something for babies to teeth on.
I leave this caddy in my living room and use it daily. I love the simple changing pad, how many diapers it has and the overall size of this little caddy. I have a smaller living room and I feel like this caddy is just small enough to sort of “hide” in my small space.
If you have done any google searches on the best baby bottles you will see these are a very highly rated. I have used them with all of my kids and had great luck with them every time.
My Husband (Kevin) loves history and is always saying; “History is written by those who document it.” Over the years I have learned to really appreciate that statement more and more because of how many pictures and videos he has taken of our family. Being a mother of four I look back and can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by. Whether you are snapping pictures on your iPhone or can afford a DSLR Camera, take more pictures than you think is necessary.
Scottie has done really well in the Rock n’ Play I linked at the beginning, but at times I wish I would have gotten this one because it also vibrates.
Boppy nursing and position pillow
The first few weeks as my older kids learned how to hold a baby this Pillow was worth it’s weight in gold! The kids also loved using the Boppy because it would support their arms while they held Scottie.
Scottie is now almost four months old and she is loving playing with the toys and kicking the keys by her feet.