my baby must have list
Here’s a list of all my newborn must haves. All of these have saved us at some point or another these last 2 months.
The Miracle Blanket Swaddle: I was convinced that Trey hated the swaddled. He would scream anytime we tried to swaddle him. I was looking online for help and everything I read said it’s not the swaddle it’s the swaddler. Well great. But what we noticed was that Trey hated having his legs swaddled so after talking to Allena we switched to the Miracle Blanket. Trey LOVES it! In fact whenever he’s having a fit putting him in it instantly calms him. Miracle indeed!
Trey in the bouncer swaddled in the Miracle Blanket.
Bouncer: We use the bouncer for everything!! Trey even sleeps in the bouncer (although we’re planning to transition to the crib soon). Again, it calms him down and he loves the bouncing motion especially at night when we are trying to get him down. And it has saved me when I’m home alone with him during the day and need to pump. Trey likes to be held but the bouncer gives me the 15 minute break I need to pump.
Zipper Footies: So this was a surprise to me. At night we always put Trey in zipper footies. Footies because it’s cold and the zipper because it makes nighttime changing easier! We don’t turn on any lights during nighttime feedings in order not to stimulate him and doing snaps on footies doesn’t work! So the zipper makes it so much easier! We have 4 and just rotate through them at night.
Aiden and Anais Blankets: these are awesome for spit up! I don’t use burp cloths. (They’re too small!) Instead I just drape one of these long blankets over my shoulder to carry him around. I also use them to wipe his face and burp him. I usually get a clean one every morning and use that same one all day.
A noise machine: I fought this! I was determined that Trey would not need a noise machine to go to sleep. I was scared of creating a sleep crutch. Well my own lack of sleep won out and we got one. Best thing ever. The white noise helps him go down (at night…remember my baby doesn’t do daytime naps) and it also helps drown out other noises made around the house. I got one that plugs in so it plays continuously. It also has a timer option where it will automatically shut off after either 60, 30 or 15 minutes. Eventually we’ll start transitioning to using the timer.
It’s funny because these things I consider to be must haves! I wonder what people did before all this fancy stuff was invented?? Ha!