The Baby Essentials
For the last 7 1/2 months I have been eating, sleeping, and researching baby products from blankets to bottles and I am finally ready to share 13 of my Must Have Baby Essentials. All of the items I either own, have researched in great depth or they are on the way to my house as I type.
From Left to Right
1.Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair: This chair is unique as it was designed to bring your baby to the dining table and closer to the family. It grows as your child grows and 11 color choices to match your decor.
2.Petit Pehr Lamb Mobile: These felted wool Little Lamb are a modern heirloom, each one is carefully crafted by skilled artisans and designed to bring happiness when awake and sweet dreams while baby sleeps. Probably one of my favorite things in my baby room right now. Its so sweet and gets me so excited about the bundle of joy that is our her way to me in 7 weeks.
3.Petit Pai Skincare: Long-lasting hydration and protection for sensitive baby skin. Calming botanicals help soothe the appearance of irritated skin. Certified organic, paraben & fragrance-free formula. Perfect for all ages, newborn and up.
4.Bebe au Lait Nursing Pillow: Created by a nursing mom, this innovative pillow helps place your little one into an ideal feeding position to promote a better latch. The open design is made to fit all moms and features a flat, firm surface on one side, and a plush, soft side on the reverse for maximum comfort and support. A handy front pocket is perfect for keeping burp cloths and other essentials within easy reach so you can attend to baby's needs without changing positions. For added convenience, both the pillow and removable slipcover are machine washable.
5.Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets: Literally the softest, award-winning, muslin swaddle blanket. This swaddle combines breathability and versatility with oh-so-soft viscose made from bamboo, making it the most luxurious fabric to use on your baby’s delicate skin. And, as if off-the-charts softness isn’t enough, the silky soft swaddle can also be used as a stroller cover, burp cloth, nursing cover and more. Created by a mom on a mission to comfort babies in the best way possible while making parents’ lives simpler.
6.Solly Baby Wrap: Designed for the first years up to 25 pounds. Its a one size for a custom fit every time and $1 of EVERY wrap purchased helps make a safe birth for a mother around the world.
7.Inglesina Quad Stroller with Bassinet: After researching over a dozen strollers I really felt like this was the stroller for our family. The quad is all-terrain stroller combining an extremely modern and technical look with the sturdiness and the ability to travel even on the roughest terrain. Which is perfect for downtown trips, hiking or even a day of shopping. The frame is sturdy, and oh so light and features large ball bearing wheels that provide a smooth ride. In the picture above you will see it paired with the Bassinet which is only for ages 0 to 6 months. The bassinet has a top carry handle, combined with a light weight of only 12 pounds, makes it easy for anyone to carry the bassinet with just one hand. The bassinet easily snaps right into the Quad's frame. Completely removable internal lining and hand washable at 86F. After 6 months you just change out teh bassinet to the seat that comes with the stroller and that goes all the way up to 55 pounds which makes this a strong investment. I can not wait to carry my baby in this. I also purchased the Nuna Pipa car seat in black which is compatible with the Inglesina base. This was extremely important to my husband and I so just in case our little peanut is sleeping we won't disturb her when loading her in and out of the car.
8.Olen Organic Footed Pajamas: Made from naturally soft certified organic cotton. Printed with custom artwork using safe water-based inks. Snugly fastened with nickel-free snaps. Knitted, printed and sewn in Los Angeles.
9.Haiti Baby Blanket: The Signature Blanket is handmade by moms in Haiti. It’s knitted from luxurious, all-natural Pima cotton yarn, so it’s extra soft and safe against your baby’s skin. Its long fibers will never pill, and the knitted weight and texture make it warm while still allowing breathability. It’s machine washable and durable enough to last through its moments as a cape, canvas, magic carpet ride or cuddly companion. But it’s more than just a blanket…it’s a story. Haiti Babi trains moms to knit and crochet, empowering them to earn a sustainable living wage, provide for their children, and keep their families together. Purchase of this blanket breaks the cycle of extreme poverty in Haiti – one mom, one family at a time.
10.Nuna Pipa Car Seat: Like I said before one reason I choose this car seat was for its compatible with the Inglesina Quad stroller. Style and safety were not sacrificed. It comes with a infant insert allowing you to bring you bundle of joy home all the way up to 32 pounds.
11.Baby Brezza: Sterilize and dry your baby’s bottles quickly and easily with the one step sterilizer and dryer. This 4-in-1 machine uses natural steam to kill 99.9% of the germs in your baby’s bottles, in just 8 minutes. The bottles then remain sterile for up to 24 hours, or until the lid is open. The unique drying feature then completely dries your bottles, with a choice of 30, 45 or 60 minute drying cycle. The easy-to-use control panel allows you to sterilize only, sterilize and dry, or dry only. The One Step Sterilizer Dryer holds up to 6 bottles plus accessories, and works with all bottle sizes which is really positive because I have read that your baby might not take to just any bottle and its trial and error of finding whats right for them. I have a few bottles in mind but until she gets here and lets me know which bottle go with a sterilizer that works with any bottle.
12.Nest Camera/Baby Monitor: The Nest Cam Indoor security camera is designed to help you look after your baby – even when you’re away. My husband was the one that choose this camera and we just received it the other day. I really wanted a monitor that was connected with my phone because I always have my phone on me and I didn't want to carry around an extra bulky monitor. Its small and doesn't mess with the decor of the room and gives you a 130 degree wide angle view in 1080 HD video not just a grainy spotlight on your baby.
13.Gathre Mat: The leather highchair mat has more space to keep up with your growing babe. Put it to work in the kitchen under your toddler at mealtimes to keep all that falling food from making a mess of your floor. A few quick wipes and it’s clean again. It also can be used during tummy time so you don’t have a to do laundry after every inevitable spit up. Stylish and functional. The products are made from premium bonded leather which is a wipeable surface with a sturdy suede backside. This combination is just as luxurious as it is waterproof. We are proud that our leather is safe for children and does not contain PVC, phthalates, lead, or toxins. Meets CPSIA standards.