Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Mom Must Haves

Since the birth of my son, I have been excited about sharing as much as I can with other new moms. I wanted to dedicate a new blog just for you so here it is. Yes, I am a MOM (Mommy On a Mission)!! If you're not familiar with me, I am that same gal from Elle Loves Elle. I am still a lover of fashion and all things beauty so you can still check me out there. Now, on to the good stuff....

I couldn't be more happier and excited with my son. He is healthy as can be, loves to eat and smile. He is such a happy baby and I thank God for him every single day :) I have learned so much about motherhood and things that have been lifesaver for me. For all the new moms out there, or those wanting tips on what to purchase or must haves, this post is definitely for you.

Swaddle Blankets are great for newborns. It gives them the comfort of still being in the womb. I grabbed these from Walmart or either Babies R'Us and love them. At the hospital after delivery, we received so many compliments on our blanket with the sweet peas all over. These are really great because they are not too thick and not too thin. They have a little stretch which is great for conforming to the baby.
Purchase from Walmart
If you are looking for something a little more personalized, please grab a swaddle blanket from Boco Baby. We put our son's name on his blanket and he took his hospital pictures with it and looked so handsome. I love the quality of the their items and how unique everything is. 

We love the NUK brand and what they have to offer for our son. My husband mentioned making sure the baby's gum, mouth, and tongue is kept cleaned so we went shopping around and found Gum & Tooth Wipes by NUK. After each feeding, we give his mouth a good cleaning. They taste pretty good (Yes we tried them out LOL).

Purchase from Babies R' Us

I also love NUK Breast Wipes. I use these before every feeding and before I pump. I just want to make sure my breast and nipples are as fresh as possible at all times. This is especially important for me because I use nursing pads. 
Purchase from Walmart

Lansinoh is another brand I am loving. I don't have any negative feedback with any of their items. I grabbed their nursing pads which for me was not an option. I have heard so many embarrassing stories about accidents and soiled tops so nursing pads are A MUST HAVE to eliminate a milk disaster. Yikes!
Purchase from Babies R' Us
Keeping your breast moisturize helps with soreness and cracking. I use Lansinoh Lanolin Cream faithfully. I make sure before I shower I add the cream to protect my breast even more. Also a little tip is to let soapy water run over the breast in the shower to prevent further irritation or soreness instead of washing directly with soap and water because that will dry them out even more. 
Purchase from Babies R' Us
To store my breast milk, the Lansinoh bags have been amazing. I can write the date, amount, and time on the bag without the ink seeping into the milk. They are easy to store and I find them much easy to heat than the bottle since it takes forever to heat the baby's bottle.
Purchase from Babies R' Us

I will be adding more helpful tips as time permits. I hope you've enjoyed this post. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will glad try to assist. Now I have to get back to my little one :)

Thanks for stopping by, 

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