New Mom Must Have's

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Throughout my pregnancy I had a bit of an obsession with finding all the new mom must have products. After two weeks of being a new mommy, I am happy to share what has been a huge help to us so far.

The Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Sea Horse



After playing this sea horse for her every night before bed during the last month of my pregnancy, it has actually come in handy since day 1. We even brought this little guy to the hospital to see if she would even have a reaction to it. We now play it for her every night before we put her to bed. Jillian seems to have her days and nights a little mixed up so this adds an extra element of soothing that really helps. We keep the seahorse hidden in pocket of the pack n play so it's not directly in her crib with her but she can still hear it. It only plays for 7 minutes so I do find myself getting up a few times just to keep hitting the play button but it's worth it because it eventually does put her to sleep. Fisher Price really needs to think about adding a remote to this product and it would be perfect!!!

ITZBEEN Baby Care Timer


We use this product constantly. Who has time to write down the last time you fed the baby, especially at 2am? The first few nights I found myself forgetting the times I had started a feeding. By the time the next one rolled around, I was so delirious and sleep deprived, I really couldn't remember the exact time. It was a total guessing game. So we busted out the Itzbeen baby care timer and have used it religiously ever since. It keeps track of the last feeding, diaper change, and when the baby last slept. It also has a bonus button that I have been using to mark the times that I had to pump.

Grobag Egg Color Changing Thermometer



We have this thermometer on in our bedroom all day long. It's been great in helping us to keep our bedroom at a comfortable level without having to play a guessing game on whether it's too hot or too cold in our room. Considering the temperatures outside have been around 19 degrees, we have had to watch what temperature we keep our house thermostat at. We used to keep our house pretty cool at night but we can no longer do that with a baby, however, we still have to watch for the temperature becoming too hot because of the SIDS danger.

JJ Cole Original Bundle Me


I didn't realize after we brought Jillian home just how many doctor's appointments you would have to go to in just the beginning. Even during the first week we had to go to the doctor's several times for jaundice tests and other random check-ups. It's been cold and snowy ever since Jill was born so we have had to use this with the car seat to keep her warm.

12 comments:

  1. I've never used any of those....maybe for the next baby! Thanks for sharing and keep it up. Valuable information!!

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  2. Great post! I definitely need to post my favorite newborn items too. There are some clear winners now that we're 3 weeks in. :o)

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  3. I love the seahorse!!! We use it every night before bed too and put it up to my belly so Sophie can hear it. I've heard so many great things about it, I just couldn't wait to buy it. We also registered for the Itzbeen timer as well. I hope we get it! That seems to be a lifesaver!

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  4. I need one of those baby timers next time around...I know just what you mean about losing track.

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  5. Thanks for posting! I'll have to register for these in the next few weeks.

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  6. the seahorse is as big as she is!!

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  7. I am a huge fan of the ITZBEEN! We used it everyday for the first 5 months! Enjoy your sweet baby girl, she is beautiful:)

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  8. Great post, Karen! Thanks for taking the time to let us know about all these:) Give Jill a kiss for us!

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  9. They have so many new things since I had my my 'baby' 15 yrs. ago:) I would have loved the first item. Hope all is going well.

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  10. I have heard great things about the itzbeen. I never thought of a thermometer, each room in my house is a different temperature

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  11. What a great post! My youngest is just 18 months old, and I swear some of those products were not out then! lol

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  12. Hey Karen! That is awesome we had our babies on the same day! She is beautiful & congrats on your new arrival! Her nursery is so cute. I had thought about getting one of the Itzbeen timers, but I never got around to it. I just feed him when he's hungry. We had a doctor's appointment this morning & he has already gained 1 lb. We also struggled with infertility & it took us 2 1/2 years to get pregnant. I look forward to reading your journey too. Keep in touch girlie!
    <3 Bon

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