Hey y’all! Happy Thursday- it’s almost the weekend!!
Are you ready for Easter?? Check out my post on last minute Easter Basket goodies here!
This past weekend we celebrated my sister-in- law’s baby shower! I gave her an assortment of items that I needed or wanted but didn’t get at any of my showers and had to go purchase afterwards! That got me thinking about my favorite go-to gift items for new mothers- besides diapers, of course!!
Some might call this cart cover by comfort and harmony, a luxury. I have become addicted to it. It is the easiest cover I’ve used- no complicated straps/attachments yet it doesn’t slip off or slide down! It also has fabric loops so you can clip toys to it- providing plenty of entertainment on those Target runs! This is the print I got for my sister- in-law. Keely has an equally adorable floral printed cover. Get them here!
These three are must-have items!
We are a sleep sack family! I want to give the inventor a huge hug! I know everyone is into the Halo brand sacks and we like those; but my favorites are the SwaddleMe sleep sacks. Even after Keely started rolling and I couldn’t swaddle her arms, I still used these- I wrap the swaddle flaps around her torso and leave her arms out- she loves it! Plus I’m a sucker for adorable prints and SwaddleMe has the best! I got my sweet nephew-to-be this adorable jungle print! Plus use this link to get free shipping!
So go ahead and get used to the idea of hand washing bottles. I don’t know about y’all but our dishwasher takes too long to be washing bottles every night. Especially when Keely was teeny tiny! This is my all time favorite bottle cleaning brush! The bottom portion unscrews and is a silicone brush- perfect for getting into the nipple! Plus Munchkin has all kinds of fun colors! My SIL actually got another bottle brush at her shower- I told her to put this one away and pull it out when the other had maxed out! Get it here.
Changing Pad Liners
Maybe these are another luxury but these things saved my pretty changing pad covers more times than I can count! Terry cloth and absorbent- these liners are the perfect protection during those midnight diaper changes! Machine Washable- mine have lasted these whole 11 months! Snag this three pack here!
If you’re like us- you’ll spend a fair amount of time in the car
Car Seat Toy(s)
Get a couple of car seat toys- that won’t drive YOU bonkers! Trust me- there’s nothing like hearing the same high-pitched tune over and over to drive a mommy insane! I snagged this adorable toucan tactile toy for my sister-in- law. Keely has a couple different kinds but these with the ribbons, mirrors, crinkle and silicone are my favorite! They’re like multiple toys all-in-one! Put this one in your cart now!
Car Seat Mirror
I don’t know what I would’ve done without my mirror! I love being able to safely look at my girl! Now that she’s older we even play peek-a-boo using the mirrors! If you don’t know how they work, the mirror mounts on the headrest in front of your child’s rear-facing car seat! Then using your rearview mirror you can see them and they can see you! I love this Brica one because its super easy to install! Get it here!
In my book, you can never have too many books. Y’all I literally just laughed out lout at myself- so lame! But I do love books and I love buying books for all our little friends! Right now I’m really loving Usborne books- they’ve got fun, creative titles, and awesome warranty and some amazing books for babies- including these little books for little hands! The one pictured is Keely’s first farm animal book(s)! These teeny readers are fun and easy for her to flip through and play with! My favorite thing about this books is they pack away inside the bigger book and have a magnetic flap! Easy Peasy! Check out the Usborne line here. ***I don’t sell Usborne, I just buy lots and lots of their books!
Y’all know how much I love my ToteSavvy! I love any chance I have to gift one to a pregnant friend! If you don’t know what a ToteSavvy is, or why I’m head over heels for it, check out my post here
Did you think I’d make it through a post without mentioning Young Living and its natural baby products! I WAS given Tender Tush as a baby shower gift and it is far and away one of my favorite products to gift! Its a gentle balm great for dry, chapped skin. Super soothing! Young Living also has a line of products dedicated to teeny babies! The Seedlings line is my go-to for safe, effective natural products! Get them here and read about why I chose Young Living here!
What are some of your go- to gifts! Did you get any of the gifts I listed?? Were there gifts you needed but just didn’t get?? Let me know!
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