Due to Jaxson's early arrival, we didn't have much time to prepare in getting some of the essential things we needed. There were baby list floating around on the web that were somewhat helpful when it came down to possibly knowing what we should get but it took some trial and error to really find out what would ultimately work for us. I decided to put together a list of 15 things that we highly recommend AND use regularly. We all know how overwhelming it can be to prepare for your little one- maybe this list will help you for your little ones arrival or coming home from the NICU.
1. Eddie Bauer Alpine 4 Travel System - We love using this car seat and stroller system. Both are lightweight and manageable. Being able to easily handle a stroller was a big deciding factor in choosing. There is one latch to unfold the stroller and easily lifts to fold! The car seat snaps in easily to the base and onto the stroller. Comes in 3 cool colors.
2. Eddie Bauer Complete Care Playard - This is hands down one of our favorites. We use to as a bassinet and Jaxson enjoys it. This pack and play has a lot of cool features; a night light, soothing sounds, a removable changing table, pockets to hold diapers, wipes and babies accessories. It is also lightweight, easy to move around and will grow with baby.
3. Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Diaper Bag - Not only is this bag stylish, it is also quite roomy inside and comes with a removable changing pad. It can also be worn on the shoulder or as a backpack which my husband loves.
4. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion - Such a pleasing smell of Lavender & Vanilla, soft and smooth. Perfect after a bath to soothe and calm baby.
5. Johnson & Johnson - We love using this baby wash during bath time. It is lightly scented and relaxes Jaxson before bedtime.
6. Pampers Swaddlers - Hands down the best diapers! Provides up to 12 hours of overnight protection, and the color-changing wetness indicator is by far my favorite with these diapers. We love that sizes range from preemie-size 5! Our little one always stays dry with pampers and has had no adverse reactions (irritation, diaper rash, etc.)
7. Little Noses by Little Remedies Saline Drops - Perfect for easing congestion in babies nose. This non-medicated relief flushes and removes mucus from little noses. Best if used before suctioning babies nose.
8. Nose Frida - Hands down the best "snot-sucker"! It works better than a traditional bulb aspirator and is 100% effective. We use the Little Remedies Saline Drops before using which helps in loosening up the boogies and getting babies nose completely clear. MUST HAVE!
9. Little Tummys by Little Remedies Gripe Water - This is the #1 go to when Jaxson is fussy and may be having tummy trouble. It eases stomach discomfort (often associated with) colic and hiccups. This highly-effective herbal supplement includes ginger and fennel. He loves that taste!
10. Dr. Brown's Bottles - Great option for babies and helps to reduce colic, gas and spit up. The venting system is awesome and there are even options to purchase preemie nipples.
11. Boon Grass Countertop Bottle Rack - Perfect drying rack for bottles and baby accessories. The sleek and stylish rack also allows for water to drain into the holding tray. The flexible grass blades help with air drying and it is easy to clean.
12. Honest Hand Sanitizer - Protecting your baby from germs is a top priority. When you can't get to a sink and soap this hand sanitizer is PERFECT to kills 99% of germs and bacteria. This is one of the softest and smoothest hand sanitizers on the market. It has a light aloe scent and is naturally made with a plant based formula.
13. Lala Bubaby Soothe Shirt - This is a new way to be stylish while baby wearing. This is an all in one baby wearing cute tank top that also has a cozy pouch for baby and also has a nursing bra. Who says moms can't be cute while still holding their baby AND getting things done! Love this top!
14. Infantino Go GaGa Baby Deluxe - This is such a cool play mat that your little one will be sure to love! It has a musical mobile, a head rest, plush toys with lots of textures and a baby mirror. Jaxson goes ga ga over this play mat!
15. Modern Burlap Swaddle Blanket - This ultra-soft muslin swaddle blanket with a powerful statement is perfect keeping your little one bundled up in style. It can also be used as a stroller cover, floor time play rug, nursing cover and so much more.