Tuesday, May 31, 2011

For New Moms

Megan over at In This Wonderful Life is having precious twins!!! It's time for her to register and I wanted to share the things we loved most during Caleb's infancy....

Go ahead and get this!
It's the Baby Sense Infant Movement Monitor.
Sleep is precious when you're a new mom, so rest assured that your angel is truly safe while you catch a few zzz's!
The alarm is certainly loud enough to wake you up. It did sound off one night when Caleb was itty bitty. He had snuggled up to the crib bumper one night. The alarm went off and I ran into his room. When I picked him up, he took a big breath of air. Do I know for certain he had quit breathing and this alarm saved his life? No. Could have been a false alarm, but why take the chance...You know?
I would have been a nervous wreck without this. I wouldn't have slept well...
Megan, you're having two babies. You're going to be worrying enough as it is! Save yourself from worrying about SIDS. If there's one thing I recommend out of it all, this is it.

Second, electric boogie suckers are nothing short of awesome!!!

It distracts with cute music while you can get in there and get the boogies. Seriously, this is the only one that worked for Caleb. Don't bother with the old style ones. They do nothing for you. This sucks serious snot. :)

Diapers are going to be a personal preference. Luvs stopped leaks better than Pampers or Huggies. I think it really depends upon your child's body shape. Everyone we got advice from said to never try generic. In a diaper shortage emergency one weekend, we picked up the Toys R Us brand and they worked great. They have NEVER leaked and we have used them for month now....Love them!!!

When bottle shopping, get something simple. We tried the more expensive bottles and they leaked or were very difficult to clean. Waste of time and energy. Caleb hated them! Above all, make sure all of them match. When you're tired or in a hurry, you can forget about matching up the right nipple, lid, and bottle for twenty different kinds! While you're at it, go ahead and buy a dishwasher container for the bottle rings and nipples. Saves a ton of time!!! Go ahead and buy different flow nipples now. We bought the slow flow and figured we'd pick up new ones as Caleb grew. The boy ate so fast from the beginning that slow flow quite frankly just mad him screaming mad! Every baby is different so have the options!

As far as toys go, we loved the jump, jump and bouncer....
Lived in them practically for the first several months....

Caleb also sleeps very well with a sound machine. You can pick them up fairly cheap and they make a huge difference. We got one that has a rotating light scene thing and he likes it better now. If he wakes up in the middle of the night, he realizes where he is and goes back to sleep.

The biggest thing we learned was to not buy so many tiny baby clothes. Caleb literally didn't wear everything we bought. He grew quick! Also because he grew so quickly and we had stocked up on Newborn and Size 1 diapers, we found ourselves with extras. Luckily we donated them to Zoey. I would stock up on Size 3's because hardly anyone buys those for you as a shower gift and they stay in that size the longest! Stock up on BATTERIES! Every toy had the darn things. You don't want to be the one running to the store at 3 am to buy extra batteries for the swing because that's the only place your kiddo sleeps. Seriously, I've been there....

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