Shopping for “what you need” as a first time mom can be overwhelming.  What is the difference between diaper cream and diaper balm?  Do I need a chair for a newborn?  And what the hell is a Boppy???  This was exactly how I felt, so I thought I would share a few things I actually used and loved and will use again whenever we decide to have baby #2.

So, this u-shaped pillow is a Boppy.  It was a hand-me-down gift that had so many uses.  It can be used for breast and bottle feeding, as a lounge pillow for your little one when they lay on the floor, a support pillow for tummy time, and can cradle them when they start sitting up.

When I got pregnant I started searching out natural products for me to use.  (See my Green Product of the Week posts here and here.)  When I had Maddie, I wanted safe and natural products for us both to use.  Live Clean is a personal favourite in our home.  A friend gifted me a fabulous natural nipple cream by Substance.  Loved it!

My same friend also bought me this Stress Soother and a Headache Soother by Badger.  A perfect gift for a new Momma.  These products are organic and smell amazing!  Self care is so important.  Thank you Melissa!!!

We made warming bottles hard on ourselves for the longest time.  When we finally bought our bottle warmer, we couldn’t figure out why we didn’t have one from the start.  Weather you’re pumping or formula feeding, get one of these!

Receiving blankets!  Stock up.  Madelyn is now a year and a half and I still stash these everywhere.  They come in so handy.  I was fortunate to have been given all my receiving blankets as hand-me-downs.   If you are as lucky as me to have friends to share baby items with you, jump at the chance!  Weather they are gifted to you or on loan, it can be a huge money saver.  Trust me, they may be little, but man do they need a lot of stuff.

 My Baby Bjorn bouncy chair was one of those items I had leant to me.  We used it a ton.  The only thing I didn’t like about it was that I had to wait a couple months until she was big enough to use it.  Baby Bjorn has now come out with the Mini Bouncer.  It can be used from newborn and up to 6 months.  It safely holds your baby for you in those early days at home.  Perfect to bring in the bathroom so baby can safely bounce, and you can keep an eye on her while you’re in the shower.  This is the new bouncer (I returned the one I used for Maddie as it was a loaner).  The Bouncer Mini comes in this great unisex grey and also in a soft pale pink.  {Tip: When shopping for things like strollers, car seats, bouncers, etc. select unisex colours when you can.  If you plan on having more than one child, it allows for use from child to child.}  I’ll be keeping this one tucked away for now but happy to have it for when the Pistor Clan decides to grow.

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  • http://www.everrose.com EverRose.com

    Awesome roundup! My sister just had a baby so I’ll be sure to share this post with her :)

    • prairiegirlitc

      Thank you! And congrats to your sister:)

  • WS Badger Company

    Thanks so much for including us! Liked and shared :)

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