|stain spray/hand sanitizer/laundry soap|
You will be shocked at the amount of poo a tiny little person can make. With our cloth diapers, we have VERY few times that these is any sort of leakage in the diaper area. However, with Liam's favorite past time of open air pooping, there has been a big need for Shout stain spray, which comes in a "free" variety. Mama can't catch it all, especially at 2am.
In line with diaper changing, it's great to have hand sanitizer right where diapers are changed...double use: set it out on the counter so when visitors come they can "scrub in" before holding a tiny new bambino.
Don't buy Dreft. It's a waste of money. We love Baby Purex (not just because it's about a quarter of the price!). Also shocking is how many pieces of tiny little clothing you'll fold out of a half full washing machine.
|water bottle/nursing tank /nursing pillow|
Not that I love nursing in public, but these Undercover Mama nursing tanks are great for making sure your torso and back stay covered.
Boppy lovers, you have no idea what you're missing. The My Brest Friend Pillow (cringe at the name) rocks. It straps around you and has back support, sits tight to your torso so the babe can't slip down and has a pocket. My favorite feature is the strap - that way if someone (apartment maintenance) comes to your door, you can skedaddle into the bedroom and shut the door without your baby missing a beat.
|miracle blanket/swaddleme wraps/white noise machine|
Prior to using the Miracle Blanket, the SwaddleMe wraps worked great. But he got too strong for that velcro! These were great for the first six-ish weeks.
White noise. Oh my lanta. Both for the baby's sake, and for ours (when he was in the bassinet in our room). Liam is noisy at everything he does. Noisy eater, noisy breather, noisy sleeper. I wouldn't have slept a wink without white noise on!
Liam loved his swing when he was a bit younger, he's not quite as keen on it now. He used to fall sleep in it quite a bit but doesn't as much now. We primarily use it as his "dinner swing" so that there is a chance that both my husband and I can sit and eat without holding Liam. It works about 50% of the time ;)
I don't know what we'd do without our play gym. We spend a lot of time under this thing! Liam loves to bat at the toys (we've named them all) and we attached a mirror to the top so he spends a lot of time smiling and cooing (breaks my heart!) at the cute baby he sees above him ;)