Daniel Wellington is one of my favorite new watch companies. Davis and I both received watches from them two weeks ago, and we are already big fans! Their watches are very well made, and their interchangeable strap feature allows you to dress them up or down. My favorite thing about them is how lightweight they are. When I have it on, I forget I’m even wearing a watch. Big clunky jewelry has been a no-go for me since Oliver started going through the stage of wanting to be held all the time, so these are pretty perfect for me!
When I first found out I was pregnant with Walt I was completely overwhelmed when I walked into Babies-R-Us for the first time. TOTAL sensory overload. I had no idea what I was supposed to get, how most things worked, or what I even needed. Thankfully my older sister, Nicole, sent me an email with all of her top baby products that she thought were crucial.
There are so many brands out there that carry similar products, and it is sometimes hard to know what works well and what doesn’t. We visited multiple baby stores, got a hands on testing experience with our choices, then filled out our registries. We then went home and read reviews on the products we had chosen and made some changes. Reading reviews on Amazon and other similar sites absolutely saved us from making some poor decisions!
I decided to make my own list for all of my new mama friends. Here are twenty of my favorite baby products out of the bajillion out there. I use the majority of these products almost every day and they are seriously so helpful! I also added a new “Shop Baby Products” section at the top of my blog for more of my baby + toddler favorite products. Check it out and let me know what you think!
When I decide to get out of my workout clothes and get dressed for the day, I try and do something cute, but comfy at the same time. Does anyone else get dressed in their workout clothes but hardly ever work out? Haha, it’s just the best mom gear! Anyways, when I do dress cute for the day, I like to keep it toddler/baby friendly. Nothing too short, too low-cut, easy to move around in, easy to nurse in, and not skin tight. Maxi dresses just always seem to crush all those check marks. So, today I’m sharing one of my favorites from Gray Monroe. You can shop my entire outfit below!
Oliver is moving into his nursery soon, and I’ve been so nervous about it. We like the comfort of having him in his bassinet right beside our bed and knowing he is doing well. I have that crazy heightened hearing at night time that so many mamas get when one of our babies are in our room. I hear EVERYTHING. A different stroke of him sucking on his paci, a yawn, a sweet little coo, a stretch, I feel like I can even hear when Ollie blinks, haha! I’m saying all of this to say, I know how he is doing every night because I have the luxury of looking at him whenever I want and making sure his little chest is moving up and down. When he moves into his nursery I won’t be able to hear all of these little movements. to know my baby is completely safe. I’ve had so much anxiety about the big move until I got an Owlet Smart Sock 2.
You know those moments when you just need your tot to sit still for a little bit, but you don’t want them watching endless (and super weird) youtube videos? I’ve had the worst luck with apps I’ve downloaded that just don’t keep Walt’s attention for very long, which results in him wanting to get on Youtube. Well, I’ve finally found an app that keeps his attention perfectly! KidloLand is my new favorite app because it is educational and covers so many different subjects, while also engaging Walt and keeping his attention.
I’ve had our DockATot for about a month now, and I’m growing to love it more each day. We have the Deluxe+ in Pristine White. This DockATot is the stage one dock meant for ages 0-8 months. It’s truly so perfect for babies. Oliver is completely protected in it and I feel safe leaving the room for a minute while he’s in it, which hasn’t been the case with some other products I’ve tried. It’s lightweight, and it has a handle on the end which makes porting it around the house easy (always a plus when carrying a baby). The cover zips on and off and it is machine washable.
I recently got a Lorena Canals rug after eyeing them for quite a while. I saw them all over Instagram and finally decided to try one out. I was instantly attracted to them because they are MACHINE WASHABLE. How perfect is that?? People always ask me how I keep my house so clean with all the white, but it really is quite easy. Machine washable rugs just make that job a little bit easier though with my “schnack” obsessed tot!
I found out about The Ollie Swaddle when I was in my third trimester with Oliver. I must admit, I only bought it because of the name. I didn’t know much about it but knew I had to have it because of the precious packaging. We used it on our sweet Oliver his first night home with us and let me tell you, THIS SWADDLE IS AMAZING. Ollie loves being in it, and he can’t break free!