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If you plan on breastfeeding then I rec. a BreastFriend Pillow.
A sleepsack/swaddle blanket combo. It's really hard to swaddle a sleeping baby at 4am without waking them back up. For me, everything at that hour with little to no sleep was difficult.
at first it was the My Breast Friend
then the white noise app on my iPhone
now it's the swing
Wipe warmer - DS hated getting his diaper changed until we started using the warmer, now its not so horrible.
Boppy Pillow - helps with digestion after eating.
Swaddlers - makes things so much easier in the middle of the night for both DH and I.
My Breast Friend bf'ing pillow. I like this a lot better than Boppy for feeding.
Boppy pillow, I use this to feed sometimes but mostly to sit baby in so he can look around and/or sleep (he loves this more that a bouncy seat, swing, etc).
The Medela manual pump they gave me at the hospital. So great for first thing in the morning when I am super engorged and baby can't latch well.
Swing - it's where DD sleeps at night. She didn't like her mini cosleeper
If you breastfeed - My Breast Friend, Good Nursing Bras/Tanks, and a Pump. Even though I'm home and we EBF, I have to pump once at night to be able to sleep comfortably.
so far.......swaddles/swaddling blankets. He likes being wrapped up tight to sleep. boppy pillow, for breastfeeding. Our little lamb swing is pretty great too. Oh & sleepers, he lives in them...they're much easier than onsies oe an outfit.
If you're bf'ing, nipple cream, ice packs, & breast pads. Also my pump (pisa) saved me when I was engorged.
1. Fisher price Rock N Play
2. Fisher price Seahorse
TTC since 6/2003. m/c 9/14/03 8 weeks, 5 chemical pregnancies, mmc 6/04 12 weeks, Michael born sleeping 5/25/05 at 22weeks always our angel, fought ovarian cancer and won, m/c 4/06 5.2 weeks and 7/07 6.6 weeks,Our Miracle baby girl born 4/8/10,mc 12/18/11 at 5.3 weeks, BFP 10/26/12 dating u/s on 11/8/12 showing a strong heartbeat!EDD July 4,2013. RCS on 6/27. Baby boy in NICU for 8 long and scary days before he was able to come home. We are now a happy family of 4
It'll be a little different for every kid, but for mine:
kiddopotamus swaddler, tons of burp rags (cloth diapers), bouncer, breast pads
Totally my Cooshee Changer... a friend recommended this to me when I was like 4 months pg and I decided to get one. It is soft and she loves getting changed on it... she also loves blow-out pooping right when she is being changed so it has come in mighty handy. We just keep a container of clorox disinfectant wipes right in the diaper drawer and wipe it down when this happens. Otherwise I'd be washing a changing pad cover every day!
i can only pick one? hah!
boppy, little lamb swing, seahorse, cloth diapers, moby, soothies...
My Breast Friend for breastfeeding
Boppy for holding and proping LO up
Sleep Sheep for white noise at night
A good nursing bra
Ameda Pump. I EBF and staying at home, but it has really helped when I need to give my sore nipples a break and can just tell DH to give her a bottle! I'm also starting my freezer supply.