Muslin "swaddle" blankets vs receiving blankets. Do I need both? I know everyone says the muslin ones are great, but should I also have some of the other type? Just going over my registry to streamline what we really need.
My friend (whom I babysit for) mostly uses a&a swaddle blankets but she has a few receiving blankets from the hospital. For her first we used them for swaddling sometimes and for this one we just use it as a changing place on the bed. Plus a variety of heavier blankets! So I would say probably don't register for any but take the hospital ones just because you can!ETA: I'm debating on whether I want a sound machine and a mobile. Her bed is just a pack n play but I know a mobile can be attached to it because my friend did it. As for the sound machine, I love the idea BUT my friend's 2 year old is totally dependent on it. One night the power strip stopped working and so the sound machine turned off and she woke up at the slightest noise all upset. Would it be better to not have a sound machine and just get her used to sleeping with a variety of noises? We also sleep with a fan on so that has a little bit of white noise. I feel like these girls are so particular about where/how they sleep and I want my baby to be able to sleep anywhere!
+1 for muslins. We still use them and DD is 2, but I use them to dry her curly hair instead of regular towels and I just prefer them over regular receiving blankets. +1 for sound machines also. We had one that hooked to your iPhone/iPod and we just playing soothing sounds. She didn't have any issues 'weaning' from it.
Another +1 for sound machines. We had a sleep sheep for DD and it worked wonders. Only problem was that DH got so hooked on it from when she was in our room, that he started using an app afterwards lol
@awoodruff27 what app do you use for tracking nursing?