RE: for flow/underware after baby. Last time I just used the heavy flow always pads. I also didn't use the "padcicles"... just some tucks pads for maybe 3 days and the peri bottle filled with water until stitches healed. I bought old underware just in case, but honestly I never had any issues.
@livin541, my husband deals with mold in his profession. He says the only way to truly get mold out and make it safe is to bleach it with 50% bleach/50% water (if it's the fluffy mold, use more bleach). The bleach could ruin the integrity of the car seat fabric, so he recommends replacing that. The rest you should be able to safely clean it with that mixture then flush it out with multiple water rinses. Then air it out. He says to leave it outside for a couple hours to get the bleach smell out. He also said to check the paperwork on the storage unit. If there was a leak that caused the moisture, they could be liable. PM me if you'd like details on how to remove the mold from specific things.
@fbmandy55 out of curiosity what do you do again? You say "the full 6-8 Weeks" like a luxury when in reality most docs won't even clear you to return to work before that. I think of a "full" (American) maternity leave to be 12 weeks - the max FMLA covers
I wanted to throw this here in case anyone else had this on their list to buy. The Medela storage solutions kit is currently 52% off (less that $20) at amazon. I bought one last night.
Sigh, we're back to the great stroller debate in our house and IDK why, but it stresses me out! My stroller is on sale, H got the new job, we're good. Except he's all like, are you really going to use it? Do you really need an expensive stroller? I just don't see us using it a lot! Truth is, IDK how much we will use it? I am hoping to get out of the house more with a baby and do things like splash pads, play dates, children's museum, shopping, etc. but who knows if that will happen? I just want that stroller and I don't want a "cheap" one because I'm a brat.
@nda_roxybabe I know there are things you can get for the spectra flanges and top to attach to the medela bottles or any smaller mouth bottles. but without the thread changer the bottles don't fit the spectra. If you aren't going to use bottles like that then I would probably stick with what fits the spectra and just transfer to storage bags at nights. Here's the one i've seenhttps://www.amazon.com/Maymom-Changer-Spectra-Flanges-Bottles/dp/B01A4LUZA4?th=1