Three Most Used Baby Items

As a new mom figuring out what your baby is going to need is so overwhelming. Everyone has an opinion of what you do and don’t need. I was very overwhelmed at times while registering. Thank goodness my husband is very decisive and would sometimes just say, “were going with this one.” haha It was actually quite helpful. But I do have a couple favorite items now that our baby is actually here. Number one would be the Dock-A-Tot.

Isn’t he just a little precious peach?! I just love him to pieces! To be honest, at first I thought they were just something to have to post a cute picture of your baby in it. But he actually spends a lot of time in it and loves being in it. A lot of times when he is fussy and I put him in there, it calms him down. I believe he feels soothed and snuggled in it. Such a great baby product! Second would be the MAM Pacifiers. They are by far his favorite pacis. They have saved it many of times from a all out melt down. Lastly, you’re going to need like 80 burp cloths it seems. We are always asking each other to get a burp cloth. They come in handy for many different baby clean ups lol. I love many other baby products, but these are just some practical favorites that come to mind. I sure hope you enjoyed this. Never be afraid to reach out with any other baby questions. I am new to it but sure learning a lot and enjoying every step!

What I Actually Used in my Hospital Delivery Bag (And what I should of left at home)

Hello friends! I just had a baby about 3 weeks ago so this is fresh in my mind and relevant. During my pregnancy I often wondered if I overpacked, packed enough or knew exactly what to pack for delivery. I had a bag for my stuff, a bag for my bathroom/toiletry stuff, a bag for baby and a bag for my husband. That worked out well for us. I am going to mainly focus on what I packed and actually used from my bag in this blog post. But it’s important to note that for baby you will need a carseat, a going home outfit, blanket, pacifier and burp cloths. The hospital will provide diapers and wipes while you are there.

What I actually used while at the hospital:

  • Slippers
  • Nursing nightgown & robe set
  • Shampoo, conditioner & body wash
  • Hair brush/ products
  • Mascara, blush and light foundation
  • Comfortable, loose going home outfit
  • My own pillows from home
  • My own blanket from home
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Mad-libs
  • 2 nursing bras
  • Hair Tie
  • Chapstick
  • Flip Flops
  • Digital camera
  • Extra bag for things they gave me to take home
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

Bringing items from home, especially like your own pillow and blanket give a nice comfort. Also chapstick is a MUST! My lips were dry very often while I was there, so my favorite chapstick was great to have on deck. Also the first shower is somewhat daunting so having my own soaps and wearing my own flip flops was comforting.

What I could of left at home:

  • Underware
  • 4 “extra” just in case outfits
  • Extra socks
  • Depends/ pads from home

I never once wore my own undies there. After delivery they give you mesh undies that are not super sexy but work really well with the large pad they provide so just roll with it lol. Also I was only there one night so extra outfits were not necessary. I wore my slippers most of the time and fuzzy socks with grips when I felt like it.

What the hospital provided:

  • Pads
  • Mesh Undies
  • Pain Spray
  • Witch Hazel pads
  • A Squirt Bottle
  • A Halo Sleep Sack
  • Booklets/ papers on papers

I hope this post was helpful for new first time moms or any moms! Being a mom is the greatest thing ever so congrats and good luck to any mom-to-be reading this! Totally feel free to contact me with any other questions. I am a pretty open book! Have a wonderful rest of your day!