UPDATE! The whole reason that I thought this post up was for one helpful gadget in particular, and then I left it out! So I'm adding a sixth product to this post!
The main "invention" that has been a lifesaver during this little girl's life is the POCKET NANNY! The Pocket Nanny, by itzbeen is one of the coolest, most helpful baby products I was given. It's a simple thing really, basically just a timer. It easily keeps track of the last time her diaper was changed, the last time she ate, how long she's been sleeping, and then a miscellaneous button that I've used for tracking Gripe Water, or pumping, or the last Coke or glass of wine I've had. Not only that, it has a nightlight or it's backlit for convenience. This may seem unnecessary, but when sleep deprived, and fearful of forgetting something, this little handheld device is more precious than your cell phone!
Since we passed the 1-month mark, I thought it would be fun to document some of my favorite items that helped us survive. So here's a round-up of my 5 favorite products...
The best blankets for swaddling (or not), the Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddling Blankets. We have the "for the birds" set, and I love them! They aren't only beautiful, but the weight of them is perfect because they are light, and just the right size.
The MAM pacifiers were given to us by two of my "mom" friends who said they were the only pacifiers their children would take, and this is true for us as well. I debated the pacifier, and whether to give it to my breastfeeding baby, and was it too soon, and all those questions. Forget it. This was a lifesaver. She loves to eat, and she loves her pacifier. She definitely does not confuse the two!
These next two are both Fisher Price Snug-A-Bunny... one is the bouncy seat, which vibrates and plays music and nature sounds. This is where she spends her waking hours when I need to put her down.
The second is the Rock N' Play, which is where she sleeps at night, beside the bed. I like that it is on an incline, and rocks, and is convenient to the height of the bed!
I've already mentioned this in a previous post, but the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottle is the only one that works for us, so far. So for that, I am grateful!
These are the top 5, but there are many other things that get us through our day! The changing table, the car seat, the stroller, the diaper bag, washcloths, clothes, burp clothes, breast pump, Aveeno baby products, Pampers, baby wipes, etc!