Friday, December 2, 2011

must haves: mama edition

Yesterday, I showed you the baby stuff we can't live without. Now for the mama stuff we can't live without :)

mom faves

1. iPhone. Hands down, having a smart phone has been the best thing ever. It's instant entertainment for all the hours I'm trapped under a baby. Email? Check. Facebook? Check. Blog reader? Check. Random baby-related questions answered by Google? Check.

2. Reusable nursing pads. Someone recommended these to me when I was pregnant and I ordered a bunch from Etsy. They're way cheaper than the disposables and I think they work better. Plus, they're better for the environment. Everybody wins. I ordered mine from here and here.

3. Hoodies. I got a couple of these from Target before Jack was born when I knew I'd want some loungy-type clothes in the first few weeks. They've become a wardrobe staple around here. They're comfortable, cute and they provide quick & easy access for those moments when Jack is having a FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I haven't eaten in two hours meltdown.

4. Sleep nursing bras. I knew I wanted something more comfortable to sleep in and these have been great. I have black and white, but I'll be ordering more soon.

5. Kindle. Andrew got me one two days before Jack was born and while I haven't used it a ton, I love it when I do use it. Again, there's only so much you can do when you're trapped under a baby with only one free hand, but this is really easy to use. And I'm sure it'll be nice to have when we make the drive to Connecticut next month.

6. Little Castle Glider. This was probably our biggest investment, followed by the cloth diapers, but it's been worth every dollar. It's such a comfortable chair and that's a big deal when you're sitting in it at 3am. Also, it's high enough to lay your head back. Big plus. We got the Buckingham glider in gray and you can see it in the nursery here.

7. Undercover Mama Nursing Tank. These don't have straps, but hook onto your nursing bra. That way you can nurse without having your tummy all cold and exposed. They're also the most comfortable and the best quality of any other tanks I've found. AND I just scored two more for 50% off thanks to Cyber Monday. Go me.

4 friends said...:

  1. Awesome recommendations, I need these! Getting ready to pop out my first. Time to stock up! :) I put a Kindle Fire on my Holiday wish list.

    Meggy from Chasing Davies and Chasing Babies

  2. hi the products are nice I like that it will be nice if it offer Little Castle Glider Nursery Gliders etc.

  3. Hi, I stumbled across your blog because I was searching for information on the little castle buckingham glider. We are thinking about ordering this model, but have never seen or sat in one in person so I'm a little nervous. Do you like yours? Has it held up well since you bought it? How high is the back? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Meghan! We really do love that glider. I was actually telling my husband the other day that I think it might be the best purchase overall out of all the things we bought for the nursery. It's very comfortable and hasn't worn at all - even with all the collective hours of sitting in it :) I'm a tall girl and the top of the back hits me right the neck. And the cushion kind of wraps around to the back to make a nice little pillow. I honestly can't say enough good things about it!


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