I’ve decided to start an ongoing series on my blog called “Mommy Must Haves”. Since having Molly, I feel like I am constantly researching baby products and my followers are always asking me about those products. So I figured my blog is a perfect place to share everything!
Mommy Must Haves
Obviously everything on my list isn’t a MUST, but they are just things that I have really enjoyed using with Molly. Also, I would love for you guys to share your favorite baby items in the comments below! As all moms know, babes are constantly growing out of things or going through another stage in life and their needs change. So I would love to know what is working for all of you.
First I have to talk abut a product that a few moms told me I wouldn’t need but I on other other hand use it EVERY SINGLE DAY! The baby brezza bottle sterilizer is one of my most used baby products. Forget boiling water to sterilize your babies bottles, you just pop them in this baby, put in distilled water, and press a button. I use it for my breast pump equipment and for Molly’s bottles and pacifiers. I use it every single day, if not multiple times a day. It saves us so much time and it definitely one of my mommy must haves.
I also wanted to share this white fluffy rug with you guys today. The reason it’s part of my mommy must haves is because it’s perfect for taking cute pictures of your baby on it. Ha! Yes, in my mind that is a “MUST” have. I am obsessed with taking picture of Molly and I always think that pictures look prettier when they have a white or cream background. So I use my white comforter on my bed a lot as a background or my white headboard on my bed and I also love to use this rug. She loves it too because it’s so soft. Owen (my dog) also loves it and tries to lay on it with Molly when I’m taking photos of her. Its adorable!
Anyway, I got the rug at a store call Sprout San Francisco. I love their stuff and everything they carry is natural or organic. Check them out if you have a minute.
Also, for those wanting to know, you can get Molly’s striped onesie HERE.
Speaking of things to lay your baby on, this mat by Gathre is another fav of mine. One, it’s gorgeous. and two, it’s so easy to clean! We use it when we go to the park (which we do often. Read about activities we like to do with Molly HERE). It great for when we want something to sit on and lay her on. The best part about this mat is that is not only stylish but you can easily wipe it clean. That helps now because she is starting to drool a lot.
I know a mat like this will come in even more handy once she start eating normal food and getting it EVERYWHERE! I went out with my girlfriend who has a 15 months old the other day and I couldn’t believe the mess she made while eating. Ha! (It was adorable though) I knew in that moment that this mat will be even more useful once Molly reaches that age.
Kevin and I recently took Molly on her very first trip! We went to San Francisco. It was such a short trip but we were still super nervous about how Molly would do her first night away from home. Luckily she slept great (better than she does at home) at her 4moms play-yard. You can use it as both a play-yard and a bassinet so it does double duty! And it folds up nicely into a travel bag which make sit easy to bring on the plane. Plus most airlines let you check baby stuff for free! I was so psyched to learn that!
My last item on my mommy must haves today is this nursing cover. I wear these covers on snapchat all the time and you guys are always asking me about it so I thought now was a good time to share.
Item I can’t wait to use…
I’m calling this last section the “item I can’t wait to use” but that’s not entirely true in this case. Let me explain…
I bought got the Beaba Babycook Plus because my girlfriend recommended it to me. We obviously haven’t used it for Molly yet because she isn’t eating solids right now, but I will admit that I’ve used it for myself! Ha! I’m not even kidding. It steams EVERYTHING in just minutes and is really easy to clean up. So I’ve cooked veggies in it for myself a couple times. I just don’t blend them to make “baby food” afterwards. Anyway, my girlfriend swears by this and I can’t wait to make Molly her meals using it. There is also a smaller version that you can get HERE that is a little less expensive.
Hope you guys have enjoy my first addition of Mommy Must Haves! Please share all your favorite products with me in the comment section below! I know that I will need different products as Molly grows and I’d love to get Mommy recommendations. Or grammies or caregivers or babysitters! If you know a great product that worked for a little one in your life, I want to hear about it! I’ve found that the best items we use for Molly were all recommendations from friends who have used them themselves. And I especially would love recs for things that helped your baby sleep!Not necessarily products – but any ideas! I NEED SLEEP! I don’t think I’m slept more that 3 hours in a month (expect for one night when Kevin took over and gave her bottles all night so I could get a full night’s sleep).