Hi loves! It’s been such a long time since I’ve done a Mommy Must Have’s post. So I thought I was due to write another one since I’ve now been a mommy for a year! However, this one isn’t just about the products I love. Since August is all about getting ready to go back to school, I thought I would share some of my favorite kids fashion as well! Obviously Molly isn’t going to school, but I still want to share my favorite baby girl outfits and then also some bigger kid outfits that make me super excited for the day I do get to go back to school shopping with her.
I wanted to make this easy for you guys since, let’s face it, moms don’t have a lot of time to shop from a bunch of different stores. So everything I’m sharing with you guys is from Nordstrom. I’m sure you’re not surprised, I’m absolutely obsessed with that store and buy almost everything there. But what some people don’t realize, is that Nordstrom actually has really great kids clothes at some great prices! I actually got Molly’s first birthday party dress from Nordstrom. It’s under $40 and one of my favorite things ever. I don’t love putting her in dresses all the time, I’ll explain why below. But I couldn’t pass up this super girly fun dress for her birthday party!
Ok let’s talk about my other favorite baby girl clothes under $40. Starting with the adorable photo of Molly below. You guys may have noticed this, but I truly prefer to put Molly in rompers over dresses. That’s because she still crawls a lot to get places since she’s not totally confident with walking yet. And every time we’ve put her in a dress, she ends up getting really upset and falls to the ground crying because her knees keep getting caught on the bottom of the dress when she tries to crawl. So I then realized that rompers are just as cute as dresses and make Molly so much more comfortable. It’s by Tucker and Tate and on sale right now for $20!!! I bought it for $35 so that’s a steal! Molly’s wearing a size 12 months and she’s, well… 12 months old. She definitely has room to grow into it. The white top she’s wearing underneath is also 40% off right now HERE.
I also just just bought the clothes below and as you can see two of the things are rompers. I will be posting pics of Molly in this stuff soon!
And I can’t forget to talk about the products that I absolutely love.
First and foremost is this 360 baby carrier. It’s the only baby carrier that I found that has this many positions to carry your baby in. The fact that it’s both a regular carrier and a forward facing carrier is by far the best part about it. It’s definitely an investment but truly it’s one of the best investments we’ve made in products for Molly. If you watch my Insta stories, you’ll see that every time we go for a walk I use this carrier with Molly.
The next product that we use every single day is this baby food maker. We don’t purée the food anymore since Molly eats solids, but we use it every day to steam her food. It’s so much easier than doing it on the stove. Plus it’s much faster because it start steaming almost immediately rather than having to wait for the water to boil on the stove. It’s funny because I almost feel like it’s hard to explain why it’s so much easier. But trust me, it just really is that much easier. I think the smaller size makes it easier. It’s really easy to rinse everything after using it, and the fact that it steams so quickly is great!
Molly’s Lovey– Many kids have a blanket that they carry around everywhere and can’t live without. For Molly, it’s her little blanket with a stuffed animal head on it! She has about five of these because she likes to suck on them at night and they get so gross so we’re constantly washing them. However, I credit this little lovey for getting Molly to start sleeping through the night at 9 months after 9 straight months of no sleep! She loves having them in her crib with her to cuddle for comfort. And hey, if she wants to suck on them, all the power to her! It’s so funny though, because she won’t take a pacifier but she’ll suck on her stuffed animal all night long. Ha! But before you put something in the crib with your baby, always talk to your pediatrician first.
And last but not least, and this isn’t really a must-have since it’s definitely a splurge item, is Molly’s highchair. We got Molly this highchair for her first birthday. We ended up shipping it to Grammies house since she already has one at home and we need one for when we travel and visit her. But this one was just so gorgeous and perfect for photos! Obviously you want a high chair to be functional, but looking good to doesn’t hurt! The only reason we shipped this one to Grammies house is because we have a really tiny kitchen and needed a smaller one for our space. But once we move into a big house we’re having her ship it back to us! It’s just so beautiful! This is the pink seat pad we have with it.
Hope you guys enjoy today’s post! And as I use other products that help me as Molly grows, I’ll continue to share them with you guys! But these are just the ones that have really helped me the most. And of course the clothes are just super cute and I had to share! Please share you must haves with me in the comment below! I want to know what helped you most after 12 months! Cause I’m still learning obvi 😉 Luv you guys!