Monday, June 8, 2015

My Favorite Things: Newborn #2



Since we are practically heading out of the newborn stage (which makes me a bit weepy), I thought I would share some current favorite things.  Some for mama & some for baby.  Although right now we are one in the same.  Yours, mine, & ours little boy.  None of these are the standard necessities; instead, just some fun little things that I'm enjoying.

1. Pink Robe - This was perfect for wearing in the hospital (especially since I forgot to pack any pants!); but I also love it for lounging at home.  Easy access for nursing!  It's amazingly soft & lightweight.  I especially love the length!  I have had a hard time finding a robe that was above the knee but at the same time didn't let my butt hang out the back.  Bonus points:  I think it photographed beautifully for our newborn lifestyle shoot!

2. Cake Lingerie Nursing Bra - This brand makes the absolute best nursing bras & tanks!!!  And having already nursed a baby for 2+ years, I feel like a bit of an expert on nursing apparel.  I'm still wearing the same tank that I bought when Liam was a newborn.  This particular bralette has a razorback, so it's perfect to go under all those summer tanks!

3. NOM Nursing Tank - I don't have this particular tank, but I do have one of this brand's other nursing tops.  With Liam I was pretty opposed to actual nursing clothes, but this time around I've opened up my options.  NOM tops are perfect for around the house and bedtime as well.   The only reason I don't necessarily sport these all over town is due to the side ruching...  Wonderful for that postpartum belly, but I don't still want to look pregnant either!

4.  Bamboo Swaddles - I am fully aware that Aden & Anais swaddle blankets are nothing new to write about; however, their bamboo ones are a complete game changer.  They are far softer than the originals, and frankly, I don't think I'll ever go back.  They are bit lighter which makes them perfect for a summer baby.  The only downside is they don't swaddle quite as tightly, but I'm okay with that!

5.  KicKee Pants Coverall - I'm pretty obsessed with all things bamboo now, so KicKee Pants is my new favorite baby brand.  The material is so soft & stretchy, which is actually what you want to be putting on your newborn.  It's makes dressing them far easier!  Plus they have adorable prints!

6.  Bamboobies - Yep, bamboo again... Oh how I wish I had these when nursing Liam!!!  They have a waterproof side making them far superior to all other reusable nursing pads. I'm a huge leaker (and was for over a year with Liam), so these are a must.  The heart shape helps them cup your breast (yes I just said that), making them far less noticeable under clothes.

Now tell me, what newborn favorites am I missing out on?!

10 comments :

  1. I never bought a nursing tank..and have asked myself a million times WHY. Breastfeeding is enough work without having to sort through layers of clothing! I may have to check that one out the next round!

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    1. I cannot believe you never had one; they are a must! Definitely make the investment next time!

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  2. Love all your picks! I'm a huge Bamboobies fan myself! That nursing bra looks SO comfy and cute...I will definitely be investing in one of those for baby #2! Xo Chelsea play. wash. rinse. repeat.

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    1. I just used some cheaper reusable ones when nursing Liam. So glad I started using the Bamboobies this time!

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  3. I noticed your pink robe, it's beautiful and looks so cozy!! I despise 'shopping' for nursing bras/tanks/tops, I'll have to bookmark these. I think A+A blankets are probably our favorite and there was always one close by (I've had my eye on some bamboo ones that I think we need..!!). Is it bad I've already forgot what were newborn favorites..?! Definitely goes by fast. :)

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  4. oh gosh I wish I had some bamboobies with Aria. I was a crazy leaker. I woke up most nights covered in milk. So delightful. Over a year for you though, phew. I finally regulated a bit better, but I still went no where without my boob pads. I didn't even realize reusable was a thing until the very end.

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  5. Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. I feel like I have no idea what I'm getting myself into again, and I seriously need to prepare myself for the postpartum stage.

    I laughed when you said you forgot to pack pants lol.

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    1. I held off on packing my hospital bag forever...bad bad mistake with a fast labor. I didn't have my contact solution, glasses, pants, make-up. I really didn't have much!

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  6. Bring on the Kickee Pants!!! We are beyond obsessed with that brand at our house!

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