It’s neat to see how different the needs can be from one child to another. Parker was born in the summer, received formula, and loved being swaddled so his first month favorites were a little different than Caity’s. She has been pretty simple and as long as she isn’t too far away from her food source is pretty content. These are a few of the items we use daily

Month 1 Favorites

Fisher-Price Rock N Play Sleeper  |  Carter’s Knit Gowns  |  Aden + Anais Dream Blanket  |  Carseat Canopy   Baby Girl Headbands  |  Tiny Love Monitor  |  Maya Ring Sling

The Fisher-Price Rock N Play Sleeper was a favorite of Parker’s so I wasn’t too surprised when Caity took a liking to it as well. I love how portable it is, soft, and the upright position. She is currently battling a nasty cold her brother was so kind to give her so I love that it keeps her upright providing a little relief. When she is sleeping I usually move it around the house based on where I am and what I am doing. It sits right next to the bed at night, in the bathroom when I need to take a shower, and up in my art room when I am trying to get some blogging done.

Since it is getting cold out already I have been wrapping her up in the Aden + Anais Dream Blanket my Grandmother gave her to keep warm. This blanket is most certainly a dream and a MUST HAVE for any new baby. She sleeps so well when she is cuddled underneath and during midnight feedings it also keeps me warm. Don’t worry, we were in my art room when this was taken where I had eyes on her.

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The Carter’s Knit Gowns are great for quick diaper changes at night when you don’t want to wake the toddler with hangry newborn cries. She also tends to get really hot sleeping on my in the recliner so this allows us to cuddle under her Aden + Anais Dream Blanket without getting too warm.

The cold air is a little too rough outside and means flu and cold season are here. Since we have been more adventurous this time bringing her out early I love the protection the Carseat Canopy provides. I have been told I have this, “don’t you dare touch my baby” look so no one has ever been bold enough to impose. This provides a barrier between your infant and people.

I am amazed how often people think infants are boys if there are wearing anything but pink. While I love pink Caity’s wardrobe does have some variety and even some of Parker’s hand-me-downs. That’s when Baby Girl Headbands come into play. They are a great way to scream to people, “SHE IS A GIRL!” This set includes a variety of different colors so you can choose one the coordinates the best. I have certainly been a little obsessed with purchasing headbands and have also gotten a few on Amazon and this cute little shop, Jen’s Chic Boutique.

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The Tiny Love Monitor is great to keep her occupied when I am putting laundry away or need a second to pee. It is adorable and changes setting as your LO gets older.

My Maya Ring Sling is a recent purchase but I am already in love. Ring slings take a little getting use to but such a nice way to help support an infant without a bulky carrier. Once I am really comfortable with her in it we are going to try to learn the nursing position. That way I can nurse her on the go a little easier and a lot more discretely.