First month down….a million more to go! Now that my Sweet Brownin’ is 1 month old, I can talk about the products that helped me get through the first few weeks. The items below are my staple products and I would highly recommend them.
Munchkin Latch Bottles
I love this bottle! As I explained in my previous post, I breastfeed and supplement with formula, so this bottle helps my baby transition from breast to bottle with no problem. The innovative accordion style nipple and anti-colic valve helps the baby maintain the correct latch and reduces gas.
Safety First Pack and Play
At night, my Sweet Brownin’ sleeps comfortably in the bassinet of this cool pack and play. I love the colors, design, and its many features, i.e. changing table, bassinet, and play yard. Definitely more bang for your buck!
Automatic Dual Breast Pump
The Medela Dual Breast Pump is a life saver and time saver.
I never wanted to introduce the pacifier so soon, but after seeing how uncomfortable and fussy he would be during diaper changes (especially after the circumcision), this was the one thing that would soothe him – so I caved. The MAM pacifier is the only style pacifier my baby seems to like. It’s soft, thin, and short to accommodate his soft palate.
Wellements Gripe Water
Grunting, straining, and stiffening up were baby motions that caught me off guard and worried the hell out of me. Luckily I discovered gripe water (thank you Google) to help mellow those movements and ease my baby’s tummy discomfort. Wellements Tummy Gripe Water is organic and made with only natural products and it tastes good too!
Munchkin Wipe Warmer
One of the items that I kind of slept on (thought was stupid) was the wipe warmer. Cold wipes in the middle of the night on a baby’s bum is a startling mess. The warm wipes are definitely soothing and more comfortable – one less reason to have all that fussiness.
The next few months, I’m sure I’ll be working on the art of sleeping (currently, soliciting free advice on how to conquer sleep deprivation).