Having a new baby can be stressful and a bit overwhelming at times. My husband and I struggled with infertility for 5 years before I finally got pregnant. I often fantasized about bringing our new baby home and feeling euphoric and….floaty..? Well that was not the way I felt at all. I was bloated, emotional, and in pain. I was barely able to take care of my son due to the amount of pain I was in. I needed to rest. That’s when it hit me. I have amazon prime! I can get all the rest I need, while still getting the supplies I need, without having to go anywhere or take my new baby out. WIN! Seriously amazon prime is the best thing since sliced bread……(who came up with that saying?) it really is! Ive come up with a list of items that I believe has made my life easier as a first time mom.
1) Owlet baby monitor. This is a baby monitor that monitors the heart rate and oxygen levels of your baby while he/she sleeps. This is definitely not a necessity for everyone,but for me it is. I am very scared of SIDS and although this does not prevent it from happening, it has given my husband and I the piece of mind we need. We still use it every night…. our son is 13 months old now. It is worth every penny.
2) “egg light” night light. Now this item I recommend to ALL parents. Its an LED light that is shaped like an egg. It has multiple light settings. on/off, brightness adjuster, and color change. I LOVE THIS LIGHT! I co sleep with my son, and when he was a newborn I would sleep with this light between us so that I could turn it on at any moment to check on him. I didn’t even have to move! I just tapped the egg and it came on. How convenient. I still use this light as a night light. Once my baby grows up he will be able to use this light to take with him to the bathroom in the middle of the night. It will get a lot more use..Trust me. Here is a link to where I bought the light. VAVA Baby Night light
3)Swaddle me co sleeper. This co sleeper is like a little bassinet you put in the bed with you!!! WHAAAAT? I know. I felt the same way when I saw it. I went back and forth with myself trying to figure out how I could sleep with my baby in the bed with me safely. When I found this I cried… I did. I was 9 months pregnant and overcome with emotion lol. My son and I sleep in the guest bed room/nursery so this was very helpful for me after having a c section. I didn’t have to bend or stand or anything. All I had to do was reach into the swaddle me and take my baby out. This is great for those late night feedings too. Buy it here SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper If you like.
4) Swaddlers. Speaking of swaddling. this is one of those things that I didn’t think I would need until I tried it. Not all babies like to be swaddled,but my baby loved it. It kept him sleeping longer,and It calmed him down when he was fussy. There are lots of brands to choose from, but SwaddleMe is the brand we used. I liked these because they have the Velcro tabs, and the material was nice and soft. Plus they come in different sizes,and cute prints.
5) Nose Frida. I know I know! Most people think this is gross.. you are literally sucking snot from your babies nose… but hear me out. Newborns get stuffy even when they aren’t sick. They have fluid and all kinds of gunk they need cleared out.The nose Frida got used a lot during those first few weeks. IT WORKS! And it works damn good. I will never go back to the traditional nose aspirators…..EVER.
So there you have it. These things got me through the newborn stage, and some I still continue to use even though liam is over a year old. I can not recommend amazon prime enough. As a stay at home mom I use it now more than ever. These products I recommend I use and love. Clicking on the highlighted words take you directly to the product. So tell me. What baby products could you not do without during the newborn stage?