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Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier

Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier

Bringing home a newborn is momentous occasion and the start of a very busy stage of life. I’ve cared for 3 babies through the newborn stage and remember the sleepless nights and regular feedings all too well. If you have a newborn or are expecting a baby, soak up the moments. The first few weeks of a baby’s life fly by even if the days seem long at the time. These baby essentials are helpful for both momma and baby to enjoy the newborn stage.

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Back Buddy Nursing Support

Nursing vs. bottle feeding is often a debate for new moms (even the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time around). Either way, a mom with a new baby is bound to spend lots of time sitting and holding her baby, breastfeeding or bottle feeding,  cuddling, and snoozing. Babies come with a wide range of temperaments. Some babies can easily sleep on their own from the start and other babies need to be rocked and cuddled to sleep. A back support pillow is a must-have in my book for relieving strain on your back and providing a comfortable spot to hold your baby.

This post is sponsored by Back Buddy / Mom’s Essentials. All opinions are our own.

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The award-winning Back Buddy® has been named a best family-friendly product and has received the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award, Green Scene Mom Award,  Family Choice Award (multiple years) and Top Choice of the Year Award by Baby Maternity Magazine (multiple years). The Back Buddy support pillow is made in the USA from high-quality certified structural foam that is made without harmful flame retardants and chemicals. Back Buddy was designed by a Chiropractor and a nursing mother to relieve the discomforts caused by regular breastfeeding and sitting with baby.

If you are expecting a baby, I’d add a Back Buddy support pillow to the top of your baby shower wish list!

Baby’s First Teether

This classic Sophie the Giraffe teether is an adorable first little friend for a baby. Made from high quality materials, Sophie is soft to chew on, BPA- and phthalate-free, and has various sized parts for baby to play with. Baby can hold Sophie the Giraffe and practice grasping a toy at a young age. Sophie is made of 100% natural rubber and each teether is individually hand painted with food-grade paint. Just like any toy, Sophie should be regularly cleaned to maintain a sanitary play surface and teething toy.

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Natural Baby Toy Cleaner

Easily clean baby toys and teethers with this natural DIY toy spray. Simply mix up the following ingredients and keep a spray bottle filled with DIY Toy Cleaner close at hand.

DIY Baby Toy Cleaner

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Easily clean baby toys with lemon - Mommy Scene

Use this DIY Toy Cleaner on plastic or rubber baby toys, rattles and teethers. Wipe off the cleaning liquid with a soft cloth, focusing on dirty areas to remove dirt and grime. If a squeezy toy has an air hole in the bottom, you can pour some of this DIY Toy Cleaner into the hole, shake it around, and squeeze the liquid out. Lemon is specifically effective for naturally killing germs, mold, and bacteria.

Flexible Baby Feedings

Many moms feel strongly about breastfeeding. But breastfeeding a new baby every 2 hours can get tricky when you have other kids or responsibilities. It can be helpful to make feedings more flexible via pumping your breast milk; baby can still exclusively enjoy breast milk and your husband or other child can even take a turn feeding the baby! The Motif Duo breast pump is adaptable to meet your individual needs, no matter where you are in your breastfeeding journey. The pump features an easy-to-operate memory mode that stores your favorite settings to use at a later time. Moms can even enjoy pumping on-the-go with this lightweight pump that weighs less than a pound and even has a rechargeable battery. Full review coming soon!

Motif Duo breast pump for on-the-go pumping - Mommy Scene

Caring for a new baby is such a rewarding experience. We hope you benefit from these simple tips so you can enjoy baby’s first few weeks and make precious memories.

New Baby Vibes Giveaway!

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We are excited to bring you a fabulous giveaway featuring these great baby products!

Buttons Diapers cloth diaper cover+ 3 inserts – Buttons Diapers are all-in-two cloth diapers that consist of adjustable waterproof diaper covers and snap-in-place absorbent diaper inserts. Choose a cover and an insert, and you’re set! Winner may choose cover style.

Back Buddy Deluxe Support Pillow – Award-winning Back Buddy Support Pillow now with an ultra-plush minky cover. All-In-One covers are not removable and may be spot cleaned as necessary. Available in several high-quality colors and designs.

Yummi Pouch Brights (Set of 4)  – These reusable food pouches combine style and convenience in an Eco-friendly reusable drink container you can fill with homemade smoothies and blended snacks. Easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening and simple for kids to drink from the side spout.

Cozy Baby Sleeper by Revelae Kids – Keep baby cozy and secure in this enclosed baby sleeper that provides a baby with cozy boundaries without restricting movement. The sleeper unzips from the bottom up for easy diaper changes and the enclosed sleeper design helps with startle reflex and even discourages a baby from sucking their fingers or thumb.

Motif Duo Breast Pump – The Motif Duo is adaptable to meet your individual needs, no matter where you are in your breastfeeding journey. The single or double pumping option allows you to pump how you want, the memory feature saves your settings, and the lightweight portable design makes this pump ideal to take anywhere you go.

Milkmaid Goods Nursing Poncho – A nursing cover has never been so functional! These Full Coverage Nursing Ponchos double as a car seat cover, swaddle, shopping cart cover, & eliminates the need for costly breastfeeding clothing. Any new mom’s best tool.

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Sophie la Girafe is here to keep motherhood simplified while gently stimulating your baby’s budding senses. Sophie is the iconic teething toy whose chic colors and intelligent design has been captivating children for over 55 years.

BeliBea NOURISH CAMI – For both breastfeeding and hands-free pumping convenience! An innovative dual-panel design allows mothers to keep the garment in place whether breastfeeding, pumping or reveling in the moments between. The inside panel features a unique opening that holds a breast shield in place for hands-free pumping! NOURISH CAMI is a great layering piece and excellent tummy coverage when breastfeeding or pumping!

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One (1) winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on October 18th, 2017. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Katie has been married for 9 years, has 3 young children, and loves creative projects, photography, decorating, and encouraging others to pursue their ideas. She loves the Lord and feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with opportunities to enjoy creative outlets from home.

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Mommy ScenealexaKineticMargaretHeather A.E. Recent comment authors

This is very helpful. I’m gonna be a mom in 2 months. 🙂

Mommy Scene

Hi Alexa, that’s so exciting! I hope your transition to motherhood is wonderful. 🙂


Amazing post thanks for sharing these tips


I’ve tried all this…. including giving him a heavy dinner…. but nothing worked…..my son is 1.5 yrs old BT still keeps waking up throughout the night

Heather A.E.
Heather A.E.

I’m not sure yet which baby item I couldn’t live without. I’m expecting my first daughter in February. Excited and also terrified for all of the adventures to come!

Endangered Sanity
Endangered Sanity

Buttons diapers! They’re so cute! 🙂

Elizabeth O
Elizabeth O

Such a great list. Buddy back support looks so interesting and can be used even we have no baby. I will definitely check this out and shared with my friend who is giving birth next month.


Great post. This would be so helpful for those who are new parents.

pj gach

I now have some great baby shower and new mommy gift ideas. These are so clever.


I’d love to share this to my soon-to-be mom sis-in-law. It will help her a lot. Great tips.


I don’t have children yet and I got to know so many new tools that help going through this period! I believe I should check that pillow and give it as a gift to my friend who has a newborn baby now.


These are some really good tips and recommendations for new mommies. The natural toy cleaner is very useful, you don’t want to expose your new born to the chemicals in a store bought one.


Whenever one of my friends has a new baby I usually give them Sophie the Giraffe, cloth diapers, and some books. They are always favorites!


I couldn’t live without my breast pump.

Cia Black

The back buddy nursing pillow, why did I not have one :(. I didn’t even know they made something like this. Pillows do not work and boppy are great for support for the baby but it doesn’t do much for mom. This is must for breastfeeding Moms. Great listing of baby items for moms, I still use the homemade cleaner for my kids toys.

Sue Tanya McHorgh
Sue Tanya McHorgh

Aww such a cutie. Love the pics and these are some very good tips. I am not yet a mother but i have friends who are about to pop and i am sure they will find this post useful.


My friend’s baby LOVED that giraffe toy when she was a few months old! She was obsessed with it and even though she’s moved on to other toys, it’s still one of her favorites 🙂


These are all good ideas. I do not have kids but I do worry about the first couple of stages.


I don’t really know much about new borns but I’ve never seen the back support here in the UK. I imagine that would be really handy for new mums over here!


The newborn days are a blur. Really and truly, there’s nothing quite like them!

Britney Tifft
Britney Tifft

Very nice tips, I never heard of the back buddy until today. I’m expecting baby number 2 and remember having a hard time with support and positioning while nursing or just trying to get baby to sleep.


Such a fabulous giveaway!


Great giveaway full of awesome baby products


There’s something for everyone!