So much can go into a baby nursery and when you are shopping for a baby it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what's essential and which items are extra. Here are some of my personal favorites for decking out my baby's nursery and keeping my baby cozy all winter long.
Not too hot and not too cold, this cozy Kangapouch for babies and toddlers is just right! I am so excited to share with you my recent find, a wearable down comforter for my baby! Every mom struggles with keeping a baby warm without creating an unsafe sleep space with loose blankets or materials that could cause baby to overheat. This sleep sack delivers warmth within a streamlined design that also grows with baby!
Any mom with a baby can tell you two things; babies poop and love to put things into their mouth. This reality makes diapers, hygienic toys and teethers bare necessities. Many options are available to cover these basic needs and I'm excited to share with you some Eco-friendly alternatives for teething and diapering that I've successfully used with my 3 kiddos.
One month ago we welcomed home our baby girl. As with just about any newborn, her days and nights were totally backwards. She slept all day and was ready to party all night! The first month with a newborn is exhausting enough even with a baby that sleeps well. One thing we found to help our baby sleep soundly through the night is the Zen Swaddle from Nested Bean. The Nested Bean's unique Zen Sleep System is amazing, especially for babies who want to be held all the time (like my baby girl!). It gives them the feeling of closeness and mimics your soothing touch with lightly weighted pads on the sides and chest of your baby. This is our favorite way to swaddle her right now and I am sure thankful for the better sleep we've all been getting recently too!
Newton Baby is an innovative company that is leading the way in the world of infant sleep safety and safe sleep technology. Their one of kind Wovenaire Breathable Crib Mattress is not only breathable but it is also a non-toxic crib mattress and completely Eco-friendly. I received a Newton Baby Wovenaire Crib Mattress for my baby girl and have fallen in love with it! I believe it's not only the safest crib mattress on the market but also one of the most convenient to use and keep clean. I'm excited to share with you what I love about this breathable mattress.
I have about four video monitors in my house and I can say I've been pretty impressed by the iBaby M6T Digital Baby Video Camera that's packed with tons of features inside the contemporary globe design. This monitor connects to your phone or tablet so you don't have to take an extra receiver along with you. It can be rotated 360 degrees from your phone and it has a camera and video recorder built in, which can both be activated from your phone. It also has a temperature and humidity sensor, which are nice features to know about your baby's room. I'm excited to share my experience of how this all works!
Last year I had the best surprise of all, I learned I was expecting a baby boy. Our family of 4 met our little guy around Christmas time and already his first year has gone so fast! I now have 3 kids under the age of 5, so I feel like our house is filled with baby products of all kinds. I always love finding a go-to brand that fits into our busy lifestyle and solves a problem. Bathtime Baby offers naturally formulated body products that cleanse and moisturize sensitive skin without introducing harmful chemicals. Bathtime Baby products have easily become a favorite, with silky body wash that smells just like a baby should, and soft baby lotion that gently moisturizes. The diaper cream is most impressive, not greasy at all and more like a concentrated lotion.
Kids often like falling asleep to music. I don't mind the occasional request for bedtime music as long as it's not a stalling tactic. However, some songs tend to energize kids before bedtime, rather than making them feel calm and relaxed. Road to Dreamland by Jane Roman Pitt is a great option for bedtime music. This lullaby collection offers jazz flavored bedtime songs that "soothe the souls of the young and old". Titles include Over the Rainbow, Don't Forget, and Nearness of You among others; a selection of cover songs re-done in a jazzy lullaby arrangement.
HALO Sleep Sack Swaddles make swaddling your baby easy and they are safe alternative to traditional blankets. These new 100% cotton muslin swaddles are perfect for summer swaddling! Being started by father who lost his first born to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Halo is company that is dedicated first and foremost to the health, safety and well being of babies. They specialize in sleeping products for little ones that are comfortable and most importantly safe for your sleeping baby.
Silkberry Baby offers super soft baby clothes made from Eco-friendly, sustainable fabrics. Their cute designs are designed by moms in Vancouver, Canada and made from luxuriously soft bamboo rayon, organic cotton or recycled polyester. Many of their prints are playful and eye catching, while others like this sweet owl print, are gender neutral and perfect for a cuddly new baby.