1. Aden and Anais classic swaddles, 2. Newborn gowns from Baby Gap, 3. My Little Lamb Rock ‘n Play, 4. Covered Goods nursing cover c/o, 5. Pottery Barn Kids Lamb Thumbie, 6. Solly Wrap (I have slate grey) c/o
I have really enjoyed chatting with friends about what they think are “newborn essentials” and creating my own little collection of things to use once the baby is here.
And it’s one thing to buy a product, but a whole different thing to wash it, fold it, and put it in the nursery. His room is almost completely done, and is very well stocked with what we’ll need (and plenty of what we probably don’t need as much).
1. I heard over and over again about how great these Aden and Anais swaddling blankets are. They are thin and breathable. They can be used to swaddle, to lay on the floor and change him on, etc. My son is due in December, so we have plenty of warm blankets too, but I imagine these will be a “multi-use”sort of baby item.
2. I have several gowns for him to wear in the very, very beginning when diaper changes are frequent. The Gap ones have been the softest I’ve found, and they have the little folds at the ends of the sleeves to keep his hands covered too.
3. We purchased the Rock ‘n Play sleeper in anticipation of him sleeping in our room in the very beginning. We also have a pack ‘n play with a “top” that he could sleep on and be closer to the same height as our bed. This will be one of those things that we’ll just have to see what works. Nonetheless, I think this Rock ‘n Play will be something he could chill in even if he doesn’t sleep in it at night.
4. I’m planning on breast feeding, and while I’m going to be staying home with him, I still wanted a modest nursing cover that would help me feel comfortable nursing around friends or family. This one from Covered Goods will not only coordinate with just about everything in my wardrobe, but it’s very soft and lightweight too. What I real like about this one is that it also covers my back, so not only will I not get chilly, but I won’t have to worry about the nursing cover falling away and giving anyone a show.
5. We have a few of these tiny, plush “lovies” and they are just so cute. I wonder which one will be his favorite.
6. I wanted to have a wrap that could work from the beginning stages and so on, and I thought this Solly Wrap would do the trick. Again, this is another one of those things that we’ll just have to try out and see what works, but I like how close and secure this wrap looks for when he’s so little. For the next 24 hours you can use coupon code “SMALLTHINGS” to receive 15% off + 2-day shipping on a Solly Wrap!
I’m hoping to do a follow-up post sometime in January or February to share what I ended up using the most, or possibly added to my collection. I’m excited to get to know this little baby and see what he enjoys as well!