Now that we are on our third baby, Justin and I really know what is needed and what simply isn’t when it comes to newborn gear. We hung on to so many things from the boys’ baby days so we really didn’t need to purchase much of anything for Emily!
Stupidly we didn’t store our car seat well and it developed mold in the attic so we replaced it with a new one, but other than that almost every other baby item we had is back in action!
So after 3 kids, these are some of my long time loves that I’ve used for all the kids.
I received a Spectra breast pump through insurance and was very excited to try it since I had heard so many great things. I still had my Medela Pump in Style from when I had David, so I thought I would keep one up in my office and one in the kitchen area and use both. Perhaps old habits die hard, but I’m favoring my Medela pump much more than the Spectra. I’m able to pump a lot more with Medela, but I’ll still use the Spectra when I’ve run out of clean pumping attachments! I read this post comparing the two from another mom, so check that out if you want another opinion!
I’ve loved UPPAbaby gear since David. Their strollers are my favorite and I love the Mesa car seat as well. We originally bought a single stroller, the Cruz, when I was expecting David but when we found out I was pregnant with Luke so soon after having David, UPPAbaby was kind enough to send over a Vista stroller, which has the option to be the double. My boys LIVED in that stroller. LIVED I tell you. And it never let me down either.
So now we are back to using it, essentially as a single stroller since the boys are walking or scootering everywhere now, but I’m so happy to have a stroller that the car seat clicks into seamlessly. I’m sure Emily will log a lot of miles in walks in the Vista!
My favorite burp cloths and bibs are the MatiMati brand. They are so soft and thick. I will also lay one of these down if I need to change her on the floor!
A lot of her clothes are from Old Navy, Target and H&M. It’s funny, within only a few hours of her being born she probably received about 30 outfits from friends and family. Girl clothes are so much fun, I’m having a blast dressing her. I bought these cute little fruit swaddles from Target and have been using them a ton in this first month or so. They are large, so good for swaddling, but lightweight and breathable.
We’ve been loving the Tommee Tippee bottles, the Avent bottle warmer and these velcro swaddles for bedtime. With David, Justin and my first son, Justin would swaddle him in two swaddles every single night, multiple times a night after he hate. With Emily, ain’t nobody got time for dat, we’re using velcro swaddles that take about 3 seconds to put on. My only note is that the velcro is STRONG so it’s loud when you take it apart.
In general we really haven’t added too many new things to our gear, and I’m so glad to get a lot of use out of baby stuff we already had!