Here are a few things that are essential in our home with a new baby, some new, some tried and true from past babies.
Mr. Two was a very difficult baby. He wanted to be held all the time. As long as he was being held, he was happy, but put him down and he would scream until he was picked up again. No kidding, if I was making dinner, he would cry until I finished and picked him up, even with him sitting in the kitchen so he could see me and interact with me while I was cooking. I wish I had a better baby carrier with him. I resolved to shell out the 40 plus dollars to buy a Moby wrap with our next baby.
I am very lucky to have a talented sister in law who made me a baby wrap for Christmas this year. I use it all the time. I love it! Mr. Three is snug and happy and I have my hands free to do other things, such as chase Mr. Two, clean house, etc. Another benefit? It is so comfortable for me to wear. No aching back, no uneven stiffness in shoulders that you get when using a baby sling. It is a little warm in the summer, but it's worth it. I call this carrier my sanity saver!
I just finished sewing a nursing cover using this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets. It was simple to make and will really come in handy. I have always just covered up with a blanket when nursing outside of my home, but it is really warm in the summer. This cover is made from a light cotton, so it will be much cooler and give me good coverage.
I do a lot of reading when I am nursing. I am always looking for a great book for me to read, but I also take this time to read to my boys as well. My older ones enjoy the attention and my little one gets to hear my voice and be read to as well. You can never start reading too early!
This is a gotta have to cover up those awesome dark circles under my eyes. Love the baby, miss my sleep...
What are some of your baby necessities? Just wondering...