bébé must haves

baby must haves

One - Mustela PhysioBébé no water soap solution - I recently discovered this product and absolutely love it; a must have staple in the diaper bag. My hands tend to dry out when using too much alcohol disinfectant, so this is a great alternative and no water needed. It will also be handy once she is older and getting into messes.

Two - La Roche Posay Cicaplast baume B5 - Anything by this brand is really great. Their products are non scented and their ingredients are safe to use on a baby's delicate skin. I love using a small dab on her scalp after a bath, since it tends to get dry.

Three - MyBaby sound spa - Chloé sleeps with a sound machine in her nursery (on a fan setting) so this little portable sound machine is great when she ends up napping at someone else's home. There are different settings for sounds, as well as music. There is also timer and a handy clip so it can easily hook on to any crib or playpen.

Four - Aden & Anais - This brand carries amazing products. I use the sleep sacks, muslin blankets, swaddle blanket, burp cloths and bath cloths. Baby is guaranteed to be comfortable in any of their products. Bonus, they get softer as you wash them; I only wish they made larger ones for mama!

Five - Carter's white bodysuits - When Chloé was born I had a variety of different bodysuits to wear under her sleepers, but as she grew I quickly favourited the Carter ones. I found that they do not shrink as much as other sleepers and they're made a tad slimmer and longer which is what Chloé needs. My sister in law told me I would be using these a lot and she was definitely right. They're a must have in baby's wardrobe. 

Six - Avent soother - Chloé immediately took to soothers. She used a different one for a couple of weeks as a newborn, but then seemed to prefer these ones, so I bought a few to never go out without one. I put one in her diaper bag, one in the nursery and I have an extra one in case. She used them until she discovered her thumb (which is much easier), so now she rarely takes them, but definitely a must have for the first 3 months.

baby must haves

Seven - Bugaboo Donkey stroller - This stroller was a gift so I didn't shop around much or compare to other strollers, but I have yet to find one thing wrong with it. It comes with a bassinet (for when Chloé was a newborn), which converts to the seat above. The side basket is so useful and there's extra storage space underneath; there's even a cup holder for my coffee! There are a ton of other accessories available like a bug net, a rain cover, etc. You can also customize the colours to your liking. We went with this classic cream and black version. Bonus; if you decide to have baby number two, another seat can be added to make it a "double" stroller. Truly a genius design and I would definitely recommend this brand (with many other models available) to everyone!

Eight - Boon grass drying rack - I love this so much I have two of them! I love its simple modern design and how easy and sturdy it keeps bottles, spoons and other baby items upright for drying. 

Nine - Baby Brezza - This is at the top of my list for baby items. I was only able to nurse at the beginning, so when I made the switch from breast milk to formula, I found myself complaining a lot about heating up bottles (especially in the middle of night). I really dreaded all the time I had to spend preparing the bottles in advance (time is precious as a new mom). I found this machine online and my friend had it shipped over to me and it has honestly changed my life (in terms of bottle feeding). The baby breeza mixes the formula (any brand) and water into the bottle and is heated to the perfect temperature for baby. There's a setting for different amounts, so no measuring, no mixing and no heating up bottles. All you have to do is push one button and you have the perfect bottle every time. If you are bottle feeding or even both, get this now (and thank me later!). 

Ten - Pia Whallen cross blanket - I decided to splurge on a little something for Chloé and I am so glad I did. Since she was born during the winter and the months leading up were so cold, this blanket definitely came in handy. We used it under her car seat cover and as a wrap in her stroller when out for walks. This blanket is the perfect size for babies (see one of her monthly pictures here) and it is so cozy. Also it's aesthetically pleasing and does not scream baby, which makes for a nice piece to leave out in the living room. 

Eleven - Dr.Brown easy flow glass bottles - When switching over to bottle feeding I decided on glass bottles (I personally don't like plastic bottles) and found these online at Babies R us. What I love about them is the insert, which prevents air bubbles as well as creates a steadier flow. The nipples also come in different stages; I used the preemies when she was a newborn and now continue to use the number 1. 

Twelve - ikea Päong chair - I opted for this chair IKEA chair instead of a rocking chair for feeding. I liked that it had more of a "bouncy" feeling, which I found more comfortable. I also like that it has a sleek and modern design and does not take up a lot of space which is bonus. (see all the different colours here)

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