I am so excited to finally share this post with all of you! It has been a long time coming and I absolutely love all of these baby items! Our little man will be here in 5 weeks give or take and I am finally starting to feel like I am prepared. Since this is my third pregnancy, I have seen and used many baby items and this pregnancy I wanted to be very specific with what items I wanted. Mostly because I knew what I would and would not use from past experience. Below I have listed some of my favorite items that I cannot wait to surround baby Ford with!
I cannot get over how precious these two items are. One is a pacifier clip and the other is a rattle toy for the car seat. These items are every bit precious as they are in the pictures. Mercy (my youngest) would lose her pacifier ALL the time, and I only wish I knew about these adorable clips a few years ago. I reached out to Lidia because I loved all the tiny details that went into each item. I haven't seen any crocheted items similar to this before so when I saw it I knew I had to have it! Her crochet work is excellent and I would highly recommend her to all my mommy friends. You can find her Etsy site here.
One of my favorite things about Instagram is finding new shops. It seems like the possibilities are endless when you start browsing, similar to Google. However, sometimes you come across an account and you instantly fall in love with what you see. For me that was with Rookie Humans. These crib sheets are just the absolute cutest! We don't have baby boys crib set up yet so that is why you only see the mattress, but you have to take a minute and browse through all the different sheet options that are available. There is so much creativity in each one, completely untraditional from the sheets I am used to seeing in the stores. It makes the babies room that much more appealing! Rookie Humans Instagram account can be found here, along with their website here. I will be sure to add more pictures once the crib is all set up and baby boy is here!
I love, love this bag! If you saw my insta stories a few weeks ago I went into full details all about this bag. There are so many pockets and zippers on the inside and outside you never have to worry about not having enough room. I knew I wanted a backpack style diaper bag and when I found this brand on Insta and they had my favorite color I knew that was the diaper bag for me. It also comes with a long strap so if you prefer to wear it on your shoulder or as a crossbody bag you can style it that way as well. You will be seeing this on repeat! You can find this exact bag (along with a whole bunch of other adorable items) HERE.
Bare Faced Notions
When I was pregnant with my first I received a bight, pink Boppy pillow and used it all the time. When we found out we were having a girl for our next baby again it came in really handy. Well when baby #3 came along and we found out it was a boy, I knew I needed a new cover that was not screaming bubblegum pink. I did not want to go out and buy just any traditional cover so I went to good ole Insta and found, Bare Faced Notions. Alysse makes handmade covers for the Boppy Pillows and there were so many fabric options to choose from. I know you can buy covers from the store, but I wanted something that would be original and handpicked for babies nursery. I was able to customize the fabric for the top and bottom of the cover. When the package arrived in the mail it was so beautifully wrapped together with perfect instructions on how to apply the cover. Soooo easy to put on, took about 30 seconds and a little bit of arm muscle! Alysse also makes crib sheets, burp cloths, changing pad covers and much more on her Esty shop. You can find all the details right HERE.
If you are looking for an item that does the work of 4 different things for the everyday busy mom life, I have the perfect thing for you. Covered Goods is a company that created a multi-use nursing cover and it is fantastic! It can be used as a nursing cover, carseat cover, scarf, and shopping cart cover. I want to know, where was this when I had my first baby?! :) The material is so buttery soft and stretchy. I cannot wait to be able to use this on the regular! It was hard for me to take pictures without the baby, so once he arrives be on the lookout for all the different ways I will be using it. It also could work as a blanket, especially if mom wears these as a scarf and leaves her scent on it. Baby will be able to snuggle up right next to it and drift off to sleep. These retail for only $34.99 and are worth every penny for all the uses you get out of them. Here is the website where you can see all the different fabric options they offer.
Robins Lullaby Boutique
With each new baby means new opportunities to find baby products and I loved these little burp cloths by RobinsLullabyBoutique. I love supporting and sharing about other mom bosses and Robin is not only running her own business, she also is a mom to 3 little girls. Her Etsy shop has multiple items and you can have your child's name monogrammed on a bib or burp cloth. I love the personalization aspect for each item. Her handmade burp clothes are 100% cotton and much thicker then the average burp cloth you will find in a store. Perfect to throw in a diaper bag, baby supply bucket and would make amazing baby shower gifts! You can browse all her options and ADORABLE fabric prints right HERE, at her Esty shop.
Lollipop Baby Camera
There're so many baby monitors out there. So how do you choose just one? You find the monitor that can do it all. Lollipop baby monitors are the most unique monitor I have ever seen. First the design allows you to bend and mold the monitor to fit perfectly on the crib for babies one year and younger. Once the child grows past the first year, you can easily mount it to the wall. The baby monitor has an app that once you download you can livestream your baby sleeping. It also tracks data history, allowing you to track when baby cries or when their sleep is interrupted. The longer you use the monitor, the better you will be able to track what goes on in your little ones sleep. It also allows you to play music or white noise without having to go into babies room. There are additional features such as recording videos of baby and push to talk options. If you are looking for a modern high tech gadget, this is it! Here is a direct link for the monitor: Lollipop Baby Monitor.
Last but certainly not least is BabySoy clothing. BabySoy is a clothing line that is not only chemical free but has won many awards such as the Parent Tested Parent Approved award and several others. Lets be honest, there are so many boutiques on the web to find adorable clothes for your littles. But do you know what those clothes are made out of? When those precious babies go from womb to arms, we as parents have to make every decision for them. Some decisions are easier than others and when it comes to an organic, chemical free clothing I am all for it. One less thing that can bring harm to my little one! I love the different collections BabySoy has to offer and variety of items. HERE is the full website where you can find all their products.
So there you have it! Some of my favorite items and why. I would love to hear any feedback you may have about these items or any other baby related things you have seen and loved. Feel free to leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.