Archive of ‘Newborn Essentials’ category

Newborn Essentials // Bathtime & Skincare


I’m back with the second post in my Newborn Essentials series and today we’re talking about something that caused me a great deal of anxiety when Harper was a newborn: bathtime. The first time I gave Harper a bath was in the NICU a few days before she came home from the hospital. A nurse walked me through every single step and Harper loved every second of it, especially getting her hair shampooed. So you can imagine how surprised I was when we bathed her at home for the first time and she screamed through the entire thing. She kept screaming through every bath for probably the first month of her life. Thankfully, she grew out of it, or we finally figured out what we were doing, and now bathtime is one of our favorite times of the day. These are the products that were invaluable to us during the first three months and we still use many of them now.

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Newborn Essentials // Eating & Sleeping


Now that we are almost two months out of the newborn stage, I’ve been packing up a lot of the items we depended on during Harper’s first three months of life and purchasing new things for the fun, interactive stage that we’re in now. While doing so, I’ve been thinking a lot about the things that I used on a daily basis during the first three months. I read so many blog posts about newborn baby products while I was pregnant and now that I’ve survived my own newborn phase, I wanted to create my own in hopes that it may help another new mama. It will also be helpful to look back on when I’m preparing for our future children.

I’m breaking this series up into categories because there are SO many products that I want to talk about. I decided to begin with eating and sleeping because that is all newborns do during those first few months. Below you’ll find a short review on each product as well as a link to purchase each item (most can be purchased at Target or on Amazon). You can also click directly on each item in the collage above to shop this post. If there are any products you would like me to do a full review on, just let me know in the comments and I’d be happy to! Grab some coffee because this is a long one…

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