Since I had a baby a month ago I thought I would share my top 5 mommy/baby must haves with you.
#1- aden and anais bamboo blankets.
These blankets are the softest ever! They are super large and perfect for swaddling, they are also great to use as nursing covers. You can also use them to cover your car seat. They are super light, so if you are having a summer baby you should get them.
#2- MAM Pacifiers
The best thing about these pacifiers is that they come in a plastic box that also doubles as a sterilizer. You just place the pacifier inside and fill the box with water and heat it in your microwave for 3 minutes. It's so much easier than having to boil your pacifiers on the stove! I love it! You can also use the box to hold clean pacifier in your diaper bag.
#3- Lansinoh Gel Pads
The lactation consultant in the hospital introduced me to these. I'm not sure when they came out but this is the first time I've heard of them. I wish I would have had them after I had my first daughter. These pads give you cooling soothing relief when you have sore cracked nipples. My baby did some damage the first few days by not nursing correctly and I was in so much pain. These pads offered some relief, it was awesome! If you are planning on nursing I would buy a pack. I think they are around $10 for 2 sets and they last for 4 days each. You will probably only need them the first week or two.
#4- Gilligan and O'Malley 2 pack nursing sleeping bra
I never used sleeping bra's before when I nursed my older two daughters. Sleeping in a normal nursing bra was so uncomfortable! This pack is from Target and is around $20. I bought a 2 pack on sale for $11.
#5- Freezer Meals
My sister came to visit the weekend after I had the baby. She brought me a weeks worth of freezer meals, it was the best gift ever! The week after our help left we ate the freezer meals. It's so hard to make dinner when you have a newborn, it was such a relief to just be able to pop a meal in the oven. Especially if you have a fussy baby. There are tons of freezer meal recipes on Pinterest you could use. I think the weeks worth of meals would also be an awesome baby shower gift. I wish I would have made some more myself before the baby was born.