Hello! Many first time moms like myself go a bit overboard when it comes to shopping for our new little bundle. Of course when I found out about my first little bundle I started buying everything under the sun and fast forward to now, he didn’t use more than half of the crap I bought! I wanted to create a post to showcase products that really came of use to me.
You’d be surprised by how little baby’s actually need. All though I spent more money than I really needed to, I learned a lot for the future. This has taught me a lot of self control with my money and most importantly that your baby needs YOU more than materialistic things. Some items will have direct links and some items are items you can find at places such as Walmart and Target.
Here is my list of my top essentials for first time moms:
Baby kangaroo: This product helped me get so much done. I spent tons of money on different carries (Thanks instagram lol) but my baby ended up loving this inexpensive one here: that my mom recommended, thanks girl 🙂
Hakka manual breast pump: I produced a lot of breast milk so when my son fed on one side I used this breast pump to catch leakage from the other breast. It was especially useful for night feedings. This is where majority of my milk stash came from. Also it is way more convenient than the electric pump.
Short sleeve onesies/footed onesies: My baby lived in these. I bought so many “outfits” that he did not wear. Baby’s love to be free. I used a few outfits for doctors appointments but they are not a necessity.
Wash cloths: Instead of buying fancy burp cloths, my mom recommended cheap wash cloths and they were a life saver, in expensive, and had multiple uses.
Socks: I did not go crazy with shoes. I bought tons of socks and they made life so much easier for me and comfortable for baby.
Fleece blankets: I racked up on $2 fleece blankets from Walmart which they usually put out around fall.
Gripe water: My LO was a very gassy baby and gripe water was a life saver. It is all natural.
Pregnancy Pillow: Pregnancy pillows are not only great for mom during pregnancy but also work well as a cheap dock a tot style lounger and breast feeding pillow.
Baby swing: A baby swing is a must have to keep you hands free when needed. It is also a great way to soothe baby.
Functional diaper bag: Trust me, when juggling a newborn functionality is everything. Take time to research a bag that fits your lifestyle. I recommend a nylon style tote with a purse organizer. They are spacious, easy to clean, and still CUTE.
I’ll be updating this post periodically because I know I am missing a few things (mom brain!!!).
*Affiliate links are used. If you decide to purchase from this list I recieve a small commission at no extra cost to you :)*
It’s safe to say that 2018 was a very exciting year for me. I welcomed my baby boy, my first child into the world on October 30th, 2018. He is the sweetest and cutest little bundle of joy. This experience was something that I would re-live 1000x.
My pregnancy was an easy one I must say, besides the morning sickness! I had an amazing support system between my boyfriend and my mom so I was able to really soak up this experience for the first time. My son was originally due on November 15th but he came a bit earlier than expected due to my amniotic sack leaking. I thought that I was going in for a routine prenatal visit and boy was I wrong. My doctor told me that she wanted me to deliver the next day. Now me being someone who has never experienced pregnancy was so scared ( I literally cried). I was scared, nervous, and excited that I was bringing this tiny human into the world.
I have to say that my delivery was very smooth sailing and I thank God for zero complications. Being a new mom has been such a life changing experience and I have a new outlook on my life and my goals. My son has given me a boost of motivation that I have never felt before. I must say I am still getting used to juggling being an entrepreneur and a new mom but he makes it so easy and worth it for me.
As I am sure you all can tell by the title my big return announcement is that I am expecting my first bundle of joy! I am so excited to be starting this new chapter in my life and sharing it with all of you.
Watch my pregnancy announcement and life update
When you become pregnant you fall in love with someone you’ve never met.
This journey so far has been such a rewarding experience for me. I have learned so much about not only myself but my purpose as well. As you can see my blog got a new makeover, I deleted all of my blog post, and I started my entire YouTube channel over from scratch. You’re probably wondering, why? Well, the short answer is that I needed a fresh start. Let me explain, I took a long hiatus from my blog and YouTube to figure out what direction I want to go in. I was not happy with the type of content I was producing and I needed to get my life together (lol).
My new content will be focused on my journey as a mother, a business owner, and my lifestyle. Yes it was tough deleting all of my post and starting over but I knew that in order to take my blog to the next level and continue to grow I need to create content that I loved and ultimately enjoyed creating.