Friday, January 25, 2013

0-6 Month Needs for Baby & Momma!

I have officially survived 6 months of being a Mom!!
The best job I have ever had. I have been so blessed to have been able to stay home with her since she was born but that is soon changing as I am going back to finish my last five weeks of cosmetology school. (Insert tears and depression.) Luckily she will be staying with my Mom and BF because they have flexible schedules and will make it work for those short five weeks.
Oh and by the way. I changed my blog design for the third time since starting this blog only a couple months ago. I think nap time boredom gets the best of me sometimes!

On to the reason for my post. As I've said before, I love seeing other Momma bloggers "favorites." They usually influence my "must have every baby product" buying habit and really helped me deciding products to purchase when I was pregnant. So instead of putting everything i have tried and used for the last six months, (that would be a cluttered mess) I picked my top essential things I have used pretty much every day since we brought miss princess home from the hospital up until now. I like products that are versatile with every age and stage because these babies grow so damn fast how can you possibly keep up!! Growing out of clothes and diapers is enough change for Me... Of course her car seat and stroller and very important essentials but these are things that are not a must need but a must have!

Boppy: If you nurse, this is essential. I personally only used this for about two months until nursing was just second nature to Me, but then used it for playtime to help her sit up until she could do so on her own and I now use it as a pillow in bed.
Bumbo: I know this was recalled, but people, come on, use your brains! Honestly leaving your kid on a table unattended in this is just common sense shit. Sorry, rant over. But I think the bumbo is very useful for unassisted sitters and I still use it now for dinner time when I don't use the high chair.
MAM Pacifiers: Love, Love, Love. I was very hesitant to use pacifiers at first because I was worried about nipple confusion but then at about two weeks old I used them just for nap time and bed time and occasionally fussy moments. These seem to stay in her mouth the best and they are the cutest in my opinion. Life savers!!
Sophie: I know this is on every ones favorite list but it really is the shit! We got this when she was five weeks old and she didn't really care about it, but everyday she seemed to notice it and like it more and more and now its our go to toy. This damn giraffe can do no wrong! I would have bought this thing if it was 40 dollars. This is a must.
Cat Teether Rattle: This was Harper's very first toy ever! Awww :) I hooked it on her car seat and she would stare at it, and to this day it is still one of her favorites. She loves chewing on the teether parts and it has crinkly noises, it rattles, and has a mirror on the back. I call it the "sun cat" lol. We love our Sun Cat!
Fisher Price Swing: The only other way my child will sleep besides my arms is this swing! The first few days we were home she slept in this at night, but now we co sleep. But she still takes 2-3 naps a day in this beauty. To be honest I really wanted the 4moms mamaroo, but I still like this Fisher Price one a lot. Its very cute, it has music, and you can change the position of the swing. The only downside is that it takes up so much room and cant be moved around. But all in all a swing is a swing and I am grateful for swings! 

I also wanted to add a Mommy essential list because hello if it wasn't for us there would be no baby to make a list for. These are most used baby related products of the last seven months!

Caffeine: They should just give you an IV of caffeine immediately after giving birth! Bye sleep, hello exhaustion! The only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning (besides a crying baby) is knowing I am going to go drink my morning coffee, and then my pop addiction follows (specifically coke) for the rest of the day. I know they say to be careful about the caffeine intake while nursing but I have never had a problem with it but I also only probably have my cup of coffee and a pop or two the whole day so its not like I'm chugging can after can all day, (although I have considered it.)
Mother's Milk Tea: I started drinking this when H was around three months old because my supply totally leveled off and I got freaked out and I thought I was drying up. Later to realize that my body was just finally regulating my supply after knowing Harper's eating habits. Isn't the body amazing!! This really does help to boost supply though and I still use it a lot just to maintain the girls. It taste weird and smells like black licorice which i hate, but is an amazing alternative to fenugreek.
Backpack Diaper Bag: I tried the shoulder diaper bag, I tried the cross body diaper bag, but the backpack is my favorite right now. Yeah, not really the chicest and this one is not even a diaper bag, but its the most convenient for me. My sister got me this bag (mine is a flowery print and way cuter) and its perfect because its a canvas material so I can easily wash it and it was $40 which is amazing! Go get yourself a backpack and save your sanity. 
Nursing Tank: I live in this nursing tank and sports bras. I'm all about comfort and accessibility and this does the job perfectly!
Lansinoh Nursing Pads: I went through boxes of these for the first couple months!! Holy cow!!! (literally COW.) No one told me about this leaky mess my life was coming too... I learned my lesson the hard way when I went to Babies R Us when Harper was three days old. It was literally maybe 45 minutes after leaving the house and I felt my shirt all wet, looked down, and yes yes it was soaked! We left immediately with these pads in hand. I wore these everyday for at least three to four months and now I only wear them if I go out in public and always, always have extras in your bag because you will soak through them early on in the game! I like this brand the best because they fill up like a diaper and they don't stick to your nipples like other brands. I know sorry TMI but its the truth!
Medela Harmony Breast Pump: So this bad boy was what I was going to BRU for the day I became a waterfall. I was trying to start a stash right away so I just got this super easy manual pump for the early days when I didn't know what I was doing. (I still don't...) I now have an electric one that I will be using at school but this one works great and its easy to use and take on the go. Plus, I love anything Medela. 

As I sit here typing this, I just realized my whole life revolves around boobs! What has my life come too? A couple years ago I was trying to find the perfect shirt and bra to make my boobs look bigger as I get ready to go out with my friends, and now I'm laying in bed with my sweet baby girl telling the world about my boobs. HA! I wouldn't trade this life for anything. Happy Friday Night!!! :)

Here's my new SEVEN month old! tear...


  1. Ahh leaving the little one for the first time is SO hard, but it definitely gets more tolerable over time. I had to go back to work full time when Sophia was three months old. The first day is definitely the worst. Good luck mama! But leaving sweet Harper with your mom will put your mind at ease!

    1. Aw thanks... In a way I'm kind of excited to be able to be around people again, but yeah I'm scared for the first day!

  2. Ha I loved this! Congrats momma and keep it up. I honestly don't see many blogs that talk about breastfeeding. It's the most amazing thing! My little man is about to be 11 months and I'm still bf him. My supply is going down because he eats most solids but I sill wanted to continue bf even after he turns one. Where can I find that tea

    1. I know, I can't believe how in love I am with BFing! I feel so lucky to be able to with ease and I am very proud of myself and her lol! That's awesome!!! I always planned on at least a year but now I'm just going to keep going until we're both done (hopefully not like 5 years) but longer than a year ha! I get that tea at Target and its actually a different brand at Target but its usually at any store where they sell hot tea!