1. Ergobaby Adapt 3-Position Carrier
I've taked about Ergobaby about a million times on this blog, and for good reason- they are simply the best carriers! I've used the Original, 360, Performance, you name it...but since have Charlie Ergobaby has come out with a brand new product I can't wait to try myself- the Adapt. The Adapt carrier does not need an infant insert, so you can use it from birth (7 pounds) through the toddler years (45 pounds). I've helped countless mamas use this carrier, but never worn my own baby in it, and I can't wait to try it out.
2. Ergobaby Nursing Pillow
I've used every nursing pillow you can think of- the BreastFriend, Boppy, etc. I actually liked all of them for different reasons, but I am most looking forward to using the Natural Curve pillow by Ergo. I love how there is that curve so baby is turned towards you, which absolutely helps with latch. I've used it with fake babies a dozen times at shows or events, and even with a doll, I've been able to see how the firm pillow and design will be super helpful for nursing in bed or in a chair. I'll keep you posted!
3. Finn + Emma Play Gym
How beautiful is this playgym? One of my favorite things about this one is that it isn't attached to a mat. With both boys I used the standard type of playmat that was fastened to a plush mat. When spit up, or a blown out diaper, or whatever else happens the mat would be out of commission until it was washed and dried...and subsequently the bar and toys were too! I like that you can move this around easily, and put it right on top of whatever surface or blanket you choose and if something happens you can just move it. Plus, it's gorgeous. A win-win. Also- get 15% off here!
I shared a whole post about my DockaTot questions over on Instagram and received so much good feedback! My biggest question was- is the hype surrounding this item for real? I feel like every parent I know has one, but I couldn't figure out what it was, outside of a big pillow. Well silly me, the resounding answer was "YES! You need one!" I learned from about 100 moms (no joke) that it's the best portable baby bed ever, but it also goes beyond a bed. It's a breathable place where baby can safely hang out anywhere in the house, and it's just an overall must-have. I'm really excited for ours to arrive. Get $10 off here!
5. BabyBling Bows
Bows, bows, and more bows! So many mamas have suggested this brand to me, and I received a few of them at the celebratory baby lunch my girlfriends threw me this past weekend. I don't know much about bows (yet!), but these are so soft and stretchy and seem super comfortable. Can't wait to try them out on Olive girl.
6. Puj Tub
Another baby item I've seen everywhere but we never had with the boys. It seems like a simple solution to help baby bathe safely in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, wherever! I also like that it goes flat and can be hung to dry. Another thing I'll keep you posted on.
7. Owlet Baby Monitor
If I had to pick one thing I'm the most excited about, it's this. If you're a long time blog reader you know how much I loved the Snuza and used it with both of the boys. I appreciated the peace of mind so much, but there were definitely things I would have changed about the product. In the time since Charlie was a newborn, Owlet came on the market and is definitely something I couldn't imagine doing without. I'm someone who needs to know my baby is okay in order to sleep myself, so the safety and security this little device will bring us will be priceless.
8. Skip Hop Activity Center
We gave away a lot of our bigger items when Charlie grew out of them, so one of the big things we need for Olive is an activity center. This one is so cute, and isn't ugly in the least like many products in the same genre! I always hated having big, plastic thing taking up a ton of space and this seems to have a small footprint as well. Have you tried this out? The reviews are great, and this is definitely on our must-get list.
9. Plum + Sparrow Moses Basket
I never used a Moses Basket with either boy but have always admired them. I love their simplicity and beauty, but also their portability. I think baby can never have too many places to sleep anyway, right? ;) I really fell in love with the Plum + Sparrow baskets and can't wait to receive our natural colored one (with a white pom!). As an added bonus, once Olive grows out of the bassinet it will make a perfect baby doll holder and toy for later on in her big-kid room. I love that.
10. Brentwood Home Wildfern 2-Stage Crib Mattress
I will be sharing a lot more about Brentwood Home in the next few weeks, but in the meantime I wanted to share how happy I am to have this mattress for baby Olive. The 2-stage Wildfern is filled with a firm organic coconut-husk layer for infants, with a plush organic latex layer on the other side for your growing toddler so you can flip it over when they're ready. There's a lot more to this amazing mattress I will talk about in some upcoming posts (plus a giveaway!), but I'll leave this here for now and just say- we're excited.
11. Loved by Sophia Claire bows
More bows! I'm learning you can never have enough. I've come across so many different bow companies on Instagram (and I'm looking forward to trying them all!) but I love these in particular due to the small size. They look very comfortable too.
12. Bebe au Lait products
I've had the opportunity to work with this brand closely and the first thing I love about them is that they are created, owned, and run by the sweetest people in the world. The second thing is the amazing quality of their products. If you haven't had a chance to feel one of their swaddle blankets or snuggle blankets you are missing out! I'm very excited to use these items with Olive, and they also have a huge line of anything else you might need for baby, from crib sheets to hooded towels. Love it all.
That's it for now but like I mentioned above, please let me know if there's anything else I should have my eye on! And don't forget to check out the first post in this series.