My thanks go out to Jessica from J. Rose Photography for writing this post for me as I travel back from New York City today!
1. Diaper bag
I have posted about What’s in my bag? and briefly mentioned my diaper bag. I love my diaper bag. Since that post I have actually had to get a new one (Always order Nordstrom people, they are the BEST at returns and exchanges! Totally worth the extra money) which I love even more. Now for some of you this bag might look huge, it is. But I’m one of those girls who even before I had a baby carried luggage for a purse. What can I say, I like to be prepared! So I looked and looked, and finally decided to go with a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag, the Weekender. It really is perfect for me, when he was a newborn I had the necessary binky’s, blankets, bottles and burp cloths (all b’s.. so weird) anyway a ton of “stuff”. Now that he’s older I don’t have all of that but we have all the snacks and toys. Plus during the summer it’s the perfect beach bag! Definitely would not want to live without this.
2. Diaper clutch
Along with having a large diaper bag I wanted to have something to be able to run into the grocery store or church with and not lug the big bag. A diaper clutch is the perfect choice. So perfect in fact that recently I’ve added this to part of my business. These clutches perfectly fit a disposable changing pad cover, two to three diapers, a few wipes and a scented plastic bag to dispose of your diaper. When I carry mine I also slipped my phone and debit card in there on many occasions to run into the store. This really is the ideal thing to have when your baby is young, you can even just keep it stocked and in your car if you don’t carry a huge bag like mine that it fits into. OR this makes the perfect baby shower gift. I’ve given it a few times now and about a month after I hear how much it has come in handy in their daily routines. If you’re interested in getting one for yourself or a friend, you can hop over to my Etsy shop Sew in Love. Whether you have this one or another, a little diaper clutch is a would not want to live without item.
3. Baby monitor
4. Selsun Blue and Bag Balm.
5. The ERGObaby carrier.
My friend Elisabeth let me borrow hers! Which is awesome because they are a bit pricey, although I’ll say after using it, totally worth the money. To even register for the another harness carrier, pointless. I haven’t used this a ton yet, just a few times but those times were a little heavenly. The padding on your shoulders is so comfortable, I kept thinking it would start hurting like the Baby Bjorn did but nope. Besides the amazingly padded shoulders, it basically puts the weight on your hips. Which works for this mama because mine are child bearing that’s for sure.. What mommy doesn’t? Recently we’ve been using it for Disneyland and love it! Would not want to be without that for sure.
Having a baby is such a FUN adventure! I find more joy now in just the day-to-day life stuff.. If you’re getting ready to have a little one of your own, you are in for the ride of your life! I hope reading about what has helped me.. will help you! xoxo j.