We stood in one aisle and looked at all our options. A few minutes passed and we were still standing there...bewildered....dumbfounded. "Do you know what you want," D asked me. "No, do you know what we need," I asked him back. As new parents, we had NO idea what on earth we needed. There were a billion brands of bottles, dozens of baby monitor options, and a whole lot of things that looked neat but probably not anything that we would really need. Finally, we just gave up thinking and went crazy with the scanner. We scanned anything and everything. We even went to the diaper aisle and scanned a box of diapers and then put "100" in the quantity amount. We had heard through the grapevine that babies go through a lot of diapers.
Once Little Man arrived, we were able to quickly assess what we did and did not need. There were multiple things in his closet that were still in their original box. I hadn't really done my research, I'll admit it. But considering I was still teaching (which takes up a LOT of your time) and the fact that we moved during the last couple of months of my pregnancy, I think it's safe to say that I had a few other things on my mind.
Over the past 9 months, D and I have made several
So, in honor of Mother's Day and any new moms or moms-to-be out there, here are the first 5 of my 10 Mommy Must Haves (from birth to 9 months)!
I've used my cotton nursing cover almost every day since Little Man was born. It was a baby shower gift and one of my most-used by far! It's lightweight and has terrycloth pockets for quick clean up and for storing pacifiers, tissues, etc. I also love the rigid neckline that allows me to have eye contact with Little Man.
I love seeing how fascinated Little Man is when I pop in his . When I need a free moment to get some laundry done or anything else that requires both of my hands, it's nice to be able to distract Little Man for a little bit with something entertaining and educational. Little Man is also a big fan of the videos (featuring Jodi Benson...aka THE LITTLE MERMAID...which makes me a pretty big fan too).
You can view the next 5 items here!
Any moms out there have a must-have(s) of their own? Leave a comment! Share your mommy wisdom :-)