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Mar 28, 2019

baby must-haves 0-6 months

Happy Thursday friends!! 

hope everyone is having a beautiful week, we are almost to the weekend!! yay! but it also means i am only a handful of days away from going back to work! so sad to leabe my babies all day but they will be with their daddy so it won't be too bad... we are still working on baby boy's sleep and bottle feeding. Positive vibes he gets it in a few days haha

anyway, i partnered up with a few of my mommy bloggers i love to share some of our very favorite baby must haves! especially for babies 7 months and under! 

HERE ARE MINE!

all linked at the end! and i am also sharing them in my stories and sharing my beautiful mamas, so check out my INSTAGRAM - click HERE 

1. Hatch Nursery - ok this is my YOU HAVE TO GET THIS product! i tell EVERY MAMA i know about this one! we have FOUR, yes FOUR! one for each baby, one in our room and we recently put one in our living room for when the baby naps in the rock n play! I LOVE THIS SOUND MACHINE - it has a bunch of different sounds, we use waves crashing and white noise, but they also have birds chirping (works great if you want to use it to wake baby), also lullabies and different color lights! so we use dark and very dim orange for night time and recently baby C decided she wants blue for nighttime. you can also have the colors change when you want to gently wake baby up in the mornings! another amazing thing is you can control everything via bluetooth with an app on your phone! it is THE BEST sound machine i have ever used! makes a graet gift too if you know a mama-to-be!

2. Rock n Play Sleeper - so this may not be a shock to you because i feel like everyone talks about this and how much they love it. we love it because it sits at incline which is great because both my babies had bad reflux so it worked well and of course they love the gentle rocking. i tried not using it too much in the beginning with baby boy because i didn't want him to get used to so much rocking, but it doesn't matter now because he always wants to be held haha and he's not a great sleeper. we usually only use it for his second and third nap of the day, so he's not always in it. anyway, i think its great to have!

3. Halo 360 Bassinest - this was sent to me right before i had baby boy and I AM SO GRATEFUL! why i didn't have this with baby C i don't know! its AHHHMAZING! our bed sits pretty high, so this is great because it can swivel right above our bed so i don't have to get up. the dock a tot also fits perfectly inside if you are a dock a tot lover (we are, but it is not recommended, just do you!). it glides and swivels so smoothly, has music and also vibrates! it is defintiely a GAME CHANGER especially if baby wakes up in the middle of the night! 

4. Milk Snob cover - the ORIGINAL! there are so many dupes and copies of this cover and they all pretty work the same but the quality of Milk Snob is the best! they have so many colors and prints, including disney ones! they also have a luxe version, which i got for baby boy and i love it! it is so soft!! what's great about this covers, is it works as a nursing cover, a carseat cover, cover for a high chair when you go out to eat! so many uses! i love using ours! check out my instastories to see it in action!

5. Toy Arch - we love our O ball toy arch! sadly i can't find ours online anymore, got it on Amazon, but i did link this one which is pretty much the same thing! this is a new toy for us, we didn't have it with baby C, but baby boy LOVES it and i LOVE it because it can go anywhere! on the rock n play sleeper, the bassinet, the carseat or stroller! he also loves the toys that come with it but we love that with the O Ball one, we can ad our own toys too! 

6. Baby Shusher - this is another definite MUST HAVE - we got it for baby C and used it all the time until i had baby boy and now he uses it! it is great for car rides or when you're out. it has a 15 and 30 minute timer and it is the most soothing SHHHHHH sound, which is also a real person by the way. it is the perfect sound, seriously so soothing! 

7. Baby Booties - we love these baby booties because they are super soft and super easy to put on and they do NOT fall off, like so many baby socks! we just ordered these cotton striped ones for baby boy, in my stories i share a fuzzy one we got for the winter! 

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hope you all enjoyed this post! any questions please feel free to leave a comment or DM me on instagram! 

xo, steph

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CommentsCategories mom life, expecting mom, motherhood Tags mom, mom to be, baby products, motherhood, mom life

Sep 28, 2018

newborn diaper bag with FAWN DESIGN

happy F R I D A Y friends!!

hope everyone had a nice, easy week! just want to start off with a quick update on my condition. if you didn't see is from my instastories..i have been in the hospital with preterm labor since last friday! i was admitted really early last friday due to preterm labor contractions.. i will be 32 weeks tomorrow and i delivered my baby girl at 33.5 weeks so i have to be really careful. i basically started having painful contractions late last thursday night.. so went into the hospital and was in preterm labor. got admitted and got all the meds to stop the contractions -- basically feeling like craaaaap. i have been in the hospital and not able to leave or get up except to go to the bathroom and have a quick shower for a week now, and let me tell ya.. it aint easy laying around all day not being able to do anything. its definitely hard on baby c since she doesn't understand why i can't pick her up or play with her at the park.. so hard seeing her upset and all i wanna do is pick her up.. the last few days she has adjusted really well and has been in really good spirits! anywho.. for now i am stable and hoping to keep this baby boy in for at least a few more weeks! i want to thank all of you that reached out to me with your positive thoughts and prayers! i got so many amazing messages.. it means so much to me!! so thank you!!

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ok so moving on to today's post -- when i took these photos and was planning all the things i need in my newborn diaper bag, i thought to myself, wow this is kinda early thinking about what i need in a newborn diaper bag -- now i'm kinda glad i got a few things together seeing that this baby boy may be coming sooner than expected. so i thought this would be fun and helpful to show you what i think are the necessities for a newborn diaper bag.. i got these ideas obviously from my experience with baby C and suggestions from other moms. my diaper bag i carry now for baby c is completely different in terms of the kind of stuff and amount of stuff i need for her. since shes older she really only needs some diapers, wipes and the most important - SNACKS ! haha !! but for a newborn i feel like you need so much more because there is so much that could go on while you're out. also, another thing you need to know about me, is i hate, HATE overpacking for anything. i love having my stuff but when we go out of town or whatever, i hate having a ton of bags filled with stuff i MIGHT need and probably never end up using. so i think my newborn diaper checklist is pretty concise and has everything you need without being over the top. of couse this bag is for a normal day of in and out of the house, running a few errands for a couple hours or so, i would probably add more if it were a full day or overnight situation. but anyway i'm rambling so lets get started. i will put a checklist at the end of the post so you can see everything easily in one spot! 

OK first off, huge shoutout to my FAVORITE DIAPER BAG - FAWN DESIGN! i have been using the original diaper bag by Fawn Design with Baby C for a while now, and they recently updated their original bag -- I AM EVEN MORE OBSESSED!!!! it has all the things i wish the older version had -- it is PERFECT. i love all the pockets, the size, they style and the way it looks. i used to hate diaper bags because they look like diaper bags. if i have to carry this thing everyday instead of my cute purses, i need it to look good too! Fawn Design dipaer bags are so functional yet still so stylish. they are also made with amazing faux leather material that is super easy to clean! seriously i am not kidding, you need this diaper bag or your mama friend needs it! haha! it also comes in a bunch of beautiful colors.. that will be the difficult decision, which color to get! i like things pretty neutral so for baby C i have one of their limited colors from spring - oatmeal, so this time i went neutral again and classic in black. i could NOT be any happier -- looks so beautiful, well-made and i love the gold hardware. keep scrolling to see this beautiful dipaer bag!

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Fawn Design dipaer bag, c/o || dress || shoes, similar here and here || sunnies, also here

|| NEWBORN DIAPER BAG ||

some of my faves linked here:

changing pad, also love this || swaddle blankets || nursing cover/carseat cover || wubbanub pacifier || water bottle, also use this one 

also linked some of my favorite onesies and outfits i recently got for baby boy HERE if you're interested!

hope you enjoyed this post!! i will also be doing a "what's in my hospital bag" hopefully soon!! even though i'm already in the hospital (totally thought i'd have more time to prepare) i will put together my must-have items for your hospital stay when in labor! so stay tuned!

have an awesome Friday and cheers to the weekend!

xo, steph

photography - - @focused.space 

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CommentsCategories mom life, expecting mom, motherhood Tags newborn, diaper bag, fawn design, mom life, expecting mom