I can't believe Jake is already six weeks old! Time is flying by, and luckily getting used to a new baby in the house has been a lot easier the second time around. I definitely feel more confident in my mommy abilities with baby number two. I know what worked and what didn't with Olivia, and what to do differently with Jake. A lot of my friends have asked me what items I've found valuable with a newborn in tow, so here are some of the things that helped us with Olivia and have gotten us through the first few weeks with Jake.
1. We can't live without the Cloud B Sleep Sheep. It put Olivia to sleep every time and it's working with Jake too. 2. If you worry a lot like me, you'll need an accurate way to take your baby's temperature. This digital ear thermometer is the best. 3. I'm big into baby wearing and the Baby Bjorn Carrier Original has been my favorite carrier for newborns. 4. These Aden & Anais swaddle blankets are large, light weight and easy to wrap. I'll never buy another brand of swaddle blankets again! 5. Jake loves napping in his Fisher Price Rock N' Play. We have one upstairs and one downstairs. 6. I love our Carseat Canopy. We didn't have it for Olivia and were constantly fussing with throwing blankets over the seat for shade and privacy.
Do you have young children? Are there any items you just can't live without? Let's trade secrets!