Surviving the Fourth Trimester- Everything You need Here!
Almost everyone has some sort of baby shower and ends up getting the hottest gadgets out there but what do you really need to survive the fourth trimester. Though we may have different taste, I will share what worked best and saved me! I hope you enjoy all your new baby gear mama and good luck!
Frida Postpartum Kit: This kit was super helpful since I was able to get everything I knew I would need postpartum in one set.
Nursing Bra: This bra was so comfortable and easy to use. A great find that had me thinking if I should wear it after my breastfeeding journey was over...oops!
Belly Binder: Regardless of what type of birth you may have, this belly binder is a must! Having had a c- section, it was a lifesaver and kept everything tight helping to drain my body of built up fluid fast!
Diapers and Wipes Case: This wipes and diapers case was a lifesaver and super cute for trips on the go with my baby. Kept everything I needed in one convenient place so I didn't need to constantly rummage through my bags for wipes and diapers.
White Noise Machine: This purchase was a god sent when we brought our baby home from the hospital. After a lot of research, we picked the Lecrofan which is great since it is a plug in and can keep itself running all night long. For outings, I purchased the Shusher which was a funny and great option for times on the go.
Bottle Rack: Bottle racks are great for air drying your baby’s items from time to time!
Wabi UV Sterilizer: I originally purchased a steam sterilizer. After only one week, it broke! A friend recommended I look into a UV Sterilizer and thank goodness I did. It saved me time and headache, plus it looks so cool even my baby loved watching it sterilize!
Boppy Pillow: This pillow is probably one of my favorite items I got! It was one of the only places my newborn would sleep or just calmly hang out the fourth trimester.
Halo Bassinet: Though I purchased the Halo Bassinet, I would recommend the Baby Delight Bassinet which is less spacious. I do love how both options have mesh sides to help baby have access to air since my newborn often shimmied himself to the side of his bassinet.
Halo Baby Swaddles: Swaddling your baby for sleep can be a pain. I opted for an easy swaddle option that seemed great to put on and comfortable for my baby. An added bonus with this swaddle is that it zips from the top down so for nighttime diaper changes, I could keep the swaddle on and just seamlessly change my baby’s diaper.
Wipes Warmer: Having a winter baby, it was cooler in the house. I purchased this wipes warmer which helped save me a crying session over having cool wipes clean his royal bum! PS- I discovered that not all wipes work well with this warmer so make sure to get pampers wipes for the easiest dispensing!
Dr Brown Bottles: I tried every bottle in the book! Without a doubt Dr. Browns are the best. Though they are a pain to clean, they keep baby less gassy and dispense milk at the best pace without leaks!
Eurospa Bathtub: Though it is bulky, it is a game changer for your back and so easy to use. This infant bath is great since it has a hose that discharges all the water when you are done. Forget any bath hassle- this is definitely the best option out there! Plus it has storage racks and a changing table so it is super multipurpose! Don’t forget to get the sponge pad for extra comfort!
Keekaro Changing Pad: I have to be honest, I was sceptical about this purchase until IT happened! This product was recommended to me by a friend. I got it and thought to return it. My baby then had a massive poop explosion and also peed everywhere. Having the Keekaro, I was safe and simply wiped it down without having to stress about throwing it away or getting a new one.
Burp Clothes: Babies spit up, A LOT! These burp clothes will be used all day, everyday! Think about getting a pack or two!
Oggie Boogie: Babies get congested or get hard to get boogies stuck in their little noses. When I first purchased this I laughed but I have used it almost everyday since! Baby Frida also has the boogie sucker which was helpful for the first cold!
Onsies: Onsies are the best for adding an extra layer! Plus they keep the diaper in place on your little bitty one!
Zip Up Outfits: I thought I would be that mom to dress up my newborn in the cutest outfits. Well, my newborn wore these zip up outfits all day everyday! They are so comfortable and easy to change, they are you best bet- buy a bunch you wont regret it!
Gripe Water: Gripe water is a best kept secret to soothing a fussy baby who may have some gas!