It’s been a while since I’ve done a mommy must have’s blog post so now that we’re gearing up for baby number two, I thought it would be a good time to share some of my favorite products. Not only what we’re still using for Molly, but what we plan to use for our baby boy! I feel like I have learned a lot since becoming a mom and I hope some of that knowledge helps me with baby #2 and I happy to share the info with all of you of course! And as always, please share you wisdom with me in the comments below! I still have much to learn!
Now that Molly is a bit older, I don’t need quite as much stuff in my diaper bag when we go out on quick trips. So I started looking online for a smaller diaper bag so I don’t have to lug a huge bag around if we are just walking to get coffee in the morning. But I also didn’t want to have to just throw a diaper and wipes in my purse. I like having a designated diaper bag ready to go so I can just grab it on my way out the door in the morning. So after a little research, I found the HAPP Brand diaper bag. They have a larger size too which is just gorgeous, but I decided to go with their mini version. It has great little pockets for fitting everything I need like a few diapers, wipes and a small toy or two. And it still has lots of room in the middle to fit my wallet, phone and keys. And like I said, the small size means I don’t have to lug around a huge diaper bag just to walk a few blocks for coffee. The nylon material not only wipes clean (score!), but the quilting keeps it from slouching so it stays nice and pretty looking!
And even though it’s functional, the real reason I got it is because it’s just so pretty! Have you ever seen a more gorgeous diaper bag?! The color is NOT PINK! It’s a gorgeous dusty rose. I love the color so much that I brought it to the paint store to have Molly’s closet door painted the same color! (Can’t wait to show you her new room soon btw! It’s coming along!) Anyway, I’ve had women stop and asked me where I got my “purse.” Ha! Many of them are not even moms! They just love the look of the bag. I love it too so I wanted to share it with you guys since it’s been a total mommy must have for me! Heck, get it as a purse even if you aren’t a mom or just don’t need a diaper bag!
Oh my gosh I’m so excited about this! So many of my girlfriends who have had babies recently have used the Snoo and totally rave about it! Have you guys heard of it?! It’s definitely an investment, but as any mother will tell you, you really can’t put a price on your sleep! Molly didn’t sleep for more than 3 hours at a time for the first nine months of her life. That’s when we finally broke down and did sleep training. Which worked wonderfully at the time, but I really think I will absolutely lose my mind if our baby boy goes through the same thing. I’ve had multiple friends tell me that their baby was sleeping through the night after a month of using the Snoo. That is so mind-boggling to me just because I had such a different experience with Molly. I’m so excited to use this thing when our little guy arrives and I will definitely keep you all posted on how it goes!
I didn’t even know that washable rugs were a thing until I became a mom! As many of you know, Kevin and I have white rugs throughout our house. He absolutely hates them because he feels like they look super dirty (he’s a clean freak!) but I really love them! But since he did let me get a lot of white furniture for our new house (home reveal coming in the next couple months FYI!), we have decided to switch out our white rugs for some color. But even though our rugs are going to be more colorful and hide the wear a little better, we still wanted to put them in the areas that Molly plays in the most, so they could get a little bit dirty. For example, in front of her toybox and under her kids table. When I started researching rugs, I found Lorena Canals. They have super cute washable rugs! And the funny thing is I didn’t even realize that I already owned their angel wings rug that I used for Molly‘s newborn pictures 20 months ago (mommy brain? Ha!). It’s pictured below. Super cute, right?! When they get dirty, all you do is throw them in the washing machine and they look brand new! A must-have for any mom for sure! And yes, I did end up getting a white one because hey, if I can wash it, why not!
We are just finishing up our son’s nursery and one of the last things I purchased, but one of the most important things, was an organic mattress. I did a lot of research and decided to get the Naturepedic organic mattress. It not only has organic fabric but organic cotton filling too! And it’s waterproof just in case baby’s diaper leaks at night. I also love that it has a firm side for small babies and a softer side to switch to when they get older. It just seemed like the best one I could find, and I feel good knowing our baby boy will spend so many hours sleeping on it when he transitions from the Snoo to a crib.
This is kind of a joke but kind of not. Soooo many of you have asked about Molly’s giant Elmo so I just wanted to link it on here so you could find it. She’s obsessed and it was worth every penny! As we like to say – find someone that looks at you the way that Molly looks at Elmo! 😉
Molly calls her lovey’s “yaya’s.” Ha. They are little blankets that have animal heads that she loves to sleep with. I’ve written about them before but wanted to again because they’ve been so important to Molly and us! If you read my sleep training post then you might remember they were a huge part of her soothing herself and learning to sleep through the night without us going to her.
Well that’s all I’ve got for now! I mean, I could recommend a TON of other products but this post is getting long and I will do another Mommy Must Haves soon! Plus you can search “mommy must haves” in the search bar on the left-hand sidebar on the my site and you will see all my past blogs about my favorite products. But for now, tell me your favorite products in the comments below! Our little boy is due in less than a month and I want to be extra prepared! xoxo