3-Month-Essentials: Baby Gear
Getting the hang of this whole baby thing.
Ok, let’s rewind to about 6 months ago.
We made it to three months at home with a healthy baby! And I kind of feel like I am getting the hang of things. Even though I have no idea what I am doing. I know a lot more than I did at day one. We still have boxes of unopened baby stuff just laying around that I am becoming very impatient to open. But when is the right time?
Three months is still very young and baby is still fully dependent on mom and dad. But baby also is developing more skills every day. It is about this age you can ditch the swaddles and move to the big baby crib, if EVERYONE is ready that is. We decided to move out of the bassinet at three months for two reasons. One, baby girl was just getting too big! Two, we needed our sleep space back. Matthew and I both were extremely sleep deprived. Although we would still be getting up through out the night we could at least take turns.
So to congratulate and honor the three month milestone I put together this list of baby stuff that was actually useful (All items are linked)!
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- For the first three months we had babygirl sleeping in our room. It was easier this way. The bassinet we used originally (seeing our girl came three weeks early and we were unprepared to say the least) was the Delta Smooth Glide Bassinet. After three months of figuring out a decent sleep schedule we decided it was time for Ray to move across the hall to her own room. We chose the Carter’s by DaVinci 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in white.This crib would look great in any style nursery. It only took about thirty minutes to assemble and we barely even butted heads on who was doing it right. The wood is New Zealand pine wood. We did buy the mattress separately and went with the Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Crib Mattress. It’s held up great so far!
- After hours (and hours) of research we went with the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor. Now that baby is transitioning to the crib you will want something to watch their every move with. Especially when they start rolling over. This monitor has lived up to all the reviews. Great battery life, good camera feed during the day and night (with 2x zoom) and a good range of volume controls. There is a walkie talkie like feature that makes it so I can talk through to the baby too!
- Once we start getting out of the house I used the Baby Bjorn carrier as much as we did the car seat. There were many days at the house I would wear baby girl around in it to. It is super convenient to nurse in and there are several different adjustment settings. I still use mine with a 8 1/2 month old chunk! **Once baby girl got a little more curious with her hands I purchased an additional carrier with a back pack feature. The Infantino 4-in-1 Carrier was half the price but not as good quality as the Bjorn. But it still was nice to have on hands and the backpack feature was amazing!!
- We got our Baby Trend Snap-N-Go a few weeks after the three month mark and I am so thankful for it! I have the BOB Ramblerfor my jogger stroller. The BOB is awesome for lengthy walks/runs on rough terrain. But it takes up my entire trunk and is pretty big in general to move around. With the Snap-N-Go our Chicco Keyfit Carseat fits in perfectly. Not to mention it doesn’t take up much trunk space either. Perfect stroller to run into stores with when the baby is napping, take into restaurants and almost anywhere else!
- Three months is about when I started pumping so I could have milk saved for the girl when I returned to work.I was lucky enough to get my Medela Breast Pump through my insurance(definitely worth looking into with your insurance company). I highly recommend this pump. It is small, compact and very simple to figure out. We did a lot of traveling back and forth to our in-laws and eventually bought a Haaka Hand Pump. The hand pump had fewer parts to keep up with and made it easier for on-the-go but it is A LOT more work. Fair warning if you have never pumped before get ready to have your mind blown!
- Gripe water came in handy a lot around the time we were at three months. Our girl is the queen of hiccups. The gripe water always helped with hiccups and any other gas related issues she was having, This product was great to have on hand before I figured out what it was I was eating that had an impact on her stomach.
As we all know, not one baby is the same. But these products are pretty universal! I hope they can help you as much as they did me!!
Thanks for the read!!