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Happy Monday friends! We had quite the weekend with our first outing on the train and to Target - there was only one mild meltdown, so we'll call that a success! Not only was Sunday the Jewish New Year, but it also happened to mark Sophia's one month birthday! I've been keeping a list of favorites that have gotten us through this first month and probably given us just a bit of our sanity. Unfortunately there is no miracle buy for sleeping through the night yet, but I'll actually get to that later in the post!
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A really great glider || There was a split moment where we weren't sure if the glider was going to fit into her nursery with everything else in there, but we found a way to make it work and oh my gosh I can't imagine not having this. Not only is it essential while I'm feeding her, but it's nice to have in her room to rock her to sleep. We spend so much time in her room that having a comfortable seating spot for us is great! 

Vitamin D Drops || Breastfed babies need to have Vitamin D Drops daily as a supplement since it apparently isn't in mother's milk. Our pediatrician recommended one brand, but with the first try and then the second try, Sophia literally spit it out. I tasted it myself and knew why - it was disgusting. I texted with Amanda and asked what she had given her son and she recommend these D Drops that don't have any taste to them at all! 

Wipe Warmer || I was totally that person that said I am not registering for a wipe warmer because when we're out and about her wipes wont be warm so she needs to get use to it. Well not even two diaper changes after coming home and putting wet wipes on her and hearing her little cries did I decide to rush order a wipe warmer! We went to Hiccapop Wipe Warmer and love it - it has a little light that is perfect for those middle of the diaper changes and it's not too warm for baby. 

Postpartum Belly Wrap || I wasn't sure about getting a waist trainer for after baby, but after taking to my mom and learning that she used one with both me and my sister & my sister used one as well, I decided to get it. The one I ordered had three in one - so you had the waist, tummy and pelvis trainer and it told you exactly when to start using each. I stopped using them about 3 1/2 weeks in but I definitely think that it helped pull everything in. 

White Noise Sound Machine || We have two different sound machines, but find ourselves using this small portable one the most and especially at night. The best thing is that it's on continuously so you don't have to worry about it turning off in the middle of the night. It's also rechargeable via USB so no need for batteries! 

BabyShusher || Probably the coolest invention ever is the BabyShusher! It literally just makes the "shhhh" sound so you don't have to and it's actually as close to what babies hear in the womb as you can get. There are two settings - one for 15 minutes and one for 30 minutes and we always have it with us when we're trying to get her to sleep. It helps soothe her when she's crying super loud and it keeps us for having to make the "shhh" sound. It's so good, that we had it given to us twice for our shower - we kept both and I keep one in the diaper bag! 

BabyConnect App || Gary and I use the BabyConnect App to track all of the feedings and diaper changes. You can also track medical progress - weight gain and such, mood & a slew of other things. It has come in handy quite a bit - especially for the pediatrician when she asks about certain metrics that we need to be tracking and we have all the information right there. The app also grows with you as the baby grows, so when we have a babysitter or someone watching Sophia, we can share information with them as well.

Wireless Bluetooth Headphones || You may have seen on my instastories that when we're watching TV at night we usually have Sophia next to us but also have our headphones one so that we don't disturb her. These were purchased long before she was born, but have come in so handy since! We have two pairs and since they are wireless and bluetooth they work with all the TV's in our house so it doesn't matter what room we're in, we can still be near her but enjoying TV while she's sleeping! Originally I bought them for when we travel - especially overnight flights to drown out the noise!

Taking Cara Babies Class || I first saw this class on someones Instagram page and decided to look into it. The class is called, Will I Ever Sleep Again and it's taught by Cara who has developed a slew of tips and tricks to help get your baby to sleep better at night. You can start implementing things once they turn 4 weeks old because before then newborns really should be waking up every 2-3 hours to eat at night and bulk up their weight. Gary and I took the class together and would watch the sessions while I was feeding Sophia. Each "tip" is about 15-20 minute so we flew through the 8 tips in a couple days. What I love most about taking this class is that I can go back and watch the sessions for up to 4 months after & I also have Cara's tips / schedules as Sophia get's older and her schedule changes. Cara is a former neonatal and delivery nurse and her husband is a pediatrician....so for what it's worth I trusted that she knew what she was talking about. Not to mention, the reviews are stellar! P.S. not an affiliate link - we both really loved the class!

Boudreaux's Butt Paste || About a week in a half in, Sophia got a little diaper rash and after trying all the natural products, aquaphor & vaseline, nothing was working so we tried this butt paste and wouldn't you know it cleared right up! There's definitely a reason this is a best seller and I've already replenished one large tube!

Swaddles...lots of them || We still use cloth swaddles and on occasion mix in the velcro ones. So far I have to say I really like the cloth Aden & Anais swaddles because they have so much stretch to them.  I think we'll start using the velcro ones sometime this month, but she was just too small to put into the other ones and it felt like it didn't contain her as well. I use them for sleep, as an extra loose blanket when she's in her stroller and I've also used them as burp cloths when we're out. 

DockATot || I have an entire post dedicated to this so stay tuned! 

Amazon Prime Membership || You may have noticed that most everything on this list has been ordered from Amazon and that's because I seriously don't know what we would do without two day (sometimes next day) delivery! It's a lifesaver for diapers, wipes, household things especially when I wasn't getting out much those first few weeks!

These are just a few things that helped make the first month a bit easier! Would love to know what some of your essentials are! 

41 comments

  1. As I was reading through your list, I kept thinking "Amazon Prime" haha! And then I read your last point! I've heard Prime is essential with a new baby and I think your list just proves it. This is a great list, I will bookmark this for the future! Happy Monday, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Ahh one month already! We almost didn't get a glider because I wasn't sure we needed it, and I don't know what we would have done without one! We never used the swaddle blankets to actually swaddle because we could never wrap him tight enough, but I love them for blankets and putting down on the floor for after bath time. We definitely could have used a baby shusher! There was so much shushing to sleep around here, lol.

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  3. L'shana tovah!! 1 month already and you're a PRO/NATURAL!! No surprise there!! XOXO, R

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  4. Happy 1 month baby girl! I couldn’t have lived without my glider. Yay to a successful Target run!! You look incredible!

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  5. Aww glad to hear things are going well! You look fantastic!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  6. You totally have me sold on the baby shusher! SOLD!

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  7. Where did this month go?! Time just flies and I'm sure you are enjoying every minute with her! Also--your outfit for your Target trip was TOO cute!

    Rosy Outlook

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  8. I never knew about the Vitamin D drops, and now I feel awful that I didn't supplement them with breast milk for Serena! Those sound machines are everything, and two years later we still use it for every nap and at bedtime. I can still hear it whirring right now, as she's not up yet. Happy 1 month <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. Congrats on your little girl, she is adorable! Once she hits 3 months old you should look into the Magic Merlin sleepsuit. It was life changing for us lol. The second night she wore it she slept for 11 hours straight and has continued that every night since. We just hit 4 months on Saturday.

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  10. Congrats again on your new baby girl! Love Aden + Anais! SO many cute patterns.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  11. Wow! I can't believe it's been a month already! Saving this post for future reference - especially that body wrap! I've heard mixed reviews on waist trainers but if it helps suck everything back in then I'll definitely be using one.

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  12. You look amazing in this casual outfit, Biana. Headphones are defintely handy when you have little one next to you. Hapy Monday, dear. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

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  13. We actually just got the smaller size sound machine this summer for travel and it's seriously the best! Amazon Prime is amazing - we were late to the game and only signed up shortly before having Tatum - lifesaver for newborns!

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  14. I've heard the baby shusher is the best! I'm so glad your first outing was a success!!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  15. There are so many new things that I discovered this time around with my baby and the gap from my previous one that was five years before. It's crazy how quickly things change. The Aden & Anais swaddles are the best!!

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  16. So many good things on this list! And the Dockatot is just life changing, I swear!

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  17. I seriously can't believe it's been a month already!

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  18. I had surgery a few month ago and was ordered to wear a compression garment like that, such a great helper! I am so glad the Target sun was a success! You look great!

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  19. I'm so glad you did this list!! We got a really nice glider after hearing so many people say they were a definite must! We're getting a sound machine and that butt paste haha! Whatever works, right?!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  20. I use a white noise & one that makes that SSHHH noise when I did baby photos - I'd put it under the blanket by their head & it would always calm them down for pics.
    That's cool to know that waist thing helped! Didnt even know such a thing existed!!!!
    Heck, I want a baby wipe warmer for my own back side ;) haha

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  21. I can definitely see that Amazon Prime has been your best friend! The tummy trainer looks so neat, different than the ones I've seen...pretty cool.

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  22. I love all the new products on the market since when I had my boys! I'll definitely need to look into that baby shusher bc omg...I forgot how often we had to shhhhhhh the babies haha I got a Bellefit girdle after Spencer, and I used it after both pregnancies with great success!

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  23. I used to sit in my sister's glider all of the time when the girls were babies. It was SO soft and comfortable! She also still uses the sound machine for the girls when they to bed. That belly wrap looks both a little scary and amazing too. These are all great products. I am glad that things are going well so far with Sophia too!! :-)

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  24. I posted our essentials too, awhile back! That's funny: Wells had a diaper rash around the 2 week mark and it cleared up, but ButtPaste did nothing for it and Desitin worked well. Every baby is so different!
    We used the swaddle blankets over his lap in the carseat, not to actually swaddle (we could never get them tight enough..he'd bust out).
    We have the Hatch Light and Sound machine and now I don't think that I would be able to sleep without it!

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  25. I never knew about the Vitamin D thing... whoops! Also, my brother and SIL swear by that Butt Paste! We never had to try it because cornstarch usually did the trick on our kids little hineys!

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  26. Yeah so the Vit D thing must be a newer finding...we didn't have to do that with our babies. Go figure. Reading posts with all the fun and inventive products like this make me smile. My husband I periodically pass through the baby section at Target and we're like, "yeah, we'll be getting that when we have a grandbaby"❤️

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  27. Your Amazon prime membership made me LOL. We wouldn't survive parenting without it! The classes sound great and how nice they are in manageable chunks. Amazing how the shhhing calms them, right?

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  28. Happy one month! You look fabulous! Raising a baby has changed over the years, and I loved seeing some of these new-to-me products!

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  29. I had never heard of a baby shusher.. wow
    Happy One Month!

    https://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  30. What a perfect list of favorites for new moms out there! https://mariannyc.com/2018/09/06/5-designers-to-look-out-for-nyfw-2018/

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  31. So many of these things I didn't have, yet now I wish I did! I wish I had the waist trainer for sure!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  32. I wish I would have gotten that shape wear. I really needed it after! I swear by that butt paste. We have used everything over the last **almost** two years and that is literally the only thing that works!

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  33. You look stunning as usual! Im not a mom yet but still love reading these!

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  34. The Baby Shusher really is a miracle product and we love ours so much! And the Aden and Anais swaddles are the best! They're so soft and they have the cutest designs. And good for you for getting out with Sophia, it gets easier I promise!

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  35. I love the idea postpartum belly wrap. This is super convenient for moms out there to get their body back stronger. Anyway, awesome picks you have here dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  36. These are such smart, good ideas! We used so many Aden & Anais blankets with both of my girls. I want to save this list for if we ever have a third, considering the latest baby gear changes so much!

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  37. I love Aden & Anais! I bought a ton of those for my niece and other little people.

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  38. I'm going to have to save this post for the future so I can go back to it!

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  39. While i don't know the ins and outs of mommy/baby things, I have to say you looking stunning and no sign that you just brought a gorgeous baby into this world! This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you purchase an item after clicking through on one of my links. All proceeds go to the upkeep of Martinis & Bikinis blog

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  40. I never did a wipe warmer but I bet my babies bottoms would have loved it!

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