BABY MUST HAVES

I started this when I was pregnant with Rooney and now I am so glad I can finish it because I feel like I have a much better perspective of what I would want and wouldn't want. 

I will start with saying I was minorly obsessed with Mint Arrow, Corrine's baby registry list, for the past 7 years or whenever she posted it.  So hers is also a great reference or to compare. 

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Pre Baby:

KDresses: This was a huge huge thing I was asked about during my pregnancy.  I only wore dresses and I couldn't do pants they hurt my belly so bad. When I was smaller I was doing the Target Maternity leggings but even those started to rub. Great news is, I am actually in the process of starting a company for Body con type maternity dresses, those will be coming soon!! No bunching on it, just cute modern chic dresses for you to wear all 9 months! I did love Forever 21, Asos, H&M, a few Amazon dresses though! I also love love Roolee and often just bought normal dresses and made them work with my belly.

 

Dwell and Slumber is a favorite local brand for the hospital, during pregnancy, nursing, and then when you aren't feeling really hot after having a baby ha. 

Stretch Mark Cream: I used the Belly Butter from Burts Bees for my belly. I  loved it. It's not to thick and it goes on smooth. I always buy it from Amazon here. 

Body Pillow: Leacho Snuggle Body Pillow, this was the travel one , then this is the one I use daily. It helped so much with my sleep. I really love it, but I will say the bigger I got, the less it really helped but I still used it every night.

For the Hospital: 

Dwell and Slumber Dress I loved having it for comfort and ease with nursing. 

Robe: I just bought one from Target, and then my cute friend Karim gifted me a silk one from Mexico, so I'm just going for open and comfy. I also wear a lot of just long dresses that are easily accessible for nursing. QNOOR just started making robes and I love it. It is pretty, comfy, and easy for nursing.

Birthing clothes: I birthed in a bralette from Free People. . I bought this one from Free People. 

I brought a long iPhone cord, snacks for the husband, snacks for my doula, photographer/videographer, and nurses. I don't do slippers but I have heard a ton of people say to bring slippers. 

My Promptly Journal to write in during relaxation time during labor, I have found that writing memories of her really helps mellow me out. Side note, I had NO relaxation time during labor, but I did use it a ton during the week after we had her, if she was getting shots or things like that. 

nursing pads: I got these from Amazon and I loved loved them. They are thick and don't seem to feel scratchy! Here is the link for them 

Frida Baby Washer: I loved loved having this. I also liked the hospital one but this one for sure has a better reach on it. It was really vital during recovery because the last thing I wanted to do was wipe, TMI, but it's true. 

Onesies: I am brought a few from Loved Baby, H&M, and then some kimono tops from Luvable Friends. Majority of the time we honestly kept her naked, but we were there 7 days and she was getting antibiotics every day so it was sometimes hard to have her in clothes. She also has a IV hep lock on her arm for part of the time. So we swaddled and were naked a lot. We also had her sleep exclusively in the kimono tops I linked above. Then when we had to change her diaper we didn't have take a onesie off of her in the night. That worked well for us. 

Her Room: 

Chair: I can't find it anywhere but we use the Bilana Rocker and we got it at Babinski in SLC. 

Crib: We got the Baby Mod from Walmart but you can find it on Amazon as well. I linked it here, I feel like it is super affordable and really simple and pretty. 


Wall paper: The bears are from Shop B Darling and I love love it. It was super easy to install and put up, and easily removable if we eventually decide to remove it. 

For Home:

Diapers: We tried Pampers and Huggies and after thinking we would only want Pampers, we have actually only used Huggies. The hospital used them and we fell in love with them. 

Wipes: We exclusively use Kirkland brand wipes. They are the perfect amount of soft and they are really affordable to me. I love love these wipes and honestly don't use anything else. 

Burp Cloths: We only used our ones from Copper Pearl or from the hospital. They are so great and thick and nothing was getting through them! I would for sure recommend them over and over again. 

Dock a TOT: we swear by our Dock a Tot. It is heaven. She slept in that in the hospital, in our bed when she first came home, and then whenever we travel. She really really loved it, and we loved it for convenience. We don't use it as much but with how much we used it during the first 6 months I would say it's worth it for sure. 

Tubby Todd: Oh how we love this stuff. The soap is so soft and delicate on their skin, it's the only thing we will use on Rooney. We also love love love THE DREAM CREAM. It is worth every single penny. We also have the all over ointment and it is really great for diaper rashes. I would recommend that for sure if you want something not to thick but organic. I really love all of their stuff and would swear by it all. For sure try it out. 

Frida Supplies: Love all of them. When she was first born we had to use the nose syringe because her nostril wasn't big enough but now it is perfect. We love the nose frida, we love the medicine attachment, we love the women cleaner that I mentioned above. It really has been a great trusted company to use. I also love love their clippers! They are amazing and have a little hole you can see through to see what you are clipping.  

MamaRoo 4: We love this but Roo wasn't super into it. I am hoping our next baby will like it more. I feel like it is either a hit or miss. 

THE SNOO: I have talked about our SNOO a million times but I swear by it. We didn't use it till she was about a month or so old due to her being so tiny but then we consistently used it for almost 5 months. We actually just transitioned her out of it and I could cry about not having it. A few other options I have heard are great are the Green Frog Bassinet  or the HALO

Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail: This has been our favorite one since it doesn't let the smell escape or linger. I have heard other moms say they don't have one they just bring it right out but that hasn't worked for me so I am so happy I have had this. 

Stroller- City Select Double: We plan to have our kids close together so I am glad we went with this. I have traveled with it and never had any issues as well as found adapters for my car seat. It is a great stroller and awesome for storage while you are out and about with your kids. It is expensive I will say that but if you are planning to use it for all of your kids I think it is worth it. 

Nuna Pipa Car seat: I love this carseat. It is clean and sleek and great quality. It is easy easy to clean and super light weight. I am glad we will have this for a few babies. 

Como Tomo Bottles: I have exclusively breast fed Rooney but the times that I need to give her a bottle she has loved these ones and uses them exclusively. 

Natursutten BinkyShe has been on and off again with a pinky but overall loves it. She uses the orthodontic ones. We also bought a Wubba Nub and my husband sewed a natursutten binky onto it so that we could still use it. So if you are crafty this would be a great option.

Binky Clips: We love the binky clips from either Ryan and Rose or NomiLu. Both are simple and basic and clean looking. 

BABY WEARING: I get asked about this a lot. I wanted to talk about my favorite wraps and why I love them. 

My Wild Bird:  Wild bird is a sling that is used for baby wearing. It is a way to connect with your baby and give them the constant touch while being able to get things done with both hands. Rooney didn't do great with this type of wearing until about 2-3 months in. She was so tiny that she barely fit to be placed properly. We went to one of their photoshoots and they were amazing getting us all fitted but I have found it hard to get that exact touch. I just need to practice more. 

 Solly Baby Wrap: This was my favorite one for when she was tiny tiny. It wrapped her close to my body, was a soft fabric and Trent even liked wearing it. I still use my solly a lot but I for sure loved this when she was tiny. 

Boppy WrapThis is brand new and I am obsessed with it. It's a mix of a Solly and an Ergo. It is so comfy and honestly perfect for her size. I would recommend this one for 3 months and on and for a 5-6 hour outing type day. This will be the one we bring to Europe. I would highly recommend this one.

Ergo Wrap: This one is AMAZING for football games, hiking, and any long outing that you don't mind it not being super snuggly. We loved this one and will be using it all fall I am sure for football and soccer games. I would also recommend this one for longer outings. 

High Chair: Boon High Chair So we splurged. I asked for this from my mom for my only gift for little girl and we splurged when it was on sale.  With that said I also LOVE the IKEA one, it is like $30 and works great. I also am trying another new one out soon, so I will let you know how that one goes! 

Bubs and Windy Play Gym: We loved this play mat so much. It is very pretty so I loved keeping it out and she loved the toys that came on it. It's a little higher priced but for something that stayed out all the time I preferred a neutral color. 

Swaddles and Crib sheets: 

Favorite company for both of these starts with Copper Pearl. They are a client of mine, so I've seen the quality from the beginning and it's amazing. They have the best prints, beautiful quality, and honestly just ran by amazing people. We have quite a few crib sheets, changing covers, and swaddles from them and I can't wait. They started making bibs and I love those as well, especially for teething babies. They just started making burp cloths, and I honestly need them all. They are so thick and will suck up a lot of spit! ha

KB Cute Designs: We got some darling darling items from them. They also have great quality and more minimalist fabrics and then some really vibrant florals. I for sure used these the most often.

Mobile Baby :  I love the feel of her swaddles as well and her light weight blankets. 

Crib Sheets:  I love Copper Pearl and Rookie Humans so much. We are just starting crib sleeping so I hopefully will know more soon. 

Clothing and Bags

Rylee and Cru: Oh my gosh. Can't even tell you how much I love their product. Great quality and beautiful pieces. 

Rags to Raches: Darling rompers that are so comfy and easy to wear.

Loved Baby : We love love this brand. She lived in this onesie from the second she was born and now we primarily only use this for her jammies. 

Owlivia Newborn Onesie: It is another easy easy onesie that is zip upped. I loved them so much as well. 

Briar Handmade Bonnets: Loved these delicate little bonnets. They are so sweet and perfect for tiny little heads. 

Top Knots : If you follow us you know our obsession. I love love their turbans. We use them almost daily. They sell out fast so make sure to be ready for their drops. 

Bloom Headwraps: We also love love this brand for bows and top knots. They are perfect and have a lot of variety. They also sell out fast so be ready! 

Baby Bling: They have the most darling bows and there are tons of variety. I love these ones as well. 


Little Poppy Co is a bow subscription and they are darling! I love the variety they come up with every month!  

Freshly Picked Diaper Bag: We love love this bag. The structure, and the sturdiness of it is awesome. I love this bag and how many pockets it has as well. 

HAPP BAG: I also love this bag. It is so beautiful and the backpack version is amazing. This is by far one of my favorite bags. 

Fawn Design Diaper Bag: Such a great bag and is so perfect for travel and day to day! We love our mini bag as well!