Mom & Pregnant Friends,
If you’re looking for some practical items to add to your registry, or just some fun new things to buy for your baby, here is some inspiration for you! These are some of my favorites from the year! From bows to toys to diapers to just random things, here are my favorites from all of 2018!
I did a post last month on my favorite products for brand new mamas, which were more practical must-haves specifically for your first few weeks at home with baby. View that post here.
I hope you find some inspiration here for you & your sweet babe! And please share with me what your favorite baby products were last year!
Baby Keepsake Journal
Journals are something I spent a lot of time researching because I felt like there aren’t a lot of good ones out there that met what I wanted. Most of the journals I saw were either way too cheesy, or way too long & redundant. I wanted one that was pretty, simple, & easy to keep up with. This one checked all those boxes, & my husband & I love filling it out every month. It also has a section to fill out while you’re pregnant.
Lily Jade Diaper Bag
I used a few different brands & styles throughout the year; this one by Lily Jade was by far my favorite because of convenience & practicality. My favorite feature is you can carry it 3 ways: a shoulder bag, a longer over-the-shoulder bag, & a backpack. Since a diaper bag is something you’re going to be using constantly everyday, I recommend registering for a high-quality one like this for your baby shower, or investing in one yourself if you can afford to do so. The features & convenience that come with the higher quality make mom SO much crazy easier.
Door Latch Cover
Guys, this thing is CLUTCH. You put it over your door knobs & it covers the latch so it doesn’t make noise & wake the baby. We lost it for a bit while we moved houses & my husband & I were legit panicked like WHERE. IS. IT. My mother-in-law made it for us. She sewed it by hand! If you want one, email me & I’ll set it up with her :-)
Cuddle + Kind Dolls
These dolls are so gorgeous & well made. Plus they look beyond adorable in the nursery. They are handcrafted in Peru & the company donates 10 meals to children with every single purchase. I’m making an effort this year to support more brands that give back like this one! Little details like that are so meaningful to me when I’m buying things nowadays.
It wouldn’t be a baby favorites list without mentioning some bows (we all know I’m a little obsessed) For some reason, most bows with a thinner band were too tight on Ev’s head (she got daddy’s big ole head). Even when she was a newborn. These bows by Papiart are the only ones we could find that didn’t leave an indent in her head. Plus they’re super cute & SO affordable ($7 for 3 bows! crazy!) I love them on Evs & can’t recommend them enough!!
Not glamorous, but finding the right diapers are oh-so necessary. We tried SO many brands, but always went back to Pampers Swaddlers. They were the ONLY brand that didn’t cause us problems with leaks or blowouts. I’ve price checked everywhere & they are actually the cheapest per diaper on Amazon, I have them set up on a subscription & get them delivered once a month.
I also mentioned it in my Must-Haves for New Mamas post, but I had to mention it again because it’s genuinely been a total staple for us. We used our DockATot from when Evs was 0 months all the way until 7 months & had dozens of different uses for it. I go into more details on what those uses are in my other post.
Sophie the Giraffe
I don’t know what it is about this darn giraffe, but babies are OBSESSED with it. It’s been Evelyn’s favorite toy since she was 2 months old. She also chews the crap out of it when she’s teething, it feels good on their gums.