Now that we are six weeks into life with Avalon Elle, I thought I would share some of the things we are loving this time around, the products that we have found most helpful for our second baby girl & that truly, we would have a hard time making it without! I was obsessed with reading lists like these with Waverly, & though this time I definitely feel like I know a little more, I am always looking for new products to make life a little bit easier. Here are our current favorites! :)
Solly Wrap: I decided to order the solly wrap during this pregnancy, even though I already had both the moby & the ergo, mainly because of the amazing reviews. I have to say, I am SO glad I did, we absolutely love it & use it every single day, throughout the day. I loved wearing Waverly too, but I definitely prefer the solly to the other two wraps, it is super easy to use, plus soft & comfortable, and it's thin enough to just throw in the diaper bag. I love that I can have both my hands to play with Waverly & also love having Avalon so close, all the time, she definitely loves it just as much!
Wubbanub: We are definitely not above using a pacifier for soothing & comfort, we weren't with Waverly and we definitely aren't with Avalon. ;) Both girls have preferred with wubbanubbs to all other pacifiers, they are so soft & (though Avalon can't quite do it yet), big enough for them to get a grip on. Plus they come with the sweetest animals, the lamb is our favorite!
Honest Diapers: We did not use honest with Waverly, but I have some friends who used them & love them. So far, I am definitely a fan, they have the cutest prints ever and it's obviously a major plus that they don't use harsh chemicals. We also use the honest lotions, they are definitely some of the best!
Covered Goods: I got this a few months before I had Avalon as an additional nursing cover, & it has actually been the only cover I have used since she was born! I love it so much, it's beyond soft & I love the print. It also can be used as a car seat cover, which is super convenient! This has quickly become one of my favorite products, I don't know how I lived without it before!
Aidan & Anais Blankets: I remember thinking these were so overpriced before I had Waverly, & now, three years later, we have so many & they are absolutely our favorite swaddle blankets. They are the best quality, plus breathable & lightweight, and they keep their shape even after washing them a million times. Waverly still uses hers every night & they make the best baby burrito for Avalon. ;)
Rock-n-Play: Avalon has a little bit of reflux, so this is what she sleeps in every night, nothing else stands a chance! This is what makes her happiest during the day too, we also have the momaroo, but if I am honest, we are 0 for 2 on our babies liking it. I'm sure it is a coincidence, I have heard many people who swear by it, but our girls definitely prefer this swing or the rock-n-play.
Zip-Front Onesies: Even after just three years, I forgot how much easier it is to have the zip-front onesies rather than the button ones. My husband does most of the late night diaper changes & then hands Avalon back to me to feed her, and he would agree that they are just so much easier. Every minute counts!
What are some of your favorite products for your newborn? Is there anything I missed & that I should be looking into? And what is a newborn post without a baby picture?! Our sweet, sleeping Avalon Elle, someone give me ten more of her. :)
|Headband & One-Piece|
And lastly, the HAPPIEST birthday week to my first baby (who is forever my baby, right?!), Waverly Maye! We love you so much & can't wait to celebrate you all week long!