Being Brickner : Newborn Favorites: Round Two

Monday, July 20, 2015

Newborn Favorites: Round Two

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!
XO

17 comments:

  1. I'll keep this in mind for when the time comes :)! Love the last picture of Avalon, so sweet!

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  2. Now that you have found the love for the A+A blankets, you must splurge on a bamboo set! So much softer!!!

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  3. 100% agree with each and every item you listed - especially the Covered Goods nursing cover! I'm so much more comfortable nursing this time around with this cover. Love!

    And happy birthday week to sweet Waverly!!! Can't believe she's going to be 3!!!

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  4. You are the third person to swear by the RnP, and I'm pretty sure we need to invest in one. We don't really have anything like it - nor do we have a bassinet. So, looks like we'll be on the hunt for a RnP!!

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  5. Everyone seems to love the solly wrap! I never really wore noah but I imagine I'd need to if we have a second. Also, I think I'm the only person the prefer the snaps instead of zippers. I didn't like having to expose their top to change a diaper and preferred to just undo the bottom half. I was also terrified of zipping their skin when changing them in the dark when I was half asleep. But I'm definitely the minority!

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  6. Ah thanks for sharing this! I'm getting anxious, even though I have months left, because I don't think I need any thing extra since we still have everything from O, but I just know that I'll be missing something when the baby comes. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime! I have the moby but only wore it twice bc it was such a pain to put on. Going to check out the Solly!

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  7. Will have to refer back to this helpful list when that time presents itself!! :)

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  8. Ok, good.. I have most of these things! ;) I'm still undecided on a wrap.. I plan on trying out my sister-in-law's k'tan once Charlotte is here! But I've heard such good things about Moby and Solly?!

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  9. I shook my head yes as I read. :) We used a Rock N Play for both of ours and loved it. I got a covered goods nursing cover a month or so back and really wish I had had one with my son. It's so awesome! I've wanted to try Honest diapers and just need to take the leap.

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  10. I have a post just like this sitting in my drafts! I need to get on it :) We have a lot of the exact same favorites though. SO much good stuff out there! :)

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  11. I love pretty much all of these things! Yes and yes to the rock n play and those swaddle blankets! I don't know what we would do without them. I got a covered goods cover for this babe too, and love it! I'm so glad I decided to give it a try instead of stick with the one we had and I wasn't a fan of. Such a great list!

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  12. oh those A&A swaddle blankets are the best! We've used Aria's daily since she was born. Worth it!

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  13. Ha ha, I've been avoiding any outfits with snaps for baby boy! Zippers allllll the way!
    We LOVE our A&A blankets and still use them when Mia sleeps (she wants a blanket but it's so hot here in AZ so A&A are a lifesaver!) every day!
    So I never really wore Mia except for hiking so I'm definitely looking forward to it this time around. I have a Happy Baby wrap (same thing as Solly) and I plan on getting an Ergo when he gets older/bigger! But so excited for those newborn snuggles in the wrap!

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  14. I have to agree with every single one of these! I didn't have the Solly for my first one but I will definitely be getting it the second time around. I also loved reading these lists when I was pregnant with my first. I put together a few myself. Check them out if you get a chance.

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  15. This list is great! I am pinning it for the future. You're so right about being obsessed with these lists for the future. And I'm not even pregnant yet! You can never be too prepares, right?

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  16. I absolutely LOVE all of these! I used most of them with #2 and am buying boy-colored ones for #3! 😉 You new baby girl is just DARLING!!!

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  17. I purchased the Solly from Jess, who had actually bought two. I never really "wore" Cash, but I'm definitely excited to try it this time around!

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