Newborn Must haves

I would be lying if I said having a new baby at home was easy, it isn’t. It is definitely an adjustment to your daily routine, and you are no longer the first priority. With Hazel I found the adjustment to be fairly smooth, what I am finding to be challenging is having a toddler at home as well. There are no mornings spent casually lounging in bed cuddling in your pjs until 10 or 11 am. Instead I am out of bed usually between 6 or 7 am, whenever Hazel decides to wake me and from there its go, go, go. I never understood before when someone said they weren’t able to shower or eat during the day while taking care of their baby, this time I get it. With two it is much more difficult to get things  anything done. Here are a few items that I have found to be extremely useful and have made my life much easier over the past month.


  1. The Honest Company Organic Nipple Balm,  small enough jar that you can toss it in your purse, but will last you awhile. Not only that it’s made of food-grade ingredients, so no need to worry if baby ingests some.
  2. YarningMade baby blanket, not only is it gorgeous to look at, but it’s super warm. This has been my go to for keeping Everett nice and cozy in his carseat or stroller as we are out and about.
  3. Solly Baby Wrap = LIFE SAVER!! I Cannot get enough of this wrap, it’s super easy to put on and it conveniently rolls up into a self contained pouch. So helpful for when E wants to be held and I need to do things, like make lunch for Hazel.
  4. These Joe Fresh pjs are my absolute favourite for a couple of reasons. They are super easy to unbutton one handed for night time feeds, soft and they can still be worn post nursing.
  5. Nursing Cover from These Hidden Gems, what can I say, a nursing cover that also doubles as a car seat cover = less stuff to tote around, it’s a win win. (check back Friday for a full review and a discount code!)
  6. Old Navy zipper sleepers, the key word is ZIPPER, buttons are not your friend when you have a squirmy screaming newborn, one quick zip and your done. It makes late night changes a breeze and they even have the hand covers to keep them from scratching their face.

And there you have it, without those 6 items I don’t think I would have been able to survive the last month. Well there have been a few other necessities like coffee, lots and lots of coffee. As well as my awesome husband, the grandmas for each taking our Hurricane Hazel for a day or night and the odd glass of wine 🙂

Xo. Andria

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