Nested returning to the airwaves (so to speak) means that our daily email newsletter is back as well. The tell-tale sign for us that the email is being sent out successfully: The number of automated Out-of-the-Office replies that popped up in our inbox. The neat part of these automated replies is the reason behind them -- women planning and being on maternity leave! So for all those new moms (and moms-to-be) out there, we present our list of Ten Baby Products We Couldn't Live Without.
Mustela Diaper Wipes
The redness down south doesn't always mean diaper rash. Just switching diaper wipes can do the trick of reducing redness. In our house, the switch to Mustela Wipes made all the difference in the world. For $10 a pack, they're a bit pricey. Tushies, a cheaper alternative to Mustela, seems to work almost as well (not as wet though).
BinkLink pacifier clip
When you're finally ready to bite the bullet and look nipple confusion straight in the eye, you'll need something to keep that pacifier somehow connected to your baby. We love the BinkLink because it is not only a piece of baby jewelry that always makes people smiles, but its sturdy construction puts parents at ease.
While we're strong proponents of co-sleeping, we totally understand the fears that new parents may have about sharing their bed with their newborn. While most co-sleeping advocates say that a new mom's brain is wired so as to not roll over their baby, the Snuggle Nest provides the extra security you desire if you think that evolution skipped over your brain.
If you think parenthood is about completely giving up your old life, then you haven't considered wearing your baby. A newborn sleeping makes a great accessary at restaurants and bars, especially when they look good in a HotSling. The Miracle Blanket
A number of parents we know are still swaddling their six-month old babies in the blanket. Enough said. GlamourMom tank top
Five reasons why these tank tops rock: (1) You don't need to wear a bra (2) They're long enough to cover your post-birth doughboy stomach (3) Easy access (4) Your old shirts don't close with your new breasts and this tank bridges that gap (5) you have endless material for all the bondage/fetish jokes that the tank's cut-outs provide. Clean Well
Alcohol-free, cruelty-free, biodegradable and most importantly, safe for kids, CleanWell is the hand sanitizer that's cool to carry! One mystery remains: why does the CleanWell in the 1 oz. bottles smell like oregano? As we like to joke, there's nothing like the fresh cleansing power of oregano! JJ Cole Bundle Me
How many times does a baby blanket have to drag over a stroller wheel before you actually do something about it? Our estimate is about 47 times. And then, the JJ Cole Bundle me saved the day. A Good Board Book (or two)
A baby is never too young to be read to. Seriously. Read. Right. Now! We absolutely love the Dr. Seuss board books because, they're short and easily memorizable. And they're actually a ton of fun to read. Want to start your collection? Go, Dog. Go! rocks. But you don't have to take our word for it. Dog party! Sophie, the giraffe
Before you had your baby, you probably never noticed this ubiquitous little giraffe named Sophie. These toys are growing to become standard-issue for all new babies due to its natural rubber and non-toxic paint. From our experiences, ALL BABIES LOVE SOPHIE. Even a couple dogs.