I wanted to write this blog post for quite a while because I would have been super happy to find something like that when I was pregnant with our baby girl.
the first couple of months are full of joy, happiness, lack of sleep and confusedness. so I wanted to show you guys what helped us to keep things going in this wonderfully messy time that is now our everyday life.
the first item I want to recommend you, really made things so easy in the nights. it’s the Chicco Next2me baby cot – it’s installed right next to your bed and you have easy access to your baby to calm him/her or to take him/her in your bed to nurse.
you don’t have to get up every couple of hours instead you just roll over, the baby can feel your presence and I feel like this is what babies need in the first couple of months. Luna slept in this cot for about 4 months, after that she changed to her own room and a slightly bigger bed. you could say that it’s a little expensive to only use for 4 months, but first of all you can use it longer, we just thought that 4 months would be a good time to change but that’s up to you and secondly the bed is now at my parents and every time we are with them or my mom looks after Luna she can nap in this cot – an absolute WINNER!
because we changed her in her own room that is not on the same floor as our bedroom I wanted a baby phone that has a camera. and with the Philips Avent Digital Video-Babyphone we found the perfect one – a gamechanger!
even in her daytime naps, it’s so much easier with this baby phone because I don’t have to sneak in her room every few minutes to check if she’s alright. just switch to the video setting and watch her sleep, cry, turn over or looking for her dummy – it’s the best thing in the world! when she doesn’t want to sleep I just play her some lullabies via the babyphone > you can even choose from six different ones > works EVERY time!
the third item in this haul is one thing that really made things easy now she’s a little older. it’s the bonavi Urban and it is the ideal pram for the city. whether bumpy shopping streets, narrow shelves or full cafés: its agile front wheels, compact size, and soft all-wheel suspension make every city stroll a comfortable experience.
what I love most about it, is the sports chair that you can use when the baby’s a little bigger. you can choose from facing it towards or away from you and that’s really handy. because Luna can’t really sit on her own right now I like to see if she’s ok and I believe that she likes to see me all the time just to make sure I’m there for her. you can even fold the pram with the sports chair on it – super easy and space-saving.
it has three one-handed adjustable backrest positions. the footrest can also be easily adjusted depending on the lying or sitting position. what we don’t use, as Luna is now almost too big to fit in a baby car seat: you could even buy a separately available adapter for the baby seat and mount it on the pram > SO practical!
we absolutely love it and I’d highly recommend it to everyone! if you wanna see how easy it is to handle go and check out the highlights of my Instagram stories, I made a little video to show you how cool it is!
last but by no means least: Wrap Bodysuits!
I think every new parent will tell you the same: babies HATE to get dressed! the struggle to get a bodysuit over their face is just… gosh, I don’t even wanna think about it again hahaha.
so when I got home from the hospital the first thing I did, was going online and shop these wrap bodysuits from H&M and it was the best purchase ever! it’s so much easier to wrap your baby in the bodysuit and Luna instantly stopped crying while getting dressed. now she’s older it’s no longer a problem – so we use the “normal” bodysuits again.
so this is it – so far! I’ve got a lot more things to recommend to you guys but I’ll show you everything in part 2 of the baby essentials – coming soon ❤
what is something you think is really handy with newborns? I’d love to hear from you ❤
>> this blogpost is not sponsored. bonavi kindly gifted the pram – all other products were purchased by myself.