Sawyer is officially 3 weeks old today- how’d that happen? The newborn stage is flying and we are trying to hold on to every coo, smile, baby gaze and that sweet undeniable baby smell that makes sleepless nights not so bad. Although the newborn stage is a mere blip and holds a special place in our hearts, it would not be smooth sailing in our home without our most loved babe essentials that allow for an organized, calm and soothing atmosphere for mama and Sawyer.
When choosing our favorite babe essentials we thought about daily activities such as sleep, feeding, bathing, travel and play. Of course we had to mind comfort for both mama and babe and style factor, too! We love these products not only for their practicality but for their ingredients, fabrics, durability and design. We have rounded up our number one picks for each category that work to make our day with Sawyer all the more special and enjoyable. Read below why we love these products and where to buy them for your sweet babe. Happy Shopping!
Most Loved Babe Essentials
1. Fisher Price//Soothing Motions Seat//$160
We love this seat for its natural bounce and sway motions just like how mama and dad would move with babe. It allows three motions: bounce, sway or bounce and sway that calms and soothes babe as if he’s being held in mamas arms. It has a two position seat recline for added comfort and plays 10 serene lulabys and nature sounds that are sweet enough to put mama to sleep too. We are swooning over its sleek design that takes up less room than most bulky swings/seats. Sawyer loves the soft vibrations of the plush seat while swaying, bouncing and admiring his colorful overhead mobile. This seat is a must try!
2. Owlet//Owlet Baby Monitor//$249.99
I don’t know about you but we tend to be a little paranoid about newborn sleep around these parts. Sawyer has given us a few 4 hour stretches during the night which would have been awesome if we hadn’t woken up in a panic to make sure he was still breathing. The Owlet Monitor has given us piece of mind knowing that Sawyer is still soundly breathing with a healthy heart rate and strong oxygen levels. The wireless smart sock fits snug on Sawyers foot and works as a monitor while he sleeps, making for a more relaxed and sound sleep for mama and dad.
3. Skip Hop//Explore & More Amazing Arch Activity Gym//$90
This play gym from Skip Hop is truly the crème de la crème of activity mats for babe! Filled with bright colors, lights and soft friends, it is dynamic, comfortable and loaded with 20 developmental activities for your tot. Sawyer has been playing under his mat starting at 1 week of age and continues to practice his tummy time while admiring his handsome face in the attached oversized mirror. We love the smart phone compartment that allows mama to take selfies of her babe and the family to face time with Sawyer while he plays. Sawyer also enjoys the smart phone pocket to listen to his favorite soothing playlist as he watches his sound activated fox friend do a dance- so cool! The amazing arch gym allows for two positions making it possible for your tot to play with his explorative arch during tummy time and while sitting up, too! The mat is super soft with crinkle flaps and is BPA-free, PVC-free and Phthalate-free.
4. Mustela//Newborn Set//$45
Mustela products will always be a favorite of ours. The soft scent and sensitive ingredients are essential to our bath routine with both Delilah and Sawyer. The Newborn Set comes with everything your newborn will need to start their bath routine off right. This set includes Foam Shampoo for Newborns, PhysiObébé No Rinse Cleaning Fluid, Hydra-Bébé Body Lotion, Facial Cleansing Cloths, a product sample and special gift for baby- our set included a set of soft socks! Our favorite is the PhysiObébé fluid that is perfect for the diaper area and under the chin where milk tends to dribble. The body lotion smells amazing and feels ultra smooth and moisturizing on babes skin. The facial cleansing cloths are super soothing and works well after daily feeding cleanups. We love that Mustela works along side health care professionals to develop their hypoallergenic and high-tolerance products, making them safe and effective for your precious babe. All Mustela products are composed of 92% of ingredients of natural origin on average, and are paraben, phthalate and phenoxyethanol-free. Go check out Mustela for your babe and fall in love!
5. Nuna//Nuna Leaf Baby Seat in French Grey//219.95
The Nuna Leaf seat is like taking your babe for an easy breezy ride on a floating leaf. With gentle side to side motions, the Nuna Leaf puts your tot straight into babe dreamland with its smooth ride and quiet motor free design. We adore its chic style that looks elegant anywhere in your home, but most of all, we love the natural feel of its comfy organic cotton insert and gentle swaying motions. Check out the Leaf Wind too that is compatible with the Leaf Seat to keep its swaying motions continuous for the ultimate soothing experience.
6. Ju-Ju Be//B.F.F. Diaper Bag-The Empress//$180
This diaper bag will quickly become your new B.F.F! Let us start off by saying that this bag is not only chic, hip and well made, but hits a home run when it comes to organization, pocket quantity and durability. There is a space for everything needed for baby, toddler, mama and more. We love the memory foam changing pad that is ultra comfy and cozy for babe, as well as, the stretch key fob and 2 exterior insulated bottle pockets to keep babes bottles either warm or cold. We adore the picture pocket to keep your babes photos at your finger tips when showing them to family or friends- so genius! The B.F.F. is also protected by teflon and agion which helps to repel stains and prevent the inner lining from inhibiting growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew- amazing, right! We love that you can wear this diaper bag as a back pack or messenger bag depending on your adventure that day. This diaper bag is awesome and needs to be on your babes wish list for sure! Go check out Ju-Ju Be now and swoon over their amazing diaper bag collections and styles.
7. Tommee Tippee//Closer to Nature Newborn Starter Set//39.99
Sawyer is a breast fed baby at the moment; however, when he is ready to take a bottle, Tommee Tippee will be our first choice. When Delilah was an infant Tommee Tippee was the only bottle that she tolerated due to its “breast like” shape that allows for a natural and easy latch. The unique nipple has natural flex, movement and stretch just like mama. We love the First Feed Bottle for its delicate slow flow for first feeds and newborns.
8. UPPAbaby//Vista in Lindsey Wheat//839.99
The Vista by UPPAbaby is a shining star in the babe travel game. It accommodates newborns up to 50 lbs and includes both the bassinet and toddler seat allowing this stroller to grow with your precious cargo for many years of family strolling, exploring and traveling. The bassinet is a dream with its ultra cushioned and well ventilated design. The bassinet comes equipped with a SPF 50+ sunshade making for an ultra comfy, cozy ride for babe while you take on the town- looking ultra chic, of course! Want to take babe on a shopping spree? No problem! The Vista includes an XL basket for extra storage and mamas shopping bags and purse. We love that the Vista can go from bassinet to reversible toddler seat with ease and requires no fabric swapping. The toddler seat has a multi-position seat recline and adjustable canopy for your growing tot. Not only is this design convenient and practical- the Vista is down right gorgeous and is available in many beautiful colors. We are over the moon with its ultra smooth ride and look forward to our daily evening walks with Sawyer. Delilah also takes part in the fun by hitching a ride on the PiggyBack Ride Along Board. The Vista is compatible with the Mesa Infant Car Seat and can be converted into a double stroller by adding the RumbleSeat. Add the PiggyBack Ride Along Board to your Vista’s double design and poof– your Vista will now accommodate your tribe of three. Delilah and Sawyer love their Vista and so does mama! Go check out UPPAbaby now and add the Vista to your wish list!
Looking for the coolest and most practical cups for your tot this summer? We have you covered! The SILIFLEX-Straw technology enables the straw to always move towards the liquid no matter the direction of the cup- genius, I know! With its weighted ball design and easy too hold handles, the BOT sippy cup is easy peasy to hold and sip for both babies and toddlers. The BOT comes in two different sizes, 6 oz and 9 oz and many bright colors!
10. Ergobaby//Adapt Baby Carrier//$145
The Adapt Baby Carrier by Ergobaby is a dream with its 3 position design allowing you to tote babe or toddler in the Front-Inward, Hip or Back carry positions. This carrier boasts a classic design with luxe padding for extreme comfort for both mama and babe. The straps are adjustable with plenty of strap length that will grow with your growing baby. We love the cushioned and foldable head support that worked well for Sawyer at just a week old, keeping him snug as a bug without needing an infant insert! This carrier is machine washable and 100 percent cotton, too!