While newborn babies may no longer have the safe reassuring comfort of their mothers womb, swaddling them is often just the trick to calm a new little one. But when the moment your little one moves, it loosens or you cant quite get it to tuck around their little feet, trying to swaddle your baby can become a frustration. There are two different swaddlers that I use and have loved. One of these is Aden and Anais muslin swaddlers. These swaddlers are both breathable and durable. The great thing about these is their size. They are large enough that they stay nicely tucked when swaddling along with being used for a stroller cover, burp cloth, and nursing cover. They also make an easy swaddler which is wonderful for those little ones that love to be swaddled but have impressive escape skills! While these light weight blankets may be a little on the pricey side. I can assure you, they are well worth the cost! But be sure to check out your local TJ Max or Marshall's as they often come up at a discounted price at these retail stores.
My other favorite is the Halo Sleep Sack. When I discovered these as a new mom, I bought them in every size and especially loved the fact that they even made sleep sacks for my older baby so that he did not have multiple loose blankets in his crib.
2)Rock N Play sleeper
Another carrier I want to feature is the Moby wrap. This wrap is going to be amazing for the newborn and early baby months but probably wont be something you will use when your baby gets heavier. The wrap is stretch and soft and you can wear it at home without a shirt for lots of skin to skin. If baby wearing is something that interest you, check back later this year! We will have a guest blogger that is a total expert in baby wearing!
These are just a few of my faves. Clearly a lot more is needed for your new baby. When it comes time to do your baby shower registry, don't make the mistake I did! Take another mom with you that has little ones and has tested some items out! If you are already a mom what are some of your favorite tried and true baby items?