Must Have Gear for Baby
Hi mamas! As most of you know, we are about to welcome our second sweet little baby girl here shortly! Blaire being our first, and now over 4 years old, I wanted to make sure we had the best products on the market for #2. A lot of things for Blaire were secondhand when we got them, and that was over 4 years ago. We are still using her crib and a lot of her old furniture from her nursery, but safety is a huge priority and I wanted to make sure the big stuff was nice and new, and SAFE. So, today I’m talking about some amazing companies I’ve been working with, and I’ve rounded up what I think is the best gear for our baby (and hope you will think so too!)
You might have seen my instagram post from yesterday, featuring an adorable little yorkie in this ultra sleek, adjustable high chair. It’s called the ZAAZ, by Nuna. I know I don’t have a baby in here just yet, but let me tell you – I can’t wait! Our last high chair was okay, but this is such a space saver & easy super easy to adjust. The plastic components come off and can be put in the dishwasher, and the foam padding (the Jade part) is really easy to clean too. While all the colors are classic and gorgeous, I loved this color Jade, sold exclusively at Nordstrom because it’s gender neutral, and went really well with our decor.
When Blaire was little, she had one of those swings that seemed like it was going to launch her across the room! While she loved it, one of our friends (blogger Hilary Gutzwiller) had this mamaRoo swing and when we would have playdates- Blaire went right to sleep in this thing! I thought it was the cutest little swing ever (and it really is pretty little!), and my favorite part is you can control it from an app on your phone. There are different settings, features, and you can even play your own music! I think I’m mostly excited for the ‘car ride’ setting, because what baby doesn’t fall asleep on a car ride? This one is the Plush Infant Seat in Silver. Another adorable must have that I can’t wait to use!
Chicco Feeding Products available at BuyBuy Baby
I feel like every one has their preference on bottles. I used to use whatever, I think we had just some basic plastic bottles before and never really thought twice about it. When Chicco offered to send me some of their bottles, I figured it wasn’t a terrible idea to get some new ones after all this time anyways. While I’m always honest with you during my reviews – I was super impressed with these bottles when I opened them! These glass bottles, not pictured but can be found here are awesome! Pretty sure you could throw them across the room and they wouldn’t break with this little rubber gripper on them, but I’ll let baby test that out for me :). Now, if we are talking total cuteness – this bottle set with the pink chicks takes the cake! Even this little bunny ‘passy’ holder and matching princess pacifiers just makes my heart melt. You can shop all Chicco feeding gear, including the Natural Fit line, at BuyBuy Baby. Not gonna lie – I really want this set here and it’s only $59.99, plus it’s usually pretty easy to find a 20% off coupon to shop.
Shout out to my friend Kim for letting me borrow her daughter, Cora (green dress) to test out this stroller for two. I can’t stand the cuteness that these two radiate in this Bravo for 2 Stroller. The first time around, I seriously hated our stroller. It was cute, worked well enough, but if it was a question if we were talking it with us or not I just said forget it.
The wheels never turned well, it was heavy, and hard to close. I’m 5’2
and pretty petite- so I really needed something a little bit easier and lighter. I did a ton of research on what stroller to get this time, and I am thrilled with my decision to go with Chicco’s Bravo for 2. I can also close it easily, which I could never figure out with my old stroller.
I fought with myself, wondering if I really needed a two seat stroller, or could get away with just one. I also hate those big bulky double wide strollers that look like you’re pushing around a freaking car. With Blaire being 4, and never really a stroller user, I knew I had to look into all the options.
As soon as I saw this one, I knew it wasn’t going to get much better than this. Here is what I love about it most: it fits our Chicco Keyfit 30, while also allowing Blaire to sit, or stand, in the back by me. When the baby outgrows the infant seat, the two of them will both still fit comfortably, and my crazy 4 year old can either hop on and off the stand, or I can strap her in the mini seat in the back. Overall, it’s a little longer than a single stroller, but no where near the monster size of a regular double stroller. I am SO HAPPY with it. When Blaire and her friend Cora tested it out over Easter weekend (it was a live safer in the parade crowds!) they both absolutely loved it, and I kept all of our stuff right underneath them in the storage. Not to mention the most important part – two cupholders for our coffee 🙂 I highly recommend this stroller if you have kids a couple years a part and aren’t sure with what stroller to go with. It’s wonderful!
Chicco Keyfit 30 Carseat in Papyrus, available at BuyBuy Baby
The Keyfit 30 is clearly something I haven’t been able to test out quite yet, but so far I like it! It seems pretty light and I’ve heard amazing things about it being one of the safest infant seats on the market. The seat comes with tons of padding, which is so nice and crucial especially for the first few months! I’ll keep you updated when I’m able to try it out with the baby! 🙂
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All opinions on these products are 100% my own, some affiliate links were used.
Have you tried any of these products? What’s on your baby gear wishlist?