These items have bumped their way to the top of my must have pregnancy/newborn list

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Getting ready for the big day just got easier. Here are my top picks for the best products for newborns.

Queen Rose Pregnancy Pillow

Being pregnant with my second baby, I was always on the hunt to make this experience as comfortable as possible. I’m a pretty minimalist person and my first pregnancy I wasn’t convinced I needed all the things people recommended. However, I quickly learned pregnancy is not always the most comfortable thing and there are a few things that are worth the investment and space in my home. The number one item I’d recommend is the pregnancy pillow from Queen Rose.

After trying the pillow for one night, I knew we’d be inseparable for the long haul. The Queen Rose Pregnancy Pillow is incredible for a few reasons. First, the pillow doesn’t flatten out after a few uses and you even have the option to get extra filling for a firmer pillow. The other really great thing is the pillow comes with a case that is removable and easily washable. With things constantly surprising you in pregnancy, it was nice to be able to count on this pillow to always come through for me whenever it was time to get that beloved sleep.

Canopy Humidifier

During pregnancy and postpartum the Canopy Humidifier was so helpful to keep our air filtered and hydrated. Stuffy noses and breathing is crucial in life, but especially so when pregnancy makes it hard to breathe and your new baby needs to keep that adorable little button nose clear. I was drawn to the Canopy Humidifier for a few reasons. First, this is the only anti-mold humidifier. It has smart sensors that can tell if there is water left and will run until it is gone, leaving no chance for mold. It’s also super user friendly and easy to clean— because who really has time to sit there scrubbing a humidifier? 

The Canopy Humidifier also has embedded UV lights that bacteria in the water before it hits the air for you to breathe in. One of the coolest parts of the Canopy Humidifier is the auto mode that senses when your air needs more humidity making it easy to leave it on all day and night. It automatically gives out the right about of humidity leaving it off my mental list of things to look after each day. It’s just an extra perk that the clean filtered humidity provided by the Canopy Humidifier is amazing for my skin. I’m all for any product that can help my skin stay hydrated and glowing! 

Comotomo Bottles

When looking for a bottle for my sweet girl, I was shocked at how many options are out there! After getting sucked into a never ending spiral of research, I settled on trying Comotomo Bottles. My firstborn refused a bottle at all costs so I knew I would need to try something as similar to breastfeeding this time to have a better shot at my baby taking a bottle. Enter the Comotomo bottle. They designed their bottle to be the closest resemblance to breastfeeding, allowing babies to transition back and forth between the two easier. 

I really liked the well thought out the design of the Comotomo Bottle. It is soft and provides a skin-like touch for my baby but yet is made of a hygienic silicone so I don’t need to worry about my baby getting toxic chemicals in her milk. It also is super easy to clean and is safe in the top rack of my dishwasher, the microwave and ok to be steam sterilized. With all the things to to do as a mom, it’s nice to not have the hassle of cleaning bottles with a million hard to clean pieces. My last and probably most favorite part of the Comotomo Bottle is the dual anti-colic vent. It allows my baby to get only milk and not problem-causing air leaving a happy baby and mama. 

Newton Baby Mattress

If you get one baby item, let it be the Newton Baby Mattress. There is no price I can put on the peace of mind knowing my baby is safe when she sleeps. The Newton Mattress is the only 100% breathable mattress on the market. You read that right, even completely face down on the mattress, my baby can still breathe. My husband and I both tested it out by smooshing our faces into the mattress and it was incredible the air we were still able to to receive. Reducing the risk of my sweet baby girl suffocating in the night by having her sleep on the Newton Mattress is the reason I’m able to sleep more soundly. 

On top of the breathable feature that already had me sold, the Newton Baby Mattress is the only mattress that is completely washable. I was able to easily unzip the case and throw it in the wash, rinse out the core in the shower, and put the cover back on all between nap and bedtime. I have so much less anxiety at bedtime knowing that my baby is sleeping on something safe but also clean and hypoallergenic. 

Lansinoh Smart Pump 2.0 and Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags 

Not only are there so many things to learn about my new baby, but I also had to figure out pumping. The Lansinoh Smart Pump 2.0 made that easier! The ComfortFit flanges were just that. Perhaps my favorite part of this pump is now quiet it is when running. It’s so nice to not have to listen to the pumping sound and instead listen to my sweet baby’s coos as she sleeps next to me. 

I also really liked the customizable settings so that I can choose just the right combo for my personalized needs. Its so helpful that the Landinoh Smart Pump 2.0 remembers my settings for when I pump again next. On top of it all, it easily connects to the Baby 2.0 app via Bluetooth to help me track my pumping sessions. These days, I’m always in favor of one less thing for me to do!

Once the milk is pumped, Lansinoh created their Breastmilk Storage Bags with moms in mind. They are thick and durable with a double zipper seal and double sealed side seams for top notch protection for my liquid gold. Being able to pump directly into the storage bag is pure genius. Not only are they easy to use, the Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags are able to lay flat to freeze and thaw faster or stand upright to save on storage space. 

With the Lansinoh Smart Pump 2.0 and Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bag combo there has been no readjusting or spilled milk to cry about. 

Lansinoh Soothies and Nipple Balm

Lansinoh also provides much needed and appreciated products for those first few weeks of breastfeeding soreness. The Lansinoh Soothies provided instant relief in the early days of nursing. They came in a pack of two and are conveniently good to reuse for up to 72 hours. It is recommended to place them in the fridge before use for added cooling and I am so glad I listened! These nursing pads made their way to the top of my list of things I will need in the future for those first postpartum breastfeeding days. 

The Lansinoh Nipple Balm proved to be one of my go to items as well. The best part of this specific nipple balm is that it is 100% safe for my baby so I don’t need to wipe it off before breastfeeding. The Lansinoh Nipple Balm is ethically sourced from New Zealand’s clean and green environment and 100% natural and hypoallergenic. This gives me such peace of mind knowing what I’m putting on my body and what my baby is possibly ingesting is safe. 

Breastfeeding can be painful in the beginning but thankfully now it doesn’t have to be. The Lansinoh Soothies combined with the Lansinoh Nipple Balm are a new moms dream come true. 

Munchkin Brica Seat Guardian

With all the inventions to keep my baby safe, I have one item on my must have list that protects my leather car seats from any damage from her car seat! The Munchkin Brica Elite Seat Guardian is a must have. Car seats, when properly installed, can compress and damage the seat padding or scratch up the leather interior. The Munchkin Seat Guardian is slide proof, keeping the car seat in place and secure at all times. This is a huge deal because I want my babies car seat to be as safe as possible. 

Not only does the Munchkin Brica Elite Seat Guardian protect the seat from compression or scratches, it also protects against spills or rogue car snacks that make their way to the seat. The color-safe construction makes it so no matter what the color doesn’t bleed or transfer onto my seats. Thanks to the Munchkin Brica Elite Seat Guardian, having a baby doesn’t mean my car interior quality needs to suffer.  

While I know that I am all my baby needs in this world, it’s nice to have these products to make the days and nights a little easier!