Before Maya was born, I read dozens of articles about things I had to purchase or put on my registry. Some of these lists were helpful but what was most helpful was advice from moms I knew. I got such great tips so I thought I would compile the things that I found most helpful. I wanted to especially share the things or tips I didn’t commonly see on other lists.
Big thank you to the ladies who shared advice, answered my anxiety laden questions and checked on with me over the past year namely – Natalie, Katie, Nadine, Michelle, Teefa, Sendy, Marjorie, Tracy, Melissa, Amanda and Kelli. This post is a combination of their genius mommy know-how and some things I learned over the past few months.
SOCKS – I buy my kiddo white socks – same style. I can barely keep my own sock paired up so I knew that searching for a 2 inch piece of fabric was bound to be problematic. Same style, same color – no matching. Grab any two socks and done!
MOTION SENSOR LAMP – Truth be told, I registered for this lamp because of how it looked. When it arrived and I realized it was battery operated, I was a bit annoyed but I kept it because it allowed me to place it anywhere in the nursery even if there wasn’t an outlet near. Now I think everyone with a newborn should have one of these! Experts say not to use bright overhead lights when doing late night diaper changes, so when Yahve or I would get up for bleary-eyed diaper duty, we didn’t have to fumble for the light switch while handling the baby and we didn’t wake her. As soon as we stepped foot into the nursery, the light came on an provided just enough light for us but not enough to disturb the baby.