Find out what you REALLY need to get to be prepared for your newborn baby in month two. These are items you will actually use.
Another month has come and gone. I shared what we used in the first month, so now what did we use in the second month?
We used all of the same things we used in month 1, so be sure to also check that post out if you have not yet. In this post, I am sharing what I added to what we used month 1.
When you are getting ready to have your baby, you don’t want to buy things you don’t need. This list will help you decide what you really need.
EATING PRODUCTS FOR NEWBORNS
We used all of the same things we used in month one and didn’t add anything new to the mix. I don’t see anything really being added until we start solids…
…except for Lilly Padz. I already own them and plan to use them. I just think I want my milk very regulated…I guess I could start now. Maybe I will…
Oh, and of course now that I have published about it, we used the Book of Logs for tacking eating.
OH! It helps to write this all out. We also attempted to use Philips Avent 4oz Bottles. But she is not a great bottle taker. Yet. Hopefully that is a yet. Do you have a favorite bottle?
PLAY TIME for NEWBORNS
We used all of the same things. We started going for walks this month. Because I have two children to push in a stroller, we used the double stroller we have had since Kaitlyn was born.
I know there are much fancier strollers out there, but you can’t get one much cheaper than the Jeep Stroller. We don’t use it a ton, so this has always worked well. One side reclines some. I put the baby in that side. I also used the Kiddopotamus Snuzzler to help support her. And I used a stroller blanket to help keep her out of the sun.
CLEANING and HYGIENE for NEWBORNS
We used all of the same things…plus…
- Diapers: We have always used the Kroger store brand diapers for all of our children once they were out of the newborn diapers. The problem is that I don’t regularly shop at the Kroger store, and to go there for diapers is a 15-20 minute special trip one way. So I decided to try the generic brand at the store I do shop at regularly. This is Western Family. Western Family, when not on sale, is half of what Huggies is on sale. So…it is worth the try right? Overall, they work well. The velcro is not perfect. There have been a couple of times it has come undone and led to a leak. But I think that $20-30 dollars a month is probably worth a couple of leaks. Before that, we were using Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers. What is your favorite diaper brand?
SLEEPING PRODUCTS FOR NEWBORNS
We used all of the same things as I listed last month. We also used a swing.
- Swing: Sometimes, the swing is so great for naps. It is great for witching hour. It is also great for when baby was kept up too long and/or is overstimulated. They don’t make the exact swing we have, but this is the updated model. Fisher-Price Swing
GEAR and SAFETY for NEWBORNS
Once again, it was all the same this month. I have to mention that I am loving my Skip Hop Studio Diaper Bag Tote Bag, Pewter Dot. I get many compliments and it is great quality.
Something a lot of people will have used by now is a sling or baby carrier. The ErgoBaby Carrier is one of the most popular. There are also many kinds of slings. These can be great for being out and about with baby–especially if you have other children. I almost used my sling, but my mom and my mother-in-law were with me, and there was no way that baby was getting put in a sling when they were around to hold her 🙂
CLOTHING for NEWBORNS
No new clothes. The weather has not significantly changed and she is still in the same size. Well, last month she was really a newborn size and this month she is into her 0-3 month size.
MEDICATIONS for NEWBORNS
We used the exact same medications. On the last day, we also added Pedia Care Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever, Infants in response to her vaccinations. This is a great brand because of how they make the dispenser. You just stick the tip in and tip the bottle upside down to get the medicine out (like they do vaccines). It is so easy and less messy than sticking the entire dropper in there. I love it.