With Christmas rapidly approaching, I thought now would be a perfect time to give you my top 5 favorite things I bought for the baby. When I was pregnant, I was constantly reading articles about what we needed to make it easier once the baby arrived. For every one of those articles, I would read one that listed things we didn’t need to waste our money on. I was on Etsy just about all the time. If I wasn’t on Etsy, I was on Amazon or Target. Below are my absolute top 5 favorite things I found for Aiden. Three of these came from shops on Etsy, so make sure you check them out as well! I had the best experiences with these shops. If you are struggling to find some unique and useful gifts to find for any upcoming baby showers or for Christmas, then keep reading!
Personalized Baby Blanket
I bought Aiden the coziest blanket from a store on Etsy called, Have Faith Boutique. I love being able to personalize things. This shop allows you to take things a step further than just adding a name. You can personalize your blanket with whatever colors you want on there! She will then send you a proof of what your blanket will look like so you can see it and make any changes you need. We bought the velveteen blanket and it is so soft!
It was a great blanket to use to bundle him up and for tummy time as well. He was born in February so we got so much use out of this and now with the weather getting cooler, guess which blanket I’ll be going back to? Go check her site out here to create your own! www.HaveFaithBoutique.com
I did so much research on pacifiers and made sure to buy a wide variety of brands. His favorites were the Wubba-Nub ones. These are always a highly rated item and there is a reason for it.The stuffed animal kept them from falling off of him when he would spit the pacifier out. Not only were these the cutest things but he loved them. These were about the only pacifiers he would use up until he quit taking a pacifier (at about 3 months old). We rotated between the fox and elephant one.
You can find these anywhere from Target to Amazon. You can also buy larger sizes once the baby starts to outgrow the smaller sizes.
Fisher Price Rock’n’Play
Y’all. This was such a lifesaver. Aiden hated the swing. He would go in it for about 2 minutes before he would start crying. The Rock’n’Play though? He loved it from the very first time we put him in it. It was so easy to fold up and move around the house to whichever room we were in. It rocks back and forth slowly and you can choose to have soft classical music or nature sounds play. You can also pick the speed for how slow you want it to rock. There are also two settings on it to help with how long you want it to rock. It can rock for either 30 minutes or 6 hours (considered overnight).
We used to select the 6 hour setting because if he was sleeping in it, then we could get things done around the house. Babies can stay in it up until they are able to roll over OR once they hit the weight limit. It was a sad day when he outgrew it. We for sure got our money’s worth out of it.
Personalized Baby Book
When I was searching for a baby book for Aiden, I kept feeling disappointed with what I found on Amazon. I also looked anytime we went out to see if I could find something that I just had to have for him. I kept searching Etsy as well but the ones I found were either not impressive for the price or the price was way more than I was willing to pay. Then I found PolkaDot Print Shop. From the moment I clicked on this store, I fell in love. There were so many options for covers and the page examples all looked amazing. Not to mention, I was able to personalize it with his full name.
I loved that this baby book gave an opportunity for you and your spouse to write the baby a letter before they arrive. I cannot wait to let Aiden read what we wrote him when he gets older. This store was fantastic to work with as she sends you a proof of what your cover will look like for you to approve it. You do have to respond back timely to correct any errors. Make sure to check this store out!
I love onesies with cute sayings. It is my favorite thing and I knew I wanted a really cute one for when Aiden was born. However, anytime I was at Target the ones I kept seeing were either out of the small sizes or they just didn’t have anything that I liked. I found it at a store on Etsy called GarciaFamilyDesigns. Not only is the selection wonderful but the quality is amazing for the price. I dressed Aiden in this as much as I possibly could.
Make sure you check this store out if you need some really cute onesies for a great price! They have an incredible selection and I had the onesie in my mailbox in record time as well.
What were some things you bought for your little ones that were your favorites? Make sure to let me know in the comments below.
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