Baby Gear

Here is just a list of items of things that I am so glad we have for Kiley and have found really helpful:

1. Boppy Pillow

This is probably one of the best inventions ever! It's so easy to just lay the baby in to feed, hang out, or even have tummy time! It's also great if you are breastfeeding!

2. Pacifiers

I was against these before I had Kiley, but they are another one of the greatest inventions ever! They are so great to have to just soothe the baby when needed.

3. Receiving Blankets
You really can't have enough of these. We use them for everything, as a blanket, to swaddle Kiley at night, sometimes even as a burp cloth, a head supporter, you name it!

4. Breast Pump

Once your milk comes in, your gonna want one of these, a hand pump doesn't cut it! When your milk comes in, it's hello boobs! Not to mention, it's so nice to have a pump because then you can pump and allow others to give your baby a bottle. We went with the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Shoulder Bag. We bought it off of breastpumpdeals.com, and got it for a very good price, about $70 less then they wanted in store.

5. Graco Traveling System
This is so convenient, it's your stroller and your car seat in one! I highly recommend getting a travel system.

6. Joovy Jogging StrollerIf you like to run or work out, go for walks, I suggest getting a jogging stroller as well. They can be quite expensive but fortunately we got ours as a gift for registering for cord blood banking. This particular jogger is huge, I'm not gonna lie, but you can put your child in the Joovy, until they are 75 pounds. I love being able to take Kiley with me on my runs, plus you burn extra calories!

7. Graco Travel Lite CribIf you travel a lot like us, this is a great item to have. It's so much lighter then your traditional pack and play and you can also use it as a crib!

8. Diaper Genie
This thing is great! It may look like a huge sausage link when it comes out, but it totally keeps the odor locked in!

9. Triple Paste Ointment

When Kiley was only 3 weeks old she got a bad diaper rash, nothing seemed to work. Our pediatrician recommended this ointment and it works wonders! After one application the rash starts to clear up. It's a bit expensive, 20 bucks for this tub, but it's worth it.

10. Bumbo
Now that Kiley is a bit bigger, I love this seat. It's so nice to be able to sit her in and be able to get some things done! It also is great to put her in because it helps her with head support.

11. A swing/bouncy chairI put both of these on here, because I really think you should have both. Just like adults, babies get bored. Plus they do different things, the chair bounces and vibrates and the swing, well swings!

I'm sure there are a lot more items, I will think of as Kiley gets older!

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