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Worth it: The Baby Buddy

Posted by Tara in Worth it

Hanging out on the Baby Buddy.

I planned all along on nursing Tessa, so in anticipation of that I bought a breastfeeding pillow. Because I didn’t really know what I was looking for, I bought the first one I saw at Wal-Mart. It ended up being a great pillow for between my knees or under my tummy while trying to sleep during my third trimester, but it was a terrible nursing pillow because it was way too small.

Luckily for me, when I was in the post-partum ward at the hospital, they handed me a Baby Buddy. It was perfect for keeping Tessa at the right height for cross-cradle or football hold and I loved it so much that we got one to use at home from E-Children.

Tummy time on the Baby Buddy

We used it for tummy time as well as nursing, and it was large enough that I could also easily have my Kindle on there at the same time as the baby. Before travelling to Ontario for a month, I even had a second one shipped out to my parents’ house so I wouldn’t have to go without.

Tessa’s nine and a half months old and going strong with nursing, and the Baby Buddy still keeps her at the right height.┬áIf you’re planning on nursing, I highly recommend getting a Baby Buddy.

Worth it: Halo SleepSack Swaddle

Posted by Tara in Worth it

Even before we had the baby, we knew we would swaddle her. Not only is swaddling one of the “5 s’s”, but it worked like a charm for all the parents we knew. We were very lucky to have some large swaddle blankets given to us, but after a couple of months, our little monkey was already busting one or both arms out. Luckily for us, I had something on hand to try.

Swaddled and passed out while her mama was reading something trashy

More than just a sleep sack, the Halo SleepSack Swaddle has wings attached. All I had to do was stick the baby in it, zip it up and then fold the wings over her arms. The wings have huge pieces of velcro on them, so they stayed so secure that our girl couldn’t bust out until she had outgrown it. And for babies that don’t like their arms swaddled anymore, you can just wrap the wings under their arms.

If I could only recommend one item to new parents, this would be it. It saved our sanity on many, many a day and night and we loved it so much that when she outgrew the small size, we went out to Bo Bebe to get her the next size up.

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