Note: I do not receive any sort of compensation for writing my "best baby buys" posts (or anything else on this blog for that matter). These are just legit reviews of what I've found helpful as a new mommy so far.
The Moby Wrap
I received a wrap and baby carrier at my shower but it turns out they can't be used until the baby is 3 months old. I didn't want to wait that long to be able to wear my baby so this weekend my hubby and I broke down and bought the Moby wrap. Let me just say, I love it!
I'll have to admit, when I first saw the instructions I was like "ummm.... no," but it's way easier than it looks. In fact, I was able to successfully wrap first try. I've heard that there are plenty of youtube tutorials as well. I may be an anti-crunchy mama, but I'm a firm believer in the benefits of baby-wearing, and the baby and I are loving this wrap so far. I can do my homework, tidy up the house, and write this blog post while Evita is crashed out on my chest.
This morning Evita and I went on a long walk (in the rain) and she slept the whole time. Meanwhile, I burned a few extra calories with her weight on me. I loved looking down and seeing this precious little face. :-)
The Nap Nanny
Eva has a bit of a problem with sptting-up and gas. Nothing major- she's not colicky and she's still gaining (lots of) weight. But she sometimes gets uncomfortable when she's on her back, especially after her middle-of-the-night feedings. She would have a hard time falling asleep and she would make lots of uncomfortable sounding grunting noises until she did. Daniel and I heard about the Nap Nanny but I was reluctant to buy it because it's so expensive for something so simple. He said it would be worth it, and he was right. It allows her to sleep at an upright angle so that the milk settles in her stomach after her feedings. It fits nicely in our bed with us and the first night we bought it she had a 4.5 hour stretch of sleep. She hasn't had one that long since then, but her stretches of sleep are longer and she definitely seems more comfortable. All-in-all, we're pleased with it.