One of the most exciting parts for me when getting ready for a baby is all the nesting. Buying cute little things and imagining what our little guy will look like wearing it or using it. I’ve done a few posts now on “must haves” and “essentials” but I have yet to post about my favourite splurges too, and those are just as fun!
Currently I’m crushing on all of these goodies and the best part is that I’m giving away one item from the list every few days on my Instagram!!! So if you don’t already follow my account, now would be the time to do so. You don’t want to miss a thing. As a note, the Solly Wrap giveaway is ending tonight, so hurry hurry.
Ok here are my current crushes and why:
The Solly Baby Wrap: If this is your first baby then you may not know yet that your baby will want to be held all the time! While strollers are great and all, being able to wrap baby close to you for walks or errands is so important. Solly was one of the first wraps on the market, its easy to pack away in your bag or bottom of the stroller even and doesn’t take much space. There’s a reason everyone raves about it.
The Nuna Leaf: There will be times when you will have to put your little one down, whether its to whip something up in the kitchen (hello bowl of cereal) or to bring into the bathroom with you while you take a quick shower, you will at some point need your hands and body to be free. The Nuna Leaf is amazing and just as the name would imply it swings with movement from side to side just like a leaf. Babies love it.
The GATHRE Mat: For tummy time, diaper changes, or just to take outside to the part for something to sit on, the GATHRE mat is functional and beautiful too. Its one of its kind in design, color and durability and its uses are endless. I’m so excited to take ours to the farmers market in the spring for picnics on the grass with the boys!!
The Cake Maternity Nursing Bra: Ok this one is clearly a “me” splurge. Nursing bras are notoriously unattractive I find. They don’t have much shape to them and my clothes end up looking funny. But Cake Maternity makes one amazing bra, underwire and all, that is the Croissant Flexiwire Spacer Bra. It looks pretty but its also incredibly comfortable. I lived in mine with my last pregnancy and I’m sure I will do so again this time around.
The L’oved Baby Organic Onesie: I don’t know why it is but finding solid colored organic footed onesies is really really hard you guys! L’oved Baby makes the cutest ones though so I snagged a bunch for baby boy to wear all the way up to his half year birthday. The feet have rubber pads for when the little one is walking and fold over cuffs on the arms for when they’re newborn and need to keep those sharp nails hidden. And the softness of the material is the icing on the cake for me. I have two of these already packed in my hospital bag!
The Koko’s Nest Blanket: You can never have too many baby blankets…never. I use mine all the time even if I’m just walking baby around the house, I somehow always feel like its cozier for him or her with a soft blanket wrapped around them. And the Koko’s Nest Blanket is so beautiful yet functional. Did you know you can throw it in your machine to wash?!!? yes!
The Otherware Toxin Free Teether: Babies start teething really early. I think both of mine were already putting things in their mouth by month 3, even though their teeth didn’t peak out until they were older. Its the early teething stages that are so painful for them too, so having a natural silicone and toxin free teether to munch on is crucial for us. I love our Otherware teethers so so much!
The Donsje Boots: These booties are just the cutest thing I think I’ve ever seen. I am in love. They’re soft and comfy and keep those tootsies warm. And they’re one of those pieces of clothing that I’ll get to pack away in my son’s vintage trunk as a keepsake for when he’s older. I keep little things from all my boys and one day hopefully their own boys or girls will want to use them. These booties are to die for! A splurge but definitely worth it!
Remember to follow along on Instagram to have a chance to win one of each of these goodies for your own babes!