My doula recommended these infant shirts because they don't rub against the baby's umbilical cord (belly button) before it falls off and the mittens prevent the baby from scratching his/her face. My daughter literally wore these shirts for the first month straight.
My 7 week old daughter happens to have an incredibly sensitive tummy (she is breastfed) and this miracle water is the only gas soothing elixir that works to calm her troubled tummy. I even dip her pacifier in it when she is screaming her lungs out. The ginger/fennel/sugar calm her down immediately and makes her stomach stop aching.
I will admit that we have a family bed (although my husband probably doesn't like to admit it). When we came home from the hospital, the idea of having our teeny tiny baby girl sleep across the house (much less across the room) completely freaked me out. We bought the snuggle nest and our daughter sleeps in between us all night long. This little bed is especially great for mom's who breastfeed because you can just get up in the middle of the night and feed your baby right in the bed with you!
These wearable "sleeping bags" are great for babies because they keep them warm and zipped up while they sleep. The AAP recommends these sacks because babies shouldn't sleep with blankets (due to prevention of SIDS).
According to my doula, this is the best pacifier to use because it doesn't mess up the babies future teeth and it has the orthodontic nipple, which is good for the tongue and mouth. My daughter loves hers but they do look a bit "retro" (mainly because they aren't pink and sparkly).
According to dozens of moms (all over the country), this is the best nipple cream to use. I used it and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only warning is that because it's organic, it can get rancid after a while.
I was born in East Amherst, NY...lived there for 13 years before moving to Vadnais Heights, MN. I spend 5 years in MN, decided it was too darn cold there and ventured onto college in Phoenix, AZ at Arizona … more