This one’s for all the Mamas out there – I want to hear from you today! As Christian and I continue to prepare for our babe, I’ve reached the point where I’m not sure I can force myself to read anymore reviews on 29487620 different kinds of bassinets or the 9346720 different kinds of diaper changing pads. For the LOVE, seriously. How and more so WHY are there so many different kinds of changing pads?? We’re talking foam wrapped in plastic here… meant for butt wiping. And yet there are a million different kinds ranging from overpriced to way overpriced. (I know, I know. Welcome to the land of baby buying.)
A few weekends ago, my mom and I ventured into Buy Buy Baby to test out strollers and the minute we walked through the doors we both felt totally overwhelmed. Racks and racks and racks of clothes and bathing tubs and wipes and chew toy necklace thingys. (Yes, I’m aware they’re not called ‘chew toys’… even though that’s essentially what they are, no?) We walked out of there having only purchased one thing: a cute pacifier. Baby steps, right?
(My dad’s name is Dan… he is also a doctor. I felt it absolutely necessary to read this book to our babe one day, about their Papa. #allthehearteyes. You can find more of the classic Little Golden Books at World Market!)
SO. Today. I would love to hear from my fellow mamas: What are your top five newborn must-haves? I’m talking absolute essentials here. We’ll have a shower after the babe arrives. And seriously, no more than 5 things because, you know, Buy Buy Baby overload. I just can’t. It’s too soon.
PS- As far as non-essential items like nursery decor, what are some of your favorite Etsy shops?!
PPS- EG’s sponsorships are BACK! You can check them out here. (All proceeds to go to our adoption fund!)