My Favorite Baby Products: 3 Months Old

It's been a fine line figuring out if and how we want to share the newest and biggest part of our lives online -- our baby! And I've been figuring out this crazy thing called motherhood since mid-October, so blogging about DIYs and my (nonexistent) latest photoshoots has been pretty much impossible. Now, with 3 months of experience as a new mom, I'm confident sharing some of my favorite items for me and my baby boy. So if you're working on your baby registry and want to know if you'll really use everything all those baby registry checklists suggest, this will help!

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For Nursing

Nursing has been a challenge since day one with Baby Glen. When we were finally released from the hospital he was still jaundiced, so we supplemented with formula to help flush the bilirubin from his system. The next 3 weeks were spent staying up with him until 2 am as he screamed and cried unless he was on a boob. I worked with our pediatrician and lactation consultant and decided that we needed to continue supplementing with formula because my milk supply just wasn't enough later in the day and it has made a HUGE difference!

No shame in using formula to keep baby health, fed, and happy!

Because Glen struggles with gas and spitting up, we have tried so many different baby bottles to help with colic and fussiness. Our current favorite is the Playtex Nurser with Drop In Liner

 For Travel

There's nothing easy about traveling with a new baby, but having the right equipment and accessories can help. We went back and forth on needing a stroller if we were planning to baby carry with our Moby wrap and Ergobaby carrier, but ultimately decided to get the entire Graco Modes Nest DLX Travel System after we read such good reviews and safety ratings about the SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat.

A note about the Ergobaby carrier -- if you model is not sized for newborns, make sure you also purchase the infant insert. We had to wait to use ours until we ordered the insert because we didn't realize we'd need one. My husband prefers the Ergobaby carrier for excursions and brief errands; I prefer to use the Moby wrap when I'm moving about the apartment.

 For Playtime

Baby Glen has just started to really reach out for things -- my glasses, toys, GiGi's necklace. The first toy he reached out and really interacted with was this Sassy Wonder Wheel. It comes in two colors, and if I had bought it myself I would have purchased the black, white, and red one because those are the colors that babies see first. But now that he's a little older and his eyesight has developed more, he enjoys the multi-color one!

He's also just started to enjoy his jumper. We had to wait until his neck was just a little stronger before I felt comfortable to have him in it, but we still prop him up with a blanket for a little more support.

This Genius Baby play mat is what my siblings and I grew up on and is one I had included on my registry for nostalgic reasons. It's also the one that Glen plays on when he visits his GiGi & Pop. At home, we have the Yookidoo Gymotion Robo Playland.

 For Naptime & Bedtime

At home, we have this Fisher-Price Soothing Motions bassinet in our bedroom and his crib in his nursery, but when we're staying with GiGi Glen loves his Graco Pack n' Play! We would have picked this one because it has the mobile attachment if we'd seen it sooner (and, let's face it, if it wasn't as $$$), but I've linked the one we actually have and use below.

The bassinet is a must because it vibrates, which helps Glen fall and stay asleep and has a few other fun features: night light, sound machine, and pre-programmed lullabies. We're working on getting him to nap in his crib so that we can begin the transition to spending the night in a room separate from us.

If you really want some peace of mind while baby's sleeping and all the data you can get, the Owlet Smart Sock is so cool! It monitors heart rate and oxygen level and will set off an alarm if either drops too low. We haven't had any incidents of concern, but it is convenenient to use the smartphone app to see just how asleep Glen is by checking if his heart rate is low enough.

And no bedtime product review is complete without mentioning a monitor. We use the CuboAI with covered face and rollover protection. It connects via WiFi to your smartphone so you can see and hear baby at all times and will even let you know when baby's crying. As a bonus, it also automatically captures videos and photos so you won't miss a moment of cuteness. We love it! And if you want to SAVE an EXTRA $20 when you order your own, you can use my exclusive referral link!

Favorite Baby Boy Clothes

Because we go through 2-3 outfits daily due to spit up 😅, I've tried a lot of 0-3-month-old baby boy outfits and accessories. Some are cute, some are necessary, and some I would just skip altogether. 

Here's a few tips to keep in mind when picking baby clothes for yourself or a baby shower gift:

  • Zippers are always easier than snaps!
  • And get the zippers that unzip from the bottom up - it makes diaper changes much easier if you don't have to undress baby completely.
  • When in doubt, size up
  • Socks will refuse to stay on. Again, size up.
  • When getting long sleeve garments, look for ones with built-in mittens to cover up those razor-sharp teen tiny fingernails.
  • Footie pajamas will never not be cute. 

For Christmas, we asked for more mittens for Glen because he'd outgrown his newborn sizes. You can never have too many diapers or too many mittens! What we had a lot of but didn't really need -- mostly because Glen was born with so much hair and a big head -- were hats.

Not really a clothing item, buuuut don't forget the hooded towels! Glen's favorite is this heavier elephant hooded towel that keeps him warm and weighted coming out of the bath.

There you have it! My must-haves for my 3-month-old baby boy! Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments down below!

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