The list author says: "Side Note- our baby did have a bit of colic. She would cry and scream all the time when she was not sleeping. It was really difficult to deal with sometimes when I could not figure out how to help her! I would start crying myself! No fun. I just recently stopped drinking cows milk and staying away from cows milk cheese. After I did that she was a completely different baby! She smiles all the time and is really happy now! Her cries are completely different. Before they were very distressed and like she was in such pain. I am no doctor, and I am not making any medical recommendations, but this worked for us. Just thought I would share because things are so much better now."
"Swaddles are great, keeps her from startling and waking herself up. She sleeps so well when we use these, not so great when we don't. I would get a ton of swaddles because our baby spits up on hers and you don't want them to have a wet blankie!"
"I got these as a gift and did not know what I was going to do with them. I ended up buying more because we use them for everything! It can be like a big burp cloth to put on your shoulder, it is great to put under baby for a feeding so that your pillow stays dry... the uses go on and on. I also put it down to change the baby on when we are not at home. Love Love these!!!!"
"I got a ton of these from showers and was not sure what I was going to use them for. I use them all the time! Keeps baby warm during changings, nice to put on your shirt if holding baby facing you. Her face is on the super soft balankie and not on your shirt. Good for the random spit ups too! Plus our baby likes to hug it already."
"This pillow is so great. You can almost walk around with baby on it! Tons of support. She has had many a nap on my lap wile I was able to work. I had the boppy before this and it is horrible! Ruined my back. This one saved me."
"I actually don't have this, but I want it because their nursing bras are amazing and I think this would be pretty for the night. Plus it is a nursing bra built in!! It is great to feel pretty when you are in the early months postpartum, actually anytime for that matter. Find more styles at Nordstrom.com"
"I love this pump. It has a optional manual mode with memory so you can fine tune how you like it and then have the pump take over. Soft plastic cup and no need to pour into a separate bottle. It is made in England, not China which I thought was really refreshing."
"My nipples were so sore, I could not wear a shirt, or take a shower without being in such pain! I loved these, they were kind of soothing. The pads without lanolin in them actually hurt! I know that they are not so eco friendly being disposable and all, but I just like have fresh ones all the time. A little lux goes a long way for a new mom :)"
"I actually only have this lotion, but it is great. I like that the ingredients are all organic and natural. Baby loves it when we rub this on her. Johnsons seems to have a bit too many chemicals for me to use on baby."
"Get 2 of these!!! We take this little lamb everywhere and use it all the time. It is very soothing to baby. I actually sleep better with it going too! We love all the sounds except the whale sound (so random!)"
"Ok, this product is just great. Our baby spits up a TON and when she is sleeping in this I don't have to worry about her aspirating it. Plus the Dr. recommended elevating her head after feedings for 30 min. to help her digest. I can place her in this bed and not have to hold her up for a half hour at 3am. Plus it is easy to pack for travel. Love this!!!"
"Just a great little video camera. You are sure not to miss precious moments because it is super easy to use. Great for travel and for the diaper bag. You never know when you are going to wish you had it! Other video cameras are kind of bulky compared to this little guy! Takes nice steady videos also."
"The Binkies that the hospital gave us were huge! They took up half of her face. Good for a photo because she looked so funny with it in her mouth. These are actually functional. They seem to stay in her mouth well at night too. Plus they are made in England, not China!! Wow!"
"I would not bathe baby without this! It gives you the safe range for the water temp. Beeps it too high or low. I am a person who loves very hot showers so I know that my idea of warm water and babies is completely different! Just a good thing to have."
"When we were looking at monitors I was being practical and said "we don't need that video feature, lets just get a basic one..." Well I use the video feature all the time! It is great to actually see why she is making the noises, if the binky has fallen out etc etc"
"Ok, I was obsessed with strollers and this is the best one I found. I like it better than the Bugaboo because of the amazing storage area under the carrier. It also has so many great features and comes with a bassinet. Plus the material is organic soy- super soft and safe for baby skin and I believe that it is made in USA."
"I have the adapter for the Graco because I have a Graco car seat. Ok so I should have had this from the very beginning, but I waited to see if I needed it. Well after 3 weeks of carrying the very heavy seat with a baby in it, my back was killing me. After some acupuncture, I went home and ordered this adapter."
"Every new parent should watch this DVD. It works, and it is amazing! Not sure what we would have done without these techniques. Dr. Karp is our hero. If you have nothing else but this technique you will be just fine!"