The last time I was pregnant was eight years ago. I gave birth to my eldest in 2004. In the eight years since my last turn at planning for a baby, baby gear has come a long way and I am totally smitten with much of it.
There are obvious tried and true products which have been updated for today’s mom consumers and there are some new products that have me itching to try them and others totally confounded.
Planning for a baby can be daunting. Add in a move across the Atlantic when you’re 7.5 months pregnant and it’s totally kicked up a notch. To quell some of my anxiety surrounding our up coming move, and the fact that I’ll probably have to put this baby in a laundry basket when she’s born. I’ve decided to write a series of posts concerning all the baby gear parents to be are faced with and whether or not you really need it. I plan on doing a “minimalist” list and the, “My House Exploded in Baby Gear Now What? list.
Because it’s been a while since I’ve done the whole baby thing, I’ve consulted my very large community of mom friends who have a bit more timely experience to share some of the newer products out there they swear by, I’ve not yet tried – but totally plan to.
Today I’m going to share with you a few items I’ve purchased myself as I prepare for baby.
Rumba Bloomers. So far I’ve purchased three pair. I think she’s going to need some in every single color imaginable.
The Tula Ergonomic Carrier – in Skyscape. I purchased this at the three month mark, because I couldn’t help myself. This is one of the products I didn’t use with my last two, which came highly recommended to me by about 50 mothers, and I figured they all can’t be wrong. I purchase the print pictured along with the infant insert, because clouds are whimsical, and even though I didn’t yet know I’d be having a girl, I wanted a carrier that was gender neutral.
The stroller. I bought this bad boy when I was about two months pregnant. I didn’t know what I was having yet, but I got a really good deal, so it’s not the cute pink model pictured above but the black melange version of the Stokke Scoot Stroller. I’ve yet to purchase the Stokke Scoot Stroller Softbag but it’s on my “to buy” list so I decided to include it.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!