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Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials

Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials

Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first […]

Baby Shopping Guide Must Have Essentials for First Time Moms (and things you don’t need)

Baby Shopping Guide Must Have Essentials for First Time Moms (and things you don’t need)

Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first […]

Baby Nursery Essentials

Baby Nursery Essentials

Baby Shopping Guide Must Have Essentials for First Time Moms hellonance.com BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG
Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first time mom (parent), it is so important to get only the best for Baby. Researching what to buy is laborish. There are so many products!  I would like to buy everything if space wasn’t an issue (we live in an apartment); or if money wasn’t an issue (I hate buying things that goes to waste).
Now that Emily is 6 months old (omg just like a blink of an eye!), I like to share with you our handy checklist of items we purchased, things we recommend, things we wished we never bought – our tried and tested (broken down my categories) – to make sure you don’t have to!
  • Baby Nursery Essentials
  • Baby Gear Must Haves
  • Baby Travel & On The Go Essentials
  • Baby Essential Gear and for the Home
  • Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin
  • Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials
  • Baby Feeding Essentials: months 6+
To be honest when we first registered at our baby registry at our local baby store, we were given a list that’s even longer than this one below.
While most items were very Pinterest worthy – however merely decorative or not very useful. Because honestly baby could care less whether the walls are pink or white. All baby cares about are boobies (or formula milk), if she sleeps comfortably and has a fresh change of diapers.

Baby Nursery Essentials:

 

Crib: We like the minimalist look of this versatile crib that can be placed at two different heights and also converts into a toddler bed. This crib is also perfect for parents who want to co-sleeping with their Baby.

 

Bassinet: We used this bassinet extensively before Baby graduated to the crib. We purchased this bassinet when we bought the UppaBaby stroller and Mesa car seat. It was so convenient wheeling Baby around the apartment between the living room and the bedroom without waking Baby. We also loved it because Baby felt safer since it was cozy and comfy. It wasn’t as wide open as the crib. The drop-down canopy sunshade was also great at blocking out the lights.

 

Baby Nest: Whether your family chooses to co-sleep or have your baby strictly in a bassinet/crib, this baby nest (similar here and here) helps our little one sleep snug as a bug! We originally used the nest when Emily napped on the couch. Now we use it so she can co-sleep with us in bed.

The baby nest was a game-changer for our sleep! When baby was 4 months she started having sleep regressions – waking up in the middle of the night. This was very very devastating for our sleep and sanity! (She had slept through the night starting at 2.5 months between 8pm-6am). Now she wouldn’t go back to sleep unless I laid beside her!! The baby nest allowed our baby to sleep comfortably in between us in our bed, but also gave us the freedom to move and get up without waking the baby.

 

Mobile: we bought this safari animal mobile that has glowing leaves that rotate, projects stars on ceiling and plays four different melodies and four nature sound including white noise and heartbeat. I recommend getting a battery operated mobile that comes with a one-touch remote starts or stops mobile. Trust me you will thank me later when baby is crying and fussing! I also love the idea of these beautiful floral mobiles.

 

Baby Head Support Pillow: When Emily was born she would always sleep on the right side of her head. We were so afraid that she would develop baby flat head syndrome. We bought this donut shaped head support pillowThe special indentation of the Cloud 9 Head Support cradles baby’s head delicately and helps distribute the weight of baby’s head evenly, relieving pressure and helping prevent flat-head syndrome.

 

Baby Quilt Blanket: Again, we love everything that Little Unicorn makes, especially this pineapple muslin quilt. Super large 47″ x 47″ four layer 100% rayon muslin made from bamboo that is breathable, gets softer with each wash and helps prevents babies from overheating! I know some Moms would be like that is a big no no to let baby sleep with blankets and covers. But it helped Emily fall asleep quicker while keeping her warm. I like to fold it twice so it there is some weight on baby. Similar here, here and here.

 

Humidifier: Baby and parents with dry skin can breathe better with this whisper quiet ultrasonic humidifier that totally ugly. For those also looking for one that can double up as aromatherapy, this lovely ceramic essential oil diffuser is wonderful. When baby is ultra hyper (or when I need to calm down a little), I like to add a few drops of this children’s diffuser blend that brings a sense of clam for a blissful sleep!

 

 

 

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Baby Essentials for the Home

Baby Essentials for the Home

Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first […]

Baby Feeding Essentials: months 6+

Baby Feeding Essentials: months 6+

Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first […]

Baby Travel & On The Go Essentials

Baby Travel & On The Go Essentials

Baby Shopping Guide Must Have Essentials for First Time Moms hellonance.com BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG
Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first time mom (parent), it is so important to get only the best for Baby. Researching what to buy is laborish. There are so many products!  I would like to buy everything if space wasn’t an issue (we live in an apartment); or if money wasn’t an issue (I hate buying things that goes to waste).

 

Now that Emily is 6 months old (omg just like a blink of an eye!), I like to share with you our handy checklist of items we purchased, things we recommend, things we wished we never bought – our tried and tested (broken down my categories) – to make sure you don’t have to!

 

To be honest when we first registered at our baby registry at our local baby store, we were given a list that’s even longer than this one below.

 

While most items were very Pinterest worthy – however merely decorative or not very useful. Because honestly baby could care less whether the walls are pink or white. All baby cares about are boobies (or formula milk), if she sleeps comfortably and has a fresh change of diapers.

 

 

 

Baby Travel & On The Go Essentials:

 

Stroller: I absolutely love the UppaBaby line of strollers. We got the Uppababy Cruz that is compact, light and streamlined! The compact stroller frame stands when folded. The one click release design is easy to use and is the perfect travel system compatible with the Mesa Infant Car seat (no adapters necessary) and bassinet! Infant Car Seat: You can not leave the hospital without an infant car seat. Nurses will inspect that you have secured Baby correctly before allowing your precious newborn baby to go home with out. As mentioned before we got this easy one click and easy install Uppababy car seat.

 

Stroller Organizer: This stroller organizer is perfect for Moms and Dads on the go. It keep drinks cool and essentials ready to go! Insulated beverage and essentials caddy keeps items close at hand while you stroll! It stretches to hold bottles and coffee cups securely, while providing easy access to your most important items. Includes a detachable wristlet for errands and a headphone port for hands-free calls.

 

Stroller Cover: This floral print is super adorable. We also love this black and white striped infant car seat and nursing cover! I love using this to block out the sun, wind and rain. Plus it is super stretchy, lightweight and soft!

 

Baby Carrier: Parents who love to wear their babies can get excited for going hands freeThis features lumbar support, extra cushioned crossable should straps and holds baby in a hip healthy froggy M shape position at all stages.

 

Activity Toy: Babies can get fussy or bored while sitting in the stroller. We like this playful stroller toy that pulls down and vibrates that offers exciting visual and tactile stimulation great afor sensory development. It also has a spinning kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Similar here.

 

Pacifier Clip: Babies will throw and spit out their pacifiers! In the beginning we didn’t have a pacificer clip and all her pacifiers ended up on the floor. These are perfect to for keeping you baby’s pacifier secure and easily attaches to their clothes.

 

 

 

 

Is there anything you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below please! Thanks!

 

 

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Baby Gear Must Haves

Baby Gear Must Haves

Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first […]

Box of Style Select Edition 2018 Review

Box of Style Select Edition 2018 Review

Box of Style by The Zoe Report is excited to launch their first ever Select Edition, full of member-favorites that are so good they just had to bring them back. This limited-edition curation is available for a limited-time only and will sell out fast! I am […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

Holiday Gift Guide - Home NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

Did you think I was going to skip gift guides this year? I thought so too, but then I was able to curate them on my phone while I cradled Emily – because there is only so much Netflix one can watch in one sitting.

 

While I thought of a holiday gifting lift for the Chef, I really thought what I wanted for our home. What would complete the look in the kitchen and be put on display. So here we are. Lots of gold, wood and mid-century modern inspired items to make cooking dinner more fun!

 

 

  1. Home bartenders, you’re in luck. Copper is pretty sick too!
  2. You can never have too much bread or bread boards
  3. Corgi snowglobe just raised the bar on all snowglobes!
  4. You probably already have a can opener but I bet it isn’t gold!
  5. And what about this flatware set in gold and white? It also comes in gold and black!
  6. I love these clean, modern salt and pepper shakers
  7. Cake tastes that much better with a set of gold servers
  8. Every Snake plate and fig tree deserves a pretty nest like this mid-century leg standing planter 

 

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My Favourite Winter Coats

My Favourite Winter Coats

Treat your winter coat like a loved one ready to give you a hug on those coldest, dreary days. Invest in a quality jacket to cocoon yourself in and won’t go out of style. While is it tempting to buy a cheap one, remember your […]