"i'm going to raise less than a handful of BABIES and there are millions of different products on the market!"
A number of you have reached out asking me what my favorite 0-3 month old products are.
I asked myself, "How can I boil this overwhelming number of products down to just a handful of categories?"
I came up with Nutrition, Wellness, Rest, Travel and Wear.
Keep in mind that when I tell you the products that worked well for my family that this doesn't mean that they will work well for yours.
Every parenting style is different and unique to it's own family and environment. I am hopeful that with sharing what we loved when our son was 0-3 months old that you will then be able to make your best guess before your sweet baby makes their debut.
I have partnered with becca from the family fullfillment project!
Becca and her darling family, The Family Fulfillment Project, can be found on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and possibly in your back yard one day. They were blessed by the gift of adoption in 2016 just like our family was. Last fall they made a bold move and said, "Peace Out!!" to suburbia and started off on their adventure of traveling the world as a family of 6. Yeah, you read that right! They are so much fun to follow and interact with as they are currently exploring the U.S. in a bumper pull camp trailer. You most definitely will want to check out the adventure that they have adopted!
We came together for this post to share 2 Mama perspectives on what products we have loved for our children. Our opinions differ in some areas however overall we do recommend a lot of the same products to use during the 0-3 month age. Keep in mind Becca is a mother to 4 children of different ethnic backgrounds. I am a Mama to just 1 child waiting for baby number 2.
Before We dive into the products that we love, we want to point out that THE POINT OF MARKETING A PRODUCT IS to MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO BUY IT.
We are here to tell you if we weren't having babies that we would still feel compelled to buy some of these products being promoted all over the internet through Google, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and other avenues of social media. With sponsored ads and tags you are seeing products time and time again paired with testimonials on why you need a particular product. You don't need it. Take our word for it. Remember to ask yourself, "How long has that company been around?" and reflect on the data that you survived that 0-3 month old lifestyle without it.
At the same time it is important to keep it real. There will be one or two items that are too cute to pass up and you will buy them.
This is a healthy thing to do when you have worked hard at narrowing the millions of products down to one or two that you want around with your little. Find a balance that satisfies both you and your family's budget.
Chelsea's Favorite 0-3 Month old Products:
Crib sheet http://amzn.to/2BBeNf6
Pack and Play (similar) http://amzn.to/2sAIudp
Beach Play Tent http://amzn.to/2BDPKbm
Addison Belle Co Swaddle http://amzn.to/2sK0FgT
Becca's favorite 0-3 month old products:
After four kiddos I only have a few things I LOVE and make sure I have before baby arrives.
A lot of the things are on Chelsea's list that I love!
Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing, White
Fisher-Price Deluxe Bouncer, My Little Snugabunny
Hudson Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets, Foxes
please keep in mind at all times that you are not alone friends!
MOST OF ALL LOVE YOUR BABY MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD. YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF PEOPLE SURROUNDING YOU WITH LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. PHYSICIANS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE (JUST KIDDING ABOUT GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE...KIND OF). REACH OUT TO THIS GREAT FAMILY OVER ON INSTAGRAM @THEFAMILYFULFILMENTPROJECT. BECCA AND BEN ARE HAPPY TO RESPOND TO YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE TO INTERACT WITH.
ALSO COMMENT ON THIS POST AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU SOON!
We hope this provides you with peace and love as your wait for the arrival of your sweet miracle.
If you have trouble shopping the Amazon links shoot us a message. We are happy to help redirect you!
Congratulations on growing your family!
From our families to yours,
Becca & Chelsea