Before I dive in to our favorite baby items, I want to set the stage and let you know that EVERY BABY IS DIFFERENT. Lol, let me repeat that in a different way: Your child might not like/use/enjoy the things that are on this list, or on a list that your best friend or sister or brother gave you. Just like you and I have preferences, so do they.
A little preface, I will be the first to admit that our parenting/first months/first years have not gone how the vision in my head looked. There’s a reason that everyone talks about sleep as a struggle with newborns. So new mamas, soon-to-be new mamas, here’s my “two-cents”: Please do whatever feels right for YOU as a family unit. You will get advice from everyone, me included, but it all comes down to what your instincts tell you. After Web was born, the hormone changes and body changes were HARD. This isn’t something easy to do. All of the snuggles and sweet moments make up for that though. You can do it. You can do it. Repeat that to yourself.
We tried to get Web to sleep consistently in his Halo Bassinet by our bed, but seriously, this kid came out just like Ben and I; total Physical Touch Love Language guy. He was only content next to a warm body, and I wasn’t in a mental/emotional place that allowed me to listen to him crying without extreme anxiety. So we co-slept. I NEVER intended to do that, but it saved me the emotional stress that was happening. Eventually we needed to change though, we needed it for our marriage and Web wasn’t getting solid rest. He was waking often to nurse. At 9 months old we used the Taking Cara Babies course for 5-24 months. It was rough, but in the end he now sleeps so well. He never fights going to bed. He points at his crib when he is ready for sleep after reading books and wakes up in the morning well-rested. I feel so good about it. Naps on the other hand, well that’s still a challenge… You won’t find sleep any sacs/bassinets/swings in this post because, well, we used us, [lol] but really.
So, that was just to introduce the idea that really, truly, your parenting journey will be different from mine.
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