Life can get a little crazy during the first couple of months into motherhood. A trip to the store seems nearly impossible when it’s just you and your little baby. Whenever I needed something for my baby I skipped the lines and ordered online. With that being said, Amazon Prime became my best friend! There are so many amazing baby essentials to choose from on Amazon, however, picking the best products can be a little time consuming. I thought it would be a great idea to save you some time! So, here are a couple of Amazon baby essentials that will make your life 10 times easier.
As a new mom, I can totally relate to those moments where you find yourself with a fussy baby and you have no idea how to sooth their pain. The crying can seem endless and you can’t stop yourself from feeling helpless. It’s okay mamas, I’ve been there many times too! Figuring out how to keep your baby calm is definitely (in my opinion) the hardest thing that motherhood can present you with. So, I wanted to share a few tips that I have and use and do daily to keep my baby calm when the going gets tough.
By far, Baby wearing is the best thing to do for your fussy little babe. All that they really want is to feel comfort from the person they trust the most. The moment that you place them on your chest, they get this sense of security and instant comfort. One of my all time favorite baby carriers is from Amazon. I love the sleepy wrap carrier because it is comfortable, light weight, great quality and unlike many carriers it is insanely affordable! However, there are many other carriers out in the market. Find what fits for your lifestyle and of course for your baby!
Rotate, Rotate, Rotate
Babies are hard to please at times and when having them close to you isn’t working then what are you supposed to do? Well, this has happened to me and the only thing that seems to work is rotating my baby from area to area or from play furniture to play furniture. JuJu is such a busy baby and there’s times he gets fussy and doesn’t want any comfort. When those moments happen then I just simply rotate him around the house. We go from jumper to rocker and from rocker to play gym. Sometimes, he even wants to play in his crib. However many rotations it takes, I guaranty that your baby will calm down. Babies get stimulated very easily and as a mother you can definitely use this in your favor.
I have to say that before I had JuJu I honestly believed that white noises were a bunch of baloney. My thoughts on white noises were that they simply didn’t work. However, after using white noises during our sleep training process I have to say that white noises are just pure genius. The idea behind white noises is that it can sooth your baby and promote better sleep. The science behind it is actually very simple.. white noises are a similar sound that babies are familiar with because of the noises that were muffled by amniotic fluid while they spent their time in the womb. Therefore, white noises are a familiar sound that will soothe and calm your baby down.
Sink sitting sounds a little crazy… I know, I know, but hear me out. Babies are super curious and they love new experiences. (at-least mine is a little curious babe!) What is sink sitting you may ask? Well, Sink sitting is exactly what it sounds like… I basically get the sink nice and cosy with a couple of blankets and then I just place Julius inside the sink. It totally helps with getting ready in the mornings and cooking in the kitchen!
A change of scenery can really calm down a fussy little babe. Julius and I love going on walks around the neighborhood. As soon as I place his little chunky body into the stroller he immediately stops crying. It is AMAZING!
A lot of parents are not big fans of pacifiers. I, on the other-hand, think it’s totally fine. When Julius was in his early months, he was a big fan of his binky and when he needed that extra comfort I would not hesitate on letting him have it. However, JuJu weaned away from using a binky as he got older. By four months, he hated the binky and would rather get cuddles and hugs from my mommy and daddy.
Back Rubs & Bicycle Legs
In general, back rubs can be soothing. I usually give back rubs to Julius when he has gas pains or is just a little too fussy. Babies are sometimes in pain and we don’t realize that it could be almost anything. I would totally recommend trying a few new things with your baby before coming to a conclusion that he is in pain.
Singing to Julius is my favorite thing to do when nothing else seems to work. I have been singing to him since he was a day old and I’ve notice that it always seems to calm him down. To be honest, All the songs I sing to him are all made up. Out of desperation, I started making up songs for him and now those songs are the only ones that he likes to listen to.
When all fails, I give Julius a nice little ear massage. I pretend to be cleaning his ear and it always puts him right to sleep. It is definitely the cutest and weirdest thing ever.
Life with a fussy baby can get a little frustrating but finding little ways to calm them down will help in keeping yourself sane. I hope these tips come in handy when your baby starts to get fussy.
P.S What are some of the things you do to calm your fussy little babe? I would love to know!
As a busy momma, I am always looking for things that will make my daily life much easier. Let’s be honest, life with a baby can get a little crazy. Have you ever tried shopping by yourself with an infant?! It’s nearly impossible! I honestly cannot go shopping with my baby without something going insanely wrong. Plus, shopping is so time consuming and it takes away from the time that could be used for cuddling and snuggling with my baby boy.
With that being said, when IncrediBundles.com sent me their awesome subscription box I was just over the moon about it! Why? Well, simply because it is definitely a life changer- especially for new mothers!
These products were given in exchange for my honest review. However, all opinions are my own. My full disclosure can be found here.
What exactly is IncrediBundles?
Before I get into my honest review, I want to explain to you what this subscription box is all about. IncrediBundles is a monthly gift bundle. They have endless amounts of baby gifts which makes it the perfect baby shower/ birthday gift! They have different types of bundles that range from newborn to preschool aged children. In these bundles, you can expect high quality baby products and bundle them all together in their REUSABLE storage containers! The best thing about this subscription box is that it’s all done online! Skip the chaos of shopping with a little one and do it all from the comfort of your own home!
What’s Inside These IncrediBundles?
Some of their bundles include toys, diapers, wipes, books, bath and sleep items. All of these bundles are awesome, however, the bundle that caught my attention the most was their diaper bundle. The diaper bundle is a perfect gift for all of those new mommas who don’t have much time on their hands to leave the house. A Diaper Bundle is just simply what it sounds like-a bundle of diapers (of your brand choice) that you receive every month. IncrediBundles offer a variety of brands to choose from. Some of these brands are Huggies, Luvs and Pampers.
How Does the Diaper Bundle Work?
If you are planning to gift this bundle to a loved one or even just purchase it for yourself, here are a couple of things you should know:
- The Diaper Bundle has different subscriptions lengths. IncrediBundles offers 3-Month, 6-Month, 9-Month and 12-Month Diaper Subscriptions.
- A Diaper Bundle Subscription includes an Announcement Package.
- IncrediBundles diapers and wipes can be bundled up together into one bundle.
- The order process is quick, simple and easy.
I want to gift this to someone and I don’t know what type of diapers to get them.
What makes IncrediBundles so awesome is that the recipient gets to customize their box! The Recipient is the one who gets to pick and choose the size and brand of the diapers for their subscription box-which can be done after receiving their Announcement Package.
What is an Announcement Package?
An Announcement Package is the first thing that the recipient receives after purchasing a diaper bundle subscription. In the announcement package, the recipient will receive a premium plush teddy bear that holds the certificate announcing their gift. This certificate includes a unique code that it is used by the recipient to redeem their diapers. The announcement package can be sent out directly to the recipient or it can also be sent out to the purchaser.
Why Do I love IncrediBundles?
I love IncrediBundles because it is so easy to quickly gift it to someone. The ordering process is very easy and the variety of bundles that they have to choose from are just amazing! I also love that my Announcement Package didn’t take long to arrive. Yes, it was so exciting to open up the announcement package but what I loved the most was that redeeming the certificates were the easiest thing I have ever done! I don’t know about you guys but I hate it when subscription companies make everything so complicated. I really can’t say that about IncrediBundles because the whole process was just amazing.
As I mentioned before, I hate having to shop while having my little one with me. The thing that won me over the most about IncrediBundles.com is that everything is done online! I am big believer in online ordering. It is great to find a subscription boxes that just makes life with a baby a little easier.
In Conclusion, IncrediBundles makes for the perfect baby shower/ birthday gift. It offers a variety of products which makes it worth the purchase. As well as, their customer service and ordering process is completely amazing. I ‘m totally obsessed with IncrediBundles.com and I would definitely recommend it as a must-have for any mother to be!
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