New Baby Stuff

Most of my friends are going to be first-time moms this year. And because I post a lot of mommy stuff on Facebook and Instagram, they think I’m the go-to-momma for recommendations on what products to use. So, here’s my list of five items which are helping me keep my sanity in this new baby phase:

Halo Sleepsack

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a 3-week old Y 🙂

 

I included this in my baby shower registry because I’ve read the importance of safe sleep. Being a praning mom, I’m scared of SIDs and would do all I can to prevent it. With Halo Sleepsack, I’m sure that Y is safe while she sleeps in the crib. I also super like this because it helps me get 4 hours of sleep!!! Being swaddled mimics the environment the baby got used to while in the womb so she feels familiar which makes her sleep longer! Additional cute points when the baby stretches when taking out of the swaddle!

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Cloth Diapers

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Y is wearing a BabyLeaf Newborn Organic Cloth Diaper made of bamboo. Comes in 4 colors.
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One of my most trusted brands in cloth diapers, Next 9 🙂

 

I’ve been using cloth diapers since I had Z. I think saving the environment is included in being a mom because you want a greener and cleaner surrounding for your children. With cloth diapers, you’re assure that no chemicals touch your child’s sensitive areas. There’s also less chance for rashes because the bum won’t get “babad”. Some may think that it is expensive because one diaper may cost around P300-P500 and you’ll need to use 8-12 per day. But thinking about it in the long run, disposable diapers are still more expensive. And I can attest that they last for years since we’re still using the cloth nappies Z used when he was still a baby (and that was 3 years ago!) And because you can buy cloth diapers in different designs and colors, it’s really the more fun choice 🙂

BabyLeaf

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Next9

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Velcro Mittens

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The velcro mittens come in a lot of colors!

 

I don’t know how many mittens we’ve lost when Z was using the ones needed to be tied. It’s too much of a hassle that I didn’t use them when Z was 3 months already. I just made sure that his nails were cut regularly, which is another task I wasn’t really fond of doing. Thankfully, I found out about Tiny Tots’ Velcro Mittens in one of Mommy Mundo’s bazaars. No more lost mittens!

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SoTrue Castile Soaps

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Won this set last Christmas on MommanManila.com!

 

Baby Y’s skin seems on the sensitive side as she reacted to the body wash we used on her the first few days. I tried the SoTrue Castile Soap on her and voila! Her skin seems moisturized and didn’t flake. I like it that there’s no harmful ingredients and the scent is pleasing to smell but doesn’t stick to the baby. Baby Y still smell likes a baby after a bath! Loved this product even more when I read that it is made by a mom who only wanted the best for her daughter.

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Saya Baby Carrier

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Bought my Saya from motheringearthlings.com 🙂

 

I wasn’t successful in babywearing Z so it was one of my goals to do so with Y. Thankfully, she loved being in the Saya! It is such a breeze to use with the instructional videos on YouTube. We’ve walked hours in the mall with Y in the Saya and my back didn’t hurt as much. I also get to interact with Z and do what he likes!

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I hope this list helps new mommies! Click on the links to start shopping!

 

Z loves: Next9 Cloth Diapers

This post is written for the Real Diaper Week Carnival with the theme “Real Simple. Real Diapers.”  We aim to educate and advocate the use of cloth diapers in the Philippines.  Please scroll below to read the other carnival posts about cloth diaper styles, how to’s or must haves. 

Every time I post a picture of Z on Facebook, I’d receive messages asking about his stuff. So, I might as well make a series of posts regarding the things we use 🙂

First up, Next9 Cloth Diapers. Even in the age of disposable everything, cloth diapers were on my things to buy list for the baby. I was scared of diaper rash and I knew the importance of “airing” out baby’s bottom. Bacteria thrives on moist areas, right?!

At childbirth class, I encountered a cloth diaper with velcro and I was wildly fascinated! Gone are the days of using scary safety pins and clips! But lo and behold, there was an even better innovation of the usual “lampin”; Next9 Cloth Diapers! I saw it in a stall in Shangri La Mall while scouring for baby stuff. I bought a pack of dark green ones with velcro. The pack contains 3 cloth diapers with inserts and costs P1,000. It promised the comfort of cloth diapers and the durability of disposables.

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In a dark green velcro Next9 diaper

And it sure does deliver its promises! I’ve been using it since day 1 and have not experienced any mishaps with the pee’s and the poo’s. Although, I’ve to admit in using disposables during night time and when we go out, we’re now trying to use cloth diapers at night. Thanks to Jen Tan of Next9, she twitted me back, saying that we could just double the cotton inserts.

Currently, Z has 3 packs of cloth diapers: red, blue and denim. It’s a good thing that Next9 now utilizes buttons because the velcro ones wouldn’t close on my baby’s big thighs anymore. It is also easy to wash. Back in December when we had no help, I was the one hand-washing Z’s laundry. Even with poop, the diapers didn’t take a long time to be clean.

We love it because we get to save money and the environment. Z loves it because he is far from having diaper rash given that he has super sensitive skin. All in all, Next9 Cloth Diapers is one good baby buy!

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Sleeping with double inserts 🙂

Check out the other entries for the carnival:

Buntis’ Milo’s Stash of Real Diapers

The Happy Tots Studio’s Matteo’s Diaper Story

Hoo Goes Where’s Real Simple Real Diapers: Our CD Journey

Misisagun’s Cloth Diapers

MrsBry126’s Z loves: Next9 Cloth Diapers

Chronicles of a Nursing Mom’s Going Out of Town with Cloth Diapers

Dinna’s Nurturing Rafael-Cloth Diaper

Maria Masungit’s Cloth Diaper Where

Happy Frazzled Mom’s Transitioning to Cloth Diapers

Next9baby’s CD Revolution

Organized Junk’s Out and About with Cloth Diapers

The Articulate Pen’s Making the Switch to Cloth Diapers

Swept Away’s What We Love About Cloth Diapers

Tickled Mom Clarice’s Stuff You Need for an Easier CD-ing Life

The Common Mom’s Surviving the Holidays with Cloth Diapers

Tickled Mom Abie’s Cloth Diapers. A Quick Review of the Different Systems