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6 months have somehow passed since Elise was born. I am not sure how time can fly so quickly, but alas I have a 6 month old. In the past 6 months one thing I have noticed is that baby stuff has just gotten better and more convenient in the short 5 years since having Hallie. Today I am sharing our must have products that have been the most helpful these passed 6 months.
The Dr Browns Pitcher and Sterilizer both saved so much time for us! If you have been following you know that I exclusively pumped and bottle fed both of my girls. You also know our journey of getting more calories for Elise, and how I had to fortify my breast milk with formula. The pitcher was great for mixing the breast milk and the formula each day and just pouring each feeding into bottles. We are still using it now that we have switched to formula.
The Sterilizer was such a God send! With all the bottle and pump pieces it was used daily to keep everything clean and sanitary. Once everything came out of the sterilizer I let everything dry out on the Boon Lawn. We also cleaned everything with the Dapple Soap before putting it in and it made such a difference keeping the bottles looking like new! My sweet Sister In Law told me about it, and I am so thankful! As far as Breast Storage Bags go. These have been the best I have found. They are thick, cheap and I didn’t lose 1 to spilled milk in the 6 months I pumped. They have a hole for hanging but I used them to slip my finger through when filling them and it made it so easy!
We still love this Pack N Play. It has been perfect for each stage with a bassinet and diaper changing insert and a higher sleep setting for those earlier days. Speaking of sleep. These sleepers are awesome! They zip from the bottom so late night diaper changes are so much easier!
Play and Diapering
I can’t stand normal bath toys and how quickly they mold! These Clean Squeeze toys totally rock! They open in the middle so you can dry them completely and they stay mold free!
If you are an avid reader you know my obsession with Freshly Picked! Their Diaper Bag is AMAZING! It has so many pockets including in insulated one which I use to keep bottles cold! I also love that I can carry it as a backpack leaving my hands free for everything else us Mom’s have to lug around!
Lastly but most importantly, Hello Bello you guys! Literally EVERYTHING from Hello Bello. The price for the diapers has been unbeatable yet the quality doesn’t lack. They are softer from every other diaper we have tried but hold up well, even over night! We do the bundle and get 7 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes every month! I love that they come right to our door! Recently we were gifted a few of their bath products and they smell so good and are made of quality ingredients leaving our girl so fresh! Check them out y’all! You’ll be glad you did!