Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mama and Me Must-Haves

I was thinking it might be fun to start more Mama and Me posts. The only issue would be if I can keep coming up with new ideas!

So for now I wanted to post about things we use every day.

I love that it has 3 languages (English, French and Spanish) but it also teaches animals, numbers and plays songs. We have been using this since Oliver was about 3 months and it is still his favorite toy to date!

Next, we can't live without Oliver's Leslie Patricelli Books
We love the illustrations in these books (they will seriously make you laugh at how cute they are). Our favorite books so far are Toot, Tubby and Huggy Kissy, but I can't wait to buy more of them!

Our last favorite baby item is Oliver's Infantino Squeeze and Teethe Elephant
I know everybody raves about Sophie the Giraffe, but I have a soft spot for cute elephants and Oliver goes to town on those ears! They are perfect for our little teething babe!

Next up are my favorite items. To spare you from TMI, I just have a stock photo of the first item which is my Medela Nighttime Nursing Bra.
I know the title says it's a "Sleep" Bra, but they are so comfortable that I use them daily and it even works great for when I'm pumping. I know this may not work for everyone, but for smaller-breasted friends it's amazing!

(*Just a side note, most of the above items you can find at Target but they are also available on Amazon)

Next, I can't live without my over-sized tops! Thank goodness they are in style! 
Not only did they work great while I was pregnant, but they are super comfy, keep my belly covered and they work perfect for breast-feeding! I tried using cover ups but Oliver would pull them off. This way I can keep everything covered when he's hungry and nobody's the wiser. Plus, it's much too hot to use a cover during these summer months!

The last thing I can't live without?
Is it Oliver, or the coffee?

You can be the judge of that. :)


Kizzy Von Doll said...

He is so cute, love his play toys :) Bless!! I hope you are doing well doll xx

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

I vote for lots more posts like this! I love seeing anything mama + baby-related, which is probably not a surprise to you. =) We have a little baby piano (called Billy Beats), which Baby LOVES, too. It can be played as a regular piano, or it does animal sounds, etc. It's sort of loud + annoying to most adults, but Baby loves it, so it doesn't bother me. =)

Linh Vo said...

Jess, he is getting so big! OMG :) So, I see pics of you and Dionne and I have decided that we need to meet soon...I'm going to message her about a playdate! Great post :)

henning love said...

oh my gosh ollie is just so cute! caleb loves his giraffe looks like ollie loves the elephant. also I want that grey pouf in his nursery

Janna Renee said...

When I worked as a Nanny, Baby Einstein was the BEST thing EVER. I never believed the whole "it makes them smarter" thing persay, but it definitely calms them down and the toys are great!

Diana Mieczan said...

Love those ideas and your little cutie is so adorable! Awww...have a great day, darling.

Noelani said...

Checking out the piano now! Daphne has an upright version that she stands at and it has been her fave toy ever- seriously. You'll have to give it a spin soon. The legs detach too, so it grows with them!

Chic Boston Mama said...

love this!!! we love our piano over here too (one the Lani is talking about!) and finding a bra that works is seriously the mama jackpot!!

rooth said...

He is a natural born musician my dear and YOU look so great post-pregnancy :)