Instagram Q + A: Baby Essentials
Over the last few weeks I’ve taken to Instagram to ask your help with a few baby-centered questions.
It started with my recent quest for a new option for baby sleepers. In case you missed it, I had been pretty set on using the Rock n’ Play Sleeper again for baby number two. The Fisher-Price option was the only way we got some sleep when MM first came home, and she slept so soundly in it for the first three months of her life. However, in light of the recent recall, I’ve abandoned the idea of using one again; and have been on the search for another option this time around.
You all responded with so many great sleeper options, that I asked for your baby advice in a few other areas- asking for your favorites when it comes to: formula options, baby wearing, online clothes shopping and registry must-haves.
Below I’ve compiled your top answers, along with some of my tried-and-true favorites. Comment below with some of your own!
Earth’s Best - This one was the favorite of yours, by far
Baby’s Only - Another reader favorite
HIPP Organic - A European formula, formulated in Germany
Holle - Another European option you all loved
Similac Sensitive + Organic - I used Similac with Madeline, and it worked great for us from day one. Being that our hospital is a Similac hospital, I may just switch to the organic version of this tried and true formula this time around.
Solly Baby Wrap - Love all their prints, and one of your most recommended wraps
Wild Bird - Deemed the “fastest carrier around,” this one is another reader-favorite
Online Shopping for Baby
GAP - My favorite for basics, and always on sale
Zara - Love their clothes for every day and for sweet dresses on a budget
Bonpoint - My favorite for special occasions. Their pieces are pricey, but are beyond gorgeous and make great heirlooms
Baby Registry Musts
Dockatot - One of the most highly recommended among readers when it comes to baby registry musts. I didn’t use a dockatot when Maddie was itty bitty, but I’ll be adding this to my list this time around
Owlet - New since Maddie was a baby, this was on the top of my list for baby number two. This gadget tracks baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and sends real-time notifications and insights to Mom and Dad. * There has been some debate about radiation exposure from the sock, so as always consult a doctor/pediatrician before using
Halo Sleep Sack - One of your most recommended must-haves and one of our most-used items when Maddie was a baby
Mamaroo - This one didn’t work for us first time around- different strokes for different babies- but it was highly recommended by readers and friends alike
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photo by Julia Dags