Baby Essentials

Discover the best baby essentials for your new arrival. From checklists to product ideas to baby must-haves, we have everything you need to be fully prepared.

My Mommy Wish List of Disney Baby Items

Now that I have two kids, Christmas is ALL about them! Even though they are only 2 years old and 9 months old and have no idea what they “want” for Christmas, I can imagine their faces lighting up when they wake up Christmas morning and realize there are gifts for them!

Well, why can’t those gifts help out Mommy as well? That’s one of my favorite things about Disney Baby products: Not only are they recognizable for our little ones because of the characters on them, but I can rest assured that the products are safe and helpful to parents. Examples: spill proof sippy cups and super soft plush toys that don’t have any small parts that could come off. When you are a busy mom like I am and seem to have your hands full all day long, these types of gifts are super handy!

It was hard to narrow my list down to a few of my favorite Disney Baby items that I want my kids to have for Christmas, but I somehow got it down to seven. Check them out!

5 Tips for Simplifying Your Diaper Bag

Even though I have four kids, I have a major confession to make:

I hate dragging a diaper bag everywhere. 

In fact today I threw caution to the wind and took my 2-year-old and 4-month-old to the doctor for their check-ups and didn’t even bring a diaper bag with me. I know! I’m so crazy! I was one bad blowout away from disaster, but sometimes I just need a break from the ol’ ball and chain of the diaper bag. So when I have to take the diaper bag with me (you know, most every day), I use a few tricks to keep things streamlined.

5 Pieces of Advice About Baby Gear

I remember when I was pregnant with my first daughter and a friend of mine who was also expecting her first mentioned on Facebook that she’d made an enormous spreadsheet comparing every brand and type of stroller with reviews, prices, and features.

Suddenly, I felt terribly panicked that I hadn’t spent hours researching the perfect stroller. My husband and I had found a smoking deal on a travel system stroller (one of those sets that comes with a carseat, a carseat base, and a stroller that the carseat can snap into) and had gone ahead and purchased it without spending any mental energy worrying about it.

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Since then, I’ve realized how stressful the whole baby gear purchase process can be for new parents. There are so many options, and so many opinions on everything, from bigger items like cribs, strollers, and carseats, down to the tiniest items like baby shoes and hair bows. It can feel utterly paralyzing to make a decision on any of them.

If you’re an expecting mama looking at all the options available to you, here are five things to keep in mind and hopefully help you feel more excited about these fun purchases rather than overwhelmed and intimidated.

(And that stroller system we bought? Worked perfectly for us for two babies in a row!)

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My Favorite Tips for Soothing a Teething Baby

We all know that teething can be really hard on our babies. It makes me wish I could just switch places with them, or take the pain away with the snap of a finger.

Unfortunately, that isn’t an option, so I’ve come up with my list of 9 tips for soothing a teething baby. Some are hand-me-down tips from family, and others are ones I have discovered myself.

Why I Chose Classic Pooh for Our Gender-Neutral Nursery

When I was pregnant with our first baby, my husband and I decided that we wanted the baby’s gender to be a surprise. Even though our entire family was convinced that we were having a boy, I knew that no matter what our baby was, he or she would eventually be joined by more siblings down the line.

Which left us with a dilemma for choosing a nursery theme–we wanted something that could work for either a boy or a girl, but would still be “pretty” enough for my liking, and would be able to be re-used for future babies that would join our family.

Enter the perfect solution: Classic Winnie-the-Pooh

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