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10 Favorite Mom Products I Haven’t Stopped Using From Infant to Toddler

10 Favorite Mom Products I Haven’t Stopped Using From Infant to Toddler

April 18, 2016 in Gift Guides, I Adore Mom Life, I Adore What I Love >/div>
I Adore What I Love Blog // 10 FAVORITE MOM PRODUCTS I HAVEN'T STOPPED USING FROM INFANT TO TODDLER // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

Happy Monday favorite internet friends! Two of my good friends from work have delivered baby girls over the past month!! So exciting, right?!?! One of these cuties was born three weeks ago and one of them was born on Saturday!! Oh I how I love babies! I also have a good friend who is due any day with a boy AND my sister-in-law is going to give me a nephew this month!! In honor of them, I thought it would be fun to share a list of 10 of my favorite UNISEX products that I literally HAVE NOT stopped using since Brody was born up until now! Hopefully it’s inspirational for all you preggo mamas-to-be and new moms out there! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // 10 FAVORITE MOM PRODUCTS I HAVEN'T STOPPED USING FROM INFANT TO TODDLER // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove1. Keekaroo Peanut Changing Table: This is at the top of my list! It’s literally my #1 product to tell expecting friends to buy. Accidents happen, especially on the changing table and the fact that you don’t have to worry about changing {and washing} a diaper pad is absolutely genius! Plus, it comes in all different colors, is sleek, and modern looking, too! BEST PURCHASE!

2. Facebook Secret Group: So many people I know use PhotoStream as their way to send family and close friends adorable pics of their baby! But we went an alternative route and created a secret Facebook group instead! It doesn’t take up ANY data space on your phone {a huge plus!!} and everyone has Facebook these days {even our grandparents} so it’s just easy :) We can invite anyone we want to the group and add photos or videos as we please, and then the “likes” and comments start rolling in from our fam and friends who can see our posts! I LOVE looking back at everything that we’ve posted throughout B’s life. It’s so fun

3. Boudreaux’s Paste Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Ointment: This stuff is MAGIC. Pure magic!! I was recommended to start using it by our night nurse during Brody’s first few days of life and it’s another product that I tell EVERYONE about!! Boudreaux’s makes a few different diaper rash creams but just remember to buy the RED one. I began putting it on Brody after every poop and continue to do the same thing to this day. Everyone who uses it agrees with me – MAGIC! 

4. DK Board Books Peekaboo Series: These are Brody’s favorite books! We have them all! As a baby, he enjoyed listening to Mommy or Daddy read them to him and later, he started turning the pages and touching the different textures on each page. Now, we still read them to him every night but he’ll also sit and looks at all the pictures by himself during the day. They’re great! 

5. Boon Lawn Drying Rack: This is so simple, yet incredibly smart. It’s totally worth the countertop real-estate: promise. From bottles to sippy cups to all the dishes and silverware a baby uses, this drying rack is perfect for everything! 

6. HoMedics myBaby SoundSpa Sound MachineAs a former first grade teacher, one of my student’s brought me this as a baby gift last year. His mom later told me that she couldn’t have lived without it when her kids were little and that it’s her favorite baby gift to give. Well, I don’t blame her! Brody has been sleeping in his crib since his first night at home and we used it then and we still use it now. There are a ton of different settings but B favors the ocean sound. Whenever we travel, it’s easy to bring along too! I literally never turn this thing off. 

7. Freshly Picked Moccs: Not something any baby needs, but as a mom, I will tell you that Freshly Picked moccs are not only UHdorableee but also, they stay on!!! B has a whole closet of shoes but these are literally the only ones that fit well on his feet and don’t come off! A few weeks ago, he was fitted for shoes to help aid him into walking but prior, he wore these moccs everyday! So to me, they are TOTALLY worth the money.

8. CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo: Originally, we used the same body wash that the hospital I delivered at used and recommended, but Brody developed a bad rash on his face right when we got home. I wasn’t sure what it was from but when we switched to CeraVe and the rash went away ASAP, the reason was very clear. It was then that I realized how delicate a baby‘s skin is and I did a lot of research on the best baby body wash on the market. CereVe literally had ZERO negative reviews on every website I checked out. I bought it on Amazon and have yet to look back.

9. Gund Peek-a-Boo Teddy Bear: This peek-a-boo bear has lit up Brody’s face from the second he got home from the hospital to this day at 15 months old. HE.IS.OBSESSED. He is so obsessed that it tends to be apart of the gifts I get my new mom friends because I know it will put a smile on their babe’s faces too. Also, I swear it taught Brody how to play peek-a-boo with us at a very young age! 

10. Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Chair: So this one my boy did not have until he was about 10-months-old when my parent’s gifted it to him for the holidays but I WISH he had it since birth! It is such a perfect chair and Brody just adores sitting on it… and now, climbing on it NONSTOP! It’s also the perfect place to take monthly photos of your baby and FYI – the cover is machine washable, too! 

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53 Comments

  • Susan April 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

    This post of your favorites for moms of babies & toddlers is fantastic! I wish I had your blog to read when I had babies 32 years ago!!

  • Klaudias Corner April 18, 2016 at 8:19 am

    That FB group is a brilliant idea ! A lovely post all together , enjoyed reading ! Will be back 😊

    • Dana Ivy April 18, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you!! So glad you found my blog and glad to hear you’ll be back! Actually it makes me happier than you’ll ever know! ha! But seriously! Xox

  • Ashley April 18, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Adding pretty much all of these to my must-get list before the baby is born! I love the idea of the FB group, too!

    • Dana Ivy April 18, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Yay!!!!! Glad you found this handy! And my brother, who actually works for Facebook, came up with this idea for my niece so I can’t exactly take the credit but I can tell everyone I know to also do it! It’s the best!! Xox

  • Lily Ayala April 18, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Oh my…so many babies everywhere! The idea of a FB secret group is genius! We don’t have kids yet, but my husband and I have both agreed that we don’t want to share too much of our kids on social media, so that group is such a brilliant idea!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy April 18, 2016 at 10:24 am

      SO many babies!!! Apparently April is the month to have them! And yes! I post a million times a day to our secret facebook page – it’s the best! And I know that only the people who really care get to see the pics! Xoxo

  • Biana Perez April 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Oh my gosh – love all the little babies being born!! :) My sister had that drying rack and you’re right 3 kids later and it held up so well! Keeping this post handy for when that times comes for me :) xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Dana Ivy April 18, 2016 at 10:25 am

      That drying rack is the best! So fun that you are an auntie to 3 kiddos!!! I can’t wait to be one for the second time in just a few days!!

      Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

  • Jalisa April 18, 2016 at 9:20 am

    These look all like such amazing and super practical products, definitely making mom life easier! You will definitely be one of my go-to sources when I have my first baby, haha! How cute are those chairs?! They look super comfy and I love the wide range of colors, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having the best start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Dana Ivy April 18, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Yes! Makes mom life easier for sure! Couldn’t have said it better myself! Let me know when that time comes, girl, because I will be there with you every step of the way! Ha! And yesss, B is obsessed with his anywhere chair! Although now he gets rough with it. He’s such a boy! Happy Monday to you! Xoxo

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista April 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Awesome round up! I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about that drying “lawn” and the noise machines <3
    Green Fashionista

    • Dana Ivy April 18, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Two of my must-have items that make having a baby that much easier! Xox

  • Daniel Poon April 18, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

    New Post: REVIEW: New sunglasses

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Daniel!!

  • Alicia Haddigan April 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Great post! soon to be moms should take note!!

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      So happy to hear you liked it, Alicia!! And yes! Please pass it along to all the new moms!! Thanks dear =) Xox

  • Raina Elegado April 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Love the boon lawn drying rack! Still using it :) But I totally need to get another one for Baby #2! Haha. FP moccs are thee best! And I so need to get Scarlett a personalized Pottery Barn chair!!

    xo Raina
    http://www.themamaqueen.com

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Ahh, yeah, I don’t blame you! Even though it holds up so well, I would probably get another one too if I was having another babe anytime soon! And yesssss, Scarlett would LOVE that PB anywhere chair!!! The best!! Xox

  • for seven seasons April 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my, the Pottery Barn chairs are too cute! Love all of the colours!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Dana Ivy April 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      I know, right?! They are so fun and come in the best colors! Xox

  • Wesley Bishop April 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    #10 is my one year olds favorite. He has a little recliner that his grandma bought him, he loves that little thing.

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Awww I’m picturing a little babe reclining and smiling… that’s so adorable! Xox

  • Jeri April 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Love so many of these too, great must-haves my friend!! Xo

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Jer! Glad you agree!! Xox

  • Charity April 18, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I sure wish they had some of these when my kiddos were little! Although they did have the PB chair and loved it ;)
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      The PB anywhere chair is the BEST buy!! Love love love! Xox

  • Trang Do April 19, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you Trang! Happy you enjoyed reading =) Xox

  • Katie Karambelas April 19, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve posted lists like this in the past and that boon drying rack was definitely on one! I really like the idea of the private Facebook group. I’ve used shutterfly albums in the past and I like that only because it retains the quality of the photos since Facebook tends to ruin photo quality if you ever decide to download and print the images. But it may be worth it for me to do a fbook group too!

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      I didn’t know that Shutterfly had an online group where you can share pics with friends and fam on the go! So interesting!! I literally post 15 times a day to our secret facebook page! Ha! But at least I know everyone who wants to stay updated with Brody gets to do just that!! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you’ll be back!! Xox

      • Katie Karambelas April 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm

        Yeah you can make a specific “page” and put different albums in it and share with friends and fam and they can sign up to be emailed every time you post new ones! :)

        • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm

          Who knew?! That’s awesome! The good thing about that is when you want to make book albums all the photos are already in the system!! Love it!

          • Katie Karambelas April 19, 2016 at 11:23 pm

            Exactly!! :)

  • Carina Vardie April 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I don’t have any babies, but these seem nice and I think the private Facebook group is an awesome idea!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com/

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Love this comment, Carina! Thanks girl! The secret facebook group is the best! Remember that for the future =)

  • Sana April 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I have a white noise app that I keep on my phone when photographing the little ones. It’s amazing! http://www.supersana.com

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Oh that’s so smart, Sana!!! Love that little machine!! Xox

  • Natalie April 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    This actually came at a perfect time. My good friend is having her first baby and I needed some ideas on what to get her! This was great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

    Natalie
    thecityandsea.com

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Omgosh Natalie you have no idea how happy that makes me to hear! Yay! Xoxox

  • Lana Lytwyn April 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I am a momma to three littles, ages 7, 5 and 1. I love this list! We also have the HoMedics Sound Machine and we are STILL using it! My 7 year old still uses the same one we bought when she was born. We also have the Pottery Barn Anywhere Chairs and they are also still in use. Thank you for sharing!

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Hi Lana! Thanks for stopping by the blog! A mom of 3 is no joke!! I bet we’ll still be using the sound machine when Brods is 7 too! It’s the best!! And we loveeee the PB Anywhere Chair… nothing better than seeing my little toddelr sitting on it reading a book! Ha! Xox

  • Colleen K April 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I have so many of these for my two littles! Great list – especially for new moms!

    xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Colleen! I swear by each of these things! Xoxo

  • Chow Down USA April 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    That changing table looks so innovative, I could see it being super useful!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      OMGosh it’s seriously my #1, Chelsea!!!! Obsessed!! Don’t know what I would do without it!! Make sure you keep this post handy if you ever have kids!! Xox

  • Shauna C April 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    These all seem like great ideas! Hope you’re having a great week!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • Dana Ivy April 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks girl! Hope you’ve been having a good week too!! Xox

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  • Cassie Tucker April 24, 2016 at 7:25 am

    The Facebook Secret Group idea is genius. I’ll have to keep that in mind for the future. Thanks so much for sharing with the Best of the Blogosphere Link Party.

    • Dana Ivy April 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Yes!! It’s seriously the best! And yay! Of course!! Thanks for checking out my post! Hope you’ve been having a great weekend! Xox

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