We are learning, for the first time, what it really means to be outnumbered as parents. Honestly, it hasn’t been too bad, the kids are super helpful and Eli is a fantastic baby. Even still, the most helpful thing we have done is made sure we have all the tools we need to make life simple and organized. So far, in the newborn stage, there are three items we have found most useful as we do our best to keep our heads on straight; an awesome stroller, a great diaper bag, and the world’s most comfortable ring sling.
Valco Baby Snap Ultra Stroller
We loved and still love our BOB jogging stroller, but we needed something smaller and more compact now that our car is packed with three car seats and the Valco Baby Stroller is a perfect fit. Things we love about this stroller; it has an awesome sun share, the skateboard attachment is just what we needed, folding and opening couldn’t be easier, and it has a really sleek and minimalist look that I love. You can find out more about Valco Baby strollers and all the different models that they offer here.
Wildbird Ring Sling
As much as we love our stroller, we are a minimalist family at heart, so we do our best to go stroller-less or stick to a single stroller and we couldn’t do that without baby wearing. The Wildbird ring sling is, hands down, the most comfortable sling I have ever used. It fits so comfortably over my shoulder to help balance out the weight of the baby. It also takes only a second to get Eli in and out, which is not always the case with different baby wearing options. I think my Wildbird sling is my number one used baby item right now, I could not live without it. Let’s not forget, I love that I am able to have free hands to take care of the other two while still having my baby boy snuggled up close. You can get your own Wildbird ring sling here.
Pacapod Diaper Bag
Every mom needs a good diaper bag and it is especially important now that I am packing for three. This diaper bag is the most organized bag you will ever use. It comes with two special pouches, one for diaper changing and one for bottles, that are kept in a special zipper pocket outside of the bag. This makes life so easy when you are out and about and need to do a quick diaper change. Husbands also love it, because they won’t have to take your whole bag to the bathroom when they are helping out with diaper changes. They just grab the little diaper changing pod and go. Lets not forget that it looks great and the inside pocket is huge with a few smaller zipper pockets to hold the small things like keys and your cell phone. I have a few diaper bags that I use and love, but this is my go to for sure. Check out the entire Pacapod collection here.
I hope all of you mama’s find this info helpful when you are trying to decide what you need before baby arrives. I know I would be losing my mind without these three items and I can promise they will all make your life a bit easier. I know we can all use all the help we can get.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.