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We've officially made it past the first year with Addie girl! While that makes me a little sad (I mean, I could snuggle a newborn all day, every day!) it's also quite exciting. Hello, sleeping more! (I'm totally jinxing myself ;) I've had quite a few friends deliver new babies recently, so we've been putting together a few Hello Baby baskets! I always like to give a few of our tried and true favorites to new parents. You know, the softest blankets and diapers, as well as something fun and extra - like bows or baby shoes. (Let's talk about baby shoes, I know they're impractical for newborns but they're just so. darn. cute.)
To make your hello baby basket:1. Gather your baby + parenthood favorites
2. Arrange them in a cute bin or basket. (Doubles as a gift bag AND a place for diapers or baby stuff after!)
3. Add Hello Baby printable (download here!) and a bow, and voila! You've got yourself a pretty little package for baby!
Some form of caffeine.
I think this one speaks for itself. ;)
Swaddle blanket for sleepy snuggles
We adore THIS one! Plus, the pattern just makes me SWOON
Cute card for the parents
Like this one or this one :)
Journal or baby book for keeping track of milestones
I tend to forget everything that happened those first six weeks, so writing things down was the only way I remembered anything!
One can never have enough diapers! Our FAVORITE diapers are Huggies Little Movers Plus, available only at Costco. We are huge fans of Huggies (it's the only brand we have used with Addie!) and minus the few times we ran out on vacation, we almost always buy them in the big boxes from Costco. I love that they are made for babies on the go, with up to 12 hour protection.
We love bows or these cute bibs or an outfit < rompers are a great summer choice!
Late night nursing snacks or a Netflix subscription ;)
Gotta have something to keep you awake in the wee hours of the night!
What are some of your tried and true baby favorites? I'd love to know!!
P.S. If you're looking to stock up on our favorite diapers (for yourself or for a friend!), you can find Huggies Little Snugglers Plus (Sizes 1&2, and now Newborn!) and Little Movers Plus (Sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6) at Costco.com. You can also recieve a $6 discount and free shipping until 9/25!