Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Must Have Baby Items + {HALO SleepSack giveaway – Ends 6/13} (CLOSED)

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One of the first questions that new moms ask is what baby items do I really need? It can be a difficult question to answer, because each mother/family is different about what they use and find most useful.

I am the mother of one son. He is 5 years old, so I’m already seeing changes in baby trends. There are new things that started becoming popular after he was born that I think are great and some I don’t even know much about. But for my personal experience, I did have some “must have” items that we very useful to me with my son.

Of course there are the most useful things you need with a baby, like diapers, bottles (if you’re bottle feeding or planning to supplement or use expressed breast milk at any point), breast pump (if you need it), blankets, bedding, car seat, and more. But what about the other things? What are must-haves?

My must haves included:
- Boppy pillow (or other breastfeeding pillow)
-Bouncy seat (handy to have somewhere to lay the baby for us)
- Onesies- all sizes (I put these on under everything, extra warmth when needed, or by themselves when it was hot)
- Burp cloths - Wipes (of course for diaper changing, but also for faces and hands, or when they get too many germy kisses from family)
- Extra sheets (for quick, middle of the night changes)
- Pack ‘n play (we used ours for a bassinet early, then for containment and play later, and handy for naps & travel crib)
- Stroller (I used a travel system, which was great to just slip the infant carrier into)
- Carrier or sling/wrap (I had a front/backpack carrier, but after my son was too big I learned about slings and wraps. I used them when babysitting my nephew & wish I’d know when my son was a baby)
- SleepSack wearable blanket (This allows baby to be warm enough while reducing the risk of SIDS)

There are so many great baby products, but every family finds the ones that work for them…and the ones that don’t. I asked on Twitter and Facebook to see what some of your favorite baby items were. @DevanW says “A sling and a swing or somewhere else to safely put baby down.” And she’s a momma who knows, with 4 little ones she’s used plenty of baby items over the last 6 years. And @luvmy_babygio agrees with my and says “boppy!” is her favorite too.

Here are some other good reads about baby must haves: “Baby Gear You Can’t Live Without”, “Questions for New Moms”, and “Baby Must Haves”.

What are some of your must have baby items? I know my list could be much longer, and it’s been a while since I’ve had a baby of my own. There are always great new things that make life easier, but sometimes it’s the trusty, old things that are best too. HALO wants to be a must have on every mothers list. Their sleepsacks are a great way to keep your baby safe and warm. See below to win a HALO Sleepsack for yourself (or someone else you know who could use one).


Prize – 1 person will receive a HALO Sleepsack (winner’s choice)

To Enter – Tell me one baby item you think is a must have or which HALO Sleepsack you would choose. 

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-Post about the giveaway on TwitterEnter to #win a @HaloSleepSack of your choice from & @psmomreviews – http://tinyurl.com/3sbxdh6 #giveaway

This giveaway is open now through Monday, June 13th. I will post the winner on Tuesday, June 14th.

Open to USA only!

*Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, HALO provided a giveaway product. All opinions are my own.*

65 comments:

Breanne said...

I would choose the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack Swaddle

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I would chose the organic sleep sack.

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the Early Walker SleepSack® Wearable Blanket

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Michele said...

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sweetpea08 said...

For me, a swing is an absolute must-have baby item!

akritical said...

I would choose the Cotton SleepSack Swaddle in pink daisies print.

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