Plus, I've found some pretty great items through other mommy's who do posts like these, so maybe I can help someone out! :)
Our Newborn Favorites! (Not paid reviews, just stuff I like!)
Aden + Anais
I l.o.v.e. these swaddle blankets. They are nothing short of amazing: soft, light, cool, warm .... perfect! I have probably 12 or so, and I use them every single day. They are the perfect weight and I love the large size. I wish I had one of these in every design! Love!
Their "Dribble Bibs" are equally amazing. They are formed to fit perfectly on your shoulder and they are the perfect burp cloth. They also have a snap and transform into a bib! I have several of these as well, and wish I had more. I don't think you could ever have enough of these.
Angel Care Video Monitor
This is a new item and wasn't out when we had Levi. They had the regular Angel Care device, but not the monitor. I am so thankful for this monitor because it gives me such peace of mind. The large square part goes under the baby's mattress and is HIGHLY sensitive to movement. If the baby stops breathing for any significant amount of time, alarms go off and you can go in and wake the baby. Ours has actually gone off a couple of times with Ezra and my heart races 90 to nothin', and I'm at his side in .02 seconds flat. I am able to sleep with such peace of mind. I recommend this to everyone. It's pricey, but in my opinion, 100% worth it!
Soft Baby Mat
My BFF got this for Ezra and it has been wonderful. We have hardwood floors, so I am able to lay him on this on the floor and it's so plush that it is very comfortable. He loves it and has fallen asleep on it many a time. I have the tiger one, and it's adorable. Levi even lays on it, too. I would, too, if I could fit! ;)
There's nothing sweeter than a baby in a gown. My absolute favorite brand is Kissy Kissy. The gowns are unbelievably soft and great quality. They are so easy for middle of the night diaper changes and they just look so soft and sweet in them. Love love them!
This actually belonged to Levi, but I didn't use it much with him. I use it ALL of the time with Ezra. It's the perfect little place to take a nap and I can pick him up and move him around in it. It's easy for travel and he just loves it. I dread when he outgrows it, because we love it so much, and no matter where we are - he always has a place to take a nap. I wish I would have used it more for Levi ... I didn't know what I was missing out on! You can also put it on the couch/bed and not worry about him rolling off. I think everyone should have a Moses basket.
This is a fun new item and it's great. With Levi, we had a giant swing (that he hated), a bouncer, and a big seat thing. I feel like this replaces all of those things. It has all kinds of different settings that produces different movements, like "car ride", "kangaroo", "tree swing", "ocean wave", etc. There are also many reclining positions, different sounds and you can even plug your iPhone/iPad into it! Ezra loves it. It's a space saver and a great item. Highly recommend!
Boon Grass Drying Rack
This drying rack is the best! It's super cute and roomy enough to throw all of your bottles and toppers up there to dry. You can buy accessories with it - like trees and flowers and those are perfect for hanging bottle rings and things on. I have two flowers and a tree and I feel like it's perfect. I love this item.
Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag
This is my current diaper bag and I'm loving it. I had a different PPB diaper bag with Levi, too, and loved it. This shape is my favorite and it's super durable. You can wipe off the outside of the bag, which is great, and the inside is perfectly roomy with all kinds of great pockets and zips. They just know what they're doing when it comes to diaper bags, so in my opinion, no mom should be without one! ;) This particular design is the Sashay Satchel in Delightful Dubrovnik.
And there is a quick peek into a few of the things we are loving right now for our little baby bear!