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What Did Brittany Wish She’d Known with Baby #1?!

Invest in a Quality Crib Mattress

Nobody wants an uncomfortable mattress, including baby. I’m so excited to have the Moonlight Slumber Baby Bluebird Crib Mattress for baby boy! The safety, value and quality in Moonlight Slumber mattresses is unmatched. Baby Bluebird also the innovative airflow nest with cool gel memory foam to effectively regulate sleeping baby’s body temperature. A comfortable baby, is a sleeping baby!

Butterfly Nursing Pillow

A quality nursing pillow can really help make the nursing process much easier for you. The Butterfly Nursing Pillow helps your little one achieve the perfect latch with positioning wings that adjust the height. Even if you choose not to nurse, a nursing pillow is still a must-have! The butterfly nursing pillow can be a great support tool for supervised tummy time with baby or to help support baby to sit up. As you can see, my toddler loved practicing this with her baby doll.

Moonlight Slumber Changing Pad

Moonlight Slumber created a quality changing pad that contains no cardboard and was built to not sag. This changing pad is encased in a water resistant, easy-to-clean, medical grade stitch polyester. It’s water, stain and odor resistant. It’s easily sponge cleaned and is able to survive all of babies little (and not so little!) messes. This changing pad is also hypoallergenic and contains no indentations or areas that could cause germ entrapment.

Read “10 Newborn Tips & Tricks That I Wish I Knew With My First Baby” from Anchored Mommy

Chatting with Shannan about Baby Registries!

Butterfly Nursing Pillow

I am absolutely in love with this Butterfly nursing pillow for instance! I am already getting a ton of use out of this one. As a pregnant mama in her third trimester, getting the sleep in that I need before baby comes is so vital, but we all know it ain’t easy! The Butterfly nursing pillow is my best friend. It honestly is perfect as a pregnancy pillow as well and adds lumbar support during pregnancy or post-pregnancy. I love when products can have multi-uses, especially as baby grows. In fact, it is even going to be perfect for supervised floor time when he makes his arrival.

Baby Bluebird Crib Mattress

Now if you haven’t already started checking out baby crib mattresses and changing pads, well then let me warn you: don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. There are so many to choose from, but not all are created equal. If you are like me, then safety and comfort are at the top of our lists! The Baby Bluebird Crib Mattress has thought of everything & is great for peace of mind. Baby is comfortable and happy and you’re at peace enough to sleep (*when he sleeps*) & all is right with the world!

Moonlight Slumber Changing Pad

Next on the list of necessities is a changing pad. This is also an important decision because safety and ease of use are also vital when it comes to changing your baby easily! The Moonlight Baby Changing Pad with Organic Cotton Cover is easy to clean (super important!), completely smooth, hypoallergenic, and odor resistant. I have to say that finding products that are actually worth the hype is something that I really care about. Trust me, as a third time mama this pregnancy, I am making sure that everything I get is going to make our lives EASIER! No one has got time for products that just don’t get the job done.

Read “Baby Registry Products To Make Mommin’ Easier” from Faithfully Beautiful

How Did Rachael Transition Violet to Her Own Room?

Set Up The Space

Before you even begin the transition, you are going to want to have their nursery ready. You will need a crib, and a firm mattress that is safe for infants. I use the Baby Bluebird Crib Mattress from Moonlight Slumber because it is Greenguard certified for safety. For my peace of mind, that is so important. I do not want to have to worry when I lay my baby down at night that their mattress isn’t safe. On the reverse side of the Baby Bluebird mattress is a cooling gel memory foam layer, for toddlers. So you can flip the mattress to add additional comfort for older children. Moonlight Slumber also has a mini crib mattress that will be perfect for your bassinet. With the same feel as the Baby Bluebird Mattress, this mini crib mattress will make the transition from bassinet to crib even easier. Your baby will hardly be aware of the change since their mattress will feel the same.

Be Patient!

Violet has been in her own room now for about a month and it just feels like routine. I don’t even think twice about putting her down in her own bed. It is her favorite place to sleep now. When we lay her in bed she just starts getting sleepy and usually will put herself right to sleep within minutes. The super soft, plush, stretch knit cover, that comes with the Bluebird Mattress, makes it extra comfy for Violet. You don’t even need to put a sheet on this mattress because the cover slips off for easy washing. The Bluebird Mattress cover is actually much more soft and comfy than most crib sheets I’ve tried.

Read “5 Tips For Moving Your Baby To Their Own Room” from Rachael Burgess

What did Elizabeth Learn the First 6 Months Being a Mama?

Bed Time is to be Honored

We love our Baby Bluebird Crib Mattress from Moonlight Slumber! It has real temperature control and a cozy base mattress cover that is comfortable enough to sleep on by itself, as well as anti microbial and waterproof! I picked her up from a nap (she was crying) and there were little drops sitting next to her from her eyes! Don’t worry, I snuggled her hard but got a kick out of the tears on the mattress!

Have One or Two Nursing pillows

The Butterfly Nursing Pillow by Moonlight Slumber is the best! The flaps on the side help me to push the pillow into the perfect nursing position and Hilde loves to snuggle up in it! The cover is also organic and easy to remove to wash (a must for any baby product!) And now that Hilde is growing, she loves to climb over it or sit next to it when we are done nursing!

Have Changing Stations In Multiple Rooms

We live in a three floor town-home and sometimes climbing two flights of stirs to change a poopy diaper is not my idea of fun. haha. Have a couple changing stations around the house to change a diaper when you need to without it interrupting whatever you are in the middle of doing. It also keeps baby happy. Hilde hates sitting in a dirty diaper for too long! We like to keep this Changing Pad with Organic Cotton Cover downstairs for diaper changes! It is comfortable, quality, and super easy to clean!

Read “What I’ve Learned The First 6 Months Being A Mama” from Elizabeth at Oak & Oats

How did Haley get Baby Jett to Sleep Better?

In recent months Jett started to wake up at night occasionally.  He wouldn’t cry but I could hear him dropping his pacifier onto the mattress and it would make a little thud.  I realized then that the mattress he was sleeping on was probably not the best option.  A couple of weeks ago we got the Moonlight Slumber Baby Bluebird crib mattress and could not be happier with it.  He’s been sleeping even better and goes back to sleep quickly if he even wakes up at night at all.  It’s funny because after we got the new mattress he seems so excited when I put him to bed at night!  It’s probably because the crib mattress is so comfortable!

He definitely runs hot as well and I’ve noticed that he’s never too warm anymore when I get him out of his crib in the morning to breastfeed him.  With his old mattress sometimes he was sweating in the morning he was so hot!  The Baby Bluebird crib mattress has an airflow core which allows air to flow within the mattress, along with cool gel memory foam (it’s the only Moonlight Slumber mattress that combines the two to effectively regulate a sleeping baby’s temperature, and it’s been great for Jett).

Some other benefits of this mattress are the quad rail construction making it easy to get his crib sheet on and off.  You don’t even really need a crib sheet though because it comes with one that zips on and fits the mattress perfectly!  The most exciting part about his new mattress is that it is dual sided.  One side is for now and the other side is a little less firm for a smooth transition into his toddler bed.

Read “5 Ways We Got Baby Jett To Sleep Better” from Haley at Me & Mr. Jones

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