Crib Notes from a New Mom: During the first two months I couldn’t live without…

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By Nicole Locke, BCB Austin Founder

4moms rockaRoo Pierce LOVES the simple gliding motion of the rockaRoo and I love the smaller size than a traditional swing (my living room still kind-of resembles itself pre-baby.)

Boppy Newborn Lounger I love this lounger for when we need to put Pierce down for a bit. The top is elevated slightly so it’s great after feedings. He loves it and fits perfectly.

Joovy Boob Bottles My daughter refused a bottle at about a month, so I swore I would try whatever I could so that wouldn’t happen this time around. Along with giving Pierce a bottle AT LEAST three-five times a week, the Joovy Boob has really helped with the transition from breast-to-bottle and back again.

Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat Life is a little busier with baby #2 as I’m also juggling a 4 year-old’s school and social calendar SO we’re on the go a lot. I’ve loved the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat soft carry handle (much, MUCH more comfortable to carry everywhere!) and easy in and out rotating base in the car AND it makes an amazing travel system as a part of the G3 Stroller System. (We will be talking more about the full system later this week on the blog!)

Restoration Hardware Moses Basket & Stand We use this as Pierce’s bassinet in our room. It’s small, understated and cute (nice that it goes with our bedroom bedding rather than ‘screaming baby’). It’s also the exact height of our bed so it’s nice to simply reach over for nighttime feedings/wake-ups.

Shrinkx Belly I’m a big fan of this postpartum wrap… it actually has adjustable compression so shrinks with me (fingers crossed!) rather than having to get another size as I lose the baby weight.

Simple Wishes Pumping Bra A necessity for pumping! I zip this on quickly and voila! my hands are free to do whatever.

Summer Infant SwaddleMe My go-to swaddle for both kiddos. I love how easy it is to get a snug fit and stay put. I swear that it’s helped get my little guy sleeping longer and longer.

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Limerick PJ’s Bliss Breast Pump My little guy is actually starting to sleep longer during the night (hope I don’t jinx it by writing that!) so I need to get up and pump to relieve “the girls” and store breast milk. The Limerick has been really productive and comfortable (love the soft flanges)!

Triple Nipple Cream (Editor’s Note: Product is a mix of three prescription medicines that you must get from a doctor.) A girlfriend told me about this and I’m hooked. It’s only available with a prescription from your doctor and from a compounding pharmacy — all I can say is sweet relief!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MUST-HAVES FROM THE FIRST EIGHT WEEKS WITH BABY?  WE WANT TO KNOW.  TELL US BELOW.  ENTER TO WIN A PRIZE PACKAGE FILLED WITH SOME OF NICOLE’S FAVORITES HERE, including a 4moms RockaRoo, Joovy Boob Bottle Set, Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra and a Summer Infant SwaddleMe.)