My Top 10 Baby Registry Must Haves


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 Make a baby burrito and watch them drift into dream land. Swaddles can work wonders if you know how to wrap the baby the right way. Highly recommend Muslin swaddles by SwaddleDesigns because they are large and 100% cotton (meaning your baby won’t overheat, even in California weather).  

2. A good diaper bag- For the best way to carry around your baby’s essential items, Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag is my favorite!

3. Wee wee pads- Once in a while your baby WILL pee while you are changing their diaper. It’s inevitable. Wee Wee pads are great because they are disposable, large in size, and protect your changing table from a poop or pee explosion.

4. Butt paste- Boudreaux’s butt paste is God sent! If you see any sign of redness, apply some of the paste to the area and watch it be gone in no time!

5. Thermometer- Not only for checking to see if your baby has a fever , but also great for checking the temperature of your baby’s bathwater.

6. Nail clipper- Babies nails grow so fast! Using a nail clipper specifically for babies makes it super easy to trim their tiny, delicate nails.

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7. A swing How to keep your child entertained while you get chores done around the house- put them in a swing. Keep in mind, these should not be used in replace of a crib, as it is not approved for safe sleeping. My daughter loves watching the lights and the mobile.

8. Pack n’ Play- We keep our pack and play at the edge of our bed. Our baby sleeps in it at night and her crib during the day. It makes it easier for us to get to her when we hear her first starting to wake up before she turns into a crying, hangry little monster. You definitely need one of these if you plan on traveling with a baby! It’s easy to fold and comes with a carry bag.

9. Burp rags- I have about 20 of these all over my house, that’s how often I use them. Great for spills, drool, and spit ups.

10. Bottle steamer- Even though they sell electrical steamers, I bought a microwave one (way cheaper and gets the job done). It’s an easy way to disinfect your bottles and pacifiers. 

Comment below with your baby registry must- haves! 

 

Angelica Lee (4)

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Designing a Nursery

Designing a nursery has completely evolved from when I was a kid. Nurseries used to be cartoon themed like Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit, or Mickey Mouse. Bedroom decor in the 80’s and 90’s consisted of a piggy bank, a hammock for stuffed animals (aka dust collector), tacky looking wallpaper and a rocking horse. Now, with the influence of Pinterest and home decorating TV shows, nurseries have taken on a more tasteful appearance with styles that flow with the rest of the home. Some may feel disappointed that rooms no longer look like something out of a circus, but believe me, your kids won’t feel robbed of their childhood. And on the bright side, it will probably save you money in the long run since you won’t have to change much in the room as your child gets older.

The two most important decisions to make when designing any room in your home is the style and color scheme.

  1. Pick a style- Shabby chic, modern, country
  2. Color scheme-

To make life a lot easier I recommend sticking with 5 colors.

Examples:

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For a free color scheme generator click here. As long as you stick with a certain style and color scheme, the room will look pleasing to the eye.

Other considerations:

  1. Furniture- Will this take up too much space? Is this useful? Now- use may not be important when it comes to other rooms in your home, but it is with a nursery. From my own personal experience you will be doing a lot in your child’s room; changing diapers, feeding the baby, trying to calm the baby down- so use your space wisely.
  2. Décor- When picking out decor it’s important to keep in mind that it needs to be kid friendly.  Once that baby is able to walk, be prepared to have things get tossed around! I found that nursery decor can be extremely overpriced, especially if you are purchasing it from baby stores. There are so many cute DIY decor ideas you can get from Pinterest that will cost half of the price. To save money, I recommend shopping at stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Kohl’s, and TJ Maxx. You may also want to wait for sales and slowly put the room together, after all you will have 9 months!

Don’t forget to check out how I designed my daughter’s room here.Angelica Lee (4)

 

 

Selena’s Nursery

When planning out how I would design Selena’s nursery, I had no idea what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I wanted the color scheme to be white, pink, and gold.  After researching ideas on the internet, I decided I wanted to go for a shabby chic look. I’m really happy with how everything turned out and how inexpensive it was. Let me know what you think!

 

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Distressed Mirror from hobby lobby. Perfect for that shabby chic look.room2Flowers

Gold vase and flowers from hobby lobby (sold separately).room3

Crib- 4 in 1 Serta Bethpage from Buybuybaby.

Pink glider from Wayfair.

Let me know what you think!

Angelica Lee (4)