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Giveaway from Not Finding Out: A Unique Baby Boutique!!!

on January 21 | in Favorite Things/Giveaways | by | with 137 Comments

This Has Nothing To Do With Today’s Post, But . . .

Have you ever been to a party where the hostess disappears into the kitchen and never returns? And your thinking “Why am I here? And where’s the food???

If you’ve been feeling that way around here, maybe it will help to know it’s temporary. I’m whipping up something in the back and it’s taking most of the time that I normally have to write, so my contributions have been on the lean side lately. No worries, I’ll be back to the party soon. And no, it’s not babypotamus 3.0, but that’s all you’re getting out of me. :)

Moving On!

Speaking of surprises, I LOVE them. Specifically, I love the kind where you puke and sweat and push with all your might and then someone shouts “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!Hopefully not both unless you have twins, though.

I haven’t always loved surprises. There was that time I came home from the gym and peeled off my sweaty shirt only to have about 30 people  jump out and yell  SURPRISE!!! Uh, yeah, happy birthday to me. (I did have a sports bra on!) And there was that other time that, oh wait, I don’t think I have the courage to go on with that one.

Needless to say, the virtues of planning are not lost on me, so I always thought that when I got pregnant we’d find out the gender. Then I ran across some scary studies about ultrasounds and we changed our minds.

I’m so glad we did, because not finding out reintroduced me to the fun of surprises. Apparently a lot of other people feel that way, too, because these days lots of parents are opting out of the standard 20 week unveiling.

Being surprised at birth is no biggie for a mom like me (we co-sleep so there’s no nursery to decorate). There is this one problem, though . . . most gender neutral stuff is awful. Not all of it, but unless you’re okay with 10,000 yellow ducks parading around your house on jammies, blankets, and all the other stuff that comes with babies you are going to need some gender specific stuff. If you decide to be surprised collecting that stuff after baby arrives is a HUGE hassle. I should know.

When Katie was just one day old I send Daddypotamus out for something pink. He came back with bow and an unidentifiable piece of clothing covered in taggies. Long story short, Katie went naked for the first few weeks of her life until I could get out of the house and shop properly for her.

What, You Want Your Baby To Wear CLOTHES???

Then I suggest you register at Not Finding Out!!  This online boutique is THE place to register if you’re letting gender be a surprise . . . or even if you’re not cause they have super cute stuff. But back to the original scenario: Let’s say you want a cute cuddly hat for your newborn (I know more hats! I need an intervention!!). Should you go with the butterfly or the dog? That’s rhetorical, of course, because you don’t know. No problem, just select the NFO (not finding out) option. Once baby arrives all you have to do is call their hotline with the news and they will OVERNIGHT baby’s hat along with all your other goodies!

As an eco-conscious, crunchy mom I rarely find items I consider worth purchasing at places like Babies R Us, so when Calley from Not Finding Out contacted me I was over the moon excited by their selection of truly useful gifts: moby wraps, diapees and wipees for you cloth diapering mamas, BPA-free Klean Kanteen sippy cups, Earth Mama Angel Baby body care, even Sophie the Giraffe.

Want to try some of these items out? Good, because Not Finding Out is giving away an incredibly generous gift package of fun products for a girl or a boy (your choice)!! Clockwise from left we have a boppy slipcover in pink or blue ($20), Aiden + Anais Towel and Washcloth Set ($30), Organic Moby Wrap in coconut ($60), Maison Chic Giraffe or Brown Monkey ($20), Babylegs in Touchdown or Flower Mill($14) and a Grobag Swaddling Wrap in pink or blue polka dots($22). If you are doing the math in your head yes that is over $165 in products!!

If you are pregnant or may become pregnant (does this sound like a prescription drug commercial or what?), please enter!! If you just KNOW someone who is pregnant you should enter, too! Even if none of these apply the very fact that you are reading a mommy blog means that SOMEONE you know is or will be pregnant soon, so enter for them. Or you could win and give it to me. :)

How to Enter the Contest…

Whether you’re entering for yourself or a friend, how about we make this contest useful for first time moms?

Leave a comment below recommending one MUST HAVE product all first moms should have but probably don’t know about. Maybe you figured it out by baby #3 and wish you’d known with #1. Now’s your chance to pay it forward.

If you’re a first time mom you can enter by just letting us know. No advice needed!

Want a second entry into the contest? Go to the Mommypotamus Facebook page and click the “Share” link to share today’s contest with all your friends. Leave a second comment and tell me you’ve shared this post on Facebook.

Entries will be accepted until Thursday January 27th at 10pm. Winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Friday the 28th.

Thank you Not Finding Out for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!

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137 Responses to Giveaway from Not Finding Out: A Unique Baby Boutique!!!

  1. Jenn says:

    I would LOVE to win this, but I’m pregnant with my first, so I have no helpful advice…Looking forward to everyone else’s, though! I’m so excited to wait until the big moment to find out!

  2. Jenn says:

    Just shared it on my facebook too!

  3. Beth says:

    Definitley a wrap. I LOVE LOVE LOVE wraps!! My neighbor just had her first baby and came over and told me it was a lifesaver and was so glad I recommended babywearing to her.

  4. Ampy Basham says:

    I’m preggo with second and I remember loving the Aden + Anaya muslin swaddles!! So soft and so many uses.

  5. Beth says:

    Shared on facebook!

  6. Jessica says:

    I’m a mommy of a 1 year old, and quite possibly have a bunn in the oven!! :) I would say that a Moby Wrap is a definate MUST. I didn’t get mine until my son was 6 months old, and was told by a friend that I missed the “honeymoon” phase of the Moby. I wear my son all the time, and get SO many people asking about it. Moby is a MUST! :)

  7. Joanna says:

    My cousin gave me a stash of men’s cotton hankies. She says they are amazing as back up nursing pads, and you’ll never soak through. My first is due in March, so we’ll see!

  8. Meredith says:

    Definitely a wrap, sling or other babywearing accessories. I’m expecting #3, and I can’t wait to wear a snuggly newborn again!

  9. Meredith says:

    And I shared the link on Facebook, too. Baby #3 needs something that’s not a hand-me-down!

  10. Mary says:

    I will hopefully be expecting soon with ym first baby! Your blog has totally convinced me to not find out =)

  11. Patty says:

    I shared on facebook!

  12. Patty says:

    With my first, I downloaded white noise and put it on an IPod. I set it up to play continuously through the night. I don’t need to worry about creeping around the house in fear of him hearing every thing. We started when he was about 3 months (and out of our room) – and we are still doing it today (he is 19 months).

    • Heather says:

      Patty – We used a white noise machine when our first was a baby and are still using it today – she’s THREE, lol! We now have no less than three in the house so that I can put the kids down in different rooms as needed without hauling the machines around.

  13. My youngest is 17 months so I can’t quite remember ALL the newborn must-haves, and i’m pretty sure everybody knows about the ones that come to mind, but just in case, here’s what i can remember was absolutely necessary for me: a boppy, thick burp cloths, a diaper bag that’s not necessarily huge but with lots of compartments to easily find stuff, a peanut shell sling (didn’t get it till julia was several months old but after trying several different carriers it became my favorite, and i’ve used it with josiah from birth and still use it), a round bath chair that baby can sit up it safely when they outgrow the lay down thingy, velour crib sheets, toy bar for carseat rides, cool mist humidifier for the coughing nights, diaper champ. wow my memory is better than i thought… thanks josiah for going back to sleep after that 5am waking, my brain is grateful!

  14. just shared on facebook! i’m not pregnant but wouldn’t mind if that changed in the next few months… maybe if i win i can convince Riley ;) but if not then what a bunch of great shower gifts!

  15. Sarah K. says:

    I’m not a mom yet, but I’ve done a lot of babysitting and grew up with a lot of younger babes around. My someday sister-in-law is pregnant with her first though and I would to be able to give these wonderful gifts to her. From what I remember, having a ton of burp cloths around was always helpful!

  16. Sarah K. says:

    Shared it on facebook

  17. What a neat idea!! I LOVE it!! We totally plan to not find out when our 3rd comes along- so I will definitely keep this in mind!
    I think the number one thing that was useful for me with my daughter was a bouncy chair (she hated the sling). And for my son, it was a sling- I took it everwhere! I even made my Mom wear when she watched him because he was so content in it! =)

  18. I shared it on Facebook! =)

  19. I love all those products! Trying to think what my most used baby advice was and I’m having a hard time remembering! I guess I’m about to get reminded in around 7 weeks when we start it all again!! I think my lifesaver was the moby and a swing. Ava wasn’t a great sleeper so we took what we could get and that often meant napping in the swing. Also lots of soft organic burp clothes saved many outfits for us both!!

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  21. miriam says:

    Loved the wrap for my son and continued wearing him with a Mei Tei after that. Great bonding experience! I am not going to find out this time around, so the concept of NOT FINDING OUT store is brilliant! Going to bookmark this now.

  22. miriam says:

    shared on FB!

  23. Megan says:

    I’m pregnant with my 2nd child and we’re not finding out the sex! I would say the best item is a wrap to snuggle that little one. I didn’t start wearing my first in a wrap until she was 6 weeks or more and I cannot wait to start wearing this one right away. I can’t believe all the snuggling I missed out on while my daughter slept in that stupid car seat! Never again!

  24. Jo Jones says:

    I am due in July with baby # 4 the third baby in three years.. I am looking into cloth diapering for all three children. With the last baby I learned that I really like having him sleep in the room with us, I have a playpen bassinett next to the bed and will be buying a co-sleeper soon for the next one.. I always had tons of recieving blankets on hand, that I used as burp rags, I did much care for the smaller ones they didn’t seem to work as well for me.

  25. Mae says:

    I’ve been coveting ever so sinfully over a friend’s Aden + Anaya muslin swaddler…my goodness!!! We’ve only got ten more weeks of cookin to find out if this baby is a boy or girl on their birthday and I am SO stoked :] I think our most helpful product was our Boppy, though I hear the Breast Friend was even better. Either way, I sat with that think wrapped around me day in and day out for those first couple of months [it's got the milk stains to prove it!]
    Thanks to Not Finding Out for such an awesome giveaway!

  26. Tana says:

    Boba carrier, hands down. I cannot imagine life without a Boba carrier. My baby loves it, I can carry his extremely fluffy body all day when we are out hiking, shopping, traveling, whatever-ing. He weighs at age one what my other kids weighed at age two, so I just cannot hold him for long without some help – and my Boba is the most comfortable of all the carriers/slings I have tried. Love the Moby wrap or the Sleepy wrap for infants, though. And coconut oil is another MUST HAVE if your child has any sort of skin problems. Amazing. Oh, pick me, pick me, random chooser widget-thingy.

  27. Mae says:

    I shared it on FB too :]

  28. Tana says:

    and I shared on facebook…

  29. Margo says:

    We didn’t find out with our first because I enjoy surprises and there are so few BIG surprises left in life! The one thing that saved my life early on was MY BREST FRIEND! It was a nursing lifesaver!
    So excited to see what the upcoming thing is that mommypotamus is working on…I love surprises!

  30. Brittany says:

    I’m a first time mom expecting this baby ANY day now!

  31. Brittany says:

    I also shared it on Facebook!

  32. Whittney says:

    A changing table! I know a lot of people turn their nose up at this “unnecessary” item, but I love that I have a central place to store EVERYTHING. I can change my baby without bending over the bed or getting on the floor. And when I was cloth diapering I could hang my covers to dry on the side of it between changes. Just my two cents!

  33. LO says:

    I’m new at this so I don’t really know what would be good…I think the white noise thing sounds interesting. And my friends seem to love the swaddles.

  34. Tiffany says:

    My ring sling. I would give up every other piece of baby gear if I had to, but never my ring sling.

  35. Shared on Facebook…

    Wraps/sling. (I just asked Caleb, this was totally him…in fact I will just quote him…he’s still talking) “Most first moms think stroller, not babywearing. Unless they’re in a babywearing area or have babywearing friends. And yet it’s such a great thing for the mom to be able to get stuff done while being close to her new baby. Yes. Wraps”

    My husband is so smart. :)

  36. Tiffany says:

    Just shared on facebook!

  37. Micah says:

    I am a FTM due April 25 with a little girl(or so they say)! :)

  38. bonnie says:

    I would say the best thing you could have with a newborn is a cozy moby wrap. That leaves you and baby happy, cuddled up and hands free to get stuff done!

  39. bonnie says:

    I am sharing on fb right now! These are such awesome products I would feel guilty for not sharing the love.

  40. Rachel says:

    I’m a first time Mommy so I don’t have any experience so far!
    Love reading what everyone else is saying though! Thanks for the tips!

  41. Rachel says:

    Just shared on Facebook too! :)

  42. Janice says:

    Because “Moby Wrap” has been said so many times, I’m going to recommend a crock-pot. I know it’s not a baby item, but when my second son was born and turned out to be (like most babes) fussy at dinner preparation time, we found ourselves eating sandwiches and take out A LOT! Until I discovered that during a happy morning time I could quickly prepare a healthful meal and throw it in the crock-pot and it would be ready in spite of the fussy couple of hours in the evening. Hot meal for my husband when we came home and enough calories and nutrition to keep this breastfeeding mama going! My third (not finding out) babe is coming in March and I’m already stocking up on good crock-pot recipes. :)

  43. Kimberly says:

    I’m working on baby #1 still, so I don’t have a lot of experience to draw from for advice. I do know from my nieces and nephews that one area to splurge on is the stroller. The cheap ones are a hastle and hard to maneuver. :)

  44. Janice says:

    I shared this on Facebook.

  45. Rebekah says:

    I’m a new mom, very excited, baby is due in March.

  46. Angela says:

    I’d love to win for my sister, who’s expecting her third. I discovered slings when my middle one was around a year old, and I don’t know what I did before that. It made everything so much easier with her from then on, and later with my third, too..

  47. Jenni says:

    I found a Boppy pillow to be indispensable for nursing with my second when he was tiny. Not to mention it was great support as he was learning to sit on his own.

  48. Angela says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  49. Jenni says:

    I shared this on Facebook.

  50. Kristen mandujano says:

    I know it’s been said a lot but I couldn’t live without my moby wrap and tons of thick burp cloths!

  51. Julie says:

    I’m on my fifth baby (not so much a baby anymore, she’s 14 months!) and I just this time discovered:
    1) Wool diaper covers. We’ve been cloth diapering from when baby #1 was 1yo, and never used wool before. Wool is fabulous. You can tell when the baby wets without sticking your finger in there, and it breathes so nicely.
    2) Those little leather shoes with the elastic around the ankle. I thought those were just trendy and my baby would wear regular shoes like regular people. But she can’t get those suckers off and they don’t impede her walking. Ah, the joyful times in the park walking on fallen leaves and hearing them crunch. Every new walker needs a pair of little leather shoes with elastic ankles.

  52. StaceyE says:

    One thing I wouldn’t want to live without with baby #2 is my thumb! Hates a binky, but will suck away on my thumb! (I do love having my wrap/sling, too.)

  53. StaceyE says:

    I shared on Facebook too :-)

  54. Kelly says:

    I could have used a great, custom-made sling with my first kid. I’m getting ready for my third and am still thinking about getting a new one for him. Also, a crockpot. :D

  55. Kelly says:

    I also shared on Facebook.

  56. Sara says:

    I am looking forward to getting a Moby this time. I don’t really go places much, so I haven’t gotten into baby-wearing with my first 3. I did take my youngest shopping on black Friday 2 years ago in the sling (the one that has since been associated with some deaths!) and someone was shocked I had a baby in it. She thought it was a purse!

    The product I can’t live without is a diaper changing pad that stores one or 2 diapers and a travel-sized package of wipes. They cost less than $10 usually, and they’re so handy. I breastfeed, so sometimes it’s all I need for a diaper bag.

  57. Britten Mills Doonan says:

    Okay, from what I can remember, a bouncy seat and a swing were essentials! They didn’t have wraps back then, and my carrier was a pain :( I have friends and a sis-in-law expecting, and these are great items for gifts! I also used a diaper genie (although I think the champ is a bigger deal now) and I love infant gowns (I had two boys, YES they are fine to use, they come in blue and green) that way the first few weeks where all you do is nurse, change and sleep it’s MUCH easier to change baby. No snaps when you’re standing comatose at the changing table! Also, cloth diapers for spit up…not those tiny burp cloth things that don’t cover anything…the big, fat, thick white ones…all I can think of for now. If I ever have another, I’d want a wrap, and one of those cloth covers for shopping carts so baby doesn’t put his mouth on the cart handle…but that’s me :)

    Oh! I didn’t have a boppy, I honestly don’t know what it was called, but it was THE greatest nursing pillow! It was supportive enough for everyday use, but I could squish it up enough to fit in the diaper bag, which saved me big time while flying/traveling. I’m going to have to search for it…but I know the boppy can’t do that…

  58. Britten Mills Doonan says:

    Posted on facebook…oh, and I probably shouldn’t have added that extra comment about the nursing pillow! You can remove it so the entries are even, sorry about that!

  59. Sarah says:

    Hmm, for me I think that having the Earth Mama Booby Tubes really got me through the first few weeks of breastfeeding this time around – so easy to heat or cool & really helped keep the milk going well. :) These saved my life so many times!!

  60. Sarah says:

    Shared on facebook – gotta win this one for sure! Due w/ #3 in June :)

  61. shannon says:

    I’m going to say the swaddle blanket was very helpful especially when you’re not great at first at swaddling, or any books on the importance and how to’s of nursing. for me the nursing cover’s didn’t work since my son pulled them off at the worst times, but a blanket around your back works great to cover that exposed belly/back area and your shirt covers the top so no one sees anything. :) then you can nurse in public without worries. : )

  62. Christine says:

    must have: Hyland’s chaomilla and Herbs for kids ‘gum-o-mile’

  63. Des says:

    Um, my boobs? j/k
    my must haves are swaddling blankets for when they are tiny! That and cute hats. I know, not really a must have, but I love babies in hats, especially swaddled babies in cute hats :-) Another must have (for my kids) are the MAM 0+ pacifiers. They are so tiny and both my kids loved them. Other than that, my boobs.

  64. Des says:

    I shared this on FB

  65. Nikki says:

    I would suggest a portable high chair to use at home and on the go – why bother with a big clunker? I wish I had made a wiser decision!

  66. Tracey says:

    I have one on the way and no advice to offer!

  67. Vanessa says:

    My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 months now…with our first. So no advice from me yet. But I look forward to hearing from everyone else.

  68. Britt says:

    We are expecting our first little one in May! I need all of the advice that you ladies have to offer!

  69. Leanna says:

    Seriously get the bouncy infant seat…such a handy place for them to sit while you’re eating, take a nap or feed them when they get older!

  70. Rachael Grossman says:

    we are expecting our 5th and muslin baby wraps are a definit must. they are breathable and they are warm. love them!!

  71. Lena says:

    Definitely Aden & Anais swaddles and sleep sacks!!!

  72. Lena says:

    Shared on FB (lena toulhoat naef)

  73. Jennifer says:

    I am entering this for my sister who will be having her first baby in March!! As a mother of 2 I could list a million products I loved. I think that the one I used the most was my J.J. Cole diaper bag. Only because it came with a changing pad that also had it’s own handle and pocket so I could throw 2 diapers and some wipes in it and take just that into a store for less hassle. Also it came with straps for the stroller that I could hook the diaper bag onto and access everything easily.
    Also Lilly Pads, for nursing. They were a life saver. It’s a nursing pad that is reusable and you can swim in them. Seriously, never leaked using those.
    Last, and I know this is a no brainer but a good camera. I’ve learned you can never have too many pictures of your kids. I remember my husband asking why I kept the pics that weren’t great and those are the ones I love the best!

  74. Jennifer k. says:

    I love the booster seat high chairs instead of the big giant ones!

  75. Maggie says:

    Preggo with #3 and I don’t think we could live without our Nose Frida!

  76. Maggie says:

    I also shared the link of FB :)

  77. Jessica F says:

    I’m not sure I have one thing that just sticks out as a must have- if you’re a first time momma, don’t go over board buying tons of things that you have no clue if you or baby will use. Have lots of diapers handy!! We have lots of prefolds and use them for dipes and burp cloths (not simultaneously, obviously!!!), get a ‘snot sucker’ as we call it around here- that thing is invaluable when your baby is all stopped up and can’t breathe well. And when they’re a little older and ready for a high chair, I *highly* recommend the Tripp Trapp by Stokke. It’s great- fits right up to the table and is all wood, and will last a lifetime!! Well worth the price, in my opinion.

  78. Jodie says:

    I don’t know where Maggie could have heard about something as amazing as the NoseFrida (wink, wink)! So, I guess, I’ll say…Aiden & Anais gauze blankets. They’re great for everything!

  79. Alexis says:

    I really liked my boppy pillow for breast-feeding my daughter in the first few months. After she got bigger then I didnt use it as much but still used it. Also I am not sure what the difference is between the Moby Wrap and the Sleepy Wrap but I LOVED my sleepy wrap and then when she out-grew it I bought a Boba carrier and use it when we are out and about.

    I know this isnt a product but I really wished someone had told me to get more information about breastfeeding prior to birth b/c I assumed it just came natural for new moms. Oh how I was very wrong but I was determined not to give up so I was thankful for local resources (since nobody I knew personally knew anything about breast-feeding – very sad!).

  80. Jodie says:

    Shared on FB, as well!

  81. Melanie says:

    I definitely think that having a wrap is important but I also loved my Boppy pillow while breastfeeding.

  82. Julie Harding says:

    Essential baby item: Baby K’tan! LOVED it…until I lost it on a trip. Easiest & most comfortable sling EVER!

  83. Julie Harding says:

    I just shared it too!

  84. Jessica D says:

    I’m not a mama yet, but hopefully soon! If not, my Matron of Honor is pregnant with her first and would absolutely love this collection!

  85. Megan S says:

    Wow! No kiddos yet, but sign me up! So fun! Thanks!

  86. Kimberly says:

    I feel like a copycat but I would have to say my best advice is to invest in a Moby wrap for newborns and a sling (I love my Maya wrap sling) for older babies. I didn’t learn of these most important and wonderful tools until baby #3…my youngest (baby #5) is now 16 months old and she still LOVES to be in the sling :) My sister is getting ready for their first baby and it’s the first thing I told her to buy!

  87. Kimberly says:

    I “shared” on my FB proflie…so all my friends have a chance for this AWESOME giveaway!

  88. Sunny Espanet says:

    Nothing stuck out at me as being the #1 thing I would recommend, but after reading through the comments I have to pick 2: a crock pot and a camera. There is just so much STUFF associated with babies, and I like to live simply, so I get irritated with all the expensive clutter. But for my next, I will be trading in a Boppy for a My Breast Friend after trying my friend’s. So much better!

  89. Mary says:

    Shared on Facebook =)

  90. I would have to agree with all the others on having a wrap. I loved my Moby wrap, but would suggest something cooler for the summer.

  91. Kirsten says:

    I was going to say my Ergo, but since baby carriers are obviously in the lead for “most necessary baby item”, I’d also add that I really have gotten great use out of my Superyard XT. It’s a glorified baby gate system that can be configured just about any way. Super helpful with an active toddler! I’d love to have this giveaway for my new little guy! :)

  92. Kirsten says:

    Aaaannd for my extra credit I shared this on Facebook! :)

  93. Rachel J. says:

    Every mom should have some sort of baby carrier, ideally a few different ones as a Moby wrap works beautifully for small babies, while a woven wrap, mei tai or Ergo-style carrier works for heavier, older babies (especially for back carries which shouldn’t be done with stretchy wraps).

  94. Rachel J. says:

    I shared on Facebook (but not with the share button, just copied the link to my page, hope that’s okay :)

  95. Kimberly says:

    The on must have product for my son was the SwaddleMe blankets! He absolutely loved being swadled and neither my husband or myself could get it tight enough to make him happy. LOVED those things!

  96. Kimberly says:

    I shared this link on my Facebook :).

  97. Augusta Arwood says:

    I would say definately a ring sling or a wrap. These are must haves.

  98. Augusta Arwood says:

    Shared on my Facebook page.

  99. Meghan says:

    I loved having a Moby wrap with my second child. It made going on walks so much better – he would sleep against my chest and there is so much more back support than there was to my traditional front pack carrier that I used with my first child. Also, a stainless steel insulated sippy is amazing for older babies/toddlers.

  100. Meghan says:

    I “liked” the page on facebook and made my status about the giveaway :)

  101. Autumn says:

    We woul not have survived if not for my son’s bouncy seat! But, that was 5 years ago and I hardly remember anything about newborns! We are due to have our second in July, and there are so many new “must have” products out there, I don’t know where to start!

  102. I have a whole list of must haves, but I think one of my favs is of course my Moby wrap. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll settle for my Karma sling. How do people get anything done w/ out wearing their babies?!

  103. Alison says:

    I wish I had known about a co-sleeper with my firstborn. Though you don’t use it forever, it’s nice knowing you baby is sleeping next to you without the risk of rolling over on top of them. MUCH better than a regular pack n’ play or bassinet! Sharing on FB too!

  104. Ann-Marie says:

    The thing I couldn’t live without and still am using with my almost one year old is my Gypsy Mama wrap!!!

  105. Lauren says:

    Every new mom should have some sort of baby carrier…a wrap or sling. It is the only way I could grocery shop with all three of my kids with me! Baby loved it.

  106. Stefanie says:

    I just had my first baby in December and in the first couple of days of breastfeeding I could not have gone with out Lanolin for my soar nipples until I got the hang of breast feeding.

  107. Definitely couldn’t have made it without our wrap! We went with a Sleepy Wrap because I liked the stretch of it more, but a wrap in general is essential!! Would love to win all these goodies for baby #2 on the way!

  108. Lauren Williams says:

    I am not a mother yet but as someone who is around babies/new moms a lot…I’d say wraps are a must. But as they’ve been said so often…I’d suggest a Johnny Jump Up. Little kiddos love them and it is a safe way to play while you cook dinner, etc.

  109. Stefanie says:

    I just posted your giveaway on Facebook!!!

  110. marina says:

    three way tie: muslin swaddle blankets, the happiest baby on the block-book and a good carrier. L

  111. marina says:

    shared on FB

  112. shannon says:

    shared on facebook as well. :)

  113. Nissa says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!! The one thing I could not live without when I had my babies were recieving blankets. I used them for everything!!

  114. Nissa says:

    Just shared the link on facebook :)

  115. Harmony says:

    I’m a new Mamma so I’m still learning what the must haves are ;)

  116. Harmony says:

    I also shared on FB.

  117. Rena says:

    Heather! There are so many comments I haven’t even read them all so this may be a duplicate! But Thank God for lactation specialists. I would say my best new-mommy advice besides the LC would be a nipple shield. Medela makes the one my LC gave me with my oldest. You can now get them even at Target. They really do make it so much easier for a new mommy to make it thru the first week or so of breastfeeding.

  118. Jennifer says:

    I’d say a sling. I’m from the East Coast and used to see so many fellow mommas carrying their babies in slings there. But here in DFW I rarely see it.

  119. I can tell you there’s SO much you don’t need! Jackjack came early and we didn’t have any baby clothes or blankets washed. We swaddled him in a bath towel and he did just fine. Now that our next baby is on the way, I’ll be better prepared!

    A sling is a definite must-have. And I need a hat intervention too…their stuff is so cute!

  120. Melanie Van Vleet says:

    I couldn’t live without medela breast pump. What a life saver!

  121. Kristi says:

    My baby boy is 9 months old and my absolute most favorite thing I’ve used with him is a video monitor! Even when he was sleeping in our room I still used it…otherwise I probably would have been and would still be getting up every few minutes to check on him while he was sleeping! I love it and recommend it to anyone…it is on the pricey side but so worth it…especially for my sanity!!! My other favorite things are the boppy and my nursing cover (I can’t leave the house without it!)

  122. Kristi says:

    I shared the link on FB too!

  123. Leah says:

    Cloth diaper wipes! And make them yourself – so easy and so inexpensive.

    • Jaime Weis says:

      What fabric do you make the wipes out of? My mom tried to make me some out of a terry cloth but I’m afraid it might be too harsh on a soft bottom…

  124. Rachel M. says:

    I’m a first time mom come August 7th this year. Growing up in a large family I know my mom loved using cloth diapers for burp rags!

  125. Rachel M. says:

    I shared on Facebook! (McChef.de.Cuisine)

  126. Jaime Weis says:

    I would LOVE to win this…we’re planning on going as natural as possible, and being pretty broke, we could use the help! I don’t have any useful advice–this baby is my first. I’m going to read through all these comments though. Babies are CONFUSING. Sharing on Facebook!

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