What are Your Mommy Must Haves? & a BornFree #Giveaway

This giveaway will end 11/1/11 at 12:01am.

Motherhood isn’t easy, but there are certain products that can help make the first year of baby’s life a little easier. If you’ve ever registered for gifts for your new baby or baby-to-be, you know that the process can be incredibly overwhelming. “What do other moms think about this product?” “Do I really need this product, or would it just be nice to have?” “Which crib/stroller/car seat is the best?” And the questions go on and on and on.

BornFree is sponsoring a giveaway here on my blog, and they want to know: What are YOUR Mommy Must Haves? What products could you not live without during your baby’s first year?

To help get you started, here are a few of my must-haves for baby:

  • A good breast pump. If you are going to be a nursing mother, this is a MUST. I recommend the Medela Pump in Style. There are cheaper options out there, but you get what you pay for. Believe me, I’ve tried all of the cheap ones, and that’s all that they are: cheap. The Pump in Style will last through several children, if you choose to have more than one.
  • A good crib. I have, and love, the Nursery Smart Chelsea Crib. A convertible crib gives you SO many options and you don’t have to spend money on a crib, then a toddler bed, then a regular size bed. This crib will convert into a double bed, so Gage is good to go for years to come.
  • A Bumbo Chair. This is a must have for EVERY baby. It’s easily portable, you can feed baby, and it’s great for encouraging them to sit up. I’d be lost without mine.
  • A swing.We got the Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing, and it has been awesome. Gage is 7 months old, and he still loves to lay in his swing. {I went with that one because it plugs in. If you don’t get one that plugs in, be sure to invest in lots and lots and lots of batteries.}
  • A baby carrier. The one I use most is my Boba carrier. I love, love, love it. When Gage was a newborn and didn’t want to be put down, I could still fold laundry and do dishes while wearing him.

Ok, that’s just a few of my must-haves. I’m not listing them all here, because BornFree and I want to hear YOUR must-have products for baby’s first year. {Although this post may just encourage me to put up a post listing all of my must-have items!}

To encourage you to participate in this giveaway, and spark some conversation, BornFree is offering one lucky reader a set of BornFree Eco Bottles.
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Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by BornFree. I have not been compensated in any way for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. Links included may be affiliate links.