Registry Must Haves & Pink Blush Maternity

Registry Must Haves & Pink Blush Maternity

Hello friends!

We’ve made it to the weekend and today I thought I’d share few registry must-haves with you all, as we’re nearing the arrival of our baby girl and to switch it up from all the Christmas gifting.

I am so excited to use these items, some I’ve already used with Corbin and they were a complete game changer, and others that are newly out on the market or since he was a babe.

First, I found the cutest backpack on sale and think it will be amazing since it also has handles for the stroller so I feel it will be convenient for travel and everyday use. I honestly hardly used a diaper bag the first time around and I felt like I was such a disorganized mess so I figured I would give it a go this time around. I also love this option and how chic it looks. Freshly Picked backpack. I also love the idea of a backpack, simply because I can still carry my handbags and not feel over loaded. Just my opinion, as I tend to carry larger handbags and with all the baby gear don’t want to look or feel weighed down. Something to think about when choosing the right diaper bag for you.

Let’s talk strollers. I have a couple that I’m loving and will be the first to tell you that travel systems are worth EVERY penny. They will save you the hassle of buying individual pieces and will guarantee you less of a headache. The carseat converted stroller I’m loving is the Doona. It is a carseat and stroller in ONE. It will be so useful, not to mention handy especially with one child in pre-k and toting around an infant during school drop-off and pick-up. Check it out here. Also, here are a couple of other great travel system options that have wonderful reviews. Here and here. I have also heard great reviews on this brand and this as well if you’re just looking to find a carseat without the stroller.

When it comes to sleeping, or there lack of, and if you’ll be nursing for the first several months, I would suggest a bassinet. We have this one and didn’t have it with Corbin so I’m excited to see how she likes it and will hopefully get a restful sleep, if that even exists with a newborn. Haha! It has a vibration setting and sound as well, making it a dream in my mind. This Bassinet also has great reviews and is under $80. I’ve also heard amazing things about the SNOO but unless that’s all your child will be sleeping in long term, I think it’s a little pricey; my opinion only. We used this for Corbin as a newborn and it has its perks, but I was afraid of leaving him in the sleeper so never used that part of it. They play pen was awesome though for naps as he got older and it served its purpose during those late night diaper changes. For traveling is was also wonderful, as it folds up and is easy to tear down and set up. It’s a little bit of an investment but is a good one if you’re a traveler or just want something set up in your room for those first few months.

Baby wearing. Y’all, I never really did this with Corbin, because I was too dumb to figure out the Moby wrap. Ashamed a little to admit that but I was always afraid he’d slip right through. I’ve looked into possibly getting the Solly baby wrap, as I’ve heard great things or trying this one out. I was recently gifted a ring sling as well from Soul Slings and am anxious to use it as well. I’ve heard wonderful things about this brand and am excited to review it. Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing more once our little bundle arrives.

One of our most used products when we had Corbin was our Mamaroo. He literally loved it, slept in it, watched me as he got older do housework and it was a complete soothing tool for us during the teething phase. It also allowed me as a new mom to get things done for the first couple of months while he slept. I pray baby girl loves it as much as he did. Fingers crossed. It’s also an investment but We loved it, and literally took it on trips with us when we could. He sat in it until he was around 6 months or maybe a little older. Here is another great swing/sleeper option for under $50 that many of my friends swear by as well.

This binkie or pacifier is a little pricier than what I would normally spend, but I love that it pops in and out to keep the germs at bay. We didn’t have these either before, so I’m excited to try them out. Hope this baby likes a binkie! 🙂 She has a few colors and other kinds already, but I’ve tried to steer clear of the ugly massive ones. HA! Has anyone tried these? What was your experience?

Dock A Tot, yes please!! My mama gifted this to us and it’s another item I was hoping to receive, just because everyone I know who has use it, swears by it for sleep training and in general. It has so many good reviews and comes in a variety of color options to suit your needs. It can be found here.

Whether you plan on nursing or bottle feeding, Dr. Brown’s have been such a good choice for us in the past. They worked great for Corbin when he had a tummy ache or acid reflux so I’m hoping if baby girl has that, it will also help her. What bottles do you recommend? This is also a subject I am totally open to for any advice on, really anything I recommend is open to suggestions. Do you have a favorite brand that you like to use?

We got a new changing pad, and it’s awesome! It literally will track your babies weight and has a cool chic design plus an app that has other features. Check it out here.

Lastly, monitors. We splurged and bought the Owlet Baby Monitor. This monitor fits securely on your babies foot and reports your babies heart rate on an app on your phone. If your babies heart rate isn’t detected while sleeping, an alarm will alert you on your phone. It is reducing the risk of SIDS, which gives this mama peace of mind. I also like this option that includes a camera for over the crib. The Lollipop Cam is also neat and can be attached or wrapped around literally any surface. Another well reviewed product.

I hope this list of items was helpful if you’re an expectant mama. I am so excited to try these out and can’t wait to report back on some of the items I haven’t yet used once our sweet girl arrives.

Thank you for reading and for following along! Have a great weekend!!!

 

 

XO-Chelsi

 

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Cyber Weekend Deals

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

I hope you all are having a lovely Thanksgiving so far and that you’ve been able to start your day by enjoying all of the fun festivities. A day full of family, food, football and fun! I always love this time of year, gathering with my family, watching the Macy’s Day Parade, and honestly being together for a few days just to unwind and relax is so nice. It’s one of my favorite holidays! The food doesn’t hurt either; well maybe my waistline, but I don’t have one of those at the moment anyways, thanks to this sweet baby girl! 😉 Gobble til you wobble takes on a whole new meaning this year folks!

Now, it’s time to get down to business! Talking Black Friday!! Get on your comfiest joggers, grab a latte and hit those BIG sales! The time has come to check off those must haves from your list and score some amazing deals in the meantime. I’m here to help you do that! Whether you’re the overachiever and in the 5 a.m. line awaiting the Black Friday store grand opening and braving the crowd or the taking it easy on the couch with leftover pumpkin pie in hand and a shopping online kinda gal (me), there are some great sales below you won’t want to miss, and here’s your chance to get a head start. So many early Black Friday deals await, my friends! Plus, I have to mention, by clicking my links, I’ll be able to earn a very small commission and that honestly helps keep this girl in the blogging world! It’s a win, win and you have NO idea how grateful I am to be able to do what I love! I am so thankful for you all and the kindness you show me daily! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I’m also a resource for you to find what you’re looking for and always so happy to help with anything I can to make this experience an enjoyable one, even in the chaos. Let me know if you have any questions at all or know of any amazing retailers that should be added to my list!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the sales happening this weekend, and that this list may be of assistance to get you started!

Check out this list of some of my favorite stores and their codes to get that extra discount at checkout!

Daniel Wellington: 50% off select styles plus an additional 15% off with the code: BLUE15 at checkout.

Old Navy: 50% off of your entire purchase.

Ulta: $10 gifts and free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Starts 5 CT online.

Nordstrom: Up to 60% off and Designer Clearance up to 40% off.

Amazon: Get all the daily deals and more.

Urban Outfitters: BOGO 50% off, discount taken at check out on lowest priced item.

Forever 21: 50% off web exclusives and 30% off sweaters, cold weather accessories starting at $3.90.

Target: Early access to online shopping for all Redcard holders.

Walmart: Online early access begins now, in store at 6 p.m.

Wayfair: Up to 80% off select styles.

Pottery Barn: 25% off site wide using the code: THANKFUL.

Shein: 60% off EVERYTHING.

Macy’s: Free shipping starting at $49 plus an additional 20% off and 15% off using code: BLKFRI in select depts. Exclusions apply.

Sephora: 50% off select items, plus gifts under $25.

T3 Micro: 25% off site wide.

Neiman Marcus: Save $50 off $200 when using the code: THANKFUL

West Elm: 30% off 3,000 or more, 25% off 1,000 or more, 20% off 500 or more, and 15% off $100 or more. Use code: SAVEMORE.

JCPenney: No code needed.

American Eagle: 40% off everything plus free shipping. Aerie included.

World Market: Get 40% off all furniture using the code: FURNDEAL plus free shipping on orders of $200 or more. Also, BOGO 50% off online.

Loft: 50% off your purchase using the code: THANKS at checkout.

Francesca’s: BOGO 70% off everything.

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full priced items, 75% off sale items using the code: MORE18.

Revolve: Up to 50% off sale items.

Express: 50% off everything plus free shipping. Exclusions apply.

A&F: 50% off entire store plus free shipping. Discount applied at checkout. Exclusions apply.

H&M: Additional 25% off sale items. Use code: 3236.

DSW: 20% off everything using the code: MADHOUSE plus a free weekender while supplies last when a $39 purchase is made. Use code: FREEBIE.

Bed, Bath & Beyond: No code needed.

Carter’s: 60% off entire site and store. No exclusions! Exclusive doorbuster up to 75% off while supplies last.

Gymboree: 50-75% off entire store.

Crazy 8: Up to 80% off entire store, plus free shipping.

Gap: 50% off everything, no exclusions with code: BLKFRIDAY then online bonus, extra 10% off using code: TREAT.

The North Face: 25% off select styles, plus free shipping and free returns.

Steve Madden: Pass members get 35% off plus 2 day shipping with code: THANKS. Non-pass members receive 25% off.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 25% off everything Thursday and Friday ONLY.

A Pea in the Pod Maternity: Up to 40% off in-store and online.

Williams-Sonoma: 20% off your order plus free shipping with the code: THANKS.

Saks Fifth Avenue: 40% off designer selections. Earn a $75 giftcard when using the code: THANKFUL. Free shipping with code: FREESHIP.

Bloomingdale’s: Take $25 every $200 spent, and free shipping.

J.Crew: Get 40% off your purchase using code: TOGETHER.

Pink Blush: 60% off site wide, plus free shipping. Use code: BLACKFRIDAY.

Marc Fisher: 30% off select styles using the code: BF18.

Etsy: Sales vary depending on retailer.

Hunter Boots: 20% off and free shipping.

Madewell: 25% off purchase using code: DEALWITHIT

Topshop: 50% off select items plus free worldwide shipping.

J.Crew Factory: Shop clearance up to 80% off using code: ADD2CART

 

Happy Shopping!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to shop through my links!!

 

XO- CHELSI