Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Ayla and Barrett at the Hospital

Now that I have a baby, I can confidently say that the kid has way too much stuff! When I got pregnant I was so excited to start his registry, and I put all sorts of things on it that I hoped he would like. But the reality was, most of the things were either never used because they weren’t practical, or he just didn’t like them. So to help all of the parents out there, I have compiled a list of things that have been a GAME changer in Barrett’s life (and mine too).

On this list you’ll find breast pumps that I swear by, things that will help your baby fall asleep, binky and diaper preferences and more! If you have any questions or want recommendations, feel free to reach out to me!

  • Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit

    Swaddle Transition | Sleep Sack Alternative | Magic Sleepsuit

    Our patented system is a combination of three products created to provide your baby with a safe, cozy and calming sleep environment from approximately 3 months of age to 18 months of age. The Magic Sleep System is designed to aid in baby's sleep patterns, and give parents peace of mind that their baby is getting adequate rest necessary for appropriate growth and development.

    Oh my gosh… our cousin got us the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit from our registry and it’s been the BEST sleep by baby (and we) have gotten. There’s got to be something about the warmth, marshmallow effect that it gives the baby. He’s slept like a charm. We began putting him in this at 3-months old.

  • Copper Pearl Swaddle

    Swaddle Blankets | Copper Pearl

    Meet the perfect swaddle. Yes, it does exist! Offering the optimal combination of durability and stretch, our swaddle blankets keep baby securely wrapped while offering just the right touch of wiggle room. Available in a range of on-trend prints, it's generously sized (46 X 46 inches) to grow with baby through toddlerhood.

    We were gifted many swaddles, but the Copper Pearl swaddle is the best. It is made of stretchy material so you can swaddle your baby up really tight and he/she won’t be able to finagle out of it.

  • Large Burp Cloths

    Burt's Bees Baby® Organic Cotton 5pk Burp Cloth Set - Cloud

    Read reviews and buy Burt's Bees Baby® Organic Cotton 5pk Burp Cloth Set - Cloud at Target. Choose from Same Day Delivery, Drive Up or Order Pickup. Free standard shipping with $35 orders. Expect More. Pay Less.

    Let’s be honest, sometimes babies spit up more than we want. Whether they don’t like the formula, or maybe there’s too much milk in their bellies, sometimes they projectile vomit. My friend Danielle bought me these large burp cloths and I like them a lot more than the small ones.

  • Momcozy Portable Breast Pump

    Momcozy S12 Pro Wearable Breast Pump

    Looking for a wearable breast pump that is both comfortable and efficient? Look no further than the Momcozy S12 Pro. This electric breast pump is perfect for busy moms on the go!

    There are a few portable pumps on the market but many of them are overpriced and the pump doesn’t have great suction. (Just read the many reviews). But my friend Lindsey told me about the Momcozy portable breast pump. It’s so easy to use, clean and take with you everywhere you go. I don’t go anywhere without it!

  • Spectra S1 Breastpump

    I don’t know where I would be without the Spectra. When I was pumping in the hospital they told me to try the Medela. My sister in law also had some left-over Medela breastfeeding items that she let me try (the double pump and the hand-held pump). All of those were awful with bad suction and fit. It just felt cheap. The Spectra S1 had so much suction and actually extracted my breast milk. It’s rechargeable and lightweight. I’ve brought it everywhere with me since giving birth.

  • UPPAbaby Stroller/Bassinet/Car Seat Combo

    Many of you have heard of UPPAbaby because they have one of the BEST strollers in the industry (and they’re a local MA- based company!) But did you know that they have a HUB location on Washington St. in Boston where you can completely customize your baby’s stroller and bassinet? Colors, leathers, metals, embroidery and more! Rob and I had the most fun time with this Tailored Experience and just wanted to capture the moment on camera to show all of the parents out there that this place exists!! And if you already own an UPPAbaby stroller, they actually do steam cleanings at this location to (we all know your baby can get the fabric really messy!)So here I am, just a friendly mom-to-be, giving you all of the info on cool brands! Because why not?! That’s what I’m here for! UPPAbaby

    Posted by Ayla Brown on Saturday, July 9, 2022

    There’s strollers, and then there’s UPPAbaby. I’ve never experienced such a seamless transition between my baby’s car seat, to his stroller, to his bassinet. All of the parts are compatible with each other. And as your baby grows, the UPPAbaby stroller grows with him/her. This is the “Cadillacs” of strollers. I was able to customize my stroller at the UPPAbaby HUB location in Boston. It was an amazing experience!

  • Bibs Binky

    Colour Ivory

    BIBS Colour pacifier is the original BIBS pacifier and has been on the market for over 40 years. It has the signature round BIBS shield with three vent holes and round BIBS engraved handle ring.

    I know all babies have their preference on binkies, but our child LOVES the Bibs Binky. There’s something about the round end on the binky. It stays in his mouth and never falls out. We’ve tried all sorts of other pacifiers but the Bibs is what he loves the most!

  • Diaper Genie

    Diaper Genie® Complete | Diaper Genie®

    ALL IN ONE DIAPER PAIL - Diaper Genie®'s ultimate diaper disposal system controls odors and makes changing your baby's dirty diapers a breeze. Our tallest pail also has a foot pedal so no bending for easy hygienic hands-free opening BUILT-IN ANTIMICROBIAL - Upgrade your nursery with Diaper Genie®.

    The diaper gene has been a game changer with the stinky diapers! It has a flap inside that traps the stinky smell down below. When the bottom is full, there’s an easy clip where you can cut the plastic and then create a new stinky diaper holder. We love this and don’t know what we’d do without it!

  • Baby Breeza

    Formula Pro Advanced Baby Formula Dispenser

    Automatically makes a warm, formula bottle instantly. FREE 6-month extended warranty with your purchase on in addition to standard 12-month warranty; BPA-FREE Accurately mixes virtually all brands/types of formula to the perfect consistency* based on the formula-to-water ratio listed on your formula's package.

    THIS! My sister bought me a Baby Breeza for Barrett and has been a game changer! To all of the parents who only use formula, this is like a Keurig for formula. It mixes, warms and prepares your formula. All you have to do is select the setting and press “start.” As a mom who could only partially pump, this was a great way to supplement.

  • Baby Lounger

    Infant Lounger | Natural

    What is the Snuggle Me® Infant Lounger for? The Snuggle Me® Lounger is uniquely designed to hug your baby's body. This snuggling sensation is highly effective at calming and comforting your baby. The Infant Lounger can also be used for tummy time, sitting up support and actively engaging in play.

    Your baby will constantly want to be held, but sometimes you just got to get things done!! We’ve found that this lounger is a great way to keep your baby safe on the couch, or kitchen counter, or anywhere in-between. He/she won’t roll over either!

  • Baby Carrier

    LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE Airflow in Navy

    Our flagship carrier started a baby-wearing comfort revolution with 6 ergonomic carrying positions, our signature lumbar support, and near-limitless adjustability.

    We bring baby Barrett everywhere in his baby carrier! From outdoor hikes, to strolling the beach, he loves being held. He’s pressed up against your chest and babies love that close contact. Plus, now you have TWO hands to do things with when he’s on your chest.

  • Huggies Diapers

    Baby Diapers | Huggies® US

    Filter Diaper Products By Our diapers and wipes are designed to help keep your baby's skin clean and healthy, and we work with healthcare professionals, skin health scientists, and word-class engineers to provide the very best products for your baby.

    We’ve tried them all, but really love the Huggies diapers. I know the hospitals give you the Pampers, but I found that those were awful and every time our baby had a poopie, it would become a blowout and come out of the top of the diaper. With the Huggies, we found that didn’t happen nearly as often and there was more fabric around the booty area to keep in all of the poops and pees.

  • Baby Video Car Monitor

    I can’t begin to describe how awesome it is to look in the camera and see my little guy smiling, or sleeping in the car. HIGHLY suggest!!

  • Photos of Baby Barrett

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