Recent Amazon Purchases

I’ve been doing a lot of Amazon shopping to make sure I have everything I could possibly need on hand for when baby decides to come! And also for some fun home pieces. Blaming that part on nesting haha. When it comes to baby products I’m not sure what brands and products I will like the most but I will update you guys as I figure all of that out along the way. Here is everything I ordered in April and May. Am I missing any baby-must haves or random Amazon finds that I need?


For Baby


For Home 

I feel like finding real-looking fake greenery is almost impossible but I love this artificial eucalyptus! And I had to get the bird book because y’all know I’ve become a crazy bird lady. 


For Me

Super excited about this lounge set – it’s $30 and super soft. Size up if you don’t want it to be fitted. And the slippers are actually amazing, especially if you wear your house shoes outside a lot. 


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  1. Hi Lauren!

    Congrats on the coming of baby Lane!! Being a mama is the most fulfilling role I’ve ever had and I know you will feel the same. I just welcomed my baby boy, Landon, two-weeks ago tomorrow. People aren’t kidding when they say time flies!

    Based on my experience the past 14-days, you are certainly on the track with your purchases! I noticed you have the Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier’s, which I cannot speak more highly of. My baby boy absolutely WILL NOT take anything else. Before his arrival, I spent so much money on pacifiers from Ryan and Rose, Amazon, etc. and he won’t even entertain them. After delivery, I asked the doctor how long until I could give him his first pacifier, and she said immediately if I wanted. I was so curious to try out my cute pacifiers but he wouldn’t take them. She offered me one from the hospital and to my surprise this is the brand they use(d). All nurses told me that the hospital uses this brand because from their experience, they are the best. When we got home from the hospital, I was so thankful to already have had a pack in the nursery. Since then, my fiance and I have made sure to keep one everywhere (i.e., diaper bag, car, purse, nursery, master bedroom, stroller) so there’s always one at hand!

    Here are a few recommendations of things to add/purchase before his arrival that I’ve found to be heaven sent:

    1. Little Remedies Baby Gas Drops, 1 Fl Oz (Amazon)

    Note: HEAVEN SENT!! We used this from day one and it works in literal seconds. For the first 10-days, I was only breastfeeding, so he didn’t have awful gas (only a small small bit). He would only get it before bed when we’d put him on his back in his bassinet (babies get bad gas when lying down) – we didn’t know that at first. We later found out that we needed to keep him upright for at least 30-minutes following a feeding. Bonus points for this product because he actually loves the taste (smiles when given to him) and he always stops crying within seconds of taking it.

    After our second pediatrician appointment, we were told that we needed to supplement feedings with a little bit of formula for a few days to get his weight back up while my milk continued to develop/mature (it’s very common for babies to lose weight after being born within the first week) – we didn’t know this initially, either, so don’t be alarmed if this happens to you. Once we incorporated a little bit of formula, the gas level went up drastically. It killed my heart! We were so thankful to have this.

    Whether you’re breastfeeding, using formula (or both), make sure to have this on hand for your sanity and thank me later! 🙂

    2. The Honest Company, Diaper Rash Cream 2.5 Oz (Amazon)

    Note: We’ve tried every rash cream available from Aquaphor to Cetaphil and Burt’s Bees’, etc. However, this has worked within minutes/hours and he loves it … so we’ve been sticking with it. It isn’t expensive, either! We keep one in the nursery, master and diaper bag. At this time, we don’t use the diapers or wipes from Honest because we were given so many others at the shower and want to use them up before buying more, but definitely will maintain the rash cream forevermore.

    3. NoseFrida All-Natural Saline Nasal Snot Spray by Frida Baby (Amazon)

    Note: I purchased this before his arrival to have on hand as I read that babies have bad congestion. I later learned this is because babies only breathe through their nose, not mouth, for the first little while of life. We use it constantly and it works so well that we haven’t even tried any other brands/types. It’s inexpensive. Definitely recommend having this on hand!

    4. Cortisone Cream (Amazon)

    Note: Landy has eczema on his chin and we were told by our pediatrician to use this. It went away within a day or two. Every now and then it comes back a bit and we just apply a bit before bed and it’s gone again. Our pediatrician said most babies have some sort of eczema and will grow out of it. I am now keeping this on hand for both him and us. I never really used this in the past but now even use it for myself as I’ve been getting heat rash while breastfeeding at night.

    5. Swaddle from Caden Lane (Caden Lane)

    Note: Initially bought merely for pictures at the hospital, but still used to this day EVERY SINGLE NIGHT as it’s his favorite swaddle/so soft and he sleeps the best in it compared to the other 30+ swaddles we have!

    6. Dream Weighted Sleep Swaddle & Sack, 0-6 months (Dreamland Baby CO)

    Note: At first, I wasn’t sure if this was worth the money or what results to expect. However, I used this in the hospital on our second night and was glad I packed it in my hospital bag. We still use it all the time at home to comfort while lounging around the house and for his naps.

    7. Vitamin D Supplements (if you’re breastfeeding) (Amazon)

    Note: Pediatrician told me every woman should take this for the baby.

    8. Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama (if you’re breastfeeding) (Amazon)

    Note: I haven’t tried any other types/brands. This was the first I got and wouldn’t want it any other way! Definitely recommend having this on hand prior to his arrival.

    9. Baby Nightgowns (Amazon)

    Note: Onesies with either the tie at the bottom or simply an open bottom – even better to have on hand than onesies with zippers. You will be happy to have them during the night when you’re changing diapers!

    10. Johnson’s BEDTIME Baby Lotion (purple bottle) (Amazon)

    Note: Not “needed” but I discovered this recently and it’s become my FAVORITE smell. I now use it during the day and night (and even for myself!). IT SMELLS SO GOOD! I didn’t even know Johnson made this until I discovered an article. We now also use this in the baby body wash, too.

    11. Mushie Muslin Baby Burp Cloths | 100% Organic Cotton, Set of 2 (Amazon)

    Note: love these because they are large enough to go over the shoulder, back and front. Also, soft and cute!

    12. Pure Enrichment Baby Cloud Portable Sound Machine and Color-Changing Night Light – Plays 15 Soothing Sounds Including 5 Nature Sounds and 10 Lullabies to Create a Relaxing Ambiance for Your Baby (Amazon)

    Note: Bought this on a wim one day for shits and gigs, but he now sleeps with it every single night in his bassinet! We use this more than the Hatch Sound Machine, etc. It’s also portable so we can take it in the car. Super cute!! I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

    13. Splashin’kids Inflatable Tummy Time Premium Water mat Infants and Toddlers is The Perfect Fun time Play Activity Center Your Baby’s Stimulation Growth (Amazon)

    Note: I haven’t used this yet, but saw it on an instagram ad and was so excited about it that I recommended it to my friend since her baby is of age for tummy time. She purchased it and said she uses it constantly. I can’t wait to use mine!

    * BONUS TIP: I also recommend having all of your baby apps downloaded and an account made on your phone prior to his arrival. I read this recommendation on a blog and was glad I followed the advice! I have many apps for feeding, Owlet, baby monitor, sound apps, etc. and it was nice to just start using asap.

    ** BONUS-BONUS TIP: Make sure to have stuff on hand for your postpartum care (i.e., Tylenol, Motrin, Pads, Cooling Pads, etc.)

    Hope this helps. Sorry it’s so long, but I recently suggested this advice to a friend so wanted to copy/paste and share when I saw this. Good luck! 🙂

    PS: If you hear of or find a good protein powder for postpartum breastfeeding and weight loss, please share! I am trying to find one now and the research is almost unbearable. There are so many brands/types and I don’t have time to do all the reading. If you find one, please let me know via e-mail or Insta message (aleece.__)

    Thank you!

    • Hi! Oh my goodness thank you for sharing all of this! So so helpful and such great advice <3 For protein powder I plan to continue to use the new Ritual one - they have one specifically for pregnancy and postpartum and I have been loving it.