What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Baby is due in 3 weeks! My hospital bag is packed and *pretty much* ready to go. This is my third baby, so I think I’ve got this hospital bag down…I’m sure I’m forgetting something though!

Here’s what I have:
– Boppy Pillow https://rstyle.me/n/c3wki2cc7rf [affiliate link]
Cosmetics Bag:
– Disposable Razor
– Dry Shampoo
– Nipple Cream
– Toothbrushes
– Toothpaste
– Comb
– Makeup remover/ cleansing wipe things
– Body wash – Deodorant
– Lip Balm
– Lotion
– Hair Ties
*Brush for baby
In My Bag: –
3 blankets for baby
– Onesies / Outfit for baby to come home in
– Bows for baby girl (Beanie for boy?)
– Sandals
– Underwear
– Nursing Bras
– Socks
– Cozy PJs that button up (for nursing)
– Robe
– T-Shirts (Outfit for going home)
– Snacks
*Stuff for your partner*
I’ll grab my makeup before I leave.
– Phone Charger
– Birth Plan
– Binkies
Other things you might bring:
Letterboard sign for photos
Camera
Pump if you plan on pumping instead of breastfeeding.

Newborn Essentials / Must Have Baby Items

 

 

Newborn Necessities + Everything You Need On Your Baby Registry This will be my third baby, so at this point I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on what’s necessary and what I could live without. Some links are affiliate links!

1. Crib [similar crib linked] https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck25cc7rf

2. Swaddle blankets / Muslin Swaddles https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck4ecc7rf

3. Baby monitor https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck4ycc7rf

4. Diaper bag/ Backpack http://fawndesign.com

5. Hamper

6. Free & clear laundry detergent

7. Onesies https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck5ncc7rf

8. Burp cloths https://rstyle.me/n/c3ck5ycc7rf

9. Rock n play https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmhrcc7rf

10. Baby carrier https://sollybaby.com

11. Swing https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmikcc7rf

12. Car seat

Breastfeeding:

1. Breast pump [Free through insurance!] I ordered mine through here: https://aeroflowbreastpumps.com/

2. Nursing bras https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmi9cc7rf

3. Breast pads https://rstyle.me/~aqlsc

Must-Have but I haven’t gotten yet:

1. Owlet monitor https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmjscc7rf

2. Dock a tot https://rstyle.me/n/c3cmj3cc7rf Follow me on Instagram! Instagram.com/britt.kav

Bump Boxes Pregnancy Subscription Box

I love subscription boxes, so when I hear about Bump Boxes, which is a subscription box for pregnant women, I knew I had to try it. This is my third and *most likely* last pregnancy, so I’m wanting to try anything and everything while I can!!
My box was filled with goodies that were specifically tailored to my due date.
I love that they offer 3, 6, and 9 month subscriptions so you know exactly how long you’ll be getting them.
Pretty much everything in my box would still be useable after pregnancy. My favorite thing about subscription boxes (besides that it’s basically a surprise for yourself every month) is the fact that I get to discover new products and brands . A couple things that came in this box were things I actually needed but just haven’t bought for myself. (Typical mom…always buying for everyone else, never for myself!)

Definitely check out bumpboxes.com if you are pregnant and want to treat yourself to some goodies every month!

Check out my unboxing video to see everything that came in my box!

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Motherhood In Style • Cute & Cozy Fashion

If you looked in my pile of unfolded laundry you would see a big black pit. I would say about 85% of my wardrobe is black! 5% white…5% and 5% other neutral colors. This makes it easy to put outfits together (and I am SLIGHTLY color blind, which is also a factor).  I am also a firm believer that comfort is key, BUT I think you can be comfortable and still look put together.

Here’s some outfit inspiration for mamas that want to look put together yet comfortable!

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Some of my key pieces:


• Black Skinny Jeans – My new FAVORITE are the ones in these photos, which are from Old Navy, they have a stretchy waistband! A dream come true. CLICK HERE to shop


GOOD black leggings – These look and feel nicer than the $7 Forever 21, but are just as comfortable, and they won’t rip after 2 washes CLICK HERE to shop


Loose white tops – Not sure why but I just feel like a clean white shirt always looks nice, especially paired with black pants or shorts. HERE is one similar to the last photo


• Pencil skirt – I love love love pairing t-shirts with pencil skirts. They’re comfortable but look a little more dressed up, even when paired with converse.

BOOTIES! – I feel like a cute pair of booties can bring a whole outfit together. One of my favorite places to shop for boots it Qupid

 

If I could fill my closet with those key items I would be set.
Moms can still look cute while being comfortable. Just remember to grab a good key piece that pulls the outfit together!

*Post contains affiliate links.

Britt’s List Of Unique Baby Gifts

I’ve gathered up some of my favorite baby items for this blog post.
WARNING: This post may cause baby fever.

I don’t think I want another baby, but damn, this stuff is so cute it sure makes me consider having one more!!

BURRITO BABY SWADDLES

As if you didn’t want to eat up a new baby already, this will make it even harder to resist! These burrito baby swaddles are hilarious and adorable. SHOP HERE by Mirando Brand

PERSONALIZED BLOCKS & UNIQUE WOODEN TEETHERS/TOYS

Little Sapling Toys has the cutest selection of wooden teethers, toys, and blocks. Personalized blocks that spell baby’s name would be a lifelong keepsake. I really like the idea of finding a teether that fits perfectly with the family, for example the guitar for musicians, the castle for Disney lovers, the airplane for a pilot’s baby, etc. There’s seriously SO many cute ones to choose from!!  SHOP HERE by Little Sapling Toys

SLUMBER SLOTHS


Who doesn’t love sloths? Exactly. These super soft, handmade sloths are perfect for little ones to cuddle with. And they’re super duper adorable. SHOP HERE by Slumberkins

MILESTONE BLANKETS


These milestone blankets by BatzKids are such a great way to photograph and treasure those special milestones. There’s so many to choose from, including age blankets, monthly milestones, first holidays, and even a monthly pregnancy blanket. SHOP HERE by BatzKids

MILESTONE CARDS

Another great product to track milestones are these milestone cards! There’s a lot to choose from, and they are all super cute. SHOP HERE by Milestone

DOCKATOT
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If you haven’t heard of DockATot yet, then you’re missing out! (From what I hear, at least.) I always read rave reviews about this product. Basically, this little spot is designed to help your baby sleep like…well…a baby! I wish I had known about it with my littles. SHOP HERE by DockATot

SHOPPING CART HAMMOCK

I’m not going to lie, these shopping cart hammocks look too good to be true! What a great little invention. Putting a car seat in the front of a shopping cart is frowned upon because it can be dangerous, and putting it in the back takes up the entire cart. I would have loved one of these when my kids were little! SHOP HERE by Binxy Baby

MOSES BASKET

I am obsessed with these Moses baskets! They are seriously the perfect little spot for a new baby to sleep. Bassinets take up a lot of room, and are hard to move around. I would have loved one of these for my babies. SHOP HERE by Plum + Sparrow

BABY BOOK

Baby books have been around for forever, but they’ve never been as cute as they are today! These adorable Baby’s First Year books are so unique and modern. SHOP HERE by Lucy Darling

MULTI-USE NURSING COVER

I actually own a Covered Goods nursing cover, and still use it even though I am done nursing! This cover not only acts as a traditional nursing cover, but it also functions has a carseat cover, shopping cart cover, and a scarf! SHOP HERE by Covered Goods

BABY WRAP


Baby-wearing is a new-mom NECESSITY! I didn’t master the art of baby-wearing with Cash, mostly because I didn’t find a carrier that I loved/felt comfortable with. Thankfully I discovered Solly Baby wraps before having Sawyer, and it ended up being a lifesaver! I love that it’s very lightweight and breathable, and holds baby super close and snug to your body. SHOP HERE by Solly Baby

 

These are my favorite unique gifts. I hope this came in handy with your registry or the next baby shower you’ll be attending! I’m sure I’m missing some other amazing unique gifts on here, so if there’s any that you recommend, LET ME KNOW!!

 

xx

Britt

 

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I love these types of boxes because: A. They’re freeeee, and B. I am a creature of habit, so this is a great way for me to try new products that I probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise.

Create an account and get some free samples for yourself by signing up HERE

Non-Toxic Tampons That Get Delivered To Your Door

You need to throw away your toxic feminine hygiene products, because there are non-toxic products available!

I know it seems like just about everything causes cancer these days, or contains an ingredient that might cause cancer, so it can be difficult deciding which things you’re going to risk using and which things you’re going to ditch. When it comes to things I put in my body, like food, I *try* to eat mostly organic, healthy foods.
Within the last couple years or so I read up on how extremely toxic tampons and pads are, and it made me feel all gross inside. When I first read about how bad they are I looked into alternatives such as “The Diva Cup” and that period underwear (Spanx or something?)…neither looked appealing to me. I just wanted a tampon that wasn’t toxic!!

Lola organic tampons

Thankfully, with being pregnant and nursing the last four years I hadn’t had a period until just a few months ago. (TMI? Sorry…kinda.) So, once Aunt Flow came back I just used up the tampons that were sitting in my cupboard, waiting for her return.
Then I was introduced to LOLA. Lola carries 100% ORGANIC cotton tampons and pads. *Angel choir singing.*
NOT ONLY are they 100% organic, (which means no toxins, dyes, synthetic additives), but they DELIVER. Straight to your door. And you can sign up to have them be delivered to you once a month. *Angel choir sings again.*
I can’t even tell you the amount of times I have started my period and had only a tampon or two (if that) on hand, and had to make my husband run to the drug store to grab me more. (Husbands love doing that, I’m sure he’ll miss it.)

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As you can tell, I am super stoked on Lola. Who knew tampons and pads could make me so excited??

If you guys want to try them out (why wouldn’t you?), then you’re in luck because I have a 60% off code for you to use! It expires May 31st 2017, so don’t wait. The code is: BRITTKAV

Order from mylola.com

You will not be disappointed.

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