Wallace is 1 month | first month essentials

I tend to be a little spontaneous and lack attention to detail.  With my first child, I wanted to make sure that I had everything that I needed to provide the best care I could.  With your first pregnancy comes a ton of advice from family and friends and inevitable purchases of unneeded baby gear.  Wallace is now one month and after a lot of trial and error, I had made a list of products that have been essential for our flow.

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump

I also have an automatic breast pump but find that I use this way more often.  I like being able to control how quickly I am pumping and like the mobility of the manual pump.  

Motherhood Nursing Bra

This bra is unlined so you will need these but I am living in this right now.

Nipple Butter

Breastfeeding is difficult and painful at first so I used this to keep things moist.

Hemp Salve

I have always had some pretty intense knee pains and after the weight gain from pregnancy, they were coming on pretty strong.  This salve was pure magic after birth and helped any muscle pains I was having instantly.   

Bob's Redmill Organic Oats

Oatmeal is amazing for milk production because it contains, iron, protein, fiber, phytochemicals and other nutrients are are beneficial for milk supply.  This has quickly become a staple in my diet.  I like to add yogurt for probiotics and berries for antioxidants.

White Onsies

When babies are small, it seems silly to put them in outfits.  Onsies are the easiest and cutest outfit for infants and this is what I have Wallace in everyday.

Aden and Anais Organic Swaddle

These muslin swaddles are the softest, most adorable swaddles and though we have a ton of swaddles to choose from, these seem to be what I gravitate towards.

Best Bottoms Cloth Diaper Cover

I have been trying out different covers and found these to be the best because they are thinner than other covers but also have a waterproof lining. 

Diaper Service

We were fortunate enough to receive a diaper service for 9 months so it really took any of the guess work out for us.  The service we were gifted was LuLuDew and has been really easy so far.

Honest Wipes

I love the honest company.  After trying out a few different natural wipes brands, these are working the best for us. 

Moses Basket

This is what we are using instead of a traditional bassinet.  I love the natural feel and small size.

Solly Baby Wrap

I have a few different baby carriers but love that this has great neck support for a really teeny baby.