My name is Ally and I am addicted to Amazon. I wish that statement was a joke but sadly it’s one of the truest statements that has ever come out my mouth.
It started when I was pregnant and had serious insomnia. I would lay in bed at 2am in the dark and scroll through the app searching for new baby items, home decor, beauty products, cleaning products, or whatever we needed at the time. I quickly discovered some amazing small brands selling through Amazon, and that combined with free shipping and the convenience of one, unified platform quickly made the site my go-to.
When my sweet son surprised us with his early arrival five weeks early, my commitment to Amazon only grew stronger. With a NICU stay underway, I needed access to products quickly without leaving the hospital (and eventually our home.) As a result, I found some really amazing items that helped to carry me through the fourth trimester with my newest little love.
My son had pretty bad reflux and has since graduated to being a “happy spitter,” but that means that everything we own is covered in baby puke. We have tried at least 10 brands of burp cloths, wash cloths, and rags to keep him (and us) puke-free. These are the first we’ve found that are super absorbent, large enough, and soft enough to combat his reflux.
We still haven’t checked off window treatments on the ole nursery to-do list, so these are an amazing temporary solution for naps! Plus, they're so easy to remove and bring with us to friends and relatives homes. They fold up in a tiny bag, the suction is INTENSE, and they take less than two minutes to put up and one minute to put away.
Even though my baby is still pretty young, we needed a place where we would be comfortable, and where he would be safe for play time in our house full of hard-wood floors. We wanted something simple and relatively small that was easily moveable, and this mat is great. It's super durable against three dogs and wipes easily with no color transfer or fading. It had no bad smell, which is a complaint I have heard a lot.
This is the third dishwasher basket we have owned in three months and I couldn’t love it more. It is significantly more durable than the others we have had, has a much larger capacity, and all of the dedicated slots are great for getting smaller Dr. Browns parts clean. GAME CHANGER.
Again, I have a spitter. Is it clear I think about baby puke a lot? My son must wear a bib AT ALL TIMES. I repeat: at all times. If a bib isn’t on you are guaranteeing yourself an outfit change within five minutes. These bibs are awesome and come in packs of eight for $22. I love the simple design and patterns and how well they wash and hold up. They are so soft and fit snuggly enough that no spit up makes it through to the outfit.
Made by a family-run, small business, this car organizer is great for stashing emergency essentials you might need and keeping them all out of the way. I have an extra set of diapers, wipes, a burp cloth, a bib, an outfit, and a binky all safely stored and organized.
I heard from so many mom friends while pregnant that their baby monitors just didn’t cut it. I picked up this security camera on amazon after reading great reviews and we love it! It's easy-to-use app syncs with multiple phones and tablets and has awesome clarity, sound, and zoom/pan technology. We are big fans!