Pregnancy must haves - these products are all lifesavers!

Pregnancy Must-Haves

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Whether you are pregnant or know someone who is pregnant, here are my pregnancy-must haves! These are products that I’ve used throughout my pregnancy + have made my life a bit easier.Pregnancy must haves - these products are all lifesavers!

Little Nugget App // This app has made documenting my pregnancy easy + so much fun! Every couple of weeks, I take an updated bump shot. Then, I use this app to add fun stickers + artwork to remember the milestone! It’s so easy to use and the artwork is ADORABLE. My family appreciates it too, because they are constantly getting updates on how I’m doing + what the bump’s looking like!Little Nugget Little Nugget saved to Week By Week Pregnancy Photos Adorable growing bump from 14 weeks pregnant, to 18 weeks pregnant, to 21 weeks pregnant. Download the Little Nugget® app to capture your pregnancy & baby milestones in a photo. Add personalized text & beautiful artwork to create birth announcements, pregnancy announcements, gender reveals, monthly baby photos, baby milestones, week by week pregnancy photos & more. Download 'Little Nugget' now by tapping the photo & start capturing your baby's moments & milestones. Photo: @gracefulmommy

Bump Boxes Subscription // This pregnancy subscription is amazing. It comes every 3, 6, or 9 months (depending on what you sign up for). Each box is full of FULL-SIZE products that are pregnancy-related! I look forward to my Bump Box every month because I know it’s full of stuff that I will love using.

Pregnancy must haves - these products are all lifesavers!

BaoBei Maternity Support Band // This is seriously a “life-saver” product! This support band goes around your whole belly + takes pressure off of your lower back. I was having some lower back and stomach pain during my pregnancy, so I got a few of these. After 3 days, those discomforts were gone! It really does provide support and helps lift up your bump! Plus, I love how it smooths out my belly button + kind of tightens everything under my clothes!

Pregnancy must haves - these products are all lifesavers!

Psi Bands // I relied on these bands heavily in my first trimester. They are bracelets (that you wear on both wrists) to help with nausea and morning sickness. Each bracelet has a little piece that pushes on an acupressure spot that supposedly helps reduce morning sickness. They are super comfy to wear, and I think they really work!

Pregnancy must haves - these products are all lifesavers!

Ready To Pop Champagne // I just LOVE this idea for any pregnant mama! It’s non-alcoholic champagne that tastes amazing! They have several different flavors and even a variety of labels to complement your baby shower or gender reveal! I think it makes an awesome gift for a pregnant mama! My husband + I cracked ours open when we finally decided on a name for baby #2!

Pregnancy must haves - these products are all lifesavers!

Polka Dot Print Shop Bump Book // Pregnancy goes SO fast, especially the second time around. I love this Bump book for documenting all my precious memories + moments through my pregnancy. The journal pages inside are SO easy + allow you to write letters to baby as he/she grows inside of you! I love journaling because I think it helps you connect with baby + it also makes an awesome heirloom gift to pass down to them when they are older.

Pregnancy must haves - these products are all lifesavers!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby

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Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017The Holidays are coming and we are SO excited! Finding the perfect gift is not easy, especially with all the options out there! We wanted to create a curated list of our top 10 favorite products for mama + baby. If you are a new mother yourself, feel free to share this with your significant other for a not so subtle hint 😉

FOR MAMA

1+ Jewelry from Jays and Jewels – Personalize one of their gorgeous necklace styles with a special name, phrase, or date you want to remember. You can also get the initials of your kids – that way you can add more (if you need to!).

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

2+ A cute tee from Mama Said Tees – We love this caffeine + kindness shirt. After all, those are basically the 2 things that can get us through a day!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

3+ A personalized phone case from Little Nugget – Did you know our Little Nugget App also has a print shop?! We think a personalized phone case makes the best gift for a mama. They are high quality and slim but offer that protection any mom needs. Just go into the app, click the menu in the top right corner, and go to print my pics!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

4+ A soy candle from Wax Buffalo – These candles are not only beautiful to look at, but they smell AMAZING. They come in tons of different scents – including a new Christmas smell!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

5+ A coffee mug from Mom Life Must Haves – This tumbler is the perfect gift for mom! Not only is it great for moms-on-the-go , but even just around the house to keep that coffee warmer + not spilled.

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

FOR BABY

1+ A classic rattle from Bannor Toys – We are in love with this simple + classic toy. It’s organic, beautiful to look at, + developmentally appropriate for a new baby!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

2+ A cozy plush from Slumberkins – These are not just regular stuffed animals. They are made out of the softest, most luxurious fabric out there. Each Slumberkin is created with a theme that promotes attachment and positive life skills through their interactive rhyming stories!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

3+ Pacifier Clips from Loved By Sophia Claire – These leather braided pacifier clips are not only adorable, but SO practical. They clip onto baby’s clothes (or bib or baby carrier) so you never lose baby’s all-important pacifier!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

4+ The cutest teethers from Oli and Carol – We love these teethers because they are fruit + vegetable shaped! They are the perfect size for that teething baby in your life!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

5+ 4-in-1 Food Processor from Beaba – This Babycook makes the best gift. It’s small enough to be stored anywhere, but powerful enough to make the best baby food. There is a 15 minute cooking mode that allows you to set it, then do other tasks. It automatically stops when food is cooked!

Holiday Gift Guide for Mama + Baby 2017

An Adoption Love Story

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Hi! My name is Claire Johnson and I am the proud adoptive mama to our precious gift, Mia. 

Before becoming a mom through the gift of adoption, my road to motherhood was a little bumpy and unknown. I knew I wanted to be a mom since I was a child but I didn’t know that it would take a lot of patience, prayer, and time. And although I knew I wanted to adopt a child of my own someday, I didn’t know that was going to be the key to myself becoming a mom!

My husband and I tried to start a family for a couple years without success. After we sought medical help and were tested, doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with the both of us and ruled our infertility to be unexplained. We tried two procedures six months apart and they were both unsuccessful. 

We had a really hard time finding joy during that time. It was also difficult for us to be optimistic and celebrate the little moments in life. Because we felt like a part of us was missing, we found it hard to be excited about our future since it was so unknown. We felt like our life was on pause and we didn’t have the answers to all of the questions we were asking. We, including the doctors, couldn’t put a finger on what exactly the reason was. That is until adoption answered our hearts’ desires and our daughter was born. 

The adoption process was demanding but we were so excited and started celebrating each milestone we hit. We felt lighter and we felt we were in the right place. Mia’s birth mom picked us early on in her pregnancy so we were able to celebrate the milestones of her pregnancy as well! Each doctor’s appointment, her gender reveal, picking her name, meeting her birth mom for the first time. And the minute I witnessed that baby girl enter the world, the biggest celebration began and has not stopped!

We now get to celebrate milestones unique to adoption and to us like her adoption finalization, our family being sealed in the temple, our family birthday, National Adoption Day, Birth Mother’s Day, the anniversary of our adoption match along with the typical milestones of her first steps, first tooth, first hair cut, first foods, and first words. We have so many reasons to celebrate and count our blessings because of adoption! We love being adoptive parents; especially to our Mia!

"Adoption itself is a wonderful celebration of selflessness, love, sacrifice, and dreams coming true!! "

One piece of advice we always tell hopeful adoptive parents is that even though the adoption process may be long, emotionally draining, and demanding, the steps and milestones of their adoption should be celebrated! The paperwork, the background checks, the home study, and the hours of communicating with potential birth parents are all milestones to be celebrated and cherished for it’ll bring them the greatest blessing they’ll ever know! I am so thankful that we knew the importance of recording the journey from the very beginning and now have the ability to look back at our road to parenthood! It’s been a wild ride so far!

Capture Your Adoption Story with Little Nugget

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At Little Nugget we recognize not all families start with a little blue line. Some families are built biologically. Some are blended through marriage. Some through adoption. Regardless of how a family is built, all that matters is a family is a family. Every family has a story to tell, moments to remember, and milestones to capture. Our mission is to help all families capture their story.

Announcing Our Adoption Milestone Category!

We’re excited to announce a new category in our app specifically for adoptive families. From making your adoption announcement to filling out paperwork to finding your match to meeting your child, you can now capture every adoption milestone with Little Nugget.

Capture your adoption milestones with Little Nugget.

Adoption can be a long, emotional and demanding journey for parents. Capturing your adoption story from the beginning is important. It’s the story of how you became parents. It’s the story of how you built your family. It’s a story your child will one day look back on and treasure. We’re so honored to help families tell their story.

Send us your adoption milestones.

Recognizing every adoption is different, we worked with some incredible adoptive families to create milestone artwork that covers all potential milestones. A special thank you to Claire Johnson and Leanne Johnson for your input and help. If something is missing or you have a sticker idea, please email us at hello@littlenuggetco.com.

Share your adoption journey. Send us your adoption milestones.

As a mama and founder, one of the most rewarding parts Little Nugget is sharing in on your family moments and milestones. We’d love to also be apart of your adoption journey. To share your adoption milestones and have a chance to be featured, follow @littlenuggetco on Instagram and tag your pics with #littlenuggetco.

DIY Baby Halloween Costumes

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Your little baby has no idea what Halloween is or what it’s all about, but that’s not going to stop us from dressing them up in the cutest costume possible! It’s all for the photos, right? From bats to skeletons, were sharing our favorite DIY costumes for baby’s first Halloween! These ideas are fun, but we also looked for ideas that are EASY! After all, as moms we don’t have hours upon hours to create a costume that baby might throw a fit wearing.

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

1+ Baby Bat from @yoohoolauraloo 

This outfit is super cute + easy to do with the basic black outfit from June and January!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

2+ Incredibles Costume by @megan_e_badger

All you need for this cute costume is a basic red shirt (try this one from June and January) and some simple accessories!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

3+ Tin Man Costume from @hellomrsvasquez

Here’s another easy costume that uses a basic outfit from June and January. Just add the cute hat + heart and your set!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

4+ Baby Skeleton from @thelittlespoons

To create this costume, start with the black romper from The Little Spoons and add the skeleton mask from Opposite Of Far. The shoes are from Mon Petit Shoes! So fun + easy!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

5+ Emoji Baby Costume from @thelittlespoons

Take the classic black romper from The Little Spoons + add any emoji face using felt! So easy!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

6+ Where the Wild Things Are by @thelittlespoons

The white romper is from The Little Spoons . Simply add a few buttons onto it! The adorable crown is from Opposite of Far. Shoes are from Mon Petite Shoes.

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

7+ Baby Coke + Diet Coke from @thelittlespoons

Use sticky vinyl to create the product name on a simple romper!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

8+ Baby Scuba Diver via Pinterest

We LOVE how the scuba tank (2-liter bottle) is connected to baby’s pacifier- genius!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

9+ Baby Pineapple by Costume Works

This is beyond precious! We love how they added a bow to the pineapple hat!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

10+ Harry Potter via Love and Lion

This is such a classic, yet so cute!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

11+ Candy Corn Baby by Whimsy Lane Boutique

This is the perfect costume for a newborn baby! Find the hat here.

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

12+ Rosie the Riveter by Brit + Co

We love how simple + easy this one is! You probably have all the supplies in the house already!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

13+ Baby Cow with Udder by Make it Love it

This costume is beyond cute + extra creative with the pacifier udder!

Fun + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Baby! These are SO cute!

We can’t wait to see your DIY halloween costumes! We hope this roundup of ideas inspired you to create something fun and easy this year!

Don’t forget to download the Little Nugget app to add the “My First Halloween Costume” and “My First Halloween” stickers to your photos!

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers! Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers! Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

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Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

Fall Bucket List for Baby

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Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

It’s October, which means it’s time to start thinking about all things FALL. While it’s sad to see Summer go, I truly love Fall and everything that comes with this season. Traditions are so important to our family – they are so comforting. It’s important to start these family traditions right away because they slowly will become the backbone of a family.

This bucket list is full of fun ideas to do with your baby or kids this fall! Hopefully some of these things you can look forward to year after year.

We’ve updated our app with tons of new stickers to help you celebrate Fall + these festive activities! Be sure to download the app HERE so you can document everything you check off your Fall bucket list!

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

FALL BUCKET LIST

+Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

+Go Apple Picking

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

+Carve Pumpkins

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

+Trick or Treat

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

+Dress Up in a Costume

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

+Play in the Fall leaves

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

+Go on a Hayride

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

      +Take Fall Photos

Fall Bucket List for Baby ! Document your Fall activities using the Little Nugget app and their new fall stickers!

 

We hope these activities + stickers will inspire you to do a lot of fun things this Fall! We can’t wait to see all of your adorable Fall photos on Instagram!

Download the Little Nugget App here

Tag #LittleNuggetCo and @LittleNuggetCo to be featured and entered into our weekly giveaway!

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How to create a milestone video with the Little Nugget app

How to create a milestone video

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The Little Nugget app is the perfect way to create milestone photos. From pregnancy bumps to baby mess-ups to big kid milestones, our app helps you capture those fleeting moments. We have tons of stickers + designs that are created for each + every milestone your child hits. We make it easy to create monthly baby + bump updates!

Lately, we have been seeing some of our Little Nugget users get creative with our app. We want to share with you some tips + tricks for making a milestone video using our Little Nugget app + some other useful apps.

How to create a milestone video with the Little Nugget appKari from @gracefulmommy is pregnant with her second baby. She uses our app to document her growing baby bump every couple of weeks with a fun video update.

How to create a pregnancy milestone video with the Little Nugget app

We asked @gracefulmommy to share some of her tips + tricks with us on how she creates these fun + engaging videos! Here’s what she says,

1+ First, download the Little Nugget app. This is my favorite app for document my growing bump (and also my 2 year old’s milestones). The stickers are so fresh + fun and are constantly being updated.

2+ Take a photo. I always enlist my husbands help for my bump photos. You could also try setting your phone up on a tripod or a wall. Say “cheeeeeese”!

3+ Pick your favorite photo (you know it always takes a few snaps to get the one you love). Open up the Little Nugget app and open that awesome photo.

4+ Here’s the trick. It takes a tiny bit longer to make a video, but the end result is so cute! Add one sticker to your photo. Save + finish in the app. Then, open back up the original photo, and add another sticker. Keep repeating this until you have about 5-6 different photos with stickers. Sometimes I’ll add 2 Little Nugget stickers at at time, but I think the effect is really cool when you just have one sticker at a time popping up!

5+ By now, you should have 5-6 photos with stickers saved to your camera roll. Now we need to upload them all to another app to create the video. My 2 favorite apps for turning your Little Nugget designs into video are Flipagram + GIF maker. Both are super easy. Just upload the photos you designed and hit next. You can adjust how fast or slow the photos change. I typically like to have them pop up faster, as I think these are more fun to watch.

6+ That’s it! Be sure to share your video to Instagram and tag #littlenuggetco so we can see your awesome designs!

TIPS: 

+Instead of using the SAME photo and changing the stickers, you can also try doing it the other way around. Try taking a few photos in the same spot. Add a Little Nugget sticker in the same spot on each of the photos. This is a super fun way to make your milestone photos more engaging!

+Add doodles, too! Little Nugget has a whole section of fun doodles. These are perfect to add to your video, in addition to the milestone stickers!

OTHER EXAMPLES:

How to create a pregnancy milestone video with the Little Nugget app

How to create a pregnancy milestone video with the Little Nugget app

How to create a pregnancy milestone video with the Little Nugget app

We can’t wait to see the videos you create using our Little Nugget app! Be sure to share them on Instagram using @littlenuggetoco + #littlenuggetco!

Printing out Little Nugget designs on these gorgeous photo blocks from Shiner!

Shiner Photo Blocks

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Printing out Little Nugget designs on these gorgeous photo blocks from Shiner!We are always looking for fun + easy ways to display our Little Nugget designs around the house. Our app has a print shop where you can print your designs on square prints, magnets, + even phone cases. These really make your Little Nugget Designs come to life. We recently discovered yet another way to print our your designs in a super fun + creative way! It’s called Shiner Photo.

Printing out Little Nugget designs on these gorgeous photo blocks from Shiner!

Shiner lets you upload your favorite photos + Little Nugget designs. Then they are printed on high-quality, handmade birchwood blocks. These blocks are awesome! You can either hang them with a thumbtack on the wall, stand them up with the peg stand included, or use the embedded magnets! When you order from Shiner, you also get a handy grid that lets you hang up your designs in a clean or clever grouping!

Printing out Little Nugget designs on these gorgeous photo blocks from Shiner!

We love Shiner + Little Nugget together because your memories and milestones deserve to be printed and displayed beautifully. Shiner makes this so easy!

Printing out Little Nugget designs on these gorgeous photo blocks from Shiner!

You can use our monthly stickers on your monthly baby photos and get each block printed out! These would be SO fun to display at baby’s first birthday party, or even just around the house.

Printing out Little Nugget designs on these gorgeous photo blocks from Shiner!

Download the Little Nugget app here

Order your Shiner Blocks here

Over on our Instagram, we are giving away 6 FREE SHINER BLOCKS! Head over there now to enter!

Love + Help for Texas

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Watching the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has been heartbreaking. I’m beside myself watching the devastation. So many families are in danger. So many families have lost their homes. So many families have no idea when they will be able to rebuild. They’ve lost everything overnight. It’s unfathomable to imagine what they are going through. Sending my most heartfelt prayers to all those affected by this disaster.

I’ve been trying to find a way our Little Nugget family can help little babies impacted by the hurricane. Today a new category launched in the app called ‘For a Cause’ with all artwork dedicated to the people of Texas. Now through September 30th, 100% of profits from the sale of this artwork will be donated to the Texas Diaper Bank. Why the Texas Diaper Bank? Well, diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies. The Texas Diaper Bank is a non-profit donating diapers and wipes to people impacted by a crisis.

If you’ve already unlocked all the app artwork, you can still support this cause! Post your photo to Instagram using the ‘For a Cause’ artwork using the #LittleNuggetCo tag. For every photo posted, we will donate an additional $5 to the Texas Food Bank.

Download the Little Nugget app today and unlock the “Hurricane Harvey: Texas Diaper Bank” artwork to donate.

 

 

Newborn Baby Essentials

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Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!

Finding the perfect products for baby is hard! We’re here to bring you our favorite newborn baby products, that are also ADORABLE. These seven essentials will help make your life easier during baby’s first year.

1+ Little Nugget App 

The Little Nugget app helps you capture your baby’s sweet moments and milestones. Our app has tons of stickers + doodles that make your monthly bump photos more fun + easy to document. In the app, there is a whole announcement category that allows you to make those gorgeous newborn baby announcements right from your phone! Make sure to download the app before baby is born so you can use all sorts of fun stickers + artwork- starting right when baby is born!

Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!

Download the app here.

2+ Little Adi + Co. Outfit 

One of our favorite newborn outfits is this gorgeous bodysuit from Little Adi + Co. The “Today is the day” saying is TOO cute for a precious new baby. We love the natural organic color, too!

You can also find the cutest infant knot beanies in her shop! We love how the black one looks with the onesie!

Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!Shop the outfit here. 

3+ Loved By Sophia Claire Pacifier Clip 

The Loved By Sophia Claire leather braided pacifier clip will become your most loved baby accessory. Created to simplify the the modern moms’ everyday life. It’s perfect for babies on the go and to keep your baby’s pacifier or toy from endlessly falling on the floor.

Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!

Shop tons of colors here.

4+ Bannor Toys Rattle 

This beautiful baby rattle is organic, finished with a natural beeswax/flaxseed oil finish. It is smooth, safe for babies, and makes a fun noise. We love the look and feel of this rattle because it’s so beautiful to look at! It’s the perfect shape for a babies grip!

Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!Find the rattle here.

5+ Dockatot 

The Dockatot is the perfect docking station for your baby! It offers a safe + comfy spot that lets baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, practice tummy time, or even get their diaper changed. We love how lightweight it is- perfect for traveling or visiting the Grandparents. The Dockatot comes in tons of styles to match your mood, room + style- but we personally love the Mod Pod design!

Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!Shop Dockatot here.

6+ Sweet Ellie Sue Swaddle 

Every newborn needs a cute swaddle blanket! We LOVE this one from Sweet Ellie Sue because of the adorable saying + print on it. This swaddle is SO soft + gentle. We love that you can use it as a wall hanging in baby’s room, a swaddle blanket, a nursing cover, or even a play mat!

Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!Find the swaddle here.

7+ Baby Book from Polka Dot Print Shop 

A baby book is a must have! Documenting baby’s first year can be daunting, but it’s not something you want to skip. It’s so important to document each milestone and memory! We love the Polka Dot Print Shop’s baby books, especially this gorgeous Palm one! It’s full of awesome journaling pages + spots for photos.

Newborn Baby Essentials + must haves for babies!Shop baby books here.