Being a new Mommy is a daunting task. A fun, yet challenging, task. It's so rewarding. It's the best "job" in the world actually. But, I think most new Mommy's can admit there were so many days in which you felt like a question mark was above your head. My co-workers would probably agree...as I entered work on the day I had Ty asking "so, what's it feel like when your water breaks?".
Luckily, I have a sister who had a baby first. I had 2 of my best friends that had babies right before I had Ty (and we overlapped pregnancies on their seconds!). And, my college roomie (and another great friend) is a pediatrition. To say I had some great "go-to girls" during my pregnancy would be an understatement. (Disclaimer: You know you have an awesome friend that would do anything for you when you can't get your baby to latch on and she gives you Breastfeeding 101 sober. Taryn, I love you :)
Anyhow, these are few of my (or our) favorite things we had for Ty. As I mention these, please feel free to let me know if you have other ideas...it's only been 18 months but I'm working on Ace's "need to get" list and I love hearing new ideas!
This has an incline, a night-light, it's washable, and it can be folded up for travel. We had another that was just a foam incline with the 2 side positioners and it was a MESS after washing it once. This helps with acid reflux and rolling over (Ty did that at about 3 months and it had me a nervous wreck!).