Sunday, January 26, 2014

Just a few of our favorite [MUST HAVE] BABY items!

So now that Colt is about 3 months old (SERRRRIOUSLY?) I have compiled a list of our MUST HAVES for the first three months of Colt's life. I wanted to make one of those super cool pictures with all the items together, but alas, I am just not that crafty (or blog savy!) But, without further ado, here are our favorite and must haves!


Fisher Price Rock N Play

We have this one, the Fisher Price Snuggamonkey Delux Rock N Play. You can buy it at Target for $64
I can't even explain how big of a life saver this thing was [and still is] for us! This is where Colt currently sleeps and has slept here since his first night home. We love this because it not only vibrates, but it also keeps him up at an angle (which is great for him because he has HORRIBLE reflux!) I think I might just cry the day he grows out of this and we have to transition him to a big boy crib!

Wubbanub Pacifiers

You can get these at or Babies R Us for $12.99 for one
This is almost just as important as the Rock N Play for us. We have 5 of these because I think all hell would break lose in the Cavallaro household if, God forbid, we lost one of these precious pacifiers. I have one in nearly every room and two in my diaper bag (you always need back up!) I love these because 1. They are hard to lose and 2. Colt can somewhat "grasp" this to keep it in his mouth. Only complaint? They are a pain in the ass to wash (But you can throw them into the laundry, so that's nice. I wish the animal detached though...)

Aden + Anais Burp Bib

You can purchase these almost anywhere - we buy ours at Target for $9.99 per burp bib
We love these because not only are they a burp rag, but they also turn into a bib! Kill two birds with one stone! They also are super absorbent and with Colt's reflux, he spits up every time he eats, so these have been a lifesaver. Just not a big fan of the price!

Britax B-Agile Travel System

You can buy this anywhere. It retails for around $270, but I think we got ours on sale for around $230
Obsessed with this travel system! Colt and I have been taking walks daily and this stroller moves so smooth on our bumpy sidewalks. It is also super easy to fold down (just pull one little thing and voila, it's folded!) The car seat snaps in very easily as well. We have two bases, one for my car and one for V's car. I bought this based on recommendations from friends and other mommies and I am SO glad we bought it!

Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera

Clearly this is more for Mommy, but hubs bought this for me about a month before Colt's arrival. We bought it at Best Buy and it retails for around $600
Clearly this is for Mommy! Years ago, V promised to buy me a DSLR when I get pregnant and we bought this about a month before Colt's birth. I haven't exactly learned how to use it yet (right now I just use it on auto) but I am excited to learn more about it so I can take some really awesome pictures of Colton! We did so much research on cameras and couldn't be happier with this purchase!

Boon Grass Bottle Drying Rack with accessories

We bought ours at Target for $15 and accessories are around $5
I absolutely love this! I usually wash all bottles at the end of the day and this thing is perfect for bottles! It looks so cute sitting on our kitchen counter! Now that we have more bottles, I plan on buying the "lawn" which is bigger than the grass. I also have the "twig" accessory which holds nipples and other bottle parts.

Kate Spade Diaper Bag

I'm not sure the exact price these retail at because I purchased mine at an Outlet store, but from what I looked up online, they go for around $275
OBSESSED with my diaper bag! I bought mine at the Outlet so I didn't pay the high price tag for it (but I still spent more than I probably should have!) But I figured, I am not using a purse anymore and I carry this every day, so I will certainly get my money's worth! I also love how it has a changing pad with it so I can change Colt anywhere. It also has two huge pockets on the side [one of the pockets holds a package of wipes and the other pocket holds a bottle of water and a bottle to quickly feed Colton.] It is pretty big so it holds all the necessities. It also has two hooks on the side so I am easily able to fasten this to my stroller!

Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddle Me Blankets

You can get a 4 pack for $30-$35
As you can tell, I am a huge fan of Aden + Anais! I love these swaddle blankets. They are huge so I am easily able to swaddle Colton. They are also pretty light so I keep one in my diaper bag. These are good as light blankets. I also use it sometimes to wipe Colt's mouth after a feeding. In other words, I use these for everything! Plus they are pretty soft! 

Summer SwaddleMe Blankets

Retail for around $10 
Colton is a mini houdini so sometimes he breaks free from the Aden + Anais swaddle blankets. So, we have started to use these at night because he LOVES being swaddled. In the morning I have noticed that he is STILL being a houdini and his hands poke through, but he loves being swaddled in these!

Well, there you have it, our favorite and must have baby items. I'm sure as time goes on I will have some more favorites. 

What are your favorite baby items? Have you used any of the items I listed? If so, what do you think of them? Give me your opinion and your must haves!

[and of course it wouldn't be a post without a few pictures of my handsome little man!]


  1. what a little cutie!!!

    Absolutely adore your diaper bag!

  2. What a stylin diaper bag! And the adorable baby! His cheeks kill me.

  3. That grass drying rack is so cute!! And my 2 month old nephew has the Rock N Play and sure seems to like it!

  4. I did NOT know about the Rock and Play with my twins and I wish I had! I also discovered the Swaddle Me blankets later than I'd have like but still got some use out of them for my Houdini babies :) Congrats on 3 months! Are you going back to work? That was the hardest part for me.

  5. awwww he is growing so fast! Thanks for this post...I just had to go update my registry and add those cute wubbanubs lol

  6. So, I was totally taking a break from updating my baby registry and reading posts on bloglovin' when I saw this post. SERIOUSLY- life saver! I am expecting my first in May, and I have no idea about baby products. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. I may be using this lsit as a reference in the coming months! Thank you for posting. Also those pacifiers are those the same ones that BRU sells just without the animal attacked? I think they are called soothies.

  8. Oh my gosh, this could not have come at a better time! I am going to register on Saturday and I'm so overwhelmed, but these recommendations totally help. Thanks!

  9. Suuuch a cutie! Cannot even get over how cute the little bb is!

  10. Great ideas for when we decide to try! Is it too early to start scouting a good deal on a KS diaper bag though? ;)