February 25 2013
Filed Under: Heart File, Modern Mom, Registry Picks
We’re thrilled to learn that Modern Mom, Cara is expecting.
Needless to say we asked her to dish on must-haves, not only because she has an eye for design + whimsy, but she’ll know exactly what works for her the second time around.
Cara’s Little Short List
1} Hooter Hiders Nursing Cover: If you’re breastfeeding, the Hooter Hiders nursing cover is great. It’s really easy to nurse under, and much better than trying to cover yourself up with a blanket, jacket or scarf while in public. It won’t fall down since it has a strap that goes around your neck. Functional, and so many cute patterns to choose from.
2} Diaper Bag – Petunia Pickle Bottom Clutch: A twist on the classic clutch! The Petunia Pickle Bottom clutch includes spacious pockets, a snap-out changing pad and wipe case. When I didn’t feel like lugging around my diaper bag, I would use this instead. Perfect for going out on a short trip or when going out to dinner with the babes. Since it doesn’t look like a diaper bag, you can use it as a purse too!
3} Crib & Bedding Bratt Decor Venetian Crib + Belle Notte Linens: I fell in love with the Bratt Decor Venetian Crib for obvious reasons. It’s just beautiful! The bedding I wanted was by Belle Notte Linens, but would have cost more than the entire nursery! So, instead of registering for the bedding, I used it as inspiration. Since I’m crafty, I was able to sew a satin ruffled crib skirt, velvet bumpers and ruffled pillows.
4} Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier: When Soleil was an infant, she never wanted me to put her down. She didn’t like her swing and she wouldn’t sit happy anywhere. I probably created the little monster… being a first-time mom and wanting to hold her all the time. So, at first, I carried her in a sling and then my Baby Bjorn. I was able to do things around the house while keeping us both happy. My husband could also use it whenever we went out shopping or walking. I highly recommend a carrier of some sort.
5} Moses Basket: I loved my moses basket with Soleil – not only is it adorable, it is really useful. It offers flexibility for parents with a lifestyle on the move. Wer’e constantly going places and an infant sleeps quite a bit! Unfortunately, It’s only good for a few months, but during those months, I used it all the time. An added bonus: Moses Baskets make great doll carriers once your child outgrows them.
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