Gender Neutral Newborn Must Haves | Balancing in High Heels

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Gender Neutral Newborn Must Haves

Monday, January 15, 2018






Happy Monday Ya'll! 
We have been snowed in for since early Friday morning. Okay Maybe I'm exaggerating but when you live in the south and it snows a few inches everyone kind of panics and stays put. The icy roads are crazy. 

Having this be my third pregnancy and newborn you would think that I would have all of the basics covered by now but I have learned there are so many must have products for newborn's. 

I have heard people rave over the Dock A Tot's the past couple of years. When we found out we were expecting again I knew we already had a bunch of our basics. Crib, pack n plays, etc. I started putting a list together of things I wanted before the new baby and a Dock A Tot was at the top of the list. Unless you've been living under a rock then you have heard of these and how functional they are. I can't wait to add a sweet little babe in there. We got the Delux Dock in Silver Lining chevron pattern. Which I think is the perfect gender neutral print. We also added the toy arch. They are removable and  easy to put back on. Both of my other babies loved looking up at things when they were infants so I knew the arch was needed.

I am so excited to try out the Ollie Swaddle when baby arrives. With our last two babies they LOVED to be swaddled until about three months. I am pretty convinced that swaddling, a white noise machine and a full belly contribute to all of mine sleeping 12 hours at night at 12 weeks old (fingers crossed I'm not jinxing this one!). In the past we have just used swaddle blankets and I would find their tiny arms escaping throughout the night in the early days. We got our Ollie Swaddle in the color "stone" Which again is the perfect gender neutral color. I do have to admit though, If we bring a baby girl into this world- I'll have to go snag the swaddle in "lavender" It couldn't be more dainty and sweet. 

How many times have you headed to the store with your baby, brought your huge carseat in, put it in the buggy and then realize you have zero room for your groceries? Yep, It has happened to be numerous times. The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock is GENIUS. They are designed to make your shopping trips go a little smoother. I don't know how I went through two babies and didn't have something like this before! 

Two words- WASHABLE RUGS. I know I'm not the only one who is thinking how perfect these are for a nursery. We went with the  "Lace Ice" rug. We plan to start working on the nursery in the next few weeks. We are moving H out of the Nursery and into the big kid room! Right now the room is a red color filled with baseball decor. It is the only room in the house we haven't painted since moving in. We are going to paint it the same color as the rest of the rooms in our house which is Crushed Ice by Benjamin Moore. We love it. Our nursery is going to be very light, bright and neutral. I can't wait to update you on how it turns out! 

You can shop everything from todays post by clicking the links below or by clicking the bold titles for each product!