I've also been thinking about all the things we used when Andrew was little that were especially helpful and that we will definitely use again. The first item is the Miracle Blanket. Swaddling worked wonderfully to keep Andrew calm and help him sleep when he was little. This blanket made swaddling so easy, and he was unable to break out. The little arm wraps to keep baby's arms at his/her sides (we call it the baby straight jacket) are key!
|See the resemblance??|
|Checking out the Illini Union|
I'll be wracking my brain these next few months to make sure we have the items that we're must-haves for us when Andrew was a baby. While every baby is different, I think this will be a good start toward being prepared. Hopefully this new baby doesn't throw us too many curve balls!