Taking care of a baby has been a learning process. We have quickly learned which products we can't live without.
Aden and Anais Blankets from Target
These are SO easy to swaddle with. I know a lot of people say the Target ones are inferior to the ones sold on the A&A website, but I love them. They are 4 for $30 as opposed to 4 for $50 for the regular ones. Leah only likes sleeping on a flat surface (like the crib) swaddled. In fact, after I got home and saw how well she slept in them, I went to Target and bought another pack.
Chicco Lullaby Pack n Play
We have a two story home, and during the day, like to keep her with us. We put this in the living room, and this is where she spends a lot of her time during the day. It also has a changing table that we use during the day. Love it!
Fisher Price Rainforest Swing
She loves the music that comes from it. Sometimes we just leave it playing all night. In addition, sometimes she won't go back to sleep after a night feeding, and we'll put her in the swing to rock her to sleep. Once she's nice and sleepy, we put her in the crib.
Diaper Genie II Elite
When Ray is changing the bag in this, I occasionally get a whiff of what's in that thing. It smells awful, but this diaper pail holds the smell really well. We actually have two! One downstairs and one in Leah's bedroom.