Wednesday, October 20, 2021

My Go-To Baby Essentials from Target

 As a first time mom, it can be really overwhelming knowing which baby products to get and where to find the best prices. When I was making my registry, and in the nine months since Wyatt was born, I found myself constantly opening up my Target app and looking through all the Target Baby essentials. 

Not only is Target a one-stop-shop - clothing, pet food, groceries, you name it - they also have a great assortment of everyday low prices. Not to mention they offer drive upsame day delivery, and order pick up. All of which come in so handy as a mom when you need something fast and quick and don't want the hassle of getting baby in and out of the car. Convenience has never been more important. 

Some of the things I consistently buy from Target are bulk items (hello, diapers and wipes). I also like to make sure I have our go-to snacks on hand, as well as all of our bathing & bedtime essentials. 

When it comes to snacks, we're big fans of anything HappyBaby. When we first started introducing solids we chose their purees. Now we do a combo of the purees for meals, and snack time consists of their Organic Greek Yogis and Teether Crackers. The Strawberry Banana Greek Yogi flavor has quickly become one of my favorite treats, too! 

Our bedtime routine is probably my favorite part of the day. We love bath time, and story time is an absolute must. When I was pregnant, I couldn't resist registering for and buying all the cute hooded towels. Not only are they practical, but they're also a fun way to keep baby's head warm and cozy. This Dino bath set (a great baby shower gift) comes complete with this ferocious hooded towel, washcloths, and a sweet lovey that can be used during bath time or during naps/bedtime. Wyatt loves cuddling up with his little friend. 

Our bath time is never complete without 'spa treatment' aka lotion and a little massage! Perhaps the #1 recommended baby item from my friends and pediatrician was Aquaphor. This salve solves every problem and is safe for baby's delicate skin. Not only does it help with diaper rash, but it also moisturizes dry, chapped skin, and is great for baby eczema, as well. I slather it all over Wyatt! 

With so many brands to choose from at competitive prices, it's so simple to just shop, click and do drive up at Target for all my baby essentials. 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Traveling with a Baby - Our Complete Packing List

I recently shared with you our tips on traveling with an infant, and wanted to follow-up with our packing list. 


Bath tub*


Rubber duck 

Towels (2)*

Wash clothes (6-10)*


Body wash


Hair brush 

Nail care kit 


2-3 outfits per day 

(this is a bit much, but I had/have a lot of items that he was going to grow out of, and wanted to ensure he got to wear them at least once)





Sleep sacks

Merlin Magic Sleep Suit 




Doggy bags 

Paper towel

Hand sanitizer 

Trash can*




Cleaning brush


Pacifier clips 

Silicone Feeders


Burp cloths*

Brezza Formula Maker  

Brezza Sterilizer

Boppy Feeding Pillow 

Since we were gone all summer we did pack our Sterlizer and Formula maker for ease and convenience. For shorter trips or hotel stays, we don't intend to lug it along as it takes up a lot of space (plus we don't want to damage them). 

Medical kit 


Gripe water 



A+D ointment 


Zarbee’s Nasal must 

Cotton swab 

Cotton pads 


Tooth brush

Snot sucker 



Fisher Price Sit Me Up*

Fisher Price Dome On-The-Go*


Baby Bjorn Bouncer chair 

+Monthly milestone cards for pictures


Pack & Play

Foldable Mattress*

2 crib sheet*

Hatch Baby Rest sound machine 

Barefoot dreams blanket & lovey 




Stroller caddy 


Sun shield 

Mosquito net 

Rain cover 

Artipoppe Carrier 

Doona (what he traveled with through the airport and on the plane) 

Doona seat cover/protector 

I purchased this stroller bag and it worked perfectly. It is huge and fit a ton. Along with the our Silver Cross Wave stroller I fit the DockaTot, Baby Bjorn bouncer, and all the stroller items in the bag. 

Diaper bag 

I use the ToteSavvy Deluxe Bag organizer insert inside of my handbag to hold all of Wyatt's stuff. 

Bottles (2)

Water (2)
Formula (extra in case of delays)
Diapers (4) 
Dog bags
Bibs (2)
Burp cloths (2) 
Gallon ziplock bags (2) - for soiled clothing and to store dirty items in that were used on the plane 
Pacifiers & clips (2)
Antibacterial wipes 
Alcohol free antibacterial wipes (for Wyatt's hands)
Sophie/stroller toy

In my roll aboard carry-on 

Extra wipes 

Extra diapers 

Medicine kit 

Baby Monitor

Hatch Baby Rest sound machine 

Two extra outfits

Folder with health records, birth certificate, etc.  

Items with a * next to them we ordered and had delivered to my family's house. I know moving forward that won't always be practical or necessary, but for packing/space savings sake it was really helpful. 

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