After 6 weeks of being a mom I have come across a few items that have made the transition into motherhood much easier. 1.) Daydreamer– This bed has been a huge help with my baby’s reflux. The incline of the bed helps her digestion and puts her in a great position to sleep with ease. It’s small enough to fit in her crib and to pick up and move around the house. 2.) Summer Swaddles– I, for one had a hard time swaddling with a blanket because my baby would be able to get out with ease. These Summer Swaddles make swaddling as easy as 1-2-3. With the pre made swaddle format there are only three steps to get your baby tight and snug. 3.) Blooming Bath– This item has been a lifesaver when it comes to bath time. The movable petals allow you to change the shape of the bath to better fit your baby. The soft sponge-like petals absorb the warm water to keep your baby warm throughout the bath. The blooming bath can be easily washed in the washing machine and dries rapidly. 4.) Medela Quick Clean Micro Steam Bag– These bags are great for quick and easy sanitation of bottles and pacifiers. These bags allow up to 20 uses and each box comes with 4 to a pack. These help save on counter space when compared to the large counter top sanitation devices. 5.) Happiest Baby on The Block CD/DVD– A nurse recommended this CD/ DVD set to me and it truly has helped me sooth my baby following the 5 S’s: Swaddle, Side/Stomach position, Sush, Swing and Suck. This DVD follows Dr. Karp’s methods of how to sooth a baby and it discusses the “4th Trimester”. The CD plays 6 songs that mimic sounds the baby hears in the womb and acts like white noise to help sooth them to asleep. 6.) Boppy & Ergo Baby – Depending on which way you breast feed (football or cradle) these pillows have made breast feeding easy and portable 7.) Aquaphor– I use Aquaphor as a barrier for my baby’s skin. I use it after each diaper change to prevent diaper rash and post bath as a moisturizer for her skin. I even use it on her face to prevent any dry scaly skin babies tend to get. 8.) Medela Breast Pump– Through my insurance, I was able to get a breast pump free of charge. Contact your insurance and see what brands they offer.