august-62-EditNewborn babies don’t usually create a fashionable mom, lets be honest; they tend to create more of a zombie mom. But as I prepared for the arrival of our new baby I found a few products I hope will make the days easier and put a little extra pep in my step after 3 a.m. wake up calls.

A Good Stroller. With each child I have had to purchase a new stroller for one reason or another. This time, I wanted to get it right so I searched high and low for the perfect stroller for my three little ones. I chose the “City Mini” double by Baby Jogger. It folds up quickly and easily, can fit through a regular-sized door, pivots perfectly, has wheels that don’t stick out the front and it has a newborn car seat adapter. This stroller is almost too good to be true! It was a little pricey, but like I said, I did my research, and was able to find one for almost $150 less than the listed price. When it comes to a stroller, convenience and ease of use is key, and this one nailed it.

A Stylish Diaper Bag. This bag is going to be attached at your hip for probably the next year (or more) so be sure to find something you like. I had a great bag with my first two kids, but this time I decided I needed to go with more of a hands free approach, and chose a bag that can also be converted to a backpack. I found my bag at Lily Jade, an online company. I love it because it looks like a purse, but the best part is its removable and washable (yay!) insert. It has  compartments galore, perfect for all of baby’s little items. If you already have a bag or purse you love, you can purchase the insert separately and convert any bag into the perfect diaper bag.

Baby Blankets. You can never have enough baby blankets, and I feel like I struck gold finding these ones. Saranoni Blankets is not only a Utah-based company, but they are a company local to Cache Valley. They have the best variety in baby blankets. From perfect swaddling blankets to the very softest receiving blankets, you cannot go wrong. This go around, my baby’s closet is stocked with Saranoni Blankets, and I know I will use them well. You can find them online at, and because we are Cache Valley locals, they have offered Cache Valley Family Magazine readers a 15-percent-off discount code to use at check out: CVHome.

I hope you find something you love for your new addition. Here’s to us mom’s, sticking together and to feeling and looking good while raising little ones.