Our baby boy has been in our world for almost a month now and let me tell you – this has been the fastest month of my life! How is it almost the end of October already?!

Lisa Maksoudian Photography

A month ago, we revealed our full nursery design in this blog post. Check it out before you read on!

I had a blast designing the nursery and transforming a simple room into a little escape for our little guy (but also for me!)

Now that we’ve had plenty of time in this room, I can share with you some of my must-haves for these first few weeks!

Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider in Performance Cream

Lisa Maksoudian Photography

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This glider is soooo comfortable and I have slept in it a few nights! We actually have the power recliner version and I would highly recommend it. The fabric is also super easy to clean, perfect for the late night milk spills! Or Mom’s chocolate snacking…

Prince Lionheart Wipes Warmer

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One thing Pierre does not love is a diaper change! He does a *cute* scream when we do the 2 AM diaper changes…BUT I will tell you that the warmer wipes definitely have helped. It may seem a little over the top, but has been well worth the money so far. And our ears are thanking us too 🙂

Munchkin UV Diaper Pail

Link here

The diaper pail is a MUST have and finding a good one that helps hide odors is key. This one by Munchkin is new but the reviews on it look great! We have an UBBI one now, and I don’t love it so I’m going to try this one out!

Happiest Baby Sleepea Sack Swaddle Wrap – Blue with Stars

Snoo Swaddle Wrap


One thing I learned right at the hospital was the power of swaddling! I know some babies do not like it but Pierre seems to love it. We tried several different swaddles and really liked the ones from Happiest Baby. They keep them nice and snug and the easy zipper action makes those late night changes easier!

4Moms Mamaroo

4Moms Mamaroo Link:


This one is a little bit of a splurge, but has so many cool features! You can switch from 5 different motions (kangaroo, car ride, swing etc.) and then also change the speed. I’ll put Pierre in this after a morning feeding when he is wide awake! He seems to really like the motions and and he’s slightly vertical. (You will need an infant insert that does not come with this unit though.)

Marpac Rohm Portable Sound Machine

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This little gem has been well worth the $30! We actually brought it with us to the hospital and used it on the second night there. It charges with a USB cable and is easy to take with us in the car seat on the move! I also have it handy when I take Pierre on our stroller walks. Well worth it!

I’ll be sharing more of my favorite products but these have been our go-to’s this past month.

Did I miss any of your favs?!?

Our home was originally built in the 60s and had already been through a remodel in the 80s. It had good bones but they were hard to see under the later revisions. Ariana’s team went straight to the elements that needed to be preserved and highlighted them. The kitchen/dining room has been opened up amazingly and we’re very happy with it. In addition to the design efforts, we really value the 3-D renderings. It makes it much easier to talk with tradespeople about what we want to be done and how, and prevents miscommunications. Five stars for the Honeycomb team!


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