Our little Stella came 7 weeks early and that landed her in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 30 of the longest days of our lives. This was such a hard time for our family being away from our newest little one. And with COVID, and our beautifully spirited toddler at home, we were unable to stay by her side 24/7, or give her kisses without our masks on - it was BEYOND difficult.
West Coast Kids reached out to us and wanted to help outfit Stella’s nursery so that when she did come home, it would be all ready for her! We couldn’t be more grateful!
I wanted to share my new favourites with you, so whether you are a new #smashtessmom or becoming a mom again to another little one, we can make your shopping experience a little easier. While we were gifted these amazing products, I do highly recommend them all and West Coast Kids for your one stop shop for your new little one!
Sleepi crib and extension
"Obsessed with the unique shape and design – timeless, elegant, playful and Scandinavian inspired. This crib creates a stand-out moment in any nursery regardless of theme. As this crib grows with your child, we recommend purchasing/registering for the extension (and the complete set of any crib) at the same time, to ensure the colours match (woods would naturally change colours with each production run) and to ensure the colour and style is available when needed and doesn’t get discontinued."- West Coast Kids Expert ♥
I am obsessed with this crib for SO MANY reasons! Where do I begin? First of all, it's circular shape is unique, contemporary, and whimsical! After I designed Frankie's room, I knew I wanted a different vibe for Stella's space and I couldn't think of more of a statement than a circular crib!
I went with the Mini Crib because I love that it's on wheels and easily moves from room to room if need be! Newborns love to feel snug in the "fourth trimester" and the mini Stokke crib offers just that! And when Stella grows, the Mini Crib can grow along with her thanks to the handy extension kit that takes it from a Mini to a regular sized crib, all the way to a toddler bed!
Blush Skirt and Canopy
" The canopy is so lovely to not only look at, but provides a feeling like a nest, along with the Sleepi crib. These pieces bring together the room and give it a dreamy vibe."- West Coast Kids Expert ♥
It's a jungle in here! I decided to have some fun in Stella's room and bring in a plant/animal theme, but I knew that some dreamy accessories would be required to soften the vibe! The Sleepi blush crib skirt and canopy added that perfect touch of pink whimsy to an otherwise bold aesthetic. I have to admit...it has me dreaming of a big canopy over my King size bed.
Owlet Smart Sock 2
"Staying informed as a new mom was essential for me, and the owlet allows for you to rest easy, know your baby is okay. The owlet allows you to see and hear baby, allowing you peace of mind and reducing anxiety relating to infant sleep and care. It's so easy to pair with your phone, and it has an amazing picture and stream quality."- West Coast Kids Expert ♥
With Stella being born almost two months premature, and taking 30 days to grow and develop in the NICU, we were a little frightened to transition her away from her amazing nurses and around the clock care. When we were finally able to bring her home, I just knew that I would be using the Owlet again, much like I used it with Frankie.
After 4 weeks of watching hospital monitors following her oxygen levels and heart rate, we became very familiar with Stella's breathing challenges. For our family, having a monitor at home was key as we transitioned Stella from the hospital.
I love that I can check in on her on the handy app and see where her oxygen and heart rate are sitting, and I love the peace of mind that comes with knowing that if either dip too low, it will notify me instantly! It may not be as advanced as the hospital system, but it's easy sock monitor replicates the one used in the NICU. What can I say- I love this device!
Pehr Pom Pom Basket
With having two little ones now, storage is essential! The Pehr Pom Pom Basket is the perfect storage bin for toys, or in my case, for rolled up throw blankets and linens! I love the colour pallet and that it’s cotton. Not only is the basket a storage lifesaver, but it also looks super cute in Stella’s nursery now and beyond - if it doesn’t somehow end up in Mama’s room ;)
Boon Inc Soak Bath tub
" The infant-to-toddler tub is great and has an adjustable bump and back support to ensure baby is always comfortable.The drain plug has a temperature gauge that changes colours, you can ensure the water is the perfect temp for baby. This tub can be used with supervision on a counter making it easy to bathe the baby after delivery so you do not need to bend over into the regular bathtub."- West Coast Kids Expert ♥
I've tried various bathing devices for Frankie and Stella and the Boon Inc Soak Bath Tub, by far, is my FAVE! It fits perfectly inside my kitchen sink, it has the most convenient newborn insert that can be adjusted to various positions depending on the size of your child as they grow! It also has a handy plug to drain the water out without having to wrestle with it to empty it. I highly recommend it!
ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY!
We have partnered with West Coast Kids to give away a Stokke Crib in Mint and mama and mini rompers! This contest is running from Thursday August 20 - 25 so be sure to go check out Instagram for all the details to enter!