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I wanted to share some of my favorite baby products with you and I'm going to start with things that help them sleep because mom no sleep is very important company do you like your sleep so the first thing is the swaddle me swaddling blanket or swallow suit I don't know exactly what they call it but it's the swallow me and I absolutely love these my husband and I have both perfected the swaddle with blankets but babies get out of them like most babies who want to get out of a blanket swaddle a hundred percent can like that's like one of the first things babies learn how to break out of this model this is what the swallow me looks like it uses velcro to hold your baby in Duncan's going for it it's trying to swaddle himself and it's really neat because it also has this little hole here that you can put a car seat belt through you can actually swaddle your baby while they're safely in a car seat which is really nice those feet go into this bottom part here move it up the shoulders go right here and we show you above you can see there's the seam right there and a seam right there that helps me see that I'm lining shoulders up nicely and it kind of curls right above him you put the velcro here tight then the other velcro underneath like that around and you have a little baby rito here's our little baby rito hi Duncan you happy in your saddle the swallow helps your baby feel secure and they have a lot of reflexes to like put their arms out especially when they're newborns and it kind of startles them awake you'll find that a really good swaddle keeps them sleeping longer and they're usually very content in them makes them feel like they're tightly being held either in their mommy's womb or in her arms so they're very cozy and comfortable in a swaddle usually obviously if your baby doesn't like it your baby doesn't like it so I'm sorry about that but my babies have all been happy and content in a swaddle and it has helped them sleep longer he anthem hey how you feeling Julie so your baby loves being swaddled and sleeps through the night with it and it's just so wonderful but then they turn about three or four months old and maybe the swaddle stops working or they're rolling over and you want to put them in something else into the baby Merlins magic sleep suit this sleep suit is considered a swaddle transitioner usually for a baby that's been swallowed their whole lives but then has to go to not being swaddled it allows them to have their arms and legs lose that they feel the same comforting hold around them that a swaddle provides but just in their magical sleep suit also it makes your baby look like a marshmallow hey marshmallow are you a magical marshmallow and it's very poufy it has it has two zippers to help get it on him and he usually sleeps with his arms out like this and his legs out like this and it padded but it's a light padding that's very breathable hey buddy and you can see you can still move his hands around so I can give him a little binky that and he can put it back in his mouth now but it just helps him feel like a little more pressure on his body which helps him to sleep let's see your kinky feet good boy good kicks hi well hey twirly bag hey you goose where you going where you off to the next thing I want to show you is my favorite pajama like sleepwear for Duncan it's amazing I love it there are so many cool things about it but the saddest thing about it is that it is only available for purchase in Australia or you can order it online and you know that's it's a ship and all that and some people from Australia sent them to me and I'm so excited to see this new baby product that I just think works really really well and I'm excited to share with the world because I did not know about these with my previous children here's my adorable baby model Duncan hi Duncan and this is called the Bond wonder suit so the sleeves of this fold over like that amazing and a lot of baby onesies have that now in the US but they usually only go through the newborn stage so I think it's really cool that this one that he's wearing is six to nine months and it still hasn't also he is wearing the six to nine month one it's a little loose for him sleepwear should usually be kind of tighter the first time he's put this one on I wanted to see if it fit up and it's probably a little too loose still but I have smaller sizes and I'll show those to you as well do that for both sleeves not only that but you can do it with this beat too so this is so cool you can create a footed sleeper if you need it [Music] those are some happy feet Duncan then the other neat thing is I love the way this zips because it zips up and hides the zipper in one move so I don't have to put a snap over this you want a vlog buddy you're gonna be a great vlogger someday oh I wanted to show you the fabric on this has a really nice stretch to it it's really soft and has a good stretch you're a very good baby model it also zips from the bottom so we want to do a diaper change and just do it down here I can access from down there there's such cool pajamas I really really love those I'm grateful that someone sent them to me from Australia how cool is that I'm going to show you the other ones I have - these are 0 to 3 months you can see they have the same features of the zipper that gets hidden this feature down here the lower zipper and the feet that fold the arms it fold and how cute is this print I know they're super expensive in the u.s. to order from Australia feel like when I priced it out once I think it was like $70 total for two or three or something so very expensive but if you have that in your budget and also they're like the only things you're gonna get I recommend them like you could really have like two or three of these and have that be basically your newborn babies being wardrobe those are my absolute favorite sleep clothing items for babies bottles are mostly essential when your baby's a newborn through about 3 to 4 months then you get the miracle sleep suit in there and that makes a great transition these guys just according to the agents eyes are always amazing I love them so much it's basically why I'm making this video because every time I put my baby in these little sleepers I go I have to share this with the world because they're so great we don't have them in the United States maybe someday bonds will start doing things in other places also if you live outside of the United States and you know of great baby items I would love to hear about them I think that's one of the amazing things about being a part of the YouTube community I love that there's this is a worldwide community that's so cool how are you buddy I think it's great that we have this wonderful way of sharing our resources together so I hope you like my baby video and my baby my baby who couldn't like you you're the cutest baby and all in the land you're so cute sorry sometimes I get distracted by him when I'm filming and I just end up filming him for a long time how could I not just film you all day if you have a baby I hope this helps you and if you know anybody who has a baby or is having a baby please recommend some of those products to them because they're great how are you doing how are you doing I'm gonna pose more baby videos on my channel I I sometimes had hesitate to do that I know that most of the people that watch me right now aren't earning at the age where they're having babies but it's something that I'm really passionate about and I love sharing with people so even if this only helps a few people it's helping someone so please subscribe and tell people with babies to subscribe because I'll do more product recommendations it's always been a dream of mine to Donna buzzing your products I know that sounds silly but it's really really true I love baby products I love recommending things that work for me to other people I'm very passionate about that so I'm gonna start sharing that more on here 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