5 Things you NEED for your NEWBORN – Part 2




Are you expecting your first child or

has it been awhile since your last child was born?

In no specific order, here are another 5 GREATEST inventions you NEED for your newborn.

Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets

Blooming Bath Lotus

Honest Diaper Bag

Ingenuity SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer

Skip*Hop Camping Cubs Activity Gym


SO many friends recommended the Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets . They real are great for everything from: swaddling to a blanket or a burp cloth. These swaddle cloths function as just about anything and they are awesome because they are large and super soft. My son LOVES these so much, he even sleeps with one as his blanket.

The Blooming Bath Lotus is the perfect way to convert your sink to a tub. We purposely added a large farmhouse style sink to our first floor bathroom in our home for bathing our son and with this lotus tub cushion, it makes the perfect tub for us to use for the next year or so before we upgrade to the full size tub. Bathing him is so easy at a nice height and with the support this lotus shape provides.

I looked at diaper bags for a good two months before I pulled the trigger on one. The Honest Diaper Bag is a really a great bag. I love all of the exterior pockets that it has and that it is fairly fashionable. Most diaper bags are super ugly in my opinion and they all cost a pretty penny but I was very happy with this purchase. It is comfortable to wear and the amount of pockets truly helps keep all of those baby items in designated places for easy access when your hands are full.

I had no idea that a bouncer could really be one of the best items on my registry but at 5 months, my son still loves sitting in his Ingenuity™ SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer™ . We usually put this on our dining room table and our son watches us cook, eat or just relax. He feels included being at eye level with us and we like that he lis strapped in and he loves playing with the attached toys.

The Skip*Hop® Camping Cubs Activity Gym is hands down my sons favorite thing. He can spend hours in this gym and we have added additional toys to the rings and rotate what we leave on the mat to keep him entertained. He is starting to roll over a lot so we just added a soft foam puzzle mat underneath so he doesn’t roll onto our tile floor.

I am going to continue this series to provide you with all of my favorite baby items. I think 5 Things You NEED For Your 3 MONTH OLD will be next so keep your eyes peeled for the next items in this series!

For those of you that don’t know me and stumbled across this page. I am a wedding, maternity & newborn photographer located in central New Jersey. I have a home studio where my clients come for their personalized photographic experience. I am a new mom of a 5 month old and as he grows, I look forward to providing moms and moms-to-be with all of my favorite items from my personal experience with them. To keep in the now, please opt-in for these posts to reach you by email by subscribing to my mailing list on the main page of my website.

Until next time! xo

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meet Marianne

Some refer to me as a Professional Wedding Crasher, others The Baby Whisperer.

I have been building relationships and delivering spectacular wedding experiences to engaged couples for the last 12 years. I have photographed over 150 weddings and have an extensive list of testimonials across the web. Go ahead and Google me :)

3 years ago, I decided that I wanted to specialize in newborns as well. I have spent the last 3 years working side by side with doctors and nurses in my local hospitals, as well as, taking private training lessons with other newborn specialists to learn everything I could about these beautiful little people.

Whether you are looking to show off that new flashy engagement ring or celebrate the growth of your family, I am your girl!


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