Baby prep: The kitchen

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As you know I had to take a step back with the kitchen while Blayne did renos. This put me about a week behind my perfectly timed out schedule. Now that I FINALLY have a birthday for this baby I have to work double time to get the bedroom and living room done. But for now The Kitchen.

Much like  the laundry room I started by cleaning out my cupboards and everything that we wouldn’t eat was donated. I don’t know how I accumulate so much food that we won’t eat. Actually, that isn’t true, it comes from my mother and grandmother when they decide they won’t eat it.

From there I cleaned out and organized the rest of the cupboards, the fridge, and my most hated chore; about the cupboards. That always seems to accumulate of the dust and grease from cooking and it is gross. I have yet to find a cleaner that cuts through it as well as I would like. This is the area where I usually keep my slow-cooker and the like, however, I can’t reach it there so Blayne with his non-pregnant brain suggested we move them to the newly placed shelves in the hallways.

My front door is also in the kitchen so I had to organize that as well. While cleaning out the shoe area I found no less than 10 pairs of shoes the kids have outgrown. Where they come from I do not know, where I am going to store them is an even bigger mystery. Oh well, such is life with kids.

Finally, it was baby prep time.

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  1. Bottles – It doesn’t matter if your  breastfeeding, or bottle feeding. I recommend having bottles on hand. You’ll need the bottles for any pumped breast milk, and if you’re bottle feeding, like me, you’ll need them to feed your child. With Hunter, I used NUK and Playtex Drop-ins. This time, I have the same but I have also tossed in some Playtex nursers and Some Born Free bottles just for good measure.
  2. Formula – This is obviously only if you’re planning on formula feeding. I have a couple of sample containers as well as the full-sized ones. Pending any sensitivities I plan on using the same as I used with Hunter, however, I only bought a limited amount just in case.
  3. Bottle Sterilizer – I personally just use a pot of boiling water but you can buy these handy contraptions. You  need to sterilize everything from bottles to soothers.
  4. Bottle Drying Rack – Again this is personal preference but you can get some nice ones.
  5. Bottle Brush –  For those tough to clean areas of the bottles. This definitely comes in handy.


Something that is completely unnecessary but I am very excited about is, The Baby Breeza. This thing mixes and heat bottles. I lovingly refer to it as my baby Keurig.  I was gifted it by a friend after I had read hundreds of reviews on them. Full review coming on this later, when I get to actually use it.

I did not include a high chair of any kind in this list as it is something that will not be used in the first few months.

I believe that is it for the kitchen unless you think I am forgetting something. If so let me know in the comments. Off to the bedroom.

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[…] through the hallway and into the bedrooms. Of course this was after I had almost completed the kitchen but that will be there another day. It is Blaynes last set of days off before baby comes, and while […]

Savannah (@HowHesRaised)

Oh wow, that Baby Brezza looks so handy!! My sister in law formula feeds, and I wonder if she’s ever heard of this thing! Preparing for baby really does take over the whole house, it’s quite mad haha. Thanks for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

For such little people they sure take up a lot of room! Thanks for commenting #KCACOLS

Mrs Morgan Plus 3

That machine looks amazing I have the Tommee Tippie perfect prep machine but you have to put the powder on yourself xx #KCACOLS

I looked into Tommee Tippie but it just seemed like if you didn’t have EVERYTHING Tommee Tippie it wouldn’t work properly. #KCACOLS

Madeline Littlejohns

My son was formula fed, and I remember when I first saw those bottle-making machines I thought they were so unnecessary, but I’ve read so many rave reviews about them I’m starting to think maybe it would’ve been nice to have one, haha! x #KCACOLS

My husband feels the same way, and with my other kids I just mixed formula in bulk once a day based on what they drank. now I have two kids in activities and school of some sort and I’m hoping to save some time. We shall see I suppose. Thanks for commenting. #KCACOLS

Samsam – Simply A Mama

Great list I ended up using most of these things when my baby was an infant #TheList

Thanks, I realized I procrastinated to long in getting ready this time around so a room by room list was my only hope. #TheList

The Mama Nurse

Omg baby Keurig! Have seen those before and love the idea. Will be interested in reading your full review when it comes out! I also loved the Playtex Drop-Ins… Was very sad to see the latex nipples discontinued though. 🙁
Tori @ The Mama Nurse

Thank you! I will be sure to let you know when I do it. Only a couple days until baby arrives so I will be able to fully use it soon!. I found the latex nipples to soft, when my son sucked on them they would just collapse and he wouldn’t get anything, so it was a blessing to not have to repurchase nipples for everything. My latex allergy also played a factor. Thanks for the comment! #KCACOLS

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A Moment with Franca

Wow that Baby Breeza looks and sounds fascinating! Great list! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, 🙂 x

It truly is amazing, I hope to write a review on it soon. I just need to figure out where to start. #KCACOLS

I resent the comment that I gave you most of the food you don’t eat lol this is her mom by the way.

Sandy is much worse than you for it.

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