I've been really open about the fact that I wasn't able to breastfeed Sloan due to milk supply issues. I've also chatted about how I've dealt with low milk supply (a few times) with Phayre. The hardest part about not producing enough milk is constantly wondering how much milk your baby is actually getting. When Phayre was first born, I went into lactation several times just so that I could nurse her and have her weighed. I was SO stressed, constantly worrying that she wasn't getting enough milk. I also took her into the pediatrician once a week for weight checks just to make sure she was gaining enough weight.
I took Phayre into lactation and the pediatrician because knowing her exact weight gave me the peace of mind that I needed to keep nursing. I would have given anything to have been able to weigh her throughout the day or even once every few days. Well my friends, I have found that peace of mind with the new Hatch Baby smart changing pad. We started using the smart changing pad about a month ago and it is seriously amazing! I am so excited to tell you a little about it and share our experience. And seriously whyyyyyyy didn't I have this seven months ago when P was first born?! Oh and major bonus, I have a very generous discount for you guys... keep reading!
I posted last month that I was dealing with low milk supply and how heartbroken that made me feel. Shortly after I had posted that, we received the smart changing pad. I opened the box and got it set up as fast as I could. I weighed Phayre, nursed her, and then weighed her again. Just as I had suspected, my supply was down. I weighed her before and after every feeding over the next few weeks while I worked to get my supply back up. I can't even tell you how amazing it was to see exactly how much milk she was getting while nursing so that I knew when I needed to supplement. I also love being able to easily track her growth and the app tells me what percentile she's in!
The Hatch Baby changing pad tracks your baby's weight, feedings, and diapers. It is connected to a free app that gives you the ability to also track your baby's length and sleep. The perfect app in those early weeks when your pediatrician asks you track diapers and growth. Multiple users can log in to your baby's account so both parents (or any other caretaker) can see all of their stats (my husband loves this). I love the actual design of the changing base and the quilted pad is so soft. The pad comes in four colors: blue, pink, gray, and tan. We chose gray and it's a really nice charcoal shade.
Setting up the base and the app was a breeze. They are both super user friendly and give very clear step by step instructions. Using the pad is so easy, it has a really nice touch screen and only takes seconds to log things in. Everything you log into the pad directly goes to your app so keeping track of everything is done for you! The changing pad is also pretty light (less than ten pounds) so it would be easy to move around the house if you needed to. It's also the size of an average changing pad, so it doesn't take up any extra space.
You can learn more about the Hatch Baby smart changing pad here. You can learn more about their free app (which I LOVE) here. And make sure to check them out on Instagram and Facebook too.
Let me know if you have any more questions about our experience!
You can see Phayre's full nursery tour here (although it was posted before we had this amazing changing pad)!