Suddenly, I look around and everyone is pregnant. It’s incredible.
I love seeing those bumps and the excitement on the radiant face of an expectant mom. My heart sings. So, today, I dedicate this to all of you. It’s a list of the products I use most often for my little red fox. Mind you, it’s not an exhaustive list. I just don’t have the brainpower to manage such a thing. However, feel free to drop me a line if you have a specific question. I’d be more than happy to answer!
My favorite carrier.Hurray for back support! I’m delighted to tout the Gemini because there was a great deal of trial and error involved in finding a good carrier.
I also love slings for a quick jaunt. These ones are quite pretty.
A fabulous bathtub for your newborn! The best part about the Puj tub is that it you can hang it flush to the wall when you’re done. There’s no bulky storage issue, which is fabulous for small houses.
Gentle and organic baby wash. Unscented!
A hooded towel for baby.
Itty bitty nail clippers.
Some great baby bottles that are BPA free and designed to prevent gas.
I cannot mention these mesh food feeders enough. They are wonderful for helping your baby explore new foods.
We also found her Bumbo Baby Seat indispensable for feeding until she could sit up unassisted.
Amazonfresh, I love you because you make my life a great deal easier. I never thought I’d use such a service, but I really appreciate the ease it provides.
Cloth diapers. I worried they might be hard to handle, but I actually think they work far better than the disposables. I have about 24 of them and it’s just right.
You will love the Boppy Pillow for breastfeeding. Without it, I get awful arm cramps. Oh, and cute covers are hard to find. I wish I had a good suggestion, but I don’t!
And, while we’re on the subject of breastfeeding, I recommend getting a breast pump if only to give yourself a bit of freedom. The pump allowed me to leave the house for more than a 2 hour stretch, which is important for tired mamas to stay sane! Let your partner bottle feed the wee one. It’s good for bonding, after all.
A soothing white noise application on the iphone was essential during the early months to help Maeve off to dreamland. We used this docking station in her room to play it. It was also useful at the hospital during labor. Don’t forget to make your playlist!
I adore my BOB stroller. Is it possible to truly love a stroller? I think so! It rides like butter and, in a city as muddy as Seattle, I am so very thankful for those thick wheels. I used the infant car seat adapter as well so that I could just move Maeve from her seat and into the stroller without waking her. Brilliant stuff, those adapters.
A warm car seat cover saved us during the brutal winter months. Maeve stayed nice and toasty.
These swaddle blankets are great and substitute as burp cloths in a pinch. However, you don’t need a thousand of them. Just a few will do you fine.
Fancy baby bedding is wonderfully cute, but not so practical. I went for inexpensive bedding at Ikea and I love it!
I could go on and on about toys, but that seems even more subjective than most things. I will say, however, I love having toys I can connect to Maeve’s car seat. Toys like this are great. These link rings make connecting toys so easy. I used them on my baby carrier and stroller as well.
I would love to talk to you about teething, but my little one is toothless so far! I hope to update soon, or do I?