Monday, January 20, 2014

baby favorites {0-6 months}

i used a lot of blogs and mommy friends to draw guidance from on what we'd really use those first few months.  it was such a help to hear what works for some and what doesn't for others because that first trip to babies "r" us is a tad overwhelming.  i thought i'd do a few of our favorites that we have loved and used daily over the last 6 months.  i've really learned that every baby is different and so what may work for one doesn't for another.  live and learn or return.  i could probably do a rather long post on the things i thought we'd get the most use out of and haven't.  feel free to add some of your first 6 month must haves in the comments.

1. bumbo.  i heard so many mixed reviews on this.  some babies love it and some hated it.  i received one at a shower and decided to just keep it boxed up in his closet with the gift receipt so if he wasn't showing any interest i could take it back.  thankfully, declan has absolutely loved it.  he loves being upright checking everything out.

2. swaddle design marquisette blanket.  i love these.  i love the aden+anais too, but you can't beat the price on these.  they're incredibly soft and with them being so lightweight they're perfect for a summer baby.

3. snug-a-puppy.  this thing has become family to us.  i bought this, fisher price rock n' play, on a whim thinking we'd use our mamaroo a majority of the time, but that it might be nice to have something more lightweight to move around the house.  who knew he'd sleep in it for the first 3.5 months.  this thing saved us and is perfect for reflux babies being at an incline. 

4.  dapple dish soap.  kind of pricey for soap, but and babies "r" us always seem to have it buy one get one free.  i love that it's all natural, but it being low sud and having baking soda in it keeps me buying it.  i can wash pump parts and bottles much quicker with this than anything else.

5. aden+anais bibs.  declan's always been a bottle gulper so we have to put a bib on him.  these fit perfectly around the neck and do a great job of absorbing dribbles.  also nice to keep on him as he teeths and is drooling up a storm.

6. sophie the giraffe.  oh how we love our sophie.  i actually had one as a baby and so i registered for one more for sentimental reasons.  my husband thought it was ridiculous that a chew toy could have a $20 price tag.  but declan loves this thing and will chew on her forever and i guarantee you boy would run out and buy a dozen more for all the peace and quiet she brings.

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