Saturday, February 28, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things. . . .

After 2 1/2 months, I would say that these are a few of our favorite things . . . .
  • Video Monitor (click here to read an entire post about this)
  • Fisher Price Papasan Cradle Swing
  • Fisher Price Rainforest Bouncy Seat
  • Secure Incline Sleeper
  • Summer Newborn-to-Toddler Bath Center and Shower
  • Aveenobaby bath & body wash
  • Hooded bath towels
  • Sunshine Kids Car Easy View Mirror (I love being able to watch Micah through the mirror - and this simple inexpensive one works great!)
  • Tiny Love Lights & Music Playmat
  • Graco Pack 'N Play (with changing table)
  • Balmex or Desitin - I'm hating the Butt Paste - it is yellow so it always looks like I forgot to clean off all the poop, and it smells like cinnamon - that is just so wrong.
  • Sleepy Wrap (DH is liking the Ergo carrier . . . I don't get to use it much, though)
  • Medela Pump-in-Style and SOFT breast shields
  • First Years Breastflow Bottles (GREAT for breastfeeding moms - or for breastfeeding babies that are not taking to the bottle)
  • Playtex Ventaire Wide Mouth (slow flow nipple - good for breastfeeding moms - wide mouth more similar to breast)
  • Medicine dispenser pacifier
  • Hooter Hider (now known as the Bebe Au Lait)
  • Swaddle . . . either the Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe or the Halo SleepSack Swaddle
  • Pacifier clip (for attaching the pacifier to the baby's clothing)
  • Sleep Sheep/Dexbaby sound machine
  • Hands-free pumping bra
  • Lullaby CDs (Rockabye lullabies - U2, Beatles, Einstein Baby Classics)
  • Childrens CDs (Free to Be You and Me, Sesame Street Platinum, Really Rosie)
  • Nursing bras (and sleeping nursing bras)
  • Medela or Lansinoh breast pads
  • Prefold Cloth diapers (we use these as burp clothes, for putting on top of the changing table cover and in the Pack 'N Play changing table to keep things from getting dirty)
  • Pampers Swaddlers Diapers (if you have a skinny baby, these seems to fit better - it also has a notch for the cord cut out, and they come in sensitive AND in preemie size)
  • Footed zip up outfits
  • Side snap shirts or side snap onesies - these are SOOO much easier to put on/take off early on. Regular onesies must go over the head, but the side snaps do not.
  • Long sleeve shirts with the built-in mittens (only good for the winter time)
Here is some video of Micah in my new sleepy wrap:


mcweix said...

I cannot beleive you DON'T love the butt paste! It is my favorite baby product ever! We love the halo and wraps too! I wish we'd had them right from the start!

Me said...

No - there are so many other creams out there - I can't stand all that brownish yellow stuff getting under my nails - it stains, and then my hands smell like cinnamon. And I really don't like it when Micah's rump smells like cinnamon . . . with poop - it makes me uninterested in eating anything with cinnamon!