When I saw I am a Honey Bee‘s latest post on her baby favorites pop up on my WordPress Reader I decided to be a copy cat and also share my favorite baby items each month. Just like my random ramblings are limited to Thursday Thoughts, I’ll be reserving these Tuesday Tattles for baby related posts.
As I missed month one, here are my favorite necessities over the first two months of motherhood.
Stuart’s cousins gave us this contraption. Already having kids, they knew that this sleeper is more appealing to newborns than their crib or Pack N Play – lying flat is unnatural for newborns and this keeps them cradled and slightly upright.
My favorite feature of the Rock n’ Play is that I can drag it around the house!
I wouldn’t have thought about adding this item to our baby registry if it weren’t for the Babies R Us check list, and now it’s one of my “must haves”! We have noticed a difference in Wesley’s breathing at night when we have the humidifier running – he is less wheezy and sleeps better for it.
This netting fits over our car seat and does double duty. Not only does it keep the mosquitoes from biting, it also keeps the strangers from touching. We would utilize this cover on our walks to Publix when we were living in Florida. We also use it for restaurant dining when the option to sit outside is available.
Diaper rash is inevitable, and this stuff works! I notice a difference in his red bottom after just one diaper change.
In a generation addicted to cell phones (me included) there are many apps to help us manage our children. I have found one that I absolutely love. I can record his feedings (breast, bottle, and solid food), his sleep, and his diaper changes. It will also calculate percentiles when I input his height and weight. What we love about this app is that we can look back at the statistics to see if he’s eating more or less than usual, if he’s having the proper number of dirty diapers, and if he missed a couple naps.
When we created our registry, we spent the most time picking out the stroller and car seat. We needed something that was safe and light enough for me to manage. This car seat is part of Graco’s click to connect line and it snaps perfectly in place into the coordinating strollers.
It’s obvious that a car seat is a necessary baby item, so why am I highlighting it? Wesley’s second month started out with a move from Florida to Ohio and this car seat became his best friend.
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