Monday, March 8, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things

I have read lots of different blogs listing favorite baby items and it really helped me decide on what to register for with Ellie. Six weeks into Mommyhood I have definitely come up with a few must haves that I would recommend to any new Mommy to be! We still have lots of things we haven't tried so the jury is still out on those items. I will be sure to update this when the time comes for us to use them.

First up is something we use every day...Our Fisher Price My Little Lamb infant seat. Not only are the little lamb ears super cute, but Ellie spent quite a few nights sleeping here when she wanted NOTHING to do with her cradle. The vibrations and music put our little girl right to sleep as you can see!

We also have the matching My Little Lamb Cradle-n-Swing, but we haven't used it that much yet. We are just waiting on her neck to get a little bit stronger so it doesn't flop over when she sits in it.

Diapers--We've tried them all. Luvs, Huggies, Pampers. I hands down recommend Pampers Swaddlers over all of them!

Next is our video monitor. It is sitting right next to me as I type. The is the best thing ever! I would totally recommend any video monitor. Ours is made by Summer.
We get lots of use out of our bottle warmer and wipe warmer. I wasn't sure if I would want or need these things, but now I am glad I have them. You can sanitize pacifiers in the bottle warmer, and the wipe warmer seems to feel pretty good to Ellie. We also have a bottle drying rack and dishwasher basket that get used daily.

As far as bottles go, I'll be honest I am not in love with any we have tried. We have tried the Playtex Ventaire Advanced, Avent, and even tried the cheapo Evenflo Comfi. I guess if I had to pick I would say the Playtex Ventaire would be my favorite. I am starting to realize that expensive doesn't always mean better!
We have the Graco SnugRide 32 Rittenhouse carseat and stroller. I love love love the pattern and so far have been very pleased with both. The carseat is pretty pricey compared to most Graco's and it doesn't come as a travel system, but I think it's because it will hold a child up to 32 pounds which means we will get more use out of it!

Lastly, I would totally recommend a Swaddle Me blanket. We wrap Ellie up tight in this every night and she really seems to like it. She is growing so much that I am afraid we may not get to use it too much longer, but it's great! The velcro makes it so easy.

Well, I think that's it for now. As soon as we get to break out the Bumbo, high chair, exersaucer and other toys, I'll let you know what we think! I have spent way too much time on this post as it is!

1 comment:

  1. oh i just love rittenhouse!!! that is the carseat/ stroller that we registered for and JUST got this weekend. We are due in Oct :)