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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Favorite Baby Items So Far :)

I decided to put together a list for those soon to be moms out there. I know these helped me a lot in making my purchases. Although my hubby decided to buy everything under the sun anyways- haha!

SO the Nose Frida: This item sounded SO nasty to me when I heard about it- you literally use this device to SUCK the boogers out of your child. Do't worry- there is a piece to stop anything from ever actually getting back to you- but it WORKS! I think it was around $17- but it saved me some nights when Deklan was congested and couldn't breath. The normal ones they give you at the hospital don't get everything and are too big for their tiny noses. So a little saline solution plus this get's the job done!

The Boppy: The first few weeks being that Deklan wouldn't latch I assumed this was an unnecessary item. Now I LOVE IT! He uses it to prop himself up, he sleeps really well in it too. Another hint- buy your cover on etsy- cheap and WAY cuter! :)

Gray and White Chevron and Gray Minky Boppy Cover

Zipper onsie pajamas- WITH fold over hands. LOVED THESE! In the middle of the night when you don't want to snap up one THOUSAND snaps the zipper is quick and easy and fast- making it much more likley to not FULLY wake the baby up while changing him. Also mittens just fell off Deklan so the pajamas that ALSO had the hands that would overlap would help him from scratching himself. If I could redo things I would buy NONE of the non zipper type for the newborn stage.
JUST ONE YOU ™ Made by Carters ® Newborn Boys Interlock Sleep N Play - Green/White.Opens in a new window

So far the boppy has failed me...:( Totally disappointed although he may grow into it more as time goes- we'll see. As of right now he will only sit in it 5 minutes before crying to get out. BUT he does love his swing and we also LOVED his newborn sleeper we got him :)

Fisher Price SnugaBunny Newborn Rock N Play Soother.Opens in a new window

We never did buy a bouncer because it was really never needed. His sleeper rocked and is portable- awesome for bringing him to a babysitters, traveling, or hanging out at the house. He slept in it the first few months and is now in his crib :) It keeps the baby at an incline to help with reflux as well. :)

We DO actually use our wipe warmer- and we like it :) Again keeps him sleepy at evening feeds which is nice :)

I actually LOVE my homemade moby wrap I got as a gift! I use it ALL THE TIME. Deklan loves to feel snuggled :) I actually like it better than the Moby because it's far less fabric and much LIGHTER for the summer! A baby Katan is I think what they call the lighter weight one :) I would suggest those instead- you can buy them HERE My hubby also just got the ergo carrier for him- we love it so far and are excited to try it out in Florida next week- much more sturdy for long trips.

For the stroller we got the city mini GT - LOVE it! At first ours came with a faulty wheel- had to get it replaced but once we did it works PERFECT! Very easy to use and lightweight which I LOVE! :)

Homedics Sound Spa Lullaby Relaxation Machine Homedics Sound Spa Lullaby Relaxation Machine 

Also LOVE this item! Deklan has his on every night- it has different lullabies and soothing sounds and also a light projection giving images up on the ceiling. This is nice to add a little light into the room. 

To ADD to the wipe warmer we also got the organization system for the diaper area to go with it- LOVE this! It keeps everything nice and handy and easy to get to. 

We also got a second car seat base so we had one for both cars which has been super convenient since we never really know what car we are going to take for the day. We used the Chicco KeyFit carseta because it was lightweight- so glad we chose this option now!


For a diaper pail we got the Dekor Plus- I will swear by this thing! It has no smell- hold LOTS of diapers & best of all you can use any bag on it. However I prefer the refill bags because you cut the bottom of the bag, tie it, and toss it- it's SUPER easy and makes good use of all the bag.

D├ękor Plus Diaper Pail
These are just a few of my favs so far- I'm sure I will be adding to this as I go- hope it can help some of you out there. :) Oh and another item I don't use much is the bath tub- I somewhat find it to be an annoyance to get out each time- and it's just in the way. I would say use your sink or take a bath with them- Deklan LOVES that :)


  1. I LOVE our Rock 'n Play too!! Colton loves that little thing, and it's super nice that it folds flat & is portable :)

  2. Thanks for posting this - very helpful as we are making some final preparations for our little one. :)

  3. So helpful...Im super rusty on whats hot & whats not!

  4. We love our wipe warmer too! Such a little thing, but it makes a huge difference. Oh, and zippered pjs...amazing!

  5. I totally need that snot sucker thing! :o)