January 16, 2011 § 1 Comment
I promised a post about baby stuff I can’t live without. Btw, I’m typing this while Nadi is NAPPING 🙂
1. Bamboo baby bedding (we have these lovely sheets by BambooBaby). The heater in our house has a mind of its own and most often the house is either too hot or too cold. In addition to being naturally antibacterial, bamboo is also a wonderful temperature mediator and I find that when Nadi’s wrapped up in it, her body temperature feels basically the same regardless of what our heater is doing. Helps with her being such a good sleeper I’m sure.
2. Our stroller. Despite a few posts below where I toggle back and forth between the Bugaboo and the Phil & Ted’s, we didn’t buy either :). Instead, practicality won out (aka the Hus won out) and we got the Baby Jogger City Select. While it doesn’t have the aesthetic appeal I typically succumb to, it is pretty great and Nadi really likes it so that’s all that matters of course. We use it A LOT and have made great use of the many ways you can position the seats etc. Technically she’s still supposed to be in her car seat perched on top of the stroller at this age, the seat is so much more comfortable that unless she’s asleep in the car and I need to put her in the stroller, I put her in the seat. People used to put their babies in the backseat of cars in boxes for heaven’s sake.
3. Our aden + anais bamboo/muslin swaddle blankets. Nadi still likes to be swaddled for sleep and b/c she’s so little, she’s not outgrown the swaddle yet so we keep doing it. Yes, I’ll have to wean her off the swaddle at some point but that point is not today. She likes it. I’ll do it until she doesn’t.
4. Nadi’s Leap Frog caterpillar. While of course she can’t make full use of this yet, she loves to cuddle it and listen to the classical music that it plays. She even hit the #2 the other day when caterpillar stopped singing to her! Totally by mistake of course but she got a kick out of it and we had a little party in her crib to celebrate.
5. Nadi’s Eric Carle teether. Ours is a butterfly rather than a lion but she really likes this toy. We take it everywhere and she particularly likes to suck on the crinkly parts. Gives the nips a break now and again so… yay for that!
6. Nadi also really loves her Manhattan Toy Whoozit. This was the first toy she ever really showed any interest in and we didn’t leave the house without it for her first 3 months on Earth. We have the girl Whoozit but while out and about the other day, we saw a little boy with a boy Whoozit (dark blue face instead of pink). Cute.
There are also a few baby items I can’t live without the IDEA of, however we either missed the boat, haven’t caught the boat yet or the boat is too expensive. They are:
8. The Baby Bjorn high chair. Nadi isn’t too far off from giving solids a try which means I can pitch this chair to the Hus. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂
9. The songbird Grobag. Just love this but can’t justify the $70 price tag when I can get a Halo sleep sack at Winner’s for $20. Boo.
10. Last but not least, me loves the idea of the Puj foldable baby bathtub. Nadi loves baths but I only have a standard hard plastic bathtub for her and while we have a fabric hammocky-type thing that she lays on, she never looks very comfortable and I have to keep adjusting her as she slides down the hammocky-thing several times/bath leaving her neck cricked at a disturbing angle. While she’d be too big for this Puj now, bathing her when she was a newborn was totally daunting and b/c I didn’t feel I had the proper equipment, I tended to sponge bathe her instead. Nadi cried a lot when she was really little and given how much she likes baths now, I’ll bet something like this would have helped us all.
That’s all I have for today. We’re having our prenatal class reunion at our place later today so gotta prep the house! Peace out.