Monday, November 10, 2008

My Mommy Must Haves...

If you are having a baby soon keep reading, if you aren't, you will probably be extremely bored.

These are things I find invaluable for me and Benjamin. :)

1. The Miracle Blanket. This little gem keeps my little Houdini swaddled through the night. Without it, he breaks free and has a very restless sleep.

2. The Sweet Peace Swing- This swing is great. Benjamin didn't always love it, but it has always been great for me to put him in when I just need to go to the restroom or to eat a meal. He has fallen asleep in it a few times too. He seems to build up his tolerance for it and will stay in it longer and longer. A word of advice about this swing. The music on it is terrible. However, you can hook up your ipod to it and play your own music. Brian always reminds me that the music is for the baby, not me. He always refers to the music as Benjamin's "jam."

3. The Rain forest Waterfall Peek A Boo Soother. This little thing is like baby crack. Benjamin loves it. He will stare at it in his crib and "talk" to it.

4. For you breastfeeding moms, the Brest Friend pillow. I really can't say enough about this pillow. Benjamin even takes a nap on it after he eats. It's fantastic. Oh, and I have a boppy too. It doesn't even compare.

5. Also for the breast feeding moms. Lansinoh breast pads. I have tired about 7 different ones and these are the only ones that don't leak for me. They are thin and cover a larger area.

6. I also love the Hooter Hider. I bought it a few weeks ago and it is great for public places. It even has little pockets for your breast pads which is great for me. Before the hooter hider, I used a blanket. Benjamin would be done and I would inevitably lose a pad or two. Pretty awkward to find it stuck to the back of his head. :)

7. This bathtub. It comes with a little hammock. It is awesome because the baby is so slippery and the hammock makes it so much easier to wash the baby.

8. This diaper organizer. Truly one of the best purchases my husband made.

9. This diaper pail. Way better than the diaper genie. You don't have to use their bags and it keeps the smell away better.

10. I call this chair the best thing that ever happened to me. I got it as a gift and I spend hours on end rocking the baby in it. The ottoman is also a must have.

I am sure I can think of a few more things, so I will add more items if I think of them. I hope this helps some of you out there.


Alison 'n Brandyn said...

*Running to update my registry RIGHT NOW!!*

Meg said...

I love these lists! Thanks for posting.

WineCountryWife said...

I completely agree with the Lansinoh pads - they are the best, especially finding them after using bulky, leaky pads that basically do nothing more than toilet paper could do.
We have the same bath, diaper champ, and several other of the same items that I love.
I'm going to have to now try HooterHider, the pockets did it for me.
If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend Butt Paste, so much better than Desitin! :)