I loved cloth diapers and slings. As far as your typical baby store type product, I had a thermometer that was in a pacifier. I'm not anti-pacifier, and I found it so helpful when keeping track of a baby's temperature when ill.
I also loved hooded towels but maybe just because of how cute they are.
What have you liked best? Is there anything you can't do without?
I loved the Maya Wrap ring sling. We didn't get the hang of it right away, but then we used it daily from 2 to 22 months!
Also a big fan of the "activity octopus" which is a plush purple octopus with the happiest smile you ever saw and a different texture/toy on each tentacle: things to stroke, crackle, twist, chew, etc. My son would study it for 15+ minutes at a stretch while I did things like go down to the basement to hang laundry on the clothesline--which he otherwise would not tolerate because he got bored and lonely. He still has the octopus and is eager to share it with the new baby.
Mama to a boy EnviroKid 9 years old and a new little girl EnviroBaby !
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