Originally Posted by hoodleehoo
We're pregnant with our first baby and are really excited. Due date is Sept 3 so we have a while, but I was curious what great (relatively) new products/toys/accessories that you've found to be greatly helpful!
My wife saw a gadget that allows you to feed your child from a bottle without holding it (like a pacifier with a tube that goes into a bottle, like a straw) which seems like a great idea. Our friend just had a baby and got a cool thing you put in the backseat of the car for the baby to look at with lights and noises which you can turn on by remote if the baby starts to cry.
I'm sure there are a ton of things out there that not everyone knows about that would be so helpful/handy! I'd love to hear your recommendations!
I have a 12 week old. These are my favorite things (so far).
Little Frog woven wrap - Wearing the baby is the BEST. Keeps us close and me hands free. He loves taking naps in it.
BabyBjorn bouncy seat - This is lightweight so easy to move around the house. I take it into the bathroom and set him in it while I shower/brush teeth/etc. Very easy to clean in washing machine, too.
Keekaroo Peanut Changer - wipes clean and no need for a sheet style cover so less laundry! Adorable colors as well.
Nursing tanks with shelf bras - so I can unsnap and pull up the shirt I'm wearing over and still have my tummy covered. May not be great for super large chested women but I'm rocking some D's right now and it's plenty for me.
Button down front PJs - makes nursing at night in bed SO much easier (we bedshare)
Car seat mirror - I can see my babe's face in the rear facing car seat from the driver's seat, which is great because I know if he's fallen asleep!
Tivoli Couture Car seat jacket - SO great if you get cold winters. Pops over the car seat like a shower cap so babe stays snug without having to put on extra layers, and can pop off when you get inside so baby doesn't get overheated
California Baby organic baby powder - absolutely the BEST at preventing diaper rash and smells amazing
Babo calendula shampoo and body wash - smells the best and great for sensitive baby skin
Essentials: nail clippers, cotton balls, q tips, water wipes, rectal thermometer, saline gel, nasal aspirator
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding from LLLI
Sweet Sleep from LLLI
The Vaccine Book by Dr Sears
I got SO much baby stuff for my shower and these are really the only things we use on a regular basis!