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Let's see... It's really personal preference. I didn't get the KKs for along time 'cause, um, well, they're ugly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> SIGG is a great bottle. It's aluminum BUT has a non-reactive, water-based liner that's free of chemicals like bpA, etc. I've got quite a few SIGG bottles and like them. They do dent pretty easily when dropped (especially when full and on my tile floors!), but I've found that these cosmetic problems aren't super noticeable after I get over the fact that my beautiful bottle got dropped. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
As for KK, they're stainless steel and NOT lined. Like I said, I don't care for the look so much - just plain stainless with the KK logo on it (and not a super fashionable one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">). But they do have the sippy adapter that works with the Avent sippy spouts, as opposed to SIGG only having (at best, for kids) sport tops - which can drip. So, for my toddler who liked to shake his SIGG, KKs were a good option. But he got more used to SIGG, too, and I really oughta get 'em all out again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Heather B-THanks for your insight on the bottles! And for the link to born free bottles-stoked on that! My DS also self-weaned from pacifiers at 9 months when we were at his grandparents for CHristmas. He still is entertained when he sees them and puts them in his mouth for a minute, but then tosses it! I was so glad it wasn't some traumatic weaning, because they really helped me initially as I was sleeping with my finger in his mouth in between feedings (and not sleeping well!)<br>
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To Boppy or not Boppy? I haven't seen that on anyones list. Is it worth it or not. We didn't have one with DS but have been debating on one for this baby. Would love input.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">To Boppy or not Boppy? I haven't seen that on anyones list. Is it worth it or not. We didn't have one with DS but have been debating on one for this baby. Would love input.</div>
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I had one with DS and never used it. I found it too narrow for his body for him to lay on it. We used a pillow instead for nursing, etc. I think I did put him in it a couple of times when he was *right* on the verge of sitting up.<br><br>
I like the "idea" of them. I just like using a pillow better when nursing!
 

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I love my boppy, but i did use an extra couple of pillows, especially at first. you can use them to prop them(babies) up a bit too when laying down.
 

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you'll have to let me know what you think of that amby, i'm very curious.
 

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I think the upside to Kleen Kanteen is that they are stainlees steel, whereas Sigg have some sort of coating on the inside. They say it is safe, but I heard it hasn't been studied. Don't quote me, that info was given to me by a woman on another message board when I was looking into this! We are trying to get away from plastic, but it is SO hard! My toddler is not going to carry around glass cups, we would all be cut to shreds!
 

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Banana, I admit that I'm kind of curious too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I got it after a long (and I do mean LONG) conversation with my chiropractor about the best beds for babies and after researching a lot. It was between that and a cosleeper (we'll be cosleeping eventually, but something about having a newborn in my bed freaks me out a bit, and we use a lot of covers in the winter).<br><br>
The Amby was appealing, honestly, because it moves in response to the baby's movements since it's on a spring, and supposedly helps them self soothe to a degree (mimics womb movements). I would never ever ignore my baby, but if it keeps them from even having to get uncomfortable enough to cry, that's great. It can also help with reflux if the baby has that.<br><br>
I'll let you know- it seems really interesting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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i didn't care for my boppy much, but i loved the my brest friend i got partway through the early nursing stage.<br><br><a href="http://www.mybrestfriend.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mybrestfriend.com/</a>
 

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I've used the Boppy - in fact I used it alot with my first. I think it was helpful at that point. With my 2nd, I got the Boppy Prop'n'Play (not sure what they call it now) - which was a Boppy with an arch over it, so baby could lay on the pillow and look at toys/play. THAT I thought was a good investment. I never did use the pillow itself, though, as a nursing aid. When we moved, the "movers who care" obviously DIDN'T and put my Boppy in a box with heavy computers - it's FLAT!! Ugh. Thankfully that was the original/old one. But it's really pretty worthless now. I may try washing it to see if it fluffs up, figuring it can't get any worse than it is!<br><br>
I'm a plus-sized mama and the Boppy never fit "right," but I could still use it wrapped as much around as it would go. I'm not sure how well something that goes all around like the MyBrestFriend would work on bigger mamas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I agree that sometimes just a regular pillow (or two!) is nice. The advantage of a nursing pillow is that it's got pillow where you need it, and not just extra fluff running around - if that makes sense! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It is definitely nice to have SOMETHING to rest your arms on when nursing so much!
 

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I want<br><br>
- small diapers (DS wears BG one size, which are a little big for a newborn)<br>
- some small clothes (we already got rid of pretty much all the 0-3 and 3-6 when DS outgrew them)<br>
- a couple of months of meals from a meal service and/or friends<br>
- and someone to clean our house for a few months too!<br><br>
that's about it... there is plenty of room in the bed for a new baby, and we still have soft slings and wraps for the newborn stage... what more could a baby need?<br><br>
Oh, a car seat too... it's hard to remember that though, since we never use the car.
 

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I have 2 boppies so I didn't put them on my list. I use them for nursing, pretty much forever, because I have pendulous breasts and have to hold them. I'm more comfortable not having to hold my baby up. With an older baby, any pillow will do. I used a My Breast Friend. It was nice, but not worth buying when I already had Boopies. I don't really use the Boopies for sitting the baby; my babies are too skinny.<br><br>
We got a Bumbo seat too, which I like, but isn't so useful with skinny babies either. I had to wait months until I could use it, and by that point he would tip it so he could crawl away. I never felt it was very safe. He fell out of it several times. I pretty much only use it to feed him.
 

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Regarding SIGG bottles, I just saw this on a mailing list:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">On March 9th, it was brought to my attention that a website sponsored<br>
by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) made mention that SIGG<br>
bottles contain plastic liners with bisphenol A (BPA).<br><br>
I can assure you that SIGG bottles are absolutely not made with a<br>
plastic liner and are in fact lined with a proprietary non-toxic,<br>
water-based resin which has been refined over decades of study and is<br>
extremely safe & stable.<br><br>
Based on the confidence we have in our product backed by numerous<br>
laboratory studies, we questioned the EWG and requested that they<br>
provide us with the testing they have conducted on SIGG – or<br>
alternatively to remove the “SIGG” mention from their website if they<br>
have not tested SIGG. Within 24 hours of this request, the EWG<br>
removed SIGG’s name from their report. In fact, later admitting they<br>
had not tested SIGG.<br><br>
Unfortunately, in the meantime this message was picked up by a few<br>
other websites, one of those being The Organic Consumers Association<br>
(OCA) and their newsletter Organic Bytes. When we questioned the OCA<br>
on their mention of SIGG, this is the emailed response we received:<br><br>
“We made a mistake. Sigg bottles do not contain BPAs... it was read<br>
wrong and there was confusion. Apologies about this.” - Member<br>
Services, Organic Consumers Assn.<br><br>
As you may know, the BPA issues surrounding Lexan plastic bottles<br>
(polycarbonate #7) involve the migration of chemicals from the<br>
plastic into the contents of the bottles. On the other hand, SIGG<br>
bottles have been thoroughly tested in Europe to ensure 0% leaching<br>
of any substance - no trace of BPA, BPB or any phthalates.<br><br>
“According to the results of our evaluation, use of a SIGG bottle<br>
does not add to the beverage any particles and/or components which<br>
are harmful to human health.”<br>
– Dr. Ulrich Nehring, European Institute Nehring<br><br><br>
We understand the controversy and concern surrounding BPA leaching<br>
from plastic water bottles and can assure you that SIGG bottles are<br>
leach-free and 100% safe. We are upset about the misinformation which<br>
has circulated and are working feverishly to clear the good name of<br>
SIGG.<br><br>
Thank you for your continued support and trust in SIGG.<br><br>
Steve Wasik<br>
President<br>
SIGG USA</td>
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Heather- that is great! Thank You for clarification on that. I agree that their bottles are much more fun to look at! Now I can order some, woo hoo!<br><br>
I have two boppies, a regular and a prop and play. We did use the prop and play a lot for tummy time and sitting up. I had a csection, and the Boppy was very uncomfortable against it. I never did use it for nursing at all. I may try this time though. I just used pillows, and that was rather a PITA a lot of the time.
 

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I have 2 boppys and love them. In fact, I still use it to nurse my 2 1/2 yr old 37lb toddler sometimes. I have very large, droopy breast and am plus sized. At first I didn't want one cause I tried it on and it wouldn't fit around my waist but then my SIL gave me hers. I just made it fit like and it's more of a bracket shaped than a C lol but I love it. I bought a second one because I was always running from one end of the house to the other for it. Both of mine are stretched out, a little flattened, and I love them!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We got a Bumbo seat too, which I like, but isn't so useful with skinny babies either. I had to wait months until I could use it, and by that point he would tip it so he could crawl away.</div>
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providing he didn't get hurt, that's kind of a funny image. I can just imagine this supersmart little guy figuring out that if he just wiggles enough-he can get away...
 

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I think I'm the extravagent mom on the list... We've been stroller shopping, and I am sad to say that I really want the Bugaboo Frog. It's crazy expensive, but it just seems so much more useful than the other stuff out there... And the Peg Perego carseat so that you can use it without the base and it fits in the stroller...<br><br><br>
No, your not cause I want a Bugaboo Camelion, but I know I will never use the bassenett but DH needs the extendable handle bar and the Peg Pergo carseat although I don't think I'll be carrying baby around in it or using it with the stroller. I carried DS in a sling and hardly ever carried him in his baby bucket and I pushed the stroller and put all the stuff in it but carried DS in the sling. DS is going to be 4 years old and is still carried in a ergo on long outings. I want the boogie board thing that he can stand on (I think he would enjoy that) plus he is getting too heavy to be carried. DS can ride in the stroller also he is within the weight limit. I wish I could find a store that had them so I could have DS ride in it and try it out.<br><br>
Actually I could take the bassenett thing to grandmas house for baby to hang out in or possiably use it around our house while I'm doing stuff and having him in a sling is not safe.
 

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it's not on my list - because I already own TWO! loved my boppy. I had a c-section and it didn't bother me at all, I actually called it "the incision saver" because it protected me from having her on it.
 

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Bugaboos are SO yummy looking. There's no way I could justify buying one, but I envy anyone who has one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Heather, thanks! I love my Sigg bottles. I can't bring myself to order Klean Kanteen because of the awful K-for-C-substitution, and because they're so dull.
 
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