My apologies that this blog has turned into baby central here lately, but it is our blog and we are in the trenches of all things baby right now. I guess that is the beauty about blogs...if you aren't interested then you don't have to read them.
I digress...I wanted to be sure to list some of the products that we have found invaluable over the past few months. There are many items in baby world that are ridiculous and completely a waste of money then there are others that are worth their weight in gold. Here are a few that are Julie and Nick Baggett approved.
Boppy - Get one (or maybe even two)...your arms and back will thank you. We use this multiple times everyday and have since we came home from the hospital.
Aden + Anais Blankets - These are great everyday blankets. They are larger that most blankets, and they are made of muslin which is thin and breathable. Not to mention that they are cute! (We also have the Aden + Anais sleep sack which we use more now that he isn't swaddled.)
Dr. Brown's Bottle Warmer - Ok I admit that this was one of those items that I thought initially was a waste of money, but boy was I wrong. When the child is screaming because he/she is hungry this gizmo heats the bottle to the perfect temperature in 4 minutes! No more microwave hot spots or dunking the bottle in hot water...this is the ticket.
Munchkin Microwave Sterlizer Bags - The bottle pieces and parts will quickly take over your life, and you can either run your dishwasher all the time or invest in these great Microwave Sterilizer Bags! Three minutes and done...love them. You can use each back 20 times. There are a lot of different brands, but I prefer Munchkin.
Summer Video Monitor - Next to the stroller this was the most expensive item on our registry, but three of my aunts went in together and got it for us and we have LOVED it! Is it slim and easy to carry around, and the picture is great even at night. Our one complaint is that it pretty much kills any wireless internet signal if you are close to it, but in our opinion a small price to pay for being able to not only hear but see what is happening in that crib.
Little Lamb Cradle n Swing - Last, but certainly not least, the swing. Folks I am not lying when I say that we survived the newborn phase thanks to this invention. We didn't have one the first month, but quickly realized that Graham loved motion, and once we got it he napped exclusively in it for over three months. Even though he doesn't nap in it anymore he still plays in it everyday. It is pretty big and does take up a good bit of space, but I am not quite sure what we would have done without it.
I am sure there will be a part two at some point but for those who are just about to start this journey or those who just need ideas for baby gifts...I cannot say enough good things about these six items.