Monday, June 18, 2012

Mommy Must Haves

I know bloggers do this all the time, but today I'm sharing my must-have baby items.

I blogged before about my love for the Fisher Price Rock n Plays, let me tell you, I still love them! The Bambinos have long grown out of them, but when they were sick back in March, that is the only way I could get Peanut to sleep. He was not even comfortable sleeping in my arms. The fact that the Rock n Plays are slightly elevated helped his congestion a ton.
I could only get him to sleep for 2-3 hours at a time in it, then he'd wake up pissed that I'd strapped him in, but 2-3 hours was better than the 15 minutes at a time he was getting. These are the only piece of baby gear that I've insisted on keeping for my next child....and I stashed both of them in the event that I end up with another set of twins.

Puree Pouches - I mostly made purees, but when it was time for the Bambinos to give up the bottle and transition to sippys they couldn't figure out how to drink out of a straw. Did you know the AAP doesn't even suggest sippy cups but if you have to use one they suggest straws? It's difficult to teach a child to sip through a straw when all they've ever had is nipples. After seeing my friend give puree pouches to her daughter, we gave them to our Bambinos and voilá they learned to sip through a straw.

We usually purchased Earth's Best Organic ones, but occasionally other people (my mom, step-mom) purchased other organic brands. The Bambinos love them and we still occasionally use them if we're going on a long outing or to Eastern Washington and are short on space.

These are probably the two items that made my life so much easier, of course there are certain toys and the like that the Bambinos love, I can share those in another post if you're interested. I will be sharing the items I found unnecessary next week.

Do you have a must have item that made your life easier? 

4 comments:

  1. The boys I babysit liked those puree pouches. And I'm all for sneaking veggies in--ha.

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  2. we had a fisher price swing that was the only thing that would calm my now 3 yr old down for bed time. She would hate us for putting her in it but then you could see her eyelids losing the fight. Now the main way i get veggies into my 1yr old boy is those puree pouches.

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  3. we had a fisher price swing that was the only thing that would calm my now 3 yr old down for bed time. She would hate us for putting her in it but then you could see her eyelids losing the fight. Now the main way i get veggies into my 1yr old boy is those puree pouches.

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  4. I'll have to try the puree pouches when the little one is ready!

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