favorite baby items.

we have lots of items for mary.  a few of them have made our favorites list.  seriously.  i don't think we could survive a day without some of them.  i know every baby is different but here is what we love and what mary loves...

Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmer:
jay found this little gem after some research at walmart.  it's easy to use and has a timer.  and it is fast!

Tommee Tippee Bottles:
i love these and so does mary.  the nipples are very pliable and mary has never had an issue going back and forth between me and the bottles.

iSleep iPhone/iPod App:
i have slept with a sound machine since nursing school and got jay used to it as well.  we have mary used to it as well and it's so great having it on our phones.  we have it anywhere and everywhere we go.  the noisier a place is the better for her thanks to the noise.  

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash:
i love this!  it is almost 100% natural and the smell is divine.  mary enjoys playing in the bath and i love how sweet she smells afterwards.

Soothie Pacifiers:
this is the only kind she will take.  i have tried, and still do from time to time, to give her a different kind and she gets mad.  so we all love the soothie in our house.

Summer Infant Swaddle Me Blankets:
i swaddled babies in the hospital for many years.  i have swaddled mary at night since birth and she now knows it as part of her bedtime routine.  after about 3 weeks she was able to wiggle her way out of my super-snug swaddle jobs.  so we moved on to these blankets and we love it and use them every night.  

Chicco Travel System:
i love this brand.  it is so simple to use and it is the second-safest seat on the market.  the stroller is also easy to open and close.  

Boppy Pillow:
we love this!  it gives mary a comfy place to lay while she eats and it has been super great as she gets bigger (and heavier!).  she also likes to lay propped up in it, and has for awhile, to watch the fan or (now) the tv.  

Medela Freestyle Pump:
i have this on loan from my friend rachel and as soon as i send her a check, it'll be mine!  this is a great pump and has come in handy since we came home from the hospital.  it's tiny and portable and we can go 4-5 days in between battery charges.  i have a great supply with pumping and breast feeding and i know it's in large part to this pump.

Summer Infant Right Height Center Tub:
jay picked this out when we spent 2 hours registering in babies 'r' us.  he did a great job.  the infant insert was great for our sink before i put her in the tub.  and the blue base, which can also be used as a seat for me when she can sit up in the white tub and as a step stool for her when she is big enough to use the sink for hand-washing and brushing her teeth.  it has so many transitional pieces and uses- it was a great find.

Graco Lovin' Hug Plug-In Infant Swing:
mary hasn't always loved the swing but for the last 1-2 months she has really come to enjoy it.  she naps in it and seems to know it as a comfy place.  jay and i love that it plugs in so it's one less thing that needs batteries.  

Bright Starts Ingenuity Bouncer:
this is wonderful... it is an automatic bouncer that also has a sound feature.  the cover is very soft and mary has loved this since the day we first put her in it. she can make it bounce just fine on her own but the auto feature is still handy when she's tired.  

there are lots of other things that we love and have come in very handy during our first 3 months but we couldn't have survived without these items.


Becca said...

I loved my freestyle! I'm so glad you're able to use Rachel's. I LOVED the hands free part. It made life so much easier. We had the same bottle warmer, and it was a life saver. Glad to see you guys have found great things that work and are in a groove! :)