Sunday, November 09, 2008

Favorite Baby Stuff: Installment #1

I am working on the 2nd Month of Junior Birdman's life update, but it is still in the making. Instead, I will share with you a few of my favorite things for babies:



This blanket is the ultimate swaddler. We did okay with receiving blankets, but this blanket makes it so much easier. Birdman likes to be swaddled at night, it helps him sleep. And this blanket has flaps for his arms, a pouch for his feet, and extra material that goes all around his middle. I LOVE this. After he puked on it on the second night home, and we had to do the laundry in the middle of the night, we went and bought a second one. Since Week 6, Birdman has been sleeping about 7-8 hours per night! This blanket makes the whole swaddling process So Much Easier. Instead of the blankets coming loose, we strap him into this little straight jacket, and he loves it...and we love it too. And he sleeps good. And we love it even more because of that.

#2: The BOB


I love love love this stroller. It has the smoothest ride, mad shocks and is fun to take out and use. I can take it anywhere, to the mall, outside, hiking (if I wanted to)...but it is amazing. The front wheel unlocks and swivels, so I can take it inside stores with the greatest of ease. It has a big shade, and an attachment for our car seat. I went on a walk with another mom the other day, she had a Travel System Stroller, and I was really glad that we purchased the BOB. It is Awesome....folds down a bit big, but it is easy to fold and unfold and it is fun fun fun.

#3: Diaper Caddy
I Love this diaper caddy. We tote it all around the house. Since we two levels at our house, it is nice to be able to tote around all of the things we need from upstairs to downstairs. It has a little drawer that we keep his fingernail clippers, nursing pads, thermometer etc. in.

PS: This picture is not of me.....

Of all the carriers that are out there: Slings, Pouches, Bjorns, etc. I LOVE this one. I have a sling and a Bjorn, but the Sleepy Wrap is so comfortable. It doesn't hurt my back, and I am comfortable going "hands free". And I get a lot of compliments on it. I was a little apprehensive at first, because it is a long piece of material I have to wrap around my body like I am a mummy, but I think it is the best thing out there. Junior likes it too. He usually falls right asleep on our little walks.

7 comments:

mawayment said...

You should get paid for your reviews. We have a travel system and although it is great for not taking them out of the carseat it is SOOOO heavy. I walk to school and there is a hill that kills me. I keep telling Mac we need to get a jog stroller. Thanks for the review!

melissa said...

I've never heard of any of those. How super fun to have use for them. I LOVE the diaper caddy idea.

K2 said...

you are awesome sister!

Bailey Family said...

Great ideas for the future. You should get money for your reviews. I want a BOB too...I pretty much want everything you have because we are twins and we should have the same stuff! You are awesome! I also trust your opinion because you research everything and make sure it is just right!

Brian Muir said...

If the lady in the picture isn't you, then who is that lady holding Jr. Birdman? And. . .how did he get so big so fast. . .and blonde so fast?
Where do you get that carrier/wrap thing?

Uno Kidney said...

We LOVE the BOB. If I haven't said it enough, it totally rocks. And the diaper caddy is nice...I forgot to add that it has a great changing pad with a pocket for it so we can not get pee all over the place.
We got the wrap at a store here in Boise, Bun in the Oven. But I think you can order them from the website. I know there is a similar wrap out there: The Maya Wrap, that basically does the same thing, but the sleepy wrap creators made this one because it is made of different material that will stay tight when tied....
Anyhoo, there is my two cents...

Heather said...

That's a handy blanket. I think back on my nursing school days, and the most challenging was swaddling those babies! My blanket-swrapping skills leave a lot to be desired. I know this because it was reflected on the moms whenever I took them their newborns.