Archive for May, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Baby Products We Love 6-9 Months

Baby Products We Love 6-9 Months

It’s important to note the majority of Baby G’s 6-9 months was spent in quarantine. You will notice a lot of the items are reflective of how we kept him entertained during Zoom meetings!

A subscription box with educational toys for stage-based learning. It’s a little on the pricey side so I consider it a splurge for sure, but Baby G loves the products so we have continued to get boxes. I would say this would make a great gift if you’re wanting to “send” something for a year.

Radio Flyer Wagon with Canopy
Oh my goodness! We randomly brought this thing out at my in-laws house and assembled it. So glad we did because he loves it. I love that it has a canopy so he’s not in direct sunlight (hello pale skin!).

SwimSchool Splash Play Mat
For those hot days, we would pull out this splash pad and let him enjoy some sun and water. There is something about water that makes him go crazy. He has the best time! I bought him a rashguard set from Carters and can’t wait to get him in the pool soon.

Evenflo Play Space
With a boy on the move we had to get our hands on something to contain him. We purchased ours from Amazon and there was not 2-day shipping. Apparently Amazon did not know what was “essential” to me haha It’s easy to set up and move around as needed.

Little Tikes Outdoor Swing
Baby G’s aunt got this for him from the “Easter Bunny” and he giggles so much when he’s in it. I remember having one of these when I was little and it was on my list of items to purchase, but she beat me too it.

Kiddo Feedo Baby Food Storage Container and Freezer Tray
Before moving into quarantine, I was starting to make Baby G’s food. This freezer tray came in handy. Each well is 2 oz. I now use it for other things like saving Pedialyte after I have opened a bottle and don’t want it to go to waste.

Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys
Teething is hard! Baby G loves these. They thaw out quickly so I have a few other teether toys I rotate in and out while these refreeze. There’s always the old ice cubes in a washcloth trick too.

NailFrida The SnipperClipper
Game changer! I always hated clipping Baby G’s nails and I have cut his little fingertips a time or two. Their nails are so tiny and no matter how careful I was being it would always happen. Hello mom guilt. The clippers I had broke so I ordered these and love them. I just wish it had a light on it…that would be the end all pair of nail clippers in my mind! These have a “spyhole” so you see  where you are are cutting and the blades are a little different too, they cut more like scissors.

Squid Socks
Baby G would rub his feet/legs together until the skin was raw so we started putting him in socks every day. He hates things on his feet so he would eventually get the socks off. It was a constant battle at home and at daycare. Then I heard about Squid Socks (Shark Tank) and ordered some. Hooked, he has a lot of trouble getting them off, though he has succeeded. I will say, they are expensive for baby socks and they aren’t the best quality in my opinion, but they do stay on much much better than any other sock we tried.

Zipper Pajamas
I don’t know why I haven’t shared this sooner. WHY don’t all baby pajamas come with zippers? Who wants to be snapping a million snaps in the middle of the night or with a screaming baby. Zippers are the way to go. I love these 2-way zipper pjs from Carters and the inverted zipper of these from Wonder Nation are awesome. Register for a ton of zipper pajamas and if you’re gifting clothes…get some zipper pjs! They’ll love you forever!

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Baby Products We Love 3-6 Months

Baby Products We Love 3-6 Months

It’s very hard to believe Baby G is almost 9 months old and that I wrote my original Baby Products We Love post in November! As Baby G has grown we have found more products we love and I wanted to share them here in case anyone was interested or wanted to include them in their registries. Remember at the end of last post I suggested registering for items beyond those first couple of months. Let’s get started!

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
Talk about a real winner with Baby G! As soon as he was big enough to hold his head up and reach his toes to the ground he was off! He can spend hours in the this bouncer. Not only does it keep him entertained, but it also helps him get rid of some of that energy.

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy
Puppy’s hands, feet, ear, and heart all light up and activate when pressed. It introduces parts of the body, shapes, counts, the alphabet and what Baby G showed us was it has 3 stages of learning. No clue until he pressed and held puppy’s foot and it started a whole new song! It keeps him very interested and if he isn’t looking at puppy and we press one of the sensors, Baby G will turn towards it and then army crawl his way to it to play.

Fisher-Price Froggy Sit Me Up Floor Seat
This was a game changer as Baby G became more active and observant. I love that it has a wide base so I don’t worry about him tipping over (unlike the Bumbo seats). I can take this seat anywhere in the house so he’s near me, but doing his own thing. I put it on the dining room table when I cook, on the bed when I fold laundry, or on the bathroom floor if he’s awake when I am getting ready for work.

Oball Bright Starts Shaker Toy
This was the first toy Baby G picked up and held on his own. It’s also the first one he would shake and transfer from hand to hand. All milestones in development. It’s lightweight and easy to grasp.

AOTIAN Mini Nylon Backpack
I quickly got tired of taking his diaper bag to and from daycare. It contained a bunch of things he didn’t need at daycare, so I downsized to this bag. I mix his bottles every morning (one less step for the teachers) and take them in this bag along with 2 changes of clothes because throw up and blow outs are a real thing lol

Baby Brezza
When we started formula feeding we would mix the bottles and then use a warmer to heat them up. Mostly because we were still adding in some breastmilk. Now that Baby G is 100% formula we got a hand-me-down Baby Brezza and it has been a game changer. With the bottle warmer we were waiting 5-8 minutes for a bottle to warm all while Baby G screamed his head off. With the Baby Brezza it’s less than a minute. The formula we use (Similac Alimentum) is not compatible with the Baby Brezza (don’t know why) so we don’t add the formula to the powder container. We add it straight to the bottle and then let the Baby Brezza provide the warm water.

I am sure I am leaving things out since I started writing this post 2 months ago and have spent the last 47 days away from home due to COVID. Until next post…xoxo Becca

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