Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Other Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Here's the continuation of the list of our favorite baby items.  I did not realize how many items we have received and/or purchased for our little baby.

Ergo Carrier I have to agree with the reviews. The Ergo Baby Carrier is probably one of the best carriers out there. Mike and I also have a Snugli (very little support), and a Baby Bjorn Active, but the Ergo does the least amount of damage to your back and it feels like the baby is not going to fall out.

Ice Cube Tray These silicon trays are wonderful.  I prepare baby food for our little girl and enjoy using this silicon ice cube tray because the cubes of food pop right out.

Crib Sheet Protector
We have the Summer Infant Crib Sheet. Other brands might be just as good. I like it because instead of lifting the whole mattress to change the bed sheet each time our baby's diaper might leak, all we have to do is unsnap the crib sheet protector and wash that.

Disposable Bed Pads This is something that Mike thought of. We had some extra bed protector sheets from when we were house training Butters. (We did not buy the puppy pads for Butters, we bought the pads used for humans). We bought these pads in bulk at Sam's Club and pack them in our diaper bag.  Just think how dirty the changing tables in public restrooms are. Instead of placing a fabric diaper pad on the table, we  place one of these pads on the table and dispose of it.

Baby's First Toothbrush Our baby started gnawing on this toothbrush. She actually sought it out to chew on when she was teething. Then one of the dogs decided to chew it and Mike found pieces of the chewed toothbrush in the doggies poop. 

Graco Snug Rider. Love love love this stroller frame. (Well, we had the older model) and a Graco infant carrier.  You just snap the carrier into the stroller frame, and voila, you are good to go. No bulky stroller to lift out of your car trunk and assemble.
Bumkins Waterproof Bibs These bibs are great when you start feeding solids to your baby. It does not seem to stain and the pocket on the bottom catches extra spillage.  

Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets I really like these swaddle blankets.  They are a bit pricey at ~$35 for a pack of four, but sometimes they can go down to $25 on Amazon.  There seems to be a lot of hype about these blankets, but I like how soft and large these blankets are.  I did not like them initially because they were too large for our tiny baby, but by the time she was about 10 lbs, we started using these swaddles more.  

Oh and if you are an Amazon Mom member, there's a 20% Appreciation Event going on from May 8-31. So some select items will be on sale.


Anonymous said...

I thought we were the only ones using puppy pads for our son! I'm glad others see how practical they are.

genkitummy said...

I agree, I'm surprised that others do not do the same thing. It's so much more sanitary than a reusable diaper pad.

Chou said...

Who knew having an extra person in one's life would mean so many new things to try out?

genkitummy said...

Chou-Isn't crazy. I feel like I'm learning a new language or subject with all this baby supplies shopping.