I’ve had a few emails and requests lately to do an updated post on what we’ve been using! This is kind of a follow up to one I did when the babies were much younger. Our For MOMs by MOMs series this week is focusing on baby gear! So, I tried to think of most of the things we use. I didn’t include toys because I wasn’t sure if they would be another post. I bet it will be! If you have done a post like this, feel free to link up on Amanda’s blog! Heather and Jennifer have their posts up, too!
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Boppy Lounger – If you have been following long, you definitely saw Knox & Sloane in these. They were like an extra set of hands. We used these for probably four or five months. Once they started sitting up, rolling, etc. We stopped using them, but they DEFINITELY came in very hand!
Nursing Pillow – EZ 2 nurse pillow – This was great for me for nursing tandem. I also have Boppy Pillows. I would occasionally use these if I was just nursing one and I’m using one again now that I’m just nursing Sloane.
Bottles – Until this week, they’ve only gotten bottles at bedtime. We used Gerber First Essentials when they were very young and then switched to Dr.Brown’s. Both have been good fits for us. We switched Knox to bottles only and Dr.Browns are still hanging strong.
Sterilizer – I use this First Years one. I don’t use it every time I wash, but every times.
For purees, I used Earth’s Best Organics.They are pretty over purees now.
HappyBaby Organic Puffs. They do some Gerber ones, too. I’ve kind of been weeding puffs out, mostly for Knox, trying to determine skin triggers.
They LOVE Mum Mums
As for other foods, we are growing our list everyday. Thank you all for the input the other day on Knox’s skin. Unfortunately, so many people have so many different triggers. We went to a follow up appointment yesterday with the dermatologist and he is going refer us to an Allergen Immunologist to help us figure out triggers. As for the tomato sauce and spaghetti o’s, he’s only has those a few times and it didn’t cause him to flare those times, as far as we could tell.
Paci – Sloane takes a paci, but typically only in her crib. She has always used and loved the Gerber First Essentials. It seems a bit bigger and rounder than most, so I think she learned to keep it in better at an early age. It doesn’t fall out often, but thankfully, when it does, she doesn’t really care.
Cleaning gear – I love the Earth’s Best nursery wipes. I use these on high chairs, toys, public places, etc. I found the travel packs and a bigger container at Babies R Us.
Breathable bumpers. We used these for Sloane for a few months and then she stopped sticking her legs through the post so much.
Diapers – we use Honest & Pampers
Wipes – Seventh generation wipes. We started using these when the kids were pretty young and they’ve worked great for us. They are the most natural pre-packaged ones I have found.
Sound Machine -We have this Homedics one and it’s been great. It also takes batteries so we can use it on the road if need be.
Humidifier -We had the froggy Crane one for a while, but we determine it was a bit hard to clean. There was a little area underneath it that we couldn’t seem to keep from collecting junk. We now have this Shaper Image one and it’s been great.
Air Purifier – We have the Oreck Instinct 200. I blogged about it here and it’s awesome.
Fan – We have a standing fan and I’m not even sure of the brand. It’s collecting dust and I’m thinking about getting a Dyson one.
Angelcare Monitor – We have this one and this one. I will say that the second one has more false alarms. Overall, they have given me a sense of security. I rather have 100 false alarms than no alarm at all. We only turn them on at night time now.
Bath seat – When they babies were little, we just held and submerged their body in the water up to their chest. They LOVED it. We then switched to this Summer bath seat and we also have a tub like one and I’m not sure the brand. I think soon we will put them both in the little ducky together 🙂
Stroller – Baby Jogger City Select. Love it. We got ours at Buy Buy Baby
Car seats – Still in infant ones. We will probably do these until a year, depending on their growth between now and then. We have the Graco Snugride 30’s, I believe.
High Chair – Joovy Nook. I may do a post on these soon. THEY ARE GREAT.
Carrier – I still haven’t carried the babies in a carrier that I wear. Brent wears the Bjorn and really likes it.
We used this Fisher Price swing. Sloane was never a big swing fan, but she would nap in the Fisher Price Rock n’ Play sleeper. We did have a Mamaroo, but I think it was a bit slow for them both. They don’t use either of these anymore
We have Bumbos and trays, but honestly have only used them a handful of trays. I found they worked great as ‘high chairs’ while we were in a hotel room.
If I forgot anything, just ask!
I foresee a baby proofing post in the future 😉
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