Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Must Have Baby Items.

Here are some of my favorite baby items. This time around I have discovered a couple items that have seriously been lifesavers for me and I only wish I had them around with the first two babes. These are simply my personal opinions and my opinions only.  

One thing that has seriously been my number one item with Bentley is the Fisher Price Rock N Play Sleeper. It's a hammock thingy the baby can sleep in all night and hang out in it all day, especially when they are newbies and they aren't moving around yet. It's lightweight and easy to carry around from room to room. This time with Bentley I never even used our bassinet. The bassinet is a lot bigger and bulky and the baby lays flat, the rock n play is inclined so the baby isn't laying flat on their backs. And at night I can see Bentley, nothing obstructs my view of him and I can see him perfectly. I highly recommend this instead of a bassinet. Another great thing about it is the weight limit is 25 lbs! The weight limit on our bassinet is 15lbs. Easton had out grown the bassinet before he was 2 months old and had to move into his crib, the bassinet was tilting sideways because he was so heavy:)

Please don't worry my sweet baby boy was not suffocating and could breath just fine:)

Sleeping so peacefully.  I have a ton of pictures like this one where he is sound to sleep like a sweet angel.

Another item I am loving the third time around is the Moby Wrap. With Cameron I bought a cheapo Jeep carrier and both Cameron and Easton were not fans of it. It was hard for them to get comfy and it was uncomfortable for me as well. I barely used it with Easton, probably only a couple of times.

So this time I wanted to try the Moby. At first I always hated the wraps, they kinda freaked me out, like the baby is going to fall out or something. I read about it and asked around and decided to give it a try and I love it! It is a little intimidating at first because it's this long ass piece of fabric and I was like WTF is this?! But after practicing a few times I got the hang of it and both Bentley and I love it. He almost always falls asleep in it. When he is cranky, fussy, and wants to be held I just get out the Moby and wrap him up in it. It's nice when I am trying to get stuff done around the house. And it never fails right when I am trying to do something is when he decides to get cranky. It does get a little hot and sweaty if your outside in the 100 degree heat. I mostly use it when I am indoors.

My favorite receiving blanket is by Swaddle Designs...Ultimate Receiving Blanket. We got this as a gift when Cameron was born. All the other receiving blankets out there were never large enough to wrap up my boys. Maybe a 6 pound baby but not my 10 pound babies. With Cameron I used the Swaddle Me blankets more but Easton couldn't stand his arms being wrapped up and glued to him and this blanket was just perfect, his arms could be loose and free while the rest of him was all snug. And there is a little tag that tells you how to swaddle your babe just in case you forget:)
I always have this blanket in the Rock N Play so when I lay Bentley down and that way I can just wrap up him up when and if he gets chilly from the air conditioner. The Ultimate Receiving blanket is 42X42 inches where as most other blankets are 30x30 or 30x40. I like to use the Gerber receiving blankets for burp clothes. They are perfect when folded in half and draped over your shoulder. It covers almost the whole shoulder area so when baby spits up your covered on the front side and back side:)

After three babies I cannot tell you how many bottles I have tried. With both Cameron and Easton I tried several different brands and hated them all. My biggest complaint was they leaked all over. Tommee Tippee came out right after Easton was born. A couple of my friends tried and loved them, so I decided to give them a try. So far so good. The nipple can get a little inverted and causes the baby to drool a little but that's an easy fix.

These are just some of my favorites and I don't think I could live without any of them.
What are your favorite baby items? What was a lifesaver for you?


  1. OMG he is so handsome your boys will be lady killers. Need to lock up my little one :0)

  2. OK, he is as cute as can be. I love the Moby too, I still use it with Tate. I think I used it with Finn until he was two.

  3. bentley is so precious and peaceful sleeping. i am definitely going to get the rock n' play sleeper. i have got it for three friends bc so many people swear by it. my friend, kelly, doesn't use her bassinet either and instead uses the rock n' play and keeps it right next to her bed. :)
    thank you so much for sharing all these awesome finds, jessica!
    i hope your august is off to a wonderful start. <3


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