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*I still stand by this equipment list through and through, but their our two changes I would make. I would NOT buy that car seat. I love the all black, but it’s SO heavy. There are better ones out there now and I would definitely have purchased the Uppababy Mesa Carseat now.
*I also don’t think the Momaroo is worth the money. I prefer a regular bouncer that is easy to move around the house and outside. We used this Bjorn bouncer for Madelyn and loved being able to move it outside with us.
*We ended up buying this travel crib or pack-n-play with Brody and am still obsessed with it. I liked the pack N play linked above at the beginning because it was nice to have a changing station downstairs when the baby was young. If you don’t need that, I would suggest just purchasing a travel crib that you could set up at home if you need, but is also really easy to take on trips!
Ergo Baby Carrier – We have actually not used this on yet because Brody is still a little too small, but I can’t wait until we can. This carrier gets incredible reviews and I know a lot of people who love it. The recommended weight is 12 to 45lbs and they do offer an infant insert that you can purchase for babies starting at 7lbs. This carrier will be great for outdoor use, traveling, etc.
Aden and Anais Bath Towel – Most babes seem to love bath time as long as you can keep them warm and these towels certainly do the trick and they are also real cute. But they make lots of adorable baby towels out there, so just take you pick.
Moms On Call Basic Baby Care Book – I have several friends in Atlanta with kids and they have all utilized the service of “Moms on Call” which is where the company originated. It gives a ton of great information on basic infant care and also discusses a plan or routine, if you will. I know this isn’t for everyone, but it’s worth taking a look at. I read the book before Brody was born and have referenced it many times since he’s been born. It helped my husband and I be on the same page as far as Brody’s needs and questions we had and within 3 days of following the “routine”, we have been incredibly pleased with his progress. We did not start it until he was 4 weeks old and within 3 days on the program, he slept for 10 hours straight. That sure makes for a happy Mom and Dad.
Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets – perfect weight and great for so many things…swaddle, car seat cover, blanket, etc. I really don’t think you can have enough of these around the house. We love them.
We loved this life nest with both of our kids. It gave me a wonderful since of security when my babies were sleeping in their cribs. If they roll over on their own, their is a netting that allows them to continue breathing just fine.
Dr. Browns Bottles – I would recommend getting a few of different types of bottles because every baby is different. Dr. Brown and Avent’s seem to be very popular and I’ve also heard that the Tommee Tippee are great for breastfeeding moms because it really mimics the nipple. Lifefactory are expensive but supposed to be great for glass bottles also.
HighChair – I did register for a highchair and did not get one. I didn’t put a highchair on this list because you really don’t need one until maybe 6 months plus and it turns out that I am happy I didn’t receive or purchase one yet. I think I will change my mind numerous times between now and then plus it is one less thing for me to have to store!
I have to share one more baby item that we loved with baby #2. We borrowed this from my sister-in-law and it was a lifesaver for the first few months. It’s called the Leachco Lounger and is better than the Boppy Lounger.
I still love everything listed above here! We use it all still with baby #2. The only thing that has changed is our baby monitor. While I loved the one above while it lasted, it only lasted one year before it broke (it was an older version than the one linked up now)! I now use this Summer Infant monitor and love that we can have multiple cameras and the big screen is awesome.