Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Baby Products that Saved My Life
I want to blog about a few baby products that have pretty much saved my life as a new Mom. This is mainly for my own reference, or for any Mommies-to-be out there who need help! When I was pregnant with Charlotte I saw a lot of posts like these on various blogs, and definitely referenced those when deciding on "must haves" for little Charlotte. In no particular order:
Fisher Price Little Lamb Seat-Although we don't use this seat as much now that she is more mobile, this was Charlotte's bed for the first month of her life. She hated her bassinet, hated her crib, and just wanted to be scrunched like she was when she was in Mommy's belly. It vibrates, and plays (terrible) music. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a bar to go across the top to hang things on, so as the baby gets older it is pretty boring. But I am including it because of how much we used this thing at the beginning. Another plus is it folds flat for traveling and is very light weight.
Cloud b Sleep Sheep On The Go - Travel Sound Machine with Four Soothing Sounds-Who would have thought that a little sheep that makes "whale" and "womb" noises would have become such a staple in our lives?! This sheep is awesome. The sounds are so calming, when Charlotte was in our room for the first month it even helped us fall asleep! We still use this sheep every night at bedtime. We have the travel version, so it is easy to pack up for the Grandparents or Ligonier. She knows the minute I turn it on that it is night-night time--finds her little thumb, and goes to sleep. The best part about it is you can set it to play for 25 mins or 45 mins. Her mobile only plays for about 4 minutes, so this is a lifesaver!
Fisher Price Little Lamb Cradle n' Swing- I cannot say enough good things about this swing. This was a lifesaver for us when Charlotte was first born. It starts out in a cradling position and swings side to side, or you can change positions to back and forth. Then when the baby is able to hold her head up you can tilt the swing upwards to a sitting position. The mobile has a mirror underneath that Charlotte just loves. The music....well let's just say it's not the best, but you don't have to have it on so I usually just play a Baby Einstein CD or other music. Charlotte slept here many nights during the first few weeks when she had her days and nights mixed up!