I have several friends that are pregnant right now, and I know how crazy the holidays can be for stocking up on baby "necessities" etc. (we got our stroller/carseat combo last year from Jeff's parents and I was only 11 weeks along), so I thought I'd post a few of the products we've loved for Sam during months two and three.
I resisted the urge to buy one of these intially, but when we moved Sam to his own room I totally caved. We LOVE it. I'm not sure I could ever go back to actually being three rooms away without being able to see him again. ;) Seriously though, this brings us a lot of peace of mind at night and a lot of smiles in the morning when we get to
spy on watch him waking up, talking to himself, etc.
4. Swaddle Sleep Sacks
5. Bibs/Burp Cloths
Ladies and Gentlemen, the drool/spit-up stage has begun... burp cloths and bibs are VITAL to survival of the cute outfits. These little goodies by Aden + Anais are the best of both worlds.
I think every new mom should have at least one package of these just in case... In the early weeks (i.e. colic), these saved my sanity and Sam's belly more times than I can count. Just.buy.them.
7. Triple Paste Butt Cream (yep, that's what it's called)
Kind-of expensive for diaper rash cream, but it seems to be the gentlest on the hiney. We've tried other brands and nothing compares.
8. Playtex AirFlow Bottles
Around month two, I found myself in Walmart late one night buying every type of bottle that promised colic relief. These were on the cheaper end of what I bought, and we definitely liked them the best. Since then, I've added MANY more to our collection. I'm a big fan.
Motherhood makes you get excited about weird things... Just sayin'.
Now, a question for you...
I've heard that things settle down on the buying front after your baby is six months old... But, I'm also certain that we'll need educational toys, videos, and plenty of other things I would never think about in the second half of Sam's first year. So...
What are your recommendations for a baby 6 months - 1 year? Please share!