Haven’t done one of these in awhile! With his 7th month birthday right around the corner (ahhh!), I figured it was time again to compile a list of things we use quite frequently. Here’s a few of Toby’s favorite things and some other items that have made life easier in the past few months:
OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers – we have a set of 2oz and 4oz ones and I’ll probably be ordering another set of 2oz ones soon. I like the little ones as they have measurements on the sides so you know exactly how much your baby is eating. I haven’t had to transport food in them yet, but the lids seem pretty leak-proof.
Sassy Baby’s First Books – I bought these as a Christmas gift and wish I had gotten these for him much sooner. He loves chewing on them and they keep him busy during diaper changes or if I need to take a quick shower.
Fisher Price’s Baby’s First Blocks – these are the cutest little blocks. Very easy for him to grab and he loves banging them together. I also like how I can load other toys in the box and bring them from room to room for easy transportation and clean-up.
Fisher Price’s Rock a Stack – such a classic toy. Loves banging the rings against the floor to make noise and watching me stack them on the post.
A&D ointment and Vaseline – this stuff works so fast on raw dry skin. Toby gets a layer of Vaseline on his cheeks, chin, and back of his scalp every night. He’s only had diaper rashes a couple times, but A&D ointment has cleared it up in a day.
Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair – we rarely use all six of our kitchen chairs at once so it was a good decision to buy a space saver high chair. Easy to travel with as it only takes two straps to buckle it in to a regular chair.
KidCo Go Pod Portable Activity Seat – I think I’ve posted something about the Go Pod before, but needed to include it again on this list just because of how much we use it. Easy to set up, take down, and doesn’t weigh a lot so we set this up in the kitchen, living room, outside the bathroom door, and bring when we’re traveling. Definitely a top 10 item I would recommend registering for.
Bright Stars Lots of Links – we use links to attach toys to his stroller, car seat, or high chair and he also will use them as teethers.
Halo Sleepsacks – we were gifted a small sized sleepsack so we used it after Toby weaned from the swaddle. We liked them so much that I went out and bought more, but in the medium size so we now have two microfleece ones for chillier nights and two cotton ones. They are fairly long so I think he’ll be using the mediums until the end of spring hopefully. I have found they go on sale BOGO at Babies R Us or sometimes you can find them at Home Goods for $9.99.
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream – I bought this for my hands and then decided to use some on Toby when his skin started to flare up with the weather change. Same exact ingredients as in the Baby Eczema Therapy Cream but it’s less expensive and you get more…go figure. Anyways it’s a creamy lotion that soaks in fast and really does help both of us.
Fisher-Price Jumperoo – Animal Krackers – we set this up when Toby was about 3.5 months and he would check out the toys on it but didn’t start jumping until he was about 5 months old. Now he goes nuts in it – it will keep him entertained for a good half hour which is nice if I need to do some cooking or cleaning. And the music isn’t that annoying ;)
Things that didn’t really work for us? We had a baby seat similar to a Bumbo and ended up returning it. I sat him in it once and he looked SO uncomfortable, and he’s not a chunky baby! He also isn’t a huge fan of Sophie (teething giraffe). He will chew on her once in a while but he’s not attached to her like some other kids I’ve heard are. Other than that we’ve been pretty lucky with the majority of the stuff we registered for or bought ourselves – everything has been put to good use!