Saturday, April 21, 2012

Products WE Love (3-8 months)

I know 3-8 months is a broad spectrum but I haven't had time to do the 3-6,6-9 posts like I was hoping, so I thought I would throw it all together in one big pot of baby stew.  (is that weird?)

Okay, so I posted Brody's infant needs and loves here.  Some things remain, some opinions have changed and new items have been added. :)

Things that remain:

We still love our Dr. Brown's bottles.  I really think he would be fine with any bottle now, but it is still our go to bottle.  I bought some Medela bottles to have extra and I do not like them as much.  After sucking for a few minutes, the lack of air would make the nipple compress and you would have to remove it from his mouth to reform.  Annoying.

Our glider.  I don't use it as much any more because night feedings aren't as frequent, but it's still comfy to sit in and have some snuggle time.  Brian still uses it every night to put the little dude to bed.

The pump.  I had to buy a new AC adapter but that was after over 5 years of use (previously my sis n laws).  Still have a love/hate relationship with it.  Love that it lets me give Brody mama's milk after going back to work, but I hate being milked like a cow.

The boppy.  Still gets put to good use.  I also like to put it around me, sit him down while leaning on my chest and read stories to him.  He loves this.
such a sweet boy.  rubbing his head while he sleeps.

His Soothie pacifier.  Ohmyword.  I could buy stock in these!  And for some reason they decide to disappear all the time!  I have purchased 8 since he was born---right now, I know where 3 are...wait...2.  Crap!

His sound spa.  Again...awesome for drowning out noise.

Things not used anymore:

Okay, so we still use the Lansinoh milk bags.  But I am mad.  I have lost over 40 ounces of milk because after thawing them, I will see that there is a hole and milk has leaked out everywhere.  This has happened at least 8 times.  It's really frustrating.  I don't know what to do about it though.  Still gotta use them.  At 10 bucks a box, they should be leak/tear proof.

His swing.  At least not by us.  He still sleeps in it at the sitter's but we don't use it at home anymore.  It may be attic time :(.   It used to be his best friend.  Our little boy is growing up...

His play gym.  He rolls and moves so much now that if I put him on it, he will be gone in a split second.  Now, I just throw all of his toys on it.  It may be attic time for this too and time to get a toy chest!

New things:  

Well, his Bumbo but that was short-lived.  Only because he is able to move around so much now, he can get out of it.  But it was great when we first introduced solids and could set him in that on the table or play with toys before he could sit up on his own.

His mesh teether.  These are awesome!  Sometimes I put an ice cube in there and it feels so good on his gums.  I also put frozen fruit that he can suck on and get the juices and wear it down to mangoes, frozen bananas, etc.

Sophie the Giraffe.  Another awesome teether.  May she rest in peace somewhere in the abyss of Wal-Mart.

His jumper.  This sucker is awesome.  He gets a leg work out, he's stationary, it's full of stuff to entertain him.  That way Mommy can get things done without worrying if he's choking on an electrical cord.....

His walker.  Watch your ankles though!  OUCH!  And now, he can move it around on the carpet so he is everywhere.  You have to keep your eye on him because he will pull down or open anything within his reach.
not our baby.  duh.  ours is much cuter...

Puffs.  Ohmyword.  These are like baby crack.  If Bro is cranky, I pop a few of these in front of him and BAM!  Happy baby.  I always have a stash.

Well, that's all I can think of.  I don't know when my next post like this will be...12 months?  He changes and grows out of things so quickly!  Maybe it is time for another, eh?

1 comment:

  1. This was very good to know! I registered for a bunch of the things your little man liked so hopefully mine will too! :)