Baby Gear: Questions/Opinions/Advice from BTDT moms

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Baby Gear: Questions/Opinions/Advice from BTDT moms
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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 7:20pm

If you guys were like me, fairly soon after getting the bfp, it was time to start looking at all the baby gear.


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Registered: 01-18-2004

Totally agree with the cloth diapers!!!


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I haven't ever used baby powder with Xander.


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we didn't use the bumbo much with Xander...he wasn't all that into it...but I can see how it will be more useful with Xavier.


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Xander was not much of a swaddler and I had some blankets that I really liked that I used with the swaddling we did do.


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I love the monitor we have.


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Boppy way great for the newborn naps. I know they say no letting them sleep in it but I was always near by so I don't think it's a big deal. They liked feeling held- without being held!

Bouncy Seat- Another place to put baby down that cradles them. Actual bounce action is preferred to vibration or swinging motions here but every baby is different.

Swings- We did have a cradle swing this time mainly to get her up off the floor with 2 boys running around LOL......but she outgrew her amusement with it once she could sit up~ 4 months. I loved it while it lasted though. The boys HATED swings.

Bumbo- Had one the first time with Hannah (#3) and OMG I/she loved it! She could sit up & see what was going on without tipping was always really content in it.

Twilight Turtle/Lady Bug- We have one in her room & makes a handy night light when I need to do things in the middle of the night.

My room is right next to hers so I don't need a monitor now but when we used one we had this super cool one that monitored separate rooms all at once & it was awesome- I could listen to both boys rooms at once. I don't know if they make it anymore. I also liked the ones that vibrate when baby cries but not for soft sounds. I could turn the sound down so I didn't hear every sniffle but it would wake me up by vibrating if they cried. Best. Sleep. Ever.

Ventaire Bottles & Mylicon Drops = Happy baby bottles.

Baby Bjorn worked fabulous for us, baby was nice & secure instead of the sling that I still had to be really careful with. I did like the mei tei but again, not as snug as I would have liked. If I have more babies I think I'll spring for the Ergo.

Diaper Genie was a waste of money. It still smelled & the refills were expensive & a pain. Much easier to just use a grocery sac or ziploc for 'loaded' diapers to help with the smell until the regular garbage went out.
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Registered: 04-18-2001
Oh good, that means I didn't give up something good when I had it just because I couldn't make it work properly. LOL

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A changing table isn't always necessary.

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My oldest sister gave us her changing table, but by the time Tim could roll a little, I was nervous about the height of it. I started changing him on the floor with a mat to protect the carpet from messes.

With Ben, it was an even shorter time with the change table because I felt more comfortable bending over him on the floor than the table, plus the height and rolling issue were going to be factors eventually. I used a different mat this time and the table has once again become a shelving unit, with the top for storage of diaper changing items.

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I also stopped using the diaper genie. It was a pain in the behind. I actually keep the plastic bags my newspaper gets delivered in. They work great for the loaded diapers.


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