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: 04-18-2001
We were given a used Diaper Genie with our first babe and didn't use it longer than a week. A garbage pail was so much easier (though I wonder if those who've used the Genie a lot find it's just something that you need to get used to).

Now I use store brand freezer bags (large) and when the bag is full of diapers, pull-ups and laundry room garbage, it goes outside to the can. Our house is too small for the smell not to spread otherwise! LOL

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This is my 3rd time around and I can't wait to use my Moby wrap with Harper! I know that I'll be using like all day everyday! I just can't wait to use it.

I also find Boppy pillows to be very useful when nursing. And swings or bouncy seats are lifesavers as well. :)



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Boppy pillows rock! I could nurse anywhere with that pillow and be so comfy. :D I also used it to help Ben learn to sit by putting it at his back and having a large regular pillow in front to cover all possibilities of falling.

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My wrap n wear (it's like the Moby, it just has a cute design on the front). I wore Elena in it a lot when she was a newborn so I could easily take Gabe for walks. Didn't wear her much around the house because she prefered her bouncy seat.

So a bouncy seat. :)

Swing.

Boppy. I didn't bf either of my kids but it was still so helpful for feedings and for them to take their little newborn catnaps on. :) And to wrap behind them when they are learning to sit like Becca mentioned.

Woombie. I thought it was a silly expense until Elena proved she could break out of even the Halo swaddle sleep sacks. She really needed to be swaddled to sleep as a newborn (Gabe hated it so it was a new experience for me) so we went ahead and bought one and we used it every night until she was about 4 months old.

Cloth diapers. I wish we had used cloth from the very beginning. I don't know if that counts under 'baby gear' but I've become fairly cloth diaper obsessed lately. I love that they almost never leak and they are so darn cute, plus we are saving ourselves money in the long run. :)


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I saw this new item and thought it looked pretty neat.


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I loved my Bumbo with Peanut. I think it was super great for her because she was a second kiddo and really wanted to play with elijah and the bumbo was a fun way for her to sit up and interact. It was also a great seat for her when she didn't want to be in the bouncer and it saved my sanity when she wanted to roll all over the house :)


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Registered: 06-22-2008

Wow its pretty cool being a BTDT mom :)

Because we had serious trouble with Andrew learning to nurse, we did NOT use the boppy.

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Some must-haves for me was the Miracle Blanket (it really is a miracle, my kids could break out of any other kind of swaddle!), the swing, nursing pillow and I loved my Tummy Tub. :)
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I am replying as I read...

I have NEVER liked the genie and I have used one (when I nanny'd) and hated changing it and everything.


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I got a moby wrap at the consignment sale...PRAYING I can use it and it will work with Xavier.


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