Happy Wednesday mama’s and papa’s! I hope your week is off to a good start. We’ve got an awesome list of real moms favorites today. Mama Christine, has a list packed full of great gear for both mom and and active babe’s. Many of her finds are very Wise Baby approved so I know you’ll find her list so helpful! A big thanks to Christine for sharing her cutie Lincoln with us and if you would like to contribute, we’d love to have you. All the details can be found, here.
I am a first time mom to a very active and mobile 9 month old boy, Lincoln. We live northwest of Kansas City, Kansas in a 2700sq ft house on acreage. Since discovering the Wise Baby, it has been my go-to for baby products and reviews! Many of our favorites have already been featured on Real Mom but here are a few items we are loving right now.
1. Joovy Tricycoo Tricycle. A new favorite of ours. It is a tricycle that can grow with your baby! It has a steering handle, side rails and footrests for the little guys which can be removed as the child grows and learns to pedal/steer the tricycle on their own. We actually are beginning to use this instead of a stroller. We use it nightly on our (long) evening walk to our mailbox and always throw it in the car when we are headed to the park or other excursions. Lincoln loves being out in the open per se as opposed to a stroller. And the bucket on the back is great storage! We also love the helmet Joovy makes, the Noodle.
2. Happy Tot/Family finger foods and snacks. Lincoln has yet to discover one of Happy Family snacks that he does not care for and I love they are organic with no added sugar/dyes and other not-so-nice ingredients.
3. Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat. I first heard about this car seat on the Wise Baby and when Lincoln outgrew his infant carrier (at six months!) we did not hesitate and purchased the Clek. I love its safety ratings and the crash bar. It is heavy and cumbersome to transfer between cars so we ended up purchasing two. It is quite pricey but I believe here, you get what you pay for.
4. KicKee Pants. I love they are made of bamboo and become softer with every wash. They wear well, hold up through multiple washes and have new, cute prints every season!
5. Comotomo Bottles. Again, another Wise Baby product recommendation. We used theses bottles from day one. I like how conducive they are to breastfeeding and Lincoln never had any issues switching between bottle and breast and I would like to give some credit to these bottles. An additional bonus is they are silicone and not plastic.
6. Groovebook. Yet another Wise Baby find. All the pictures you take on your phone are uploaded to the Groovebook website and monthly you receive a book of all your picture prints! You are able to upload 100 pictures a month (and I have been known to purchase an extra book a month I take so many pics!) and it give me comfort that I have a hard copy of all my photos is something were to happen to my phone/computer/IPad where all my photos are stored. The best part is it only costs $2.99/month!
7. Chicco Walker. I know walkers can be controversial but this is by far and away Lincoln’s favorite toy. He started using it at about 5 months old and at 9 months still spends loads of time in it daily. He has always liked to be mobile even before he could actually get anywhere and with the walker he is able to follow my husband and I around as well as chase the dogs or explore on his own. We are fortunate to have all wood floors on the first floor which makes for easy cruising and a door to our basement so I don’t have to worry about accidents down the stairs.
8. The Honest Company. We have used their diaper delivery since day one. I love their diapers are mostly plant based and the patterns are just too cute. I have yet to run short of diapers before my next shipment arrives and the best part is they deliver to your front door! We also use several other products of theirs and have nothing but wonderful things to say about their company.
Some other honorable mentions: Ergo baby carrier, Pottery Barn Kids blankets, Peg Perego infant carrier and City Select Elite stroller!