Today’s real mama is a Wise mama and not just because of her super great product choices. But because she was one of our very first readers and is still a loyal reader so a big THANK YOU to Jamalyn and her sweet as can be little boy, Vincent. Jamalyn has put together a great list of products and lots of them are new to Real Mom Wednesday which always makes for a fun read. For example, I didn’t even know glow in the dark pacifiers existed but how genius are those?!? If you are interested in contributing, email me for details. We are always looking for volunteers and your advice and insight is invaluable to other mamas (and us)!
I am a first time mom of a precious seven month old little boy, Vincent. We live in a quaint suburban neighborhood. Vincent lights up every day with more joy than I ever expected. I feel truly blessed to be his momma. I am so glad I can share with you some of my favorite items! I blame my pregnancy nesting phase on being somewhat neurotic about my registry choices. So here are my top must haves:
1 - MAM night pacifier & pacifier leash – These are my favorite pacifiers because they glow in the dark! This makes it great to find them in the bassinet/crib, bottom of the diaper bag, dark car floorboard… because you know babies only toss pacifiers when its dark and you can’t see where they land. These have been wonderful, now I only buy the NIGHT variety. The “leash” also comes in very handy when we are out and about to prevent meltdowns from falling pacifiers.
2 - Infantino Elephant Chime - We hang this little buddy on my sons carseat and his happy little chime makes my little one giggle so much it makes my heart happy!
3 - Bath time Cozy - This keeps baby warm during bath time. It covers more than a washcloth and is so cute.
4 - aden + anais Sleeping Bags – I’m always concerned with sids safety, so these keep my little one extra warm with another layer and no blanket worry. They are also adorable!
5 - Baby Jogger City Select - This was an investment stroller – an investment for future kids needs. I swear I just need this one stroller forever. It has like 16 different configurations. Its a single and a double stroller in one!!! So when we have baby number 2 we can convert this one to be for 2 but for now we can use it with the carseat or just as a single – brilliant I tell ya! Oh and it rolls like a dream, I feel so fancy strolling along with ease. I love that when it is a double its tandem stadium seating, which makes it easier for kiddos of different weight and so everyone can look out easily. This bad boy has lots of options and I LOVE it!
6 - OXO Wipe Dispenser - I get wipes in bulk at Sams, so this is great to keep them in, it has a weighted top that makes it easy to get wipes out without sticking to each other.
7 - Changing Table Covers - These save our cute changing pad cover solo many times!
8 - Joovy Nook Highchair - I think this highchair looks very stylish and folds easy to go to grandmas house in a jiffy. The tray is removable and easy to clean. I love this chairs small footprint and price point was great!
9 – Dr Browns Bottle Accessories: Dr. Brown’s Bottle Warmer, Dr. Brown’s Formula Mixing Pitcher, Dr. Brown’s Microwave Steam Sterilizer – Dr Brown bottles are simply the best but their accessories are a must have, and I didn’t think I needed them but I do. The formula mixer saves lots of time and is very convenient!!! I mix a days worth at a time. The warmer is so helpful and easy to use, it warms the bottles perfectly. The sterilizer was a life saver, I didn’t think the dishwasher cleaned everything well and when your cleaning pumping supplies and feeding supplies several times a day this really comes in handy.
10 - Diaper Champ - This is the best diaper pail ever! You can use whatever garbage bag you want without having to buy the refill packs (huge savings) and no smell!
A big thanks to Jamalyn for sharing her great list! I am intrigued by the Diaper Champ and just may have to give it a shot! xo