Happy Wednesday, y’all! Before we can even talk about baby products we must note the incredible cuteness of baby, Petra, isn’t she a doll? Lucky for us and Petra, her mama has put together an awesome list of her favorite baby products. Kaylyn has a list full of smart gear choices and great mama products. Enjoy her list and if you’d like to share your favorites, check out all the details, here. We feature everyone (as long as you send us the info listed on the details page)!
Hello, my name is Kaylyn, and I’m a first time mommy of miss Petra Kay, who is 6 months old. We live in a suburban area surrounding Dallas, TX with 2 new kittens. Hubby and I both have demanding jobs with odd hours (nights, weekends, and some 12-13 hour shifts), so we are huge fans of products that offer lots of time saving and convenience. I love reading about other mom’s favorite products on the wise baby and am excited to share a few of my own.
1. Kiinde Breastfeeding Set: I cannot praise this line of products enough. One bag from pumping to feeding. The nipples are the only thing you have to clean and they come with a special brush that makes it so easy! I can’t imagine life without these. I will say that Petra did not like these nipples in the beginning, but once she got used to bottle feeding we transitioned to these with no issues.
2. IKEA leka rattle: IKEA toys are wonderful and so cheap! I never saw Petra get more excited about a toy than with this cat rattle, and since they’re only $2.99 I bought several sets to make sure I always have one with me. Note, these adorable rattles are not sold online so if you don’t live near/can’t make it to a store and but have to have them, they are available on Amazon (here) for $8.98 (I had to order them for Margaux’s stocking!)
3. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes: I’ve only recently introduced this toy to Petra, but I can already tell that this will provide many more months or even years of entertainment. This a fairly simple toy but the music, flashing lights and colorful handle hold her attention and keep her entertained.
4. Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Travel System: This is your typical car seat that fits onto a stroller. It may not be the most fancy or most light-weight, but it was affordable and has suited our needs. Some days Petra is dropped of at grandma’s by me, taken to the store with grandma, and picked up by hubby, so it’s nice for everyone to be able to use the same car seat. We just bought extra bases.
5. iCloud photo sharing. This is an easy way to share all of her pictures with family without blowing up everyone’s Facebook. Even if someone doesn’t have an iPhone, they can still access the pictures if you set up a link for them.
6. Liz Lange maternity sleeveless tank top from target: I’ve worn one of these almost every single day since Petra was born. They are long, comfy, and they don’t roll up. They’re a little thicker and better quality material than regular tank tops, so they’re a bit more flattering to any post baby pudge. I love these because the neckline is stretchy enough to pull down on one side to breastfeed, or both sides to pump, and it hasn’t lost its shape after months of use.
7. Vera Bradley Messenger Baby Bag (Provencal): I love having a diaper bag that is functional and stylish. I think I will keep using it even after I stop needing a diaper bag.
8. Coconut Oil: It’s the only thing that helped her pretty bad case of cradle cap. It’s also nice to use for other minor skin issues.
9. Puppy pads: We had some left over puppy pads when we brought Petra home, and I decided to try them out lining her changing pad… Best. Decision. Ever. These saved so many messes, and they are great for travel. These make using public changers clean and worry free, and I always keep some in my diaper bag.
10. Angelcare Bath Support: We tried and were disappointed with 2 other tubs before I finally bought this one. The rubbery bottom is comfortable and keeps her steady and supported, and the holes let the water in to keep her warm. At 6 months, there’s still plenty of room for her to grow until she can sit on her own.