Post by ourcrazynavylife on Aug 21, 2016 21:47:42 GMT -5
It just kind of depends on your budget.
We started with an ERGO. Which was okay.
I really wish that I'd had a ring sling for the newborn phase (didn't get ours until she was 1 ish). It's a didymos wrap conversion by sleeping baby productions.
I've heard really good things about the Sakura Bloom slings though.
We did end up getting a Moby which we used on our cross country road trip (she was 8 months) but they're not good for heavy babies but you can get them cheap enough to see if wrapping is something you'd actually be interested in. (Before investing in a wrap)
We also have a Fidella Fly Tai which I really liked when she was smaller. Not so much now that she wants up and down.
Our go to for now is the tula and even our ring sling still for short ups.
Most helpful: my breast friend nursing pillow. Boppy didn't work for us and neither did regular pillows etc.
Favorite: Halo swaddle sleeper. My DS startled and woke himself up constantly; this was magic to keep him settled between sleep cycles.
Most used: Gliding rocker and ottoman in DS's room. We used it for feedings, soothing, reading, and for snuggles for every bedtime for 3.5 years. My DH and I were just marveling at how well it's held up for the use it's gotten. Ours is the Storytime Series by Best Chairs. Expensive, but great quality and worth it IMO.
I second spending money on a good rocker/glider. I spent soooooooo many hours and still do in ours. We bought ours from a furniture store.
Re carries: I have a lillebaby and love it. We initially bought a baby bjorn. Both my husband, I, and dd hated it. We still use the lillebaby. I also had a moby and liked it. I do want to branch out and try a couple more this time. Especially I ring sling.
Re swaddled : I loved the summer infant swaddle me. It seemed to be more snug than the halo, which worked well for dd.
We spent a lot of money on a comfortable glider. Worth every penny. Rock n play. it's the only way we got any sleep for the first few months. Aden & Anais Dream Blanket. She sleeps with this every night and loves it. Onesies that zip from the bottom up, so that I could take only her legs out for diaper changes.
-Baby carriers: ring sling (mine is a wrap conversion by Bibetts on Etsy), Ergo 360, LaLaBu Soothe Shirt for teeny tiny days, Kelty hiking backpack carrying -Aden & Anais Muslim blankets -Any and all bath toys (she constantly plays with them) -Kick and Play Piano -IKEA High Chair (super functional, easy to clean, & looks modern) -Rock & Play (it's what she slept in for the first few weeks) -Amazon brand Baby Wipes (I put it on subscribe and save, it's great!) -Burts Bees Cothing (amazingly soft) -a video monitor in general -extra blankets or burp clothes for messes -boppy -Netflix for you when the baby is tiny and only wants to snuggle and nap on you
That's all I can think of at the moment. I'll come back to this
Post by financialdiva on Aug 22, 2016 8:29:40 GMT -5
Skip the glider, get a rocker recliner. We bought a lazy boy with DS1- best purchase ever.
I used a Moby will DS2 was tiny and hated it. Loved my Ergo, but I'm trying to figure out what to do during the infant stage tho. My friend loves her Kinderpack. If I can get my hands on one, I'm getting it.
I also second getting 2-3 days worth of bottles and pump parts.
Zipper footie Pj's. DO NOT GET SNAPS. You're welcome.
I'm going to be a voice of dissent on the k'tan. It was fine in the very beginning but quickly felt too tight as she grew. Maybe I should have gotten the next bigger size? But my friends who had slightly bigger ones felt like they were always putting it in the dryer to try to shrink it back down. We loved the moby in the beginning. I wanted a tula but ended up getting an ergo because I could use a gift card for it. Still using it almost every day at 12 months.
She slept in a RNP for the first 6 months but they aren't technically supposed to be for sleep and I spent a lot of time worrying about whether her chin was tucked too much especially when she was tiny, so we might try something else this time. But then again she slept so well in it... Floor bed instead of a crib has been working well for us since then. And I love her woolino sleep sack that should fit her until 2 and keeps her comfy all night whether it's 78 or 68 in the house.
We skipped an infant car seat and have no regrets because our climate is mild and I just wore her everywhere anyway.
When she was 8 months we installed a bar in her room for her to pull herself up on by her mirror. She learned to cruise there and still loves it now that she can walk. Will definitely use again for this baby.
Post by ThankfulSnail on Aug 22, 2016 16:29:11 GMT -5
I swore by the Halo Velcro swaddle sleep sacks. Then the plain zip up sleep sacks for 3-4 ish months plus. A lifesaver to keep kiddo warm without the danger of a blanket.
I loved my Boppy but my lactation consultant had something called an "L pillow" which was actually much more comfy. I didn't want to spend the much-needed $$ on one last time but I think I will see if I can find one this time.
I had a Tula toddler and absolutely loved it. This time I'll be getting either a K'Tan or a Moby for when baby is itty bitty and an Ergo or a standard Tula for when baby is a little bigger.
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I know everyone loves this but I have just not found it that helpful. And yes, we use saline with it. It's just like, whatever snot we get out is immediately replaced by the snot generated by how angry she gets about it.
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