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Stolen from another board looks like it could be great info for the 1st time mom's Smile

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?:
2. Favorite brand of diapers:
3. Favorite brand of wipes:
4. Favorite diaper ointment:
5. Changing Table (Yes or No):
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing):
7. Favorite brand of bottles:
8. Favorite brand of pacifier:
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash:
10. Favorite swaddler:
11. Do you use a sleep sack?:
12. Gown or footed sleeper?:
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?:
14. What do you use for burp cloths?:
15. Infant seat or convertible?:
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:

Erin Elizabeth's picture
Joined: 10/18/08
Posts: 472

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: In the beginning I spent tons of money on pampers, then got over it and have been using walmart brand diapers and love them.
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Same, I use Walmart Brand.
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Aquaphor
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): Nope, I just lay him down and change him where ever, floor, couch, bed.
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): I can't remember the brand I used with DS but it was a simple one pump, battery operated one. I'm going to have to dig it out of storage soon I guess! lol
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Plain old gerber. They worked well with him so I didn't feel the need to overspend on any other type.
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: NUK
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Good old Johnsons.
10. Favorite swaddler: Ethan wasn't big on swaddling
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: Nope, he was a summer baby so mostly just onesies and footie pajamas with zippers, not snaps! lol
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onsies
14. What do you use for burp cloths?:mostly receiving blankets
15. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant Seat, then transitioned
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Bassinet in the room, pack-n-play in the living room for naps.

Joined: 06/15/11
Posts: 611

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: I have always used disposables but.. I really want to do cloth next time
2. Favorite brand of diapers: swaddlers, cruisers, easy ups
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies the thick ones LoL I can't remember what they are called
4. Favorite diaper ointment: butt paste
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): no
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): I have tried a few and don't like them.
7. Favorite brand of bottles: playtex
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: none
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Aveeno
10. Favorite swaddler: can't remember I liked a few
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: not now but will
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: gown is great at nights, helps with those late night diaper changes
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Cloth Diapers
15. Infant seat or convertible?: this time Convertible
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Co Sleeper

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Joined: 08/06/07
Posts: 897

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: cloth (mostly pocket diapers) , before that, Huggies were the only kind that would hold it all. My girls were HEAVY wetters. I did LOVE the fit of the Pampers newborns, for the early meconium tar poops.
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Fuzzibunz (fairly simple/cheap pockets), other various cloth.
3. Favorite brand of wipes: cloth diapers + cloth wipes. Otherwise, Huggies thick wipes (LOOOOOVE cucumber & green tea scent)
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin thick. I liked Burt's Bees, but I've read some negative things about lavendar on boys' reproductive health, so I'm not so sure..
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): I had one, but used it more as a dresser. I'm just as happy to change on a couch or bed with something under the little one.
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Electric never worked for me. Much preferred the Avent manual pump. I pumped exclusively until DD1 was 6 months.
7. Favorite brand of bottles: I used Avent. Tried glass Dr. Browns, but it's almost a tragedy when one breaks.
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: I think Nuk. My kids gave up the binky by 6 months without having to be convinced.
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnsons naturals, but they don't make it anymore :-(. I like the plain Johnsons, or similar off-brand.
10. Favorite swaddler: I just learned how to turn receiving blankets into baby tacos
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: The first few weeks, the sleep sacks made nighttime changes very easy.
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: footies, all the way. Summer time- just a onesie
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies, as much as possible
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: I sew my own.
15. Infant seat or convertible?: I MUCH prefer infant carriers until they grow out of it. It is SUCH a pain to have to wake a sleeping baby after a car ride.
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: I used to have a king bed, and I wrapped baby up tight in a Boppy pillow, so they couldn't slip down. Neither wanted anything to do with the bassinet. After 6 weeks, straight to crib. This time around, I'm thinking bassinet in my room until the 6 week mark, and then crib.

blessedmomof5's picture
Joined: 01/05/09
Posts: 115

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Cloth
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Flips/prefolds
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies
4. Favorite diaper ointment: CJ's Butter ( vanilla cream scent )
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): Nope, usually we use the floor
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): I BF, but don't pump
7. Favorite brand of bottles: n/a
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: n/a
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: no preference really. Whatever I get for the baby shower, usually lasts until the baby turns 1. No kidding.
10. Favorite swaddler: n/a
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: Nope
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Love the gown, makes it easier for quick nighttime changes
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: side-snap shirts for the same reason, it just is easier for diaper changes
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: burp cloths
15. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: co-sleeper
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Joined: 02/21/08
Posts: 924

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposable
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Pampers Swaddlers til they reach size 2, then Target brand
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Target
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Target brand of Extra-Strength Desitin
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): Yes
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Used Medela hand pump but didn't like it
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Playtex Ventair
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: Nuk or MAM
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Target brand of Johnson's baby wash
10. Favorite swaddler: SwaddleMe
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: No
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Gown for first few weeks then footed sleeper or just onesie if warm weather and swaddled tight
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesie
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: cloth diapers or receiving blanket
15. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat til 20 lbs.
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:Bassinet until they won't fit in it anymore, then crib

PsycheGal's picture
Joined: 12/07/08
Posts: 768

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposable - Cloth diapers used to be terrible, but I hear they are much better now, so I might try some too.

2. Favorite brand of diapers: Seventh Generation - everything else, and I mean everything, gave my children severe rashes (they had very sensitive bottoms!)

3. Favorite brand of wipes: Pampers Sensitive - or warm water on a soft washcloth
Same problem with wipes that we had with diapers.

4. Favorite diaper ointment: Butt Paste, Triple Paste, or Balmex - but Desitin works great too -- with all those horrid rashes, we tried them all! The Triple Paste is super expensive but I swear by it for a severe rash, it's like "magic paste" lol

5. Changing Table (Yes or No): No - I had one for my first and I used it mostly as a dresser.
Does anyone ever really change the baby exclusively on the changing table?

6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Avent manual pump is my favorite! I tried both manual and electric medela and I swear if your boobs are bigger than a C cup don't bother! lol
The 1st years double electric pump is good too. The other manual pump I tried was Gerber and I know a lot of people hated it, but it worked almost as well as my Avent pump.

I loved my Avent manual, it was super effective, fast, and painless.

7. Favorite brand of bottles: Boobs! -- Avent bottles were good too and neither of my girls suffered from nipple confusion. I remember that being a huge concern for me, I was even looking for one of those boob shaped bottles and then I just got over it. Really, you will notice what bottles your kids prefer, chances are you'll try them all anyways.

8. Favorite brand of pacifier: NUK!

9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: For baby I only use things that are completely free and clear and generally with as minimal ingredients as possible. Usually a clear glycerin bar.

10. Favorite swaddler: My kids hated being swaddled.

11. Do you use a sleep sack?: Um no

12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Either is fine, the gowns can bunch up though so I would go for the footed sleeper and when they get older just cut the feet off lol

13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: I love them both Smile

14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Doesn't matter, the vomit will land in my hair, face, dress, purse, or food no matter what.

15. Infant seat or convertible?: Convertible. My husband and I both despise infant carriers, they are uncomfortable, heavy and just plain annoying, and OWW MY ARMS! It's easier to just wear the baby or use a stroller.

16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: No crib for us, we have wood swing-bassinet we use for the first 2-3 months and baby is next to my bed at all times anyways, then we just use the play-pen (mom always makes us a special mattress for it) until baby goes straight into his or her own bed. I say, keep an open mind and go with it! We did the whole shebang for the first baby, it didn't work quite as well as it was supposed to.

fittoac's picture
Joined: 05/05/08
Posts: 383

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables. I would never have the patience for cloth.
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Swaddlers for newborn, Luvs or Target brand after that
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Costco's Kirkland wipes
4. Favorite diaper ointment: A & D Ointment. Don't care for the smell, but it works beautifully!
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): Definitely yes. PsycheGal, I chuckled at your response. I do! I'm pretty sure I've never changed her anywhere BUT the changing table (when we're at home, of course). Different strokes for different folks, I guess! Smile
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): N/A
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Just the Gerber plastic ones. Worked great for us.
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: Didn't use one.
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Nothing special. Whatever's cheap.
10. Favorite swaddler: Just needs to be a stretchy blanket of the right size for the baby.
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: Yes! Love sleep sacks!
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed sleepers
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Definitely onesies. Love them!
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Disposable diapers
15. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat, then convertible
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: We'll use the bassinet part of the Pack 'n Play for the first few months when the baby's in our room. Then off to the crib!

daria's picture
Joined: 07/22/03
Posts: 496

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposable. Couldn't get DH on board with cloth.
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Pampers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Lansinoh- great for breastfed baby poops.
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Triple Paste
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): No, we used a waterproof pad and mostly the couch.
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Medela Pump in Style
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Medela. I loved being able to pump directly into them.
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: DS never took one. Can't help here.
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson's Baby Wash
10. Favorite swaddler: Any old blanket will do.
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: We did briefly for DS, because he was a winter baby.
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Cloth diaper inserts
15. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant for almost a year, then convertible.
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Co-sleeper

Joined: 08/17/11
Posts: 16

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposable
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Pampers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Pampers
4. Favorite diaper ointment: NA
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): No
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Medela Pump in Style
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Avent
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: NUK
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson's
10. Favorite swaddler: Receiving blanket
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: No
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Cloth diaper
15. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Co-sleeper

AnnaRO's picture
Joined: 07/06/08
Posts: 7033

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Sposies
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Huggies
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin Maximum Strength
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): Yes!!!
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Medela Pump In Style Advanced
7. Favorite brand of bottles: N/A
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: The figure 8 looking ones that go under the nose over the chin.
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson's Head to Toe
10. Favorite swaddler: Large thin blanket I made
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: Did for DD, will use during the colder months
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: footed
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onsie
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Small towels or cloth diapers
15. Infant seat or convertible?: start with infant seat then go to convertable
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: bassinet with wheels at first then to the crib in our room at 3 months, then the crib goes to seperate room around 6 months. This worked beautifully with DD.

Jeffininer's picture
Joined: 11/07/07
Posts: 1796

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: DD we used Pampers exclusively. But, DH's parents bought all the diapers. Here's hoping the same happens this time!
3. Favorite brand of wipes: pampers
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Didn't use much, but when we did it was aquaphor
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): Yes, and that's the only place we changed DD (when at the house Smile )
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Medela Pump In Style Advanced. Guess I'll need to find that thing again.
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Avent
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: No pacies in my house
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson's
10. Favorite swaddler: Didn't swaddle
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: No sleep sacks
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Gown definitely!
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onsies
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: simple prefold gerber diapers
15. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: co slept for 6 months then crib

GarlicBreath's picture
Joined: 09/12/06
Posts: 488

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables, I am too lazy for cloth!
2. Favorite brand of diapers: The target brand Smile
3. Favorite brand of wipes: The target brand, unscented
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Butt Paste
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): WE have one, but probably only used it about half the time
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): I had an Avent Isis, but will need to get a PIS for this one since I'm working
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Playtex nursers
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: Whatever works, my kids were not into pacifiers
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: I think we liked the Johnson and Johnsons
10. Favorite swaddler: I just used swaddling blankets, and double-swaddled if I had to
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: Rarely, we live in Phoenix, AZ, so it's too hot!
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: I like the footies
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies, the side-snap shirts were pain
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Cloth diapers, or receiving blankets
15. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant at first
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Bassinet next to the bed at first, then we'll take it as it comes...

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Joined: 09/07/07
Posts: 620

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables

2. Favorite brand of diapers:Huggies

3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies

4. Favorite diaper ointment: Penaten

5. Changing Table (Yes or No): No, just used the counter or floor

6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing):Medela hand held, I mostly BF so it was only used occasionally but I loved it.

7. Favorite brand of bottles: Playtex drop ins, only bottle my babies would take.

8. Favorite brand of pacifier: DS loved Avent and DD would only take Playtex, so whatever works.

9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnsons

10. Favorite swaddler: homemade blankets, same ones as for nursing under

11. Do you use a sleep sack?: yes, perfect for the colder weather

12. Gown or footed sleeper?:footed sleeper

13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies

14. What do you use for burp cloths?: homemade blanket. 1m of flannel with the seams sewn, perfect for nursing under.

15. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat, graco

16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:we have a small cradle that is in our room till 5-6 mths, then to the crib in their own room. They also cosleep when needed.

ShylahEQ's picture
Joined: 12/08/07
Posts: 1003

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: pampers swaddlers (for the line!) then target brand
3. Favorite brand of wipes: target sensitive
4. Favorite diaper ointment: vaseline
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): yes
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): medela
7. Favorite brand of bottles: dr browns
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: gerber nuk
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: johnsons and johnsons
10. Favorite swaddler: receiving blanket
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: yes, halo
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: footed
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: burp cloths.. lol
15. Infant seat or convertible?: infant
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: bassinet then crib

jolly11sd's picture
Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Cloth
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Bum Genius & Fuzzi Bunz both one size and sized
3. Favorite brand of wipes: I have some great thick cloth ones but not sure the brand.
4. Favorite diaper ointment: None
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): No
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Medela pump in style but the Ameda one in the NICU was pretty nice
7. Favorite brand of bottles: NA
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: NA
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: California Baby
10. Favorite swaddler: Swaddle Me or Be
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: DS1 yes, still swaddle DS2
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: Gown for the first 2 months or so, then footed later on.
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: side snap shirts
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: Some of our prefold diapers
15. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: we co-sleep, then travel pack-n-play in our room, then crib way later on.

MrsRiggert's picture
Joined: 11/21/07
Posts: 2195

1. Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Sposies
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Target Brand (up and up) although with DD I had to buy Pampers Swaddlers until she out grew them.
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Up and Up the blue kind (they're thicker)
4. Favorite diaper ointment:Butt Paste
5. Changing Table (Yes or No): Yes I owned one, no I never used it...found the floor easier
6. Favorite pump (if you are BFing): Medela Pump N Style
7. Favorite brand of bottles: Evenflo
8. Favorite brand of pacifier: Mam (The ONLY one my kids liked
9. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: California Baby soothing
10. Favorite swaddler: Swaddle Me
11. Do you use a sleep sack?: Nope
12. Gown or footed sleeper?: FOOTED
13. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesie until about 9 months
14. What do you use for burp cloths?: cloth diapers make the best burp cloths
15. Infant seat or convertible?: Did an infant seat for DD and DS, I think this baby is going straight to the convertible
16. Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:Pack-n-play (the bassinet part) for the first 3 months is always the plan but we end up co-sleeping