Things that you, or baby, could not live with out

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Things that you, or baby, could not live with out

Veteran mommas, post a pic of one thing you, and/or baby, used all the time that you couldn?t have lived without. New mama?s to be, not only is this a chance to get ideas for your registry, but please post a picture of something you bought recently for your LO Smile

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Papason (sp?) Swing Smile This is a pic of DD in it... I had a super cute one of DS2 in it where you could see the whole thing, but I cant seem to find it Sad

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My photobucket account was lost in cyberspace but I'll tell you one thing. Our baby swing. I put him in at nine days old and immediately it became our go to place for fussiness. He loved the rocking motion. It helped the gassiness a lot. And it was wonderful when he got colds cause he wasn't laying down and the snot want Building up to the point where he couldn't breathe. And he loved it when he was happy too. It just made our lives so much easier.

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Baby carriers! LOVE my ring slings and wished I had bought one sooner than I did!

I have a bit of a collection now (ha ha), but the ring sling was so quick, so cool (I found the Moby too hot for November in TX), and I still use ring slings now with a toddler while pregnant.

EEK. Sorry they're so big. But I'm way too lazy to go back and resize right now.

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I had aring sling with DS but I can't remember how it worked and I've lost the DVD that went with it.

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

I had aring sling with DS but I can't remember how it worked and I've lost the DVD that went with it.

We have a whole thread dedicated to ring slings on the BWing board. None of my carriers have ever come with a DVD!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

We have a whole thread dedicated to ring slings on the BWing board. None of my carriers have ever come with a DVD!

I will check it out. Thanks.

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Ugh, I can't stand ring slings. I have no idea why, but they just don't fit me right (and I have experts trying to help me fit it, so it's not user error). But I did love my Moby Wrap and my Ergo carrier. In fact, I loved my Moby so much that I want a second one as a backup for this baby. Biggrin DH, on the other hand, considers the ring sling his favorite for older babies (he was a champion moby wearer when she was little!).

DD was (and still is) a very particular kid. A lot of things that most moms think are magical and wonderful were complete flops for us. The baby swing, for example, was something she never really got into it until she was much, much older (like over a year old). In fact, I can't really think of a single baby item that was a must-have aside from my moby wrap.

BTW, I asked DH what he thought was the one must-have baby item, and he said, "breastmilk". Blum 3

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This rainforest bouncer was a life saver with each kid. They all loved it, especially DS1. It was awesome when it was time to bathe older kids, the baby could sit in it in the bathroom at arm's reach, but be entertained. DS1 also napped in it a lot because he wasn't the best crib napper.

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"harmonybear" wrote:

Ugh, I can't stand ring slings. I have no idea why, but they just don't fit me right (and I have experts trying to help me fit it, so it's not user error). But I did love my Moby Wrap and my Ergo carrier. In fact, I loved my Moby so much that I want a second one as a backup for this baby. Biggrin DH, on the other hand, considers the ring sling his favorite for older babies (he was a champion moby wearer when she was little!).

DD was (and still is) a very particular kid. A lot of things that most moms think are magical and wonderful were complete flops for us. The baby swing, for example, was something she never really got into it until she was much, much older (like over a year old). In fact, I can't really think of a single baby item that was a must-have aside from my moby wrap.

BTW, I asked DH what he thought was the one must-have baby item, and he said, "breastmilk". Blum 3

Not everyone loves a ring sling! Nothing wrong with that. I'm thinking I want a new super soft woven wrap for this baby. Two shoulder carries are better for long term carrying for my comfort (and we found the Moby too hot, so I want a cooler yet still cuddly wrap).

And ROFL to the breastmilk comment!!! Love it.

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I tried the ring slings too and just never fell in love. I used a pouch sling with my last two babies and I didn't love that either...I do however have a Beco and a Boba that I love, once the baby is a little older. I was thinking about trying a moby this time, But I don't like the idea of all that fabric wrapped around me!

hmmm...my must have items are a comfy rocking chair and a swing/bouncer so baby can rest comfortably while I get stuff done.

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"argylefrog" wrote:

I tried the ring slings too and just never fell in love. I used a pouch sling with my last two babies and I didn't love that either...I do however have a Beco and a Boba that I love, once the baby is a little older. I was thinking about trying a moby this time, But I don't like the idea of all that fabric wrapped around me!

hmmm...my must have items are a comfy rocking chair and a swing/bouncer so baby can rest comfortably while I get stuff done.

I have had a lot of trouble finding a sling that fits me, and comfy for me and my babies. The one I got and LOVED (and cant find... grr) is the KaTan... its like a moby, but way less fabric, and in my opinion, way easier to use Smile

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"Kier" wrote:

I have had a lot of trouble finding a sling that fits me, and comfy for me and my babies. The one I got and LOVED (and cant find... grr) is the KaTan... its like a moby, but way less fabric, and in my opinion, way easier to use Smile

I've heard good things about the KaTan.

The moby is a lot of fabric, and I'm actually amazed it didn't bother me more than it did - DD was born in the beginning of the summer in the Deep South. But I still wore her everywhere, and I don't really remember it ever being too warm.

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"harmonybear" wrote:

BTW, I asked DH what he thought was the one must-have baby item, and he said, "breastmilk". Blum 3

Good thinking Dad! My item would have to be the Medela pump in style Advanced double electric breast pump. Unfortunately we sold it Sad Hoping not to need it this time!

http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/products/573/pump-in-style-advanced

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Great thread! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's must haves!

We really liked the Boppy newborn lounger - didn't know a thing about it till I got it at my shower for DS1 and it ended up being fantastic. We also used the papasan swing a lot with both boys and I loved babywearing. This time, I'm looking at upgrading the Jeep carrier we got used to an Ergo or something similar that will offer more support to both me and the baby. I never tried a ring sling, so I might have to look into that as well. I liked the hotsling that I had, though.

We also LOVED using those velcro swaddle blankets. Made it super easy to get a nice, tight wrap.

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Hated swaddlers.. My son never ever wanted to be wrapped up. He hated being too warm. on some of his fussiest sick days early on from January to March, we'd take him outside and he'd stop crying. He loved the cold air.

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with my oldest the thing we couldn't live without was an excersize ball. she got really fussy. borderline colicky and this is the only way we could get her to sleep. I think the rhythmic way it bounces just soothed her. It was baby wearing for my second. My favorite is my mai tai. I would walk around festivals nursing her and no one was ever even able to tell! I moved couches wearing her on my back! I can't wait to do that again!