So now that we have had the chance to use lots of baby products/clothing brands/etc, what have been your favorites?
Owen has gotten pretty much nothing new, but the brands I have always loved remain my favorites!
Baby Gap, Charlie Rocket, Janie and Jack, Carter's (And I ONLY buy used or on sale!)
Melissa and Doug stuff ROCKS!
I tried a new shampoo/soap for Owen because he had such sensitive skin...it's called yes to carrots, and I actually really like it. Other than that, Mustela is still my fave for the other boys. Their lotion in a spray bottle is the bomb.
I struggled with homemade baby food this time around...I wanted it to work out so badly, I had lots of fun preparing/storing it, but Owen just didn't really dig it too much. Plus meal time is kind of crazy around here, and we don't have a microwave...so it made it tough. Anyway, I enjoy those little pouches with the twisty tops made by Plum. Owen LOVES the pumpkin/banana and there's also a sweet potato one that he really enjoys. I've also tried the Sprout brand, but didn't care for it as much.
Please share anything else you love/find useful!
~ Kaci, mama to 3 beautiful boys
and wife to 1 amazing man
old navy, joe fresh, bonnie togs, wal mart or zellers are the main places i get his clothes. i always buy new, but many many times i can find cheap stuff like $3 shorts.
don't really have a favourite brand, fisher price? lol
i'm still using all the johnson's stuff i got from my shower i don't really like it, but i don't want to waste it. i have regifted some of it but not enough people are having babies!! lol. when it's gone i will have to go and see what is out there.
majority of it is home made, but i have bought presidents choice organic prunes, and yesterday i got some gerber custard. also mum mums
I buy a lot of Tiny Little Wonders (Kmart brand) because that is all we have locally that is a decent price (I find Target way over priced)
No real favourite
Still using baby shower gifts I still have a litre of the baby bedtime bath to get through and two bars of Johnson and Johnson baby soap.
We have done home made but the couple of times we have used commercial baby food I like Rafferty's garden.
Most of Aiden's cloths have been hand me downs that have seen 2-3 kids wear them. We've got everything from Target (which most has held up surprisingly well) to Walmart (you get what you pay for there lol) to Ralph Lauren (some of the ugliest clothing we have) to Carters (which is what looks the newest that was handed down to me). When I buy Aiden clothes I buy Just One Year found at Walmart, JC Penny brand, and Carters stuff from Ross.
My favorite battery toy is by far the Fisher Price Musical Table. It's one of the FP toys I don't mind having in my house one bit.
Wooden blocks are a favorite.
I LOVE the teethers and such we've gotten from little sapling toys on etsy.
Melissa and Doug are 50/50. We have a couple of things from them that I think are great. We have a couple that have fallen apart a bit or just plain annoy me.
Burt's Bees! Love their baby body wash/shampoo. Smells heavenly and DS has no sensitivities to it. I've been using the gallons of Johnson's baby wash we got as gifts to make bubbles in his bath water.
CJs BUTTer has been our #1 cloth safe diaper cream. Haven't had an issue yet it couldn't solve with a little bit of air time.
The only commercial baby food Aiden has had is Earth's Best organic teething biscuits (which turns to concrete FAST ugh) and Plum organic puffs (I find them to be pretty good myself lol).
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
Kaci, I just bought Yes to Carrots (it was at Walgreens on Clearance).. I like the shampoo and wash. Easy and quick. The lotion is a little watery but Im guessing that is because its natural..
Clothing/ My favorite brand is Carters.. I can get it really cheap here because of an outlet mall and there baby clothes have a cute style.. I do like TCP too but I dont really buy a ton of clothes from them because I can get it cheaper at Carters..
Toys/ No Favorite brand really..I did find a Vtech toy/stand that they pull themselves up on and it has a million dodads on the side of the road.. I cleaned that sucker with bleach and it looks brand new.. Im hoping that will help Natalie learn to stand eventually,, not yet though..
Products/ I just bought Natalie this night light glow guy thing. (walgreens clearance again).. It changes color but is a soft glow. Natalie likes a night light so Im glad I found that..
Baby Food/ We are still using jarred here. I did make my own but she didnt like it so its still in the freezer. Hoping one day I will use it for something. We also are doing biskits and puffs.. I have given her table food too but she mostly just plays with it. She does love bread too..
Something I find useful... Well something I would find useful is if they made some sort of swiffere baby attachment. Since Natalie drags herself everywhere she usually ends up with all sorts of hair/dirt from our floors (even though they look clean) I guess way down there is still some dirt..
Mom of 3 beautiful babes!
1 mth 6mth, 11mth
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
Clothing: Most of Evan's clothes are Carter's. I love them. They wash great and don't look as worn as the others. We usually get stuff from the outlet or find a great sale. I hate paying full price for his clothes since he grows out of them so fast. Other stuff is from Penneys and Old Navy.
Toys: No favorite brands or anything. I just shop around for something I like. Right now his fave is a battery toy with a phone, piano, computer, and book on the top that stands up on four legs. It plays music and has an English/Spanish translation setting. He loves it.
Products: We are still using J&J soaps from showers. I love Aveeno lotion and sunscreen. Then there is the buttpaste we use occasionally when his bottom may look red.
Baby Food: Jar food mostly. He also likes the puffs and yogurt drops.
I like the idea of a baby swiffer attachment. That would come in handy.
Clothing: We buy 95% of T's clothes at second hand stores. When I do buy new its usually at Gymboree and that's only because there's one right next to one of my favorite toy stores and I get drawn in by the cuteness in the window. I go straight for the sale rack!
Toys: I heart Plan Toys and Green Toys (made from recycled milk jugs). I also heart used toys!
Products: I'm a big fan of Weleda baby lotions and shampoo and Angel Baby diaper cream. Its pricey stuff but goes a loooooong way.
Baby Food: She's on table food now and I made my own purees. BUT, she loooves those little mashup packs by Plum or Revolution Foods. When she's refusing everything else and I need to get some fruit in her those always work.
For clothes its always carters and baby gap but only from the outlet stores. We have a huge outlet a little ways away with many different stores.
Toys vary right now. He has different foam balls basrball football etc that he loves.
I use johnson and johnson and aveeno.
Food is all homemade. He is on table food but i sneak in purees still.
Some other things... i use baby purex to wash his things. I love it and its cheap!
i also swear by luvs diapers. Only ones that dont give a rash.