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nori_garsi's picture
Joined: 10/31/06
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Essentials Survey

Instead of a question of the day I thought I would do a fun survey. It's always neat to read about what everyone else loves. If you're a new mom-to-be just put down what you plan on using. If something doesn't apply to you just put n/a or skip.

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?:
2. Favorite brand of diapers:
3. Favorite brand of wipes:
4. Favorite diaper ointment:
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use):
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use):
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash:
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer:
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle):
10. Gown or footed sleeper?:
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?:
12. What do you use for burp cloths?:
13. Stroller:
14. Infant seat or convertible?:
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:

nori_garsi's picture
Joined: 10/31/06
Posts: 2069

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers:Huggies
3. Favorite brand of wipes:Huggies, one of the unscented ones
4. Favorite diaper ointment:Butt Paste
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use):Dr. Browns
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use):N/A
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash:California Baby
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer:Ergo
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle):Miracle Blanket
10. Gown or footed sleeper?:Gowns for newborns
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?:Side-snaps for newborns
12. What do you use for burp cloths?:Cloth Diapers
13. Stroller:I think we're going with the Baby Jogger City Mini
14. Infant seat or convertible?:Infant seat-Graco Snugride
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:PNP

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Joined: 05/06/09
Posts: 1707

I love these!

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Mix of cloth and sposies (DH has been using them while he is home, I cloth diaper)
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Sposies: Huggies, Cloth: pockets or hybrids
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Cloth
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Peneten or vasaline in sposies, local stuff for cloth
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Didn't use bottles
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Didn't use paci
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Local natural stuff
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer): Beco
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): A&A or miracle wrap
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Combo
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onsies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Receiving blankets (any burp cloths I had are still in the package)
13. Stroller: Valco
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat (Peg Perego)
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: I had DD in the Pack n Play but bought a bassinet for this LO. Crib for naps though

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Joined: 04/15/10
Posts: 1298

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Pampers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Target
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Triple Paste
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Avent
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Soothie
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Baby Magic
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: Looking forward to my Ergo
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): Swaddle Me
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Gowns for NB
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Side snap for NB
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Cloth diapers
13. Stroller: Graco travel system
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Graco infant seat, Britax convertible
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: PNP

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Joined: 01/09/10
Posts: 275

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposable
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Plain Jane Huggies, not the lil snugglers or any of that crap
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Haven't used them in so long, I'll have to wait and see what the new stuff is like
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Depends what the baby will take, I am willing to try several brands
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson's Head to Toe wash.... love that smell!
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: Will be trying a few out until I find one I like
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): Will try a couple brands out
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed... might be a little more work but its just so darn cute!
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Whatever I can... cloth diapers work really well, or worn out blankets
13. Stroller: Bought a Graco on sale
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat for 6 months or so... once he's sitting on his own, I'll change to a convertible.
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Bassinet in the bedroom, pack n play in the family room. I registered for a co-sleeper but if I don't get it, I won't be bothered to buy it myself. It was just a "that would be cool to have" option on my registry.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: I always use Pampers Baby Dry. They are super soft, and i've never had a leaking problem. I also would like to try cloth diapering this time around, so far I am going to try bum genius
2. Favorite brand of diapers: ^
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies. They seem to come out better than any other wipe. Nothing is more annoying than trying to change a poopy butt and you cant get the darn wipes out, or when you do get a wipe out, you get 50 at a time lol. huggies seems to come out best, and is durable.
4. Favorite diaper ointment: desiten!
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Playtex drop in's. I LOVE how I don't have to wash the bottle forever. I just throw away the liner and I'm done! just have to wash the nipple.
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): my boys never took to a passie.
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: johnson's
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: i like those moby wraps, never used one before though
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): any of them work good ive noticed.
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: i love the footed sleeper, they look so comfy in them! especailly nice for us having fall babies
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: usually just a pre-made burp cloth, otherwise just a blankie.
13. Stroller: I have a double stroller, cant think of the name of it but its nice
14. Infant seat or convertible?: ?
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: bassinet in my room for the first 6 months, then in his own room, in to the crib.

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Joined: 01/21/07
Posts: 1486

Disclaimer: I learned quickly that I had to be flexible with what worked for DD, and I'm sure even though I'm an "experienced" mom, this little one will often throw off my plans as well! So take what's below as more of a loose preference that has not yet been tested by this kid! ROFL

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Sposies

2. Favorite brand of diapers: Pampers Swaddlers for the very little ones, then Luvs for the bigger sizes

3. Favorite brand of wipes: no preference

4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin Creamy (doesn't smell funny to me like the other Desitin does) or Bordreaux Butt Paste (I'm sure I spelled that wrong!)

5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): don't know yet! DD never really took a bottle, but also didn't need to since I was home with her most of the time. We'll have to figure out what this one likes, since I'll go back to work full-time at 8 weeks!

6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): DD liked the MAM ones that we got at the hospital

7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: probably J&J but I don't really recall

8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: All I had for DD was a Snugli and it worked great, but I am excited to try out my new Moby wrap!

9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): never used an actual swaddler, just used a blanket. DH is an expert at swaddling (whereas I can't make it stay more than a few minutes..)

10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed. The gowns ride up too much on my wiggly kids!

11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies

12. What do you use for burp cloths?: whatever we were given! Some old cloth diapers, some actual burp cloths.

13. Stroller: The one we have is an Evenflo Aurora (?). And then we have an umbrella stroller that came from BRU- cheap and functional!

14. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat for the little ones. Nice to be able to leave them in the seat and let them sleep when you get home!

15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Here is where I might eat my words, but straight into the crib is the goal!

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Joined: 09/09/08
Posts: 665

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: We used Pampers as newborns and Huggies in bigger sizes
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies Natural Care unscented
4. Favorite diaper ointment:Desitin Overnight
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Used Mam with Mason, but they no longer sell those anywhere, no idea what this baby will like
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): MAM
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Aveeno
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer): Didn't have a carrier I really liked wtih Mason, but really hoping I like the Ergo that I got this time
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): Kiddopotomas swaddlers, but I did get some of those muslin swaddle blankets to try!
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Gowns for newborns/til they don't need several diaper changes a night
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onsesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Not picky, have several different kinds
13. Stroller: Graco Travel System
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Mason started in the PNP, but we got an Arm's Reach Co-sleeper this time!

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Both
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Sposies: Target brand or Huggies Cloth: Smartipants
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Target brand sensitive (but for the newborn stage I *love* the Lansinoh wipes which are by the bottles/breastfeeding supplies at Target, and Target now has a store brand of those too!)
4. Favorite diaper ointment: A&D
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): this has been different for every one of my kids...I personally prefer the Playtex Drop ins...hopefully this little guy does too Lol
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): I bought it seems like one of every brand, again we'll see. My only other pacifier baby took the Playtex 'Most like mother' ones with the round latex nipple. I'm hoping he'll take the Nuk with latex nipples but I have a ton to try out
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: I just use store brand
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: I don't think I have a favorite, I prefer different ones for different ages/situations. The moby and the Ergo are my combined favorites though
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): non of my other kids really liked to be swaddled. I got some Aden and Anais blankets this time though and they seem so comfy so I hope he likes them
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: again, just depends. My girls I loved the gowns for the newborn stage but the weather was warm when they were new babies. With DS I always felt like his little feet/legs got so cold (cause the socks never stayed on!)
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?:side snap shirts!
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Gerber flat cloth diapers
13. Stroller: I love my Kolcraft Options 3 wheeler...jury is still out on the double strollers
14. Infant seat or convertible?: both, I like the option of the carrier when they are new babies but after a while they just get too heavy in them
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: hopefully straight into the crib but we'll see. His crib is in our room right next to our bed though.
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Joined: 04/24/11
Posts: 1253

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: pampers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: pampers or huggies
4. Favorite diaper ointment: sudocream
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): medela
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Tommee Tippee
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Jonhston head to toe
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: n/a
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): Daughter didn't like being swaddled so not too sure
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: both
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: recieving blanket
13. Stroller: safety 1st
14. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib: pack-n-play

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Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 927

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: disposable
2. Favorite brand of diapers: pampers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: huggies unscented
4. Favorite diaper ointment: zincofax and vasaline
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): n/a
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): n/a
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: johnson and johnson
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: ergo
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle):
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: i cant remember but i have lots of both
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: burp clothes or recieving blankets whatevers closer
13. Stroller: bumble ride
14. Infant seat or convertible?: chicco Infant seat
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: pack n play then into a crib

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Joined: 05/05/07
Posts: 1635

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: disposable
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Huggies
3. Favorite brand of wipes: pampers and huggies
4. Favorite diaper ointment: creamy desitin
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): NA
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Nuk
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnsons lavendar scent
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: Bjorn
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): receiving blankets
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: GOWNS!!!!!!
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Cloth diapers
13. Stroller: Will start with a Snap n Go
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Co-sleeper

Joined: 02/01/11
Posts: 67

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Pampers swaddlers then Pamper's Baby Dry if they work...DD1 could wear Luvs DD2 peed straight through them
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies...they are the thickest I can find
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Dr. Brown
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Soothie/Wubanub Soothie
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson's
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer): I love my Moby...makes life much easier when chasing the other kids
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): I can't remember the name of the swaddling blanket we used...
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed sleeper...my kids are so stinking wiggly the gowns always road up
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: I love the side snaps, but we don't have many so I use a ton of onesies.
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Gerber cloth diapers...I dyed them pink and purple to make them "prettier"
13. Stroller: Graco travel system...planning on getting a sit and stand when baby is a bit older
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Graco infant carrier then Britax Marathon around 4 months
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Haha...we will see. DD1 was in the PNP for maybe 2 weeks then straight to her crib, DD2 was in the PNP/our bed for 6 months then the crib/our bed till 16 months...the child was a horrible sleeper and always ended up in bed with us. I'm hoping this one will be in the PNP for 4-6 months then in the crib, but I like my sleep so I'm willing to do what ever we need to do to get sleep Smile

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Joined: 11/13/08
Posts: 493

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: disposables until he outgrows newborn size, then bumgenius OS
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Disposables: huggies little snugglers Cloth: Bumgenius
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Kirkland Signature!
4. Favorite diaper ointment: A & D if no rash, Weleda Calendula ointment if rash
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): First Years Breastflow
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): DS used the silicone Nuk brand, I have a few different ones to try with this LO to see what he likes.
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Weleda calendula shampoo, Cetaphil liquid for soap
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer): Beco
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): miracle blankets, Aden and Anais muslin wraps
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: sleeper
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: side snaps for the first couple of days, then onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: gerber cloth diapers, this time I got a few Aden and Anais 'burpy bibs', but haven't used them yet!
13. Stroller: Phil and Ted's with the second seat and infant carrier attachements
14. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat!
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: bassinet for a couple of weeks, then crib. Crib for all naps!

Starflyr's picture
Joined: 10/20/07
Posts: 428

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?:disposables. DH will be a SAHD, he veto'd cloth
2. Favorite brand of diapers:pampers swaddlers/cruisers
3. Favorite brand of wipes:pampers sensitive
4. Favorite diaper ointment:desitin
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use):n/a
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use):soothie
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash:aveeno baby (blue top)
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer:babyhawk/ringsling
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle):large blankets. I HATE the premade swaddlers, I cant get them to work
10. Gown or footed sleeper?:gown, at the beginning
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?:onesies!
12. What do you use for burp cloths?:cloth diapers
13. Stroller:no
14. Infant seat or convertible?:infant for now
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:bassinette

Joined: 07/12/06
Posts: 831

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: cloth
2. Favorite brand of diapers: one-size- Rumparooz, sized- Green Acre Diapers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: cloth
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): like playtex dropins, but never got DS and DD1 to take them
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Soothie, but again DS and DD1 would never take them
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: J&J
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: Ergo, Babyhawk, MobyWrap
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): SwaddleMe by Kiddopatomus (sp?)
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: footed... have never had any gowns
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies all the way
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: I made some out of diaper fabric
13. Stroller: Chicco travel system, Phil and Teds with doubles
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant seat until about 9 months, then Britax Marathon
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Cradle in our room for 4-6 months, then crib in own room. Pack-n-Play in living room when needed

mandi04's picture
Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): like playtex dropins, but never got DS and DD1 to take them

Did you try both the latex and silicone nipples? I'm hoping that will help this time, I've really only ever tried the silicone ones but this time I got some latex ones too, thinking that might be the key for a breastfed baby?

Joined: 01/25/11
Posts: 122

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Cloth
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Sposies until big enough for cloth: Target brand, Cloth: Kawaiis
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Target brand, unscented
4. Favorite diaper ointment: A&D
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Playtex drop-ins
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Nuk
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson and Johnson Vanilla Oatmeal
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: n/a
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): Miracle Blanket
10.Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed sleeper
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: cloth diapers
13. Stroller: Graco Travel System for Snugride
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Graco Snugride
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Pack-n-Play

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Disposable
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Pampers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies
4. Favorite diaper ointment: I only use powder but if things get rashy Aveeno.
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): I breastfeed but like the medela bottles that come with the pump.
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Suzy's Zoo by Nuk
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Aveeno or Johnson's
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: I hate babywearing as I have large breasts.
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): All of my kids have hated swaddling.
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Gowns for newborns especially at night!
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: Receiving blankets.
13. Stroller: Uppababy Vista
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Peg Perego infant carseat and Britax Marathon.
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Pack-n-Play and Crib.

mom22sofar's picture
Joined: 02/20/09
Posts: 306

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: Cloth
2. Favorite brand of diapers: I like most I have tried, BG bamboo are my fav for newborns and then after that pockets or all in ones
3. Favorite brand of wipes: I use homemade cloth ones
4. Favorite diaper ointment: CJs butter
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): avent
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): avent
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: no real favorite
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer: ergo
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): just use a receiving blanket
10.Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed sleeper
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: ones my mom makes for me
13. Stroller: haven't decided yet, I have a valco but want to go double, course the one I like is $$$$
14. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: Pack-n-Play

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Joined: 02/02/08
Posts: 2273

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: disposables
2. Favorite brand of diapers: pampers
3. Favorite brand of wipes: I use the Target brand
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use):
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): This changed over time with DD. Soothies, when she was newborn
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: We used Ivory with DD when she was a newborn, because the Johnson's dried out her skin too much. But I love the lavender scented Johnson's wash
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer): Ergo
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): We just used a regular blanket
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed sleeper, although it might be different with this baby. DD kicked so much that the gowns always ended up around her armpits.
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: cloth diapers
13. Stroller: just a small, simple Graco stroller that my infant carseat snaps into.
14. Infant seat or convertible?: infant seat
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: pack n' play at night (to be closer to us) and crib for naps during the day

MandyMommyto1's picture
Joined: 06/27/09
Posts: 534

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: cloth
2. Favorite brand of diapers:BumGenius, Thirsties covers, and my homemade fitteds
3. Favorite brand of wipes:made my own
4. Favorite diaper ointment:one I get locally with an olive oil base
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use):we have Stay Free glass - for when DD used them
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use):I've used a few for DD, but generally an orthodontic version
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash:an organic line I get locally
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer):sling style for the newbie
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle):just used some squares of random cotton fabric I had lying around
10. Gown or footed sleeper?:gown - so much easier for nighttime changes!
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?:onesies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?:extra cloth prefolds, washcloths, and burp cloths I made myself
13. Stroller:Valco
14. Infant seat or convertible?:I have Britax convertibles, one seat from newborn to 60lbs!
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?:Bassinnette beside the bed for the first 6 months, then into the crib

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

1.Diapers, disposables or cloth?: I've only ever used sposies, but would be willing to try cloth, only I don't think it's gonna happen money wise.
2. Favorite brand of diapers: Huggies Supreme, but lately we've had to get the regular Huggies for DS Daniel cause the supreme's are too snug on him and he's in the biggest size.
3. Favorite brand of wipes: Huggies Naturals
4. Favorite diaper ointment: Desitin. I've been told that Butt Paste is really good, but Daniel seems to be allergic to it, so we stick with Desitin. Though when I'm lactating, Breast Milk works best.
5. Favorite brand of bottles (if you use): Evenflo brand Brestflow bottles. They work like a woman's breast and nipples work, so baby still has to work to get his/her milk when using the bottles.. helps prevent a lazy suck
6. Favorite brand of pacifier (if you use): Nuk.. but we call them binkies Wink
7. Favorite baby shampoo/wash: Johnson's bed time bath
8. Favorite carrier (if baby-wearer): I used a "miracle wrap" with Daniel, it's much like a moby (but was cheaper) and this time I've also got the Ergo to go with it.
9. Favorite swaddler (if you swaddle): I could never get a good enough swaddle on my babies... I'm wanting to try the Woombie this time, but haven't bought one yet. Perhaps I should get on that. Smile
10. Gown or footed sleeper?: Footed Sleeper
11. Onesies or side-snap shirts?: Onsies
12. What do you use for burp cloths?: I did have some large Gerber brand burp clothes (and saw some in the store recently that I almost bought) but I usually just end up using receiving blankets.
13. Stroller: The one that came with my Graco Snugride. Lol I'm actually looking around for one with inflatable tires, though, cause we have a lot of gravel here and the Graco doesn't push well in that stuff.
14. Infant seat or convertible?: Infant until baby's too big, then RF convertible til 2, then we flip it to FF.
15.Bassinet, Pack-n-Play, Co-sleeper, or straight into the crib?: We have a bed side co-sleeper, but so far baby's just ended up sleeping with me in the bed at night. We have an use the pack-n-play with bassinet attachment when we travel.

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"mandi04" wrote:

Did you try both the latex and silicone nipples? I'm hoping that will help this time, I've really only ever tried the silicone ones but this time I got some latex ones too, thinking that might be the key for a breastfed baby?

We tried both kinds... But, we are going to work hard at consistently offering one bottle a day at about a month, I think. I think we waited too long with the others.

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Me too, I'm actually thinking about starting as young as 2 weeks this time with the bottle. With DS he actually took his first bottle (silicone nipple playtex nurser) pretty good, but then wouldn't take another one after that. He was 4 weeks, but it also could have been we weren't doing it daily, just maybe once a week or so?
I'm pretty determined this time around to get this baby to take both a bottle and a pacifier Lol I've stocked up on all sorts of different kinds, my dh thinks I'm crazy Lol I have Playtex nursers with both nipples, cheap gerber bottles with both kinds of nipples, Dr. Browns, Breastflow (neither of which will be my first choice because of all the parts :lol:), and a few more... I think one is a Nuk brand bottle, I have the medela bottles and nipples too. And then avent, mam, nuk (silicone and latex), playtex (again both kinds of nipples) and soothie pacifiers.