Tuesday, May 3, 2011

5 Mommy Must Haves!

I wanted to share with you some of my mommy must-haves for when you have a new baby! My friends can tell you, I tend to focus on finding helpful baby products that are not mass marketed, things you might find in a specialty boutique or perhaps in another country! K is the light of my life! She is now 15 months old and toddling around like a champ! What could I not live without as a mom thus far? Here ya go preggos and new mommies.... 
1. Wubanub paci - a paci must have if you baby takes a paci (and the paci attached is a soothie which a lot of hospitals use and will give you- the ONLY paci K would take). When baby is a newborn it helps the paci to sit on their little chest and keep paci in place so you are not constantly placing it back in baby's mouth when they spit it out!  Genius!  Also, when baby is older and loses paci in the middle of the night...the little animal makes it easier for baby to find and little cute chubby hands to grab!  Kendall's favorite was the kitten and the little lamb! You can buy one here or call here
2.  The toysitter - These little toy straps are not only functional, but cute!  We all know as mommies, that picking up dropped toys in the store is not only a hassle, but unsanitary!  The cute little straps make it easy for baby to have their toys by their side, but makes it easier for mommy to focus at the grocery store, ha ha!  The fabrics had me at hello!  You can buy one here or call here

3. The Mommy Hook - Once again, another product invented to help busy moms (aren't we all) when out shopping and running errands with baby!  I never go ANYwhere without my mommy hook!  Sometimes I use it to hold a little insulated bag with snacks inside for a walk and sometimes it ends up overloaded with shopping bags at the mall (much to my husband's chagrin, ha ha).  It is heavy duty and a great price point!  You can buy one here or here 
4. vital baby unbelievabowl - WHAT would I do without this amazing bowl? It is a European brand, but you can buy it off of several sites online like Amazon. Using the unbelievabowl shows baby how to eat out of a bowl, without the option of throwing the bowl across the room! It makes it easier for Kendall to eat foods like pasta, green beans, and carrots (her fav!) herself, rather than the flat surface of the highchair tray. Their spoons and sippy cups are FAB too! You can buy one here
5.  Hoppop bathtub - Remember this post? Such a great find! When your little one outgrows the 'baby' bathtub, this is a great alternative to putting them in the BIG tub, which can look really scary next to your still 'little' baby!  We started using this tub when K was 5 months old and are still using it to this day (she is 14 months old). It is made for 6-24 months and holds up to 50 lbs! The tub has a built in drain on the bottom that you just unplug and it drains right into your large tub. No lifting, no fuss, no muss (and it is SUPER light). The tub is VERY well made and should hold up for years to come, unlike the inflatable bathtubs that can create a mold that is impossible to remove.  You can buy one here

*I guest posted this yesterday at Henry Happened! and I thought I would share with you guys today!

THE FYI:
- Look further than Babies R Us.  There are some really great products out there
-If you live in Georgia, head to New Baby Products.  They literally have EVERYTHING.  Everytime I would find something online that was new and different, they already had it on the shelf, no kidding!  You can call and order over the phone, ask for Kelly or one of her sisters (family owned business), if you are out of state, the no tax cancels the shipping cost. 
 1-866-4BABY11
-Don't forget to enter my Tetelesti pillow giveaway! (Its a good one!)

15 comments:

  1. I just bought the unbelievabowl! Thank you for the suggestions!

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  2. My triplets LOVE their wubanubs!!!!! By far the most genius baby item ever if your child takes a paci (sadly, two out of my three who are 2yo are still in LOVE with theirs. It's gonna be a sad (and I'm afraid several looooooooooong) nights ahead when we finally say bye bye to them). I'm thinking about just cutting off the paci and letting them keep the little animal which has definitely become a little lovie. I'll keep you posted on that!

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  3. These are all fantastic! And that little giraffe happens to be one of our favorites. Love the strap idea.

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  4. I really want to try the unbelieveabowl!

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  5. We just started registering for baby and as a clueless mother-to-be, I love all the advice!!! Thanks, girl ;)

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  6. Great picks!! I have not seen a lot of these before and will have to check them out.

    I am so glad I came across your blog. I am loving it! You have amazing taste and your home is lovely.

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  7. Just found your blog and I must say I am now obsessed. Your home is gorgeous. I mean your daughter's nursery is simply beautiful! Love your top 5 list and I am excited to hear about the unbelievable bowl. I am going to order one today for my son! Look forward to following you! xoxo

    http://designerbagsanddirtydiapers.blogspot.com

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  8. what great suggestions....i am about to have baby #2 and i am excited to try some of these things with him/her that we didn't get to try with baby #1. i live in ga and new baby products is AWESOME!!!

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  9. While we are way past the baby stage in our house (ours are 17 and 21), these would make great shower gifts for friends who are expecting. Especially love the paci, as ours were never without theirs. And, I used to hook our girls' favorite lovies with a strap but it was that cute!! And, since we are in GA things should be easy to find. Thanks!!

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  10. Just found you via Honey We're Home...LOVE your home and blog!!

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  11. Great timing. I have a baby shower to attend at the end of the month, and will have plenty of time to order. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Great suggestions! Another alternative to the wubbanubs is this little blanket
    http://www.myblankeeinc.com/clearance-1/lovey-and-binky/brown-2-inch-stripe-velour-binky.html
    My son adores his!

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  13. I've never heard of that bowl but I think we need one! Seen any great highchairs- I hate ours because it is grody with food in all the crevices. I found one I loved, but it was only sold in Europe!

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