I did a lot of research while I was pregnant on what baby gear we would need to register for. I also talked to friends and read lots of blogs! Of course one thing I learned, it is very much individual preference! One of my favorite blogs for all things baby was: The Wise Baby . I love their “real moms favorite baby products” segments!
So without further ado, here is my list of products that have made our lives easier in Ryder’s first 3 months!
Boppy Newborn Lounger– So portable and he always seems happy in it! We can sit him by us while we are eating or getting ready!
Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Activity Gym– He loves to “talk” to the animals. We have also already washed it a few times with no problems.
Boon Lawn Countertop Drying Rack– We use the flower and twig accessories for the bottle nipples and pacifiers!
Wubbanubs– Easy to find in a diaper bag and they do stay in his mouth a little better! My favorite is this dinosaur because it is so bright and colorful!
Fisher Price Rock’n Play Sleeper– It fits right by my side of the bed instead of the bulky pack ‘n play and has a good incline since he has had “preemie reflux”.
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio– I think it had the second highest safety rating when we researching car seats. It has a lot more foam than most car seats, and the locking mechanisms are metal instead of plastic. It is a few pounds heavier than the Chico Key Fit car seat, but totally worth it in my opinion. For the record, we also had to use the Chico Key Fit when Ryder first came home from the hospital because he was too small for the Peg. It was also a good car seat and my parents will be using it in the future with Ryder.
Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller– Seriously you have to see how easy these are to fold with one hand! You do have to get the car seat adaptor and child tray separately. It is a very smooth ride!
Nose Frida– sounds gross, but seriously works! I also read an article about how the standard bulb syringes are so full of bacteria because you can’t really clean them out! All of the parts to this can be washed and there is a filter.
Mamaroo– Ryder is not a huge fan of the swing, but I can’t leave off the Mamaroo! The car ride motion does buy us a short nap usually! I think he is enjoying it more the older he gets.
Aden and Anais Easy Swaddle– I love all of the Aden and Anais stuff, but this is even easy enough for Chad to use! Ryder sleeps so much better when he is swaddled! I love how breathable their blankets are.
Of course as Ryder grows and develops I am sure my favorite products will too! Check back in a few months for the next installment!