Baby Gear Loves and Not So Much Loves // 6 month update
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I receive questions from readers often that are usually along the lines of, “Do you still like your _______?” I thought it may be helpful to look back over the past 6 months and update you on what I have really loved, and what I wouldn’t have bought had I known.
1. After many recommendations to get an Ergo, we bought one and it was very useful. I would recommend this! David is not a slight child. He likes to eat. He’s a big boy. So I haven’t carried him in it in awhile. I’m traveling with him and my husband in July so we may bring it along just as a way to “hold him without holding him”. I also purchased the infant insert which I found useless. It’s such a warm little burrito and I never liked man-handling David into it. I found that rolling a few blankets up and placing them at the base of the inside of the Ergo would add enough height for him to sit comfortably in there.
2. The Uppababy Cruz is awesome. Man I love this stroller. I use it multiple times a day. It folds and opens so easily, the seat reclines and can face forward or backward. And the little sunroof on top if perfect for letting some light in. The sunshield that pulls out from the canopy is HUGE and perfect for super sunny days. I have been so happy with this stroller that I don’t have a single complaint.
3. The 4moms Mamaroo was fantastic for the newborn days. But it didn’t take long for David to stop liking it. As it turns out, he didn’t like any swing whatsoever, so I don’t think it’s a Mamaroo specific thing. I still like the Mamaroo and would recommend it!
4. David loves this piano toy. He plays on it for a good while right after his first bottle in the morning. This travels with us on road trips and is a must for infants!
5. The Uppababy Mesa car seat is my biggest regret. I bought this because it clicks into the stroller without any added gadgets or bars so I figured it would be super easy to use. It also is supposed to be a fool-proof installation within the car. Those two factors are true! It’s easy to click in and out of your stroller if you use an Uppababy stroller, and it’s very easy to install it into the car. The downside is that it weighs 1 million pounds. It’s so heavy. It feels sturdy and safe, which is important, but it is so heavy that it’s become a hassle. It’s also not a convertible car seat, so in hindsight I should’ve purchased one that can grow with David.
6. The Little Castle Charleston glider I purchased from Target has been a favorite in the nursery! I used it a ton when I was nursing, and now use it to feed David bottles. It broke in nicely and is really comfortable.
7. The bottles that ultimately worked best for David are Avent. This is such a baby-specific item since every baby is different, but we liked these the best.
8. The 4mom’s Breeze play yard is a must have. It’s an investment, I know. It is so easy to set up and take down and that makes it all worth it to me.
9. Although I’ve worn the ink off of the screen and menu buttons, I still love the monitor we bought. It tilts and pans nicely, and the screen is nice and large. I’d definitely recommend this to new parents!
I do really hope this is helpful as you consider adding gear to your new or growing family!