Friday, February 6, 2015

0-3 Month Favorites

Looking back on the first 3 months of motherhood there are definitely some staple items that helped get me through! Today I'm sharing some of Aiden and my favorite baby items. If you are looking for my Newborn favorites you can click here. I still use the Aden & Anais burp bibs daily and I will never regret buying the Fisher Price Rock N Play Sleeper. On to our 0-3 Month favorites...

0-3 Month Favorites

1. Fisher Price My Little SnugaMonkey Bouncer: Before having a baby I couldn't have told you why in the world someone might have needed both a swing and a bouncer, but now I can. Aiden loves both and for different reasons. We use his bouncy seat when he is up and active. We often hang links from it so he can grab at them. I take this into the bathroom with me when I need to shower and Aiden is always content in it. When we eat dinner we usually end up putting Aiden in here as well.

2. Baby Einstein toys: Out of all the toys we have received these two Baby Einstein toys are Aiden's favorite hands down. They both light up and play songs that are NOT annoying. The songs are calming and won't have you wanting to wear ear plugs after listening to them 50 times a day. I like the Take Along Tunes because it is small and easy to take with us places in the diaper bag. The Neptune Ocean Orchestra stays put in our house and has brighter lights and buttons he can push. I highly recommend checking them both out!

3. WubbaNub: This is another thing I was always curious about when I saw babies with them. Really a toy on a that necessary? Yes, yes it is. The animal on the pacifier weighs the pacifier down so they actually stay in the baby's mouth. Aiden is at an age where he grabs everything and he holds his Wubbanub in place. We love these and have 3. They aren't cheap, but they are worth it. If you are wondering about cleaning can clean the actual pacifier with warm soapy water, but you can also wash the animal as well!

4. SkipHop Activity Mat: We use this daily. We work with Aiden on his hand/eye coordination, use it for tummy time, etc. It comes with a little mini boppy-like pillow which we use all the time also. I love all the hooks it has for hanging things on. We change out what is hanging on the hooks frequently so he has new things to look at and grab for. The mat washes nicely in cold water on a delicate cycle just make sure to remove the velcro mirror first.

5. Fisher Price My Little Lamb Swing: I did my research on swings and am in love with this one. Aiden takes almost all of his afternoon naps in this swing. The sounds are soothing and soft, the swing is smooth, the mobile is adorable and my favorite has an AC Adapter so we don't have to worry about batteries!

If you have any questions, please email me. I'm not an expert, but these have worked for us!
What are some of your favorites for your little one?


Anne said...

We had a Skip Hop mat and loved it too - especially the mirror. Now you've got me reminiscing about the days that we would lay under it and Hendrik would smile and coo at himself.

And I tried to be so minimal about things at first too, but definitely caved on adding a bouncer to the collection - and it was SO worth it. Hendrik sat in it during dinner for us too and he loved bouncing. Once he gets a little older, try a jump-up in the doorway for during your meal time - that was also a major hit! Nice to have them contained yet happy while you eat :)

According to Jax said...

YAY! Thanks for posting this list - I felt like it was just for me! haha. I did already have this bouncer & activity mat on my registry! So I'm off to a good start! :)

Kaity B. said...

We love our Wubbanub! We only have 1, but it has definitely been a must-have. I'm also glad to know that I'm not the only one who sticks baby in the bouncer during shower time. I actually let him sleep in the bathroom awhile ago because I didn't want to move and wake him up. Lol

Kayla MKOY said...

I thought to myself "this is a perfect post for Jax!!" Hehe! So fun! I'll have to bookmark this so one day I can look back!

purpun said...

Nice list!

I stand by the Boppy Newborn Lounger. It was by far our most used baby item from 0-3 months.

When our babe was two months old, we got a Fisher-Price Discover 'n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym that she loved. Now we're still getting some use out of it (at 3.5 months) as she learns to sit up, and she still enjoys laying on her back, kicking the keys, and batting the toys.

And oh how babies are different: our Josie has never taken an interest to her swing, and doesn't use a pacifier (at least not yet... we have a couple on reserve if she ever needs one).

Toys-wise, we were gifted four different Lamaze brand stuffed animals (that crinkle/squeak/buzz) which she seems to like, especially the ones with big eyes. :) I especially love that they have a big ring that we can use to attach them to her activity jumper.

Erin LFF said...

I love this post because I can relate to all things you said about BEFORE you were a mom, lol! I was at a baby shower last weekend and I kept thinking why do they need that? what's the point of those I wonder?! Haha.

Unknown said...

Those bouncers seem like such a lifesaver!

Rach said...

Those WubbaNubs are so popular right now! I hear great things about them. Glad it's working out well for Aiden!

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