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Month: March 2017

This, That, and the Other Thing

This, That, and the Other Thing

Below are more nice to have items, a list of items you do not need, and some general advice. More Nice to Have Items: Invest in the Nice to Have – Highly Recommended list first (see last week’s post), but I have also found these items to be useful: (1)* Crib Mobile *will need (2) for twins (1) Glider Chair – the glider is nice and comfortable, but definitely was not necessary. If you have a use for it elsewhere…

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Nice to Have – Highly Recommended Baby Gear

Nice to Have – Highly Recommended Baby Gear

This is a list of items I have found very useful and think they are worth buying to make life with a baby easier, but they are not necessary. (1)* Bouncy Seat – great for napping, my kids always slept well in them: Fisher Price Deluxe Bouncer *will need (2) for twins (1)* Boppy Lounger – this is not intended to be used for sleeping.  It’s portable and nice to have an easily accessible place for your newborn to hang…

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Necessities – Clean Up

Necessities – Clean Up

My list for baby gear needed for bath time and laundry: (1) Baby Bath Tub – You won’t need anything fancy, just make sure you get a tub that has an infant insert.  I will also say we received good customer service from Fisher Price.  The first tub we had, had a slow leak and they immediately sent us a brand new one. (3)* Baby Bath Towels – I like the hooded towels.  The Babies R Us brand towels have…

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Necessities – Feeding

Necessities – Feeding

My list for feeding gear.  There is a general section, followed by breastfeeding and bottle feeding specific sections. Buy these items before baby is born: (10)* Burp Cloths – I liked the flannel Babies R Us brand, which they don’t seem to make anymore, so I just recommend going with flannel cloths instead of terry cloth.  Cloth diapers also work well as burp cloths. *will need (14) for twins (10)* Bibs – we received a lot of bibs for presents,…

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Necessities – Sleeping

Necessities – Sleeping

The following are must haves for sleeping: (1)* Bassinet – I highly recommend the Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play sleeper.  All my kids slept well in them.  I also recommend the deluxe model.  We had received two of these for the twins.  We registered for the regular version and received the deluxe as a gift.  There was a big difference in the softness of the padding and we ended up returning our regular model for a deluxe model.  We have…

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