Sunday, May 24, 2009

Baby Products!

Sometimes I wonder how mothers used to survive caring for a newborn, back in the days before disposable diapers, pacifiers, and car seats that snap right into the strollers. I guess they just didn't know what they were missing! I know I could survive it if I absolutely had to, but here's a list of some of the newborn baby products I'm glad I don't have to live without:

1. Pampers Swaddlers- We loved these diapers when Kirsten was a newborn (she's moved onto Pampers Cruisers now and we still like those), but there's a new feature the Swaddlers have now that's really awesome. There's now a yellow stripe that goes down the front of the diaper, and it turns green when the diaper gets wet. So you can find out if your baby has wet the diaper just by looking at the outside of the diaper. Totally genius!2. Carter's newborn sleepers, the kind where the bottom of the sleeves fold over to cover their hands. It's so nice to be able to prevent the face scratches from those tiny little fingernails. The hand mitts you can buy to cover their hands up always seem to fall off, so I love the fold-over sleeves that can't possibly come off.

3. The Diaper Genie II- Say what you will about having to buy the refills for them, I think it's totally worth it to have a diaper pail that actually does cover the odor completely. I never smell the diapers after they're stuffed in here!
4. Avent bottles- They're the best kind we've found! Both babies have liked them from the very first time we tried them, and both babies also took to the Avent pacifiers right away.
5. Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe wraps- These really do make swaddling so easy! I was always frustrated when I tried to swaddle babies in a regular receiving blanket, since it's just so easy for them to wriggle themselves free. These wraps have velcro in all the right places, and they're totally a handy thing to have.
6. A baby bathtub with a mesh sling inside it. Newborns are so slippery when they're wet, and it gives me peace of mind to have that little sling inside the tub for them to lay in while they're bathed.

7. This isn't so much a baby product, but I just love onesies from Baby Gap. They're SO soft, and I love finding them on sale for $2 each sometimes! There's just no better deal than that!
8. A bouncy seat- This is the one we have, and both our babies have seemed to like it better than their swing. They can sleep in it without the toy bar, or be entertained by the lights and music.
The next baby product I'm searching for is newborn socks that actually stay on tiny little feet. Has anybody found any? What newborn products are you glad you don't have to live without?


  1. Those are all such cool baby products! I'm going to have to check out this post again when I get pregnant. I love the idea of just being able to look at the front of the diaper to see if it's wet. When do you usually start potty training your kids? Is Kirsten old enough or do you wait longer? I've also wondered about how to swaddle a baby. I tried it on my nephew a couple times and couldn't figure it out. I'll have to have someone give me a lesson sometime.

  2. We found socks that stayed on Baby Boy's feet at Target... the fold over style sold in a six pack. Good luck... it always gives me a shiver to see purple newborn feet!

  3. my Granny's knitted baby booties were the only thing that stayed on our little toes here! When they get a bit bigger those soft leather shoes (Robyz or something like that) stay on really really well. Target has their own brand for about $14

  4. Walmart brand (Faded Glory) ankle socks stay put and never need to be adjusted. Love them! I don't even bother buying any other brand now.

  5. This post will really come in handy when I have a baby. Thanks, Ashley!

  6. It is sooo amazing how things have changed over the years! I feel like we got totally ripped off! HAHAHA!

  7. Avent bottles are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY agree! And carseats that snap on in the car and to the stroller, couldn't live without it! Also, fans, baby monitors, and carseat them!

  8. I know what you mean about paper diapers - I mean, I can only imagine having to use only cloth... I love modern conveniences!

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