Friday, October 31, 2008

Products We Love and Hate: Baby/Kid Stuff

Okay, so this is a tough one. With all the baby gizmos and gadgets out there... how am I to narrow it down to THREE? Hmm I think I have to go for 5 on the must-haves. But I promise not to be as longwinded!

3 Must Haves For Moms And Moms To Be:

1) Disposable Diaper Bags - Thanks to the Dollar Store for this little find... 100 bags for a buck? Can't beat that. Has tie close handles and neutralizes the odor. No more saving up grocery bags... these are the perfect size and are easy to throw in the diaper bag.

2) Steam Sterilizer - just fill the dispenser with a little water, plug in, and wait a few minutes and you'll have fully sterilized bottles, pacifiers... even pump accessories. Okay, so I used this a bit more with my first born (isn't that typically how it goes?) but love it all the same.

3) Bumbo - How come I didn't come up with this? Perfect for feedings when you don't want to pull out the highchair or when you're on the go. I would put the baby in this when I was cleaning the kitchen or taking a shower and she was totally content. I was a little worried about my daughter's chubby little legs, but overall she fit just fine. Of course, don't put your baby on the counter when they're 9 months old then leave the room for your baby to tumble to the floor - but that's just common sense right?

4) Portable DVD Player - So did this just take me down ten notches in the super mom category?? I'm definitely not one to advocate for tons of tv time... but this thing saved my life during our 11 hour car ride with a 2 1/2 year old and 6 month old with little stops along the way! We bought the Phillips which did have a little trouble playing a couple of our DVDs, but we love the fact that we can hook one screen to the back of my seat (so it's directly in front of her) and still control it in the front seat.

5) Target Brand Baby Stuff
See, I told you I'm all for generics that work well! I love their detangler (only $1), bath bath/shampoo... and especially the Target brand diapers and pull-ups. You can get a huge box of about 100 diapers for only $13... half the price of Huggies! Now that my baby is a little older, I do use the Huggies Overnights for nighttime... but don't think I'll ever go back for regular use diapers. (Only bad note... they don't put sizes on them... which can be a little tricky if you have two little ones in diapers!)


Okay, so I had my list all planned out for this, but then I came across this site from an Internet search and realized that theirs were so much better. Seriously, you have to check it out. And join me in saying "Whaaattt???

Have a product that you can't help but rave about? Get a baby shower gift that you still can figure out the use for? Leave a comment and let us know!


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