Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another Year Over

On this last day of 2013, I sit cozily in front of my parent's fireplace in DC. I was going to respond to a pregnant friend's email asking about essential baby supplies, but I've always thought it would be fun to compile a list of my favorites (and least favorites) because it would be fun to look back on or have others add to. The first category was originally labeled "essentials," but I already had things running through my mind that one (or three) could absolutely live without, so I renamed it:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE:

LOVE:
  • NoseFrida snot sucker. Paired with a bottle of saline drops, this clears out stuffy newborn noses
  • For girls clothes, anything Hannah Anderson. Yes, it's expensive, but super cute and high quality.
  • Smartwool infant socks: they stay on, they're cute, and they're pricey enough to make you keep track of them
  • City Mini by Baby Jogger: folds super-easily and is high quality. We don't have one, but my parents do and it's nice to use when we visit
  • Robeez (soft-soled leather slipper shoes): they help socks stay on and are just plain cute. Not sure yet how I feel about Target brand…
  • For walkers: Target brand Crocs: easy on and off, but stay on well too
  • Baby Bjorn potty and this book (which recommends starting at 7-8 months!)
  • Britax Marathon convertible carseat (not needed until ~10-12 months)
  • Bottle drying garden (I never had, but my sister feels it's a must. Probably good for wine glasses too)

Not so much:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting these Alicia! It's always nice to get some recommendations.

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