We’ve compiled a list of our top ten baby items to share with you.
* Beco Baby Carriers (Butterfly 2 & Gemini)
I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of pictures of us wearing our babies in these carriers. They have been the single most important investment in our baby days thus far. Streamlined, convenient, comfortable, stylish, hands-free baby carrying. And consider where your babies want to be…. with you, cuddling, bonding. Baby carrying is so important and the Beco makes it easy and safe.
* Aden + Anais swaddling wraps
I have a feeling you’ve seen plenty of pictures of our babies wrapped up in these as well. These may seem a bit on the spendy side, but I tell ya… they’re worth it. They’re the best swaddling blankets I have come across and when the swaddling days are over you will continue to use them day in and day out. They also happen to be great nursing covers, burp cloths, sun-protectors, etc. My favorites are the organic and cozy blankets (but they all rock).
* See Kai Run shoes
Seriously cute shoes for healthy feet made by a local company. I don’t have much else to say… they’re just awesome.
* Wet Happened? Wet Bags
Wet bags are generally made for cloth diapers. A place to keep the soiled diapers when you’re on the go. And while they work great for that purpose, they are incredibly useful otherwise. We have used ours for swimwear, snacks, diapers and as a small diaper bag. They’re machine washable and the prints are great. You can find this kind of bag made elsewhere, but we have had the best luck with the Wet Happened? bags.
* Temporal Artery Thermometer
Because who is interested in placing a thermometer in their toddlers bum? And who’s toddler actually stays put long enough to get a reading? Not mine. I first saw one of these when my Midwife came over for Elle’s delivery. It was her cool new gadget. And then the G-parents hooked us up with one. It has already come in handy and I think we’re all happy we won’t need the rectal thermometer anymore :)
Of course I’m biased here, but I don’t think it gets much better than lovingly made blankets, sweaters and booties for a new little person. So soft, so warm, so much love wrapped up in each stitch. Every little babe is deserving of such things.
* High Chair Thingy
Yep, that’s what it’s called… High Chair Thingy. It’s neoprene, it keeps the high chair germs away from your little one and it rolls up. Forget those huge high chair covers unless you like carrying ridiculously sized things around for your baby. This slick little roll up does the trick.
* Eric Carle books
We’ve all read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and probably a handful of other Eric Carle books. They don’t cease to be a kid favorite. With their colorful paintings and simple, repetitive words, they’re go-to’s on the kids’ bookshelf. Additionally, Eric Carle is popular enough to have plush characters, fabric, and prints for your child’s room. “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” is always a favorite around here.
* Tea Collection clothing
Stylish, quality, comfortable clothing for kids. We can’t get enough. The colors and prints aren’t your expected colors for babies. It’s nice having variety in the closet. What’s best is these clothes withstand the play of young children. They are sure to be the best hand-me-downs you can get.
* Sesame Street
Last, but certainly not least, the beloved Sesame Street. Need I say more? Who doesn’t like Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster?