As we make out journey through parenthood, we come across those neat items we think every mom should enjoy. Do you have any mommy must haves you think should be shared?
Here is my list of must haves for every new mom:
Baby & Toddler
ABCs already – an earlier post recommends dvds I purchased to assist your child to spell.
Adjustable Waists – MANY brands offer baby and toddler pants with the button and elastic adjustable waists; when buying jeans for a child 6 months & older this is the best option. Many pairs of pants my son was never able to wear, by the time he was wide enough to fit the waist, he was too tall for the pants (even with a cloth diaper).
Babylegs are a must for our Canadian weather. They are great to wear under jeans to minimize drafts, they help keep socks on feet without shoes, they can be warn to almost age 2. The babylegs website has some great deals right now or watch for them at www.babysteals.com.
Binklink is adorable, reliable and cute for any little one who uses a soother. Tried, admired and both mommy and baby appreciated. Bink Link Post
Kiddopotamus Placemat – You can roll it up and keep it in your diaper bag for eating out or at home for our kitchen table. It has suction cups on the back and the handy trough like cup that minimizes the amount of food landing on the floor! A must have!
Kiddopotamus Swaddleme – I used a few types of swaddle blankets; this one my favourite. The velcro was reliable, still very strong after MANY uses and the fabric was not too hot and was stretchy to help secure your little one.
Kiwi Pie Cloth Diapers – If you’re looking to use cloth, I was very please with these bamboo diapers. They are available in Canada from Caterpillar Baby and The Cloth Diaper Shop. Accompanied by the Wonder Wrap they are an excellent diaper that both my newborn and two year old used at the same time.
Leapfrog – has many excellent products to help your little ones learn from fridge toys and dvds to electronic books. Check out their website but first join www.ebates.com then shop at Leap Frog to receive a percentage of your purchase back in a cheque.
Leapfrog Pals – My two year old enjoys playing with his little brother’s new toy. It hooks up to your computer and you program the pet as it suits you.
Mustela baby wash set was given to me by a very generous friend. It is pricy but smells fantastic! I recommend this product. It can be purchased at Toysrus, Shoppers and various places online.
Nursing Cover – worth every penny. It is wrapped around your neck so you don’t have to worry about coverage while you’re looking after someone very important.
Old Navy carries these thin baby hats that maintain a nice fit on baby. They don’t get too tight (just too small) and fit nicely. They are thin so they can be warn indoors and anywhere to keep babies head warm. I keep buying a bigger size as my child grows, of their available hats (they didn’t have ears before).
Sandra Boynton Books – A must have for every little one. Silly, fun books to keep every little one entertained…. To read over and over and over and over and over and over again.
The Snack Trap is super for carrying snacks in, allows room for their tiny fingers to squeeze through. Saved me from MANY spills.
The Wean Machine – Put your soft food in the container, squish it (similar to a garlic press) and use it as a small bowl for feeding and the spoon is included! I highly recommend this handy food press for every new mom! Put it on your baby shower request list!
Wonder Wraps – A super diaper cover – fits from newborn to two (still wearing). The velcro and snaps are both reliable. I purchased mine from The Natural Baby Company (U.S. Company) but there may be a Canadian equivalent to this product.