Prince Cairo and I have had a great first few months together. Watching him grow and reach milestones is just as exciting as it was with my first. I wanted to share some baby gear, baby bottles, and baby toys that have made life easier for me and happier for baby.
Yeah, they’re small but we know they need stimulation. Prince Cairo loves his little Fisher Price Gym. At first, he could only stare at the colorful hanging toys but now he’s grabbing and bringing the toys to his mouth as he giggles with delight. I also use the gym to give him tummy time. All of the toys are removable and can be attached to other baby gear.
I was tired of getting leak after leak with sub par diapers. Having a breastfed baby makes blowouts more likely to happen. There’s nothing more fun than carrying a poop soaked baby around Target and fake smiling as you make your way to the restroom. And if that mess gets on you… So after some messy mishaps, I have found my diaper preference, Huggies Snug and Dry. I love the way they fill when I touch them, and they hold anything Prince Cairo throws at them.
Finding a bottle that he will actually take has been a big challenge for us. Prince Cairo loves the boob, which is wonderful, but I have to return to work. So after investing in about 5 different bottles, I finally found two that he will accept, Playtex Baby Nurser Baby Bottle with Drop-Ins Disposable Liners and Dr. Brown’s Original Wide Neck Bottles. I love the Playtex Nursers because not only does he take them, but they are also easy to clean because of the Drop-ins. I just started to use Dr. Brown’s to see if it would get rid of my baby’s gassiness while at the sitters. I also used Dr. Brown’s bottles 5 years ago with Princess Aniya.
When Prince Cairo was itty-Bitty and just home from the hospital I used the Swaddle Me By Your Side Sleeper. It safely allows baby to co-sleep. It has breathable mesh sides and keeps baby safe while in bed with you. I could just reach over and pick him up when it was time for his numerous feedings. Super easy. And I felt better hearing him breathe. Also since we love to travel it’s easier to pack this up than it is to pack up our Pack and Play.
I started babywearing with my first child but didn’t do it as much because of the complication of the wrap that I had. After some research, I decided on the Baby K’tan which is so much easier to wrap and contains less fabric (it also puts him right to sleep). I love wearing it when it’s cool out or around the house, however, even with less fabric it is still hot in the summer, so I am using my membership in my local Babywearers International club to try out different carriers and wraps.
Prince Cairo loves his Bumbo. I should feel terrible about it, but he can sit in front of the tv for about fifteen minutes in complete glee. That means mommy can get stuff done. He loves it because he doesn’t want to lay down all the time and he loves seeing whats going on around him. When he gets older we can feed him in it. Our Bumbo actually belonged to my daughter when she was a baby and it still is in great shape.
ADORABLE BABY OUTFITS