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March 26, 2013


9 Month Favorites

Really? I feel like I JUST did this! 🙂 It’s really neat to see how P is evolving with his toys. He isn’t fully crawling yet but does more of a worm to get where he wants. He is getting close to sitting up from a laying down position but isn’t quite there yet. For the time being, he will play on his back or side unless I sit him up. The IKEA MULA Stack & Nest Cups are great because he can play with them on his back, sitting up or even on the changing table. He is definitely a boy because he loves to knock them down.

I have been using the Dapple Wipes to disinfect P’s toys after play dates. I love the dish soap for his bottles, dishes and any toys that can be soaked in water. The wipes are perfect for the toys that can’t be soaked.

P absolutely hates to get his nose wiped so I have to get in one or two wipes as quickly as possible. I keep a pack of Boogie Wipes nearby and in the diaper bag. They smell like grape and stay moist in the package for a long time.

I know, I know… If you have been counting we are now up to four types of bouncers. We actually purchased the Price Little Superstar Step N’ Play Piano when I arrived at my parents house for a three week visit. P loves this thing and is getting really good walking back and forth. We had also scored a Go Pod at a local consignment sale. P is still growing into it but this thing is great to have. It folds up to the size of a camping chair. It’s great to keep in the car or in a room where there isn’t enough space for a full bouncer. I have used this on play dates, while doing some yard work and when I need to take a shower while P is awake.

Picking out a stroller has been more difficult than buying a car, seriously. We had originally purchased a higher end stroller and after about three weeks realized we hated it. There were two handles so it was difficult to push if I was holding a basket or something in the store. It also had a tiny under basket, not enough room for the diaper bag. I felt guilty wanting to purchase another one but we came across a Graco LiteRider Classic Connect Stroller and it had all of the features I wanted. I am SO glad we went ahead and got this one. It is perfect for our needs. There are no chest straps so P can move around a little more. He loves having the tray in front of him too. The basket underneath has more than enough room for our diaper bag plus a few shopping bags. I can also get in and out of under basket even when the seat is fully reclined.

This last item is one of my top favorites to date. Kangaroo Care is an adorable shop on Etsy you have to check out. She makes all kinds of Nursing/Teething Necklaces. These necklaces are 100% natural, vegan and eco-friendly. They are perfect for nursing or baby wearing mommies. They are safe for baby to chomp on and stimulate their senses. I had mine on for about 30 seconds before P noticed it and started playing with it. I haven’t been able to wear jewelry but now I have something that is safe, fashionable and mom approved.

What items have become a favorite in your home?