Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby Purchases, Round III

I truly believe that babies don't need much to be happy and healthy. After all, during the first few weeks, all they need is to be fed, changed, burped, and held.

Having said that, there are just too many temptations out there that I still strayed away from the original shopping list that I made while 14-weeks pregnant (what the heck did I know back then anyway?) and ended up with more stuff than intended. Still, I don't feel I went overboard and I know all these things will make taking care of Baby A a little bit easier and more convenient.

This last round of baby purchases was made possible mostly by friends and family, a tiny bit by us.

Sleep

Graco - Lauren 4-in-1 Convertible Fixed Side Classic Crib - We wanted a crib with no moving parts and something that can be converted to a toddler bed or day bed. This one fits the bill. It was also a snap to put together - hubs did it without reading the instructions.
Sealy Baby - Ultra Rest Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress - I picked this mattress based on the good reviews. I also wanted something firm and this one has 204 coils.
Sealy Baby - SnugFit Crib Mattress Pad - This fits perfectly over the mattress.
Infant Stim-Mobile - Award-winning and, best of all, it doesn't require any batteries.
Graco Pack 'n Play Portable Playard - Wyndham

On the Go

Skip Hop Duo Deluxe - A diaper bag seemed frivolous at first, but this one is so cute and has many compartments. I am sure to use it all the time.
Moby Wrap - If/when I figure out how to use this thing, it will be easy to have the baby close to me while doing household chores.
BABYBJĂ–RN Baby Carrier Active - I originally ordered one on my own, but it got canceled due to pricing mistake. Hubs' sister ended up buying this for us. I imagine hubs using this to carry Baby A when we go on walks.

Feeding/Nursing

Born Free BPA Free Wide Neck Bottles - 5-Ounce - I had already bought some, but I registered for a couple more for convenience.
Born Free Stage 2 Silicone Nipples
Philips Avent Bottle Brush
Munchkin Powdered Formula Dispenser
The First Years - Modular Drying Rack
Gerber Pre-folded Organic Cotton Cloth Diaper - I returned the fancy, cutesy ones I bought earlier after I heard these are very effective as burp cloths
Philips Avent ISIS Manual Breast Pump, Lansinoh - Breast Milk Storage Bags, Lanolin Breast Cream, Lansinoh - Disposable Nursing Pads - Because I don't know how breastfeeding will work out for me, I am keeping all the receipts and I am not buying any nursing cover, bras, or tops until later.

Health/Safety

Safety First Fold-Up Nail Clipper and Nasal Aspirator

Gear/Toys - Definitely nice-to-haves

Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe - Lights & Music
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Jumperoo
Fisher-Price Lil' Laugh and Learn Bouncer
Bumbo - Baby Sitter
Jacques the Peacock, Musical Inchworm, Stack & Roll Cups, Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, My First Mirror, and Baby Einstein Lights & Melodies Mirror.

Wow, I doubt hubs and I had nearly half of these stuff when we were babies!

Catch-up:
Baby Purchases, Round I
Baby Purchases, Round II

3 comments:

  1. As far as baby mattresses go, I definately would NOT recommend a traditional type mattress. They are loaded with so many chemicals that put off toxic fumes that have been found to cause SIDS. The baby is constantly exposed to these fumes as most of their time is spent in the crib. I wouldn't even risk it.
    We paid a little bit more to buy an organic crib mattress online @ www.heavenandnatureorganics.com They have the best price on the Pure-Rest organic crib mattress.

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  2. Hmm...I always believed food and shelter were the only requirements for a happy healthy baby. But from all the stuff that Joyce has been gathering around the house, I'm starting to rethink that. I'm still not completely sold on all these little trinkets, but if Mama wants em, so be it. She's constanty browsing over baby stuff while my selfish self is still searching for more electronic toys.

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  3. I will say this, don't bother with a nursing top. They are a waste of money and kinda ugly. The bra is worth it, but the top...not the top. :)

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