Thursday, June 2, 2016

Leslie Loves...{3.03}

Wayyyyy back in January {although it actually feels like just a few weeks ago}, I said I would "definitely work on increasing the number of 'Leslie Loves...' posts." #TotalFail.  It's not because I haven't wanted to share my current loves and obsessions, but I haven't felt like I've had anything really "cool" to write about. Most of my "new finds" revolve around the little man that rules my world, so of course this edition of "Leslie's Loves..." is baby-related.

With all that being said, I give you our "MUST HAVES" for months three through six... 

  1. Boppy Noggin Nest Head Support:  we used this when he was lying on the floor or in his crib to prevent him from getting a flat spot on the back of his head.  Now that I’m doing a little research on this, it says it’s not recommended for use in a crib. However, we did use it in his crib up until he could roll over. 
  2. Fisher Price Kick & Play Piano Mat: this was by far his favorite toy for several months. Before he could roll over he was content to bat around at the toys and kick the piano keys for 30-45 minutes.  Even after he started rolling he was still happy playing on this mat, but he preferred to “play the piano” with his hands rather than his feet.
  3. HoMedics Humidifier with Sound Machine:  this was the cure-all when Baby H was congested!  We use the sound machine part even when we don’t need the humidifier because our child does not sleep well without white noise. 
  4. Infantino Spiral Car Seat Toy: H got to where he could actually reach the dangling toys between three and four months, and he plays with them more than we expected. The best thing about this toy: he can’t “lose” it because it’s attached and stays in place!
  5. Crinkle Books: these soft books that make the crinkle noise when touched are guaranteed to capture a baby’s attention…for at least a little while. The "Puppy Tails" book is a favorite around our house.
  6. Fisher Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat: we used this in place of a Bumbo chair. We loved it because it is useful for a much longer period of time than the Bumbo seat.  It has more back support than a Bumbo, so we were comfortable putting him in it around 3.5 months old.  Plus, it’s got plenty of room for babes to grow.  We’re still using it at 9.5 months to contain our very mobile baby when we need to get something done.  It comes with two toys attached to it, and these can easily be interchanged with other toys.  The only drawback is that it takes up more space than the Bumbo seat…but I’d say the pros far outweigh that one con.
  7. WubbaNub Pacifier: this was a game-changer for us because it allowed H to put his paci back in his mouth by himself at night! The attached stuffed animal gives the babe so much more to grasp, so they’re capable of locating it in the crib and maneuvering it back into their mouth.  We found that H doesn’t really care if he gets the actual paci in his mouth…the legs/ears/tail of the giraffe seem to be equally sufficient.
  8. On-the-Go Sound Machine: we keep this attached to H’s car seat.  He can press the buttons, which he LOVES to do…but it also has the white noise sound that helps him sleep.  It has four sound options: heartbeat, white noise, ocean and lullaby.  You can set a timer for it to automatically turn off or you can allow it to play until you manually turn it off.
  9. D-Vi-Sol Vitamin D Supplement: breast milk doesn’t provide enough Vitamin D for optimal nutrition, so we used this to supplement. We mixed this in H’s early morning bottle to cover up the icky taste.

    *The links above are to the online site where I found the product for the cheapest price as of June 2, 2016.

    You can check out our 0-3 month "loves" here.

    What did I miss?   

    Please share with me your baby "loves"...all ages and stages!

1 comment:

  1. I just love the babe that uses all those things that you talked about.