Looking for something to buy Baby Tiny/Me? You've come to the right place! This, being our third boy, there isn't a whole lot of stuff that we need. There are a few things I'd really like, though.
I LOVE this Beco carrier! I used only the Bjorn with Judah. I always wanted one of those hiking backpacks, but never got one. I'm glad we didn't spend the money now. With Samuel I used the New Native sling when he was tiny, the Moby when we were at home (it was too hot to wear it anywhere else), and then the Bjorn when he got big (I got a REALLY cute Asian brocade cover for it). I carried him until he was 12 months and by that time the Bjorn was REALLY hurting my back! My friend made me a mei tai, but by that time I was pregnant with Baby Tiny, so I haven't used it since.
With the Beco you can use it, with a special insert, from birth. I don't plan to use it, though, until he's a few months old. As a tiny baby, I love using the sling, and I'm hoping Jenna will make me a cute one. (Buy her stuff, it's super cute!) I love the Beco because I will be able to carry the baby on the front, back, and side. I'm most excited for the back when he gets bigger. Before Samuel could walk he'd always want to be out of his stroller, but it was hard to just carry him, especially when we were at the park. It is really similar to the Ergo, just a whole lot cuter. I love the "Avocado" one.
The pack n play is definitely one of the items that we've used consistently...definitely gotten our money's worth (ok, not our money. Whoever it was that bought it for our shower...thank you!) Judah slept in it until around 4 months when we moved him into his own bed and we always use it when we go on trips. That one is now at Eric's parents house for Samuel to sleep in when he's over there. I'm definitely planning (hoping) that Samuel will take a few naps over there when Baby Tiny comes, so it would be great to have another one. I've looked on craiglist, but I don't think this is one of those items that I'd want to buy used. You can't wash it and I've had a previous experience of buying something, bringing it home, then finding out it smells like smoke. Yuck!
The Bumbo allows a baby, starting at 3 or 4 months old, to sit up and see the world. Neither of my boys have one, but I've heard so many good things about them. This little boy, especially with two older brothers, will want to be in the middle of the fun. This way he can sit up and see what's going on without me having to hold him up.
Both of my boys loved their gyms, but we don't have one anymore. This Baby Einstein one is so cute and, supposedly, the best! The boys started laying under there and checking it out when they were only a month or two and continued to play with it until they were crawling around and not wanting to stay in one place anymore.
We NEED a new camera...asap! We'll probably buy one as soon as we have the money. I don't like not having a way to take pictures of our boys! We have pictures on the camera right now, but they won't upload to the computer. I think it's just time to get a new one. We haven't really researched them, but Canon is good, right? (Suggestions welcome!)
And, last but not least, ok this one is for me. I've been wanting this necklace since, like, forever. So, I'm defintely going to buy it for myself after Baby Tiny is born as a "good job me" gift. Is there such thing?
What are some of your baby must have items?