Saturday, May 15, 2010

My New Baby Favourites

As a new mom, I felt totally overwhelmed when it came to purchasing all of the "necessities". I registered for things that I thought would be useful and as it turned out - after getting them, many were either awful or I never even took them out of their package. Below is a list of my favourites - that I feel were totally worth it!

Favourite number 1. You are going to need a few places to put that baby when you just need a moment to use your arms for something other than holding. I suggest a vibrating chair - mine was the Fisher Price Newborn to Toddler. I loved it and the nice thing was that H could go in it right away. He was a bit small but we just strapped him in and supported his head with some rolled up blankets.

Favourite number 2 is another hands free device - a swing. H didn't like his until he was about 3 months old, but I highly recommend a Fisher Price one (mine was rainforest) for two main reasons. Number one it plugs in so it saves you on batteries and number two the mobile folds up so this makes it easier to get your little one in and out. The swing was nice for things like vaccuuming and meal times. It comes with a mobile with lights, plays music and the swing can either go front to back or side to side. So many options!

My third favourite thing is the diaper genie. We have the Diaper Genie Elite II and have NO complaints. It holds all of my diapers for a week and there really is no smell - definitely worth the money, the time and the smell (or lack thereof).

I am sure that there are more, but these are my top 3!

What are your new mom favourites?


  1. My son spent most of his first months in this chair, he and I absoultly loved it!!! My only question is why isn't the bottom either velcro or zipper so you can take out the hard cardboard/wood seatback part to wash it. Other than that I don't know how we would have gotten by without it!

  2. I thought the same thing - I just washed it on delicate with the plastic in it :)


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