However, being that this IS the second baby I feel like I learned some things along the way. Baby gear that I thought I NEEDED with Eli I never touched, and other things I thought seemed silly I ended up loving. Go figure.
So now as we prepare for Anniston's arrival I've started a list of baby items that I don't maybe necessarily need but would help me tremendously as I venture into the world of two kiddos.
1. Double Bob
Ok this one is a long shot. A LONG SHOT. It took me almost two years of Eli's life to convince Luke to spend the money on the regular Bob. I still think it's one of the best investments ever and really think I will NEED a double bob. Eli and I still take walks daily (when its warm) and I love to go jogging in the afternoons. Plus Eli loves the stroller and doesn't try and crawl it. It's a need.
2. Aden + Anais
I fell in love with the Aden + Anais products when Eli was a baby. I had what seemed like a billion receiving blankets and bibs and I found myself only using the same couple of Aden + Anais products. They are SO soft, and breathable and just awesome products. They wash well and hold their quality. I only have a couple of these from when Eli was a baby so I want to get plenty more of the blankets and bibs.
3. Puj Tub
OK this thing is amazing. Luke's cousin let me borrow this from her when Eli was a baby and I LOVED it. It makes bath time SO easy and the baby actually looks comfortable while in it. I used it till Eli was like 6 or 7 months old. I gave it back to her so I'm wanting to get one of my own. It was one of my most favorite products from Eli's first year.
4. Rock n Play Sleeper
I took a meal to a friend who recently had a baby and saw this amazing contraption for the first time. I had never seen anything like it (and I like JUST had a baby). It sort of reminds me of a bouncer on the floor except it doesn't bounce and it's not on the floor. I think it would be perfect to keep by the bed for the baby to sleep in.
5. Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter
Well this product definitely wins for longest, kinda weird name ever, but I've heard it is AMAZING. And believe me, after the hell I went through with breastfeeding last time I need some ANGEL BABY WHATEVER IT IS stuff.I 've heard its a miracle worker when you are so sore that you want to scream when breast feeding.
I can't believe I even have this on my wants/needs list. But I've been told I need it. The thought repulses me and I think I will be a little scared to use it. However I know how tricky those baby noses can be so if this helps then so be it.
7. Solly Baby Wrap
When Eli was a baby I went on the search for the perfect baby wrap. I even wrote a post about it here. I fell in love with the K'tan and do plan to use it again, but I also wanted to search out other wraps, because maybe there is something better out there? I recently came across the Solly Baby Wrap and it like it's what I've been looking for. They have a new line of colors coming out March 1st so I'm waiting till then to purchase mine. I can't wait to see their new colors and try it!
So there are some needs and wants. Not sure which is a need and which is a want. And I've already thought of about 10 more things I need since making that awesome collage above. Any other products I left off that you feel are worth investing in? Or notes to share about the above products?
Lets talk baby gear!