The great thing about having baby number two is this isn’t your first rodeo. You have been there done that and have an idea of what products work and are necessary for the baby what products are a waste of money. They tell you so many things you need for the baby and most of it you really don’t need.
In the last 3.5 years since I had Sterling there are so many new and great baby products out there. Thanks to my sister and friends who have had babies recently they have shared new products they loved with me. I decided to compile a little list of products I love and used all the time with Sterling plus a few new additions that I will be purchasing for baby number two.
The first set are items I did not own with Sterling but came highly recommended, a few I have already purchased for Baby Girl.
MAMA ROO BOUNCER SEAT- My sister and my good friend Katie both have this Baby swing and let me assure you it is the best one out there. It is sleek and compact which I really like. Our swing with Sterling was huge and such an eyesore. This seat mimics the moves parents use to calm their children. It has five different movement settings and it plays soothing noises. It is lightweight and easy to carry room to room too. My sister is letting me borrow hers and I am excited to have a better swing this go around.
BLOOM BABY HIGH CHAIR– I hated my hair chair I used with Sterling. The tray always slanted and it was hard to get him in and out of it. I am hoping to get this high chair for baby girl. It folds up super easy plus I love the modern look of it.
GRACO TREKKO3 STROLLER– I had all intentions to buy a BOB stroller this time around until my mom bought this stroller and I tested it out with Sterling. I fell in love with it. It was so easy to open and close and such a smooth ride. Plus our car seat easily snaps in while the baby is a newborn. It is half the price of the BOB and I swear it looks just like it and works just as well. Lucky for me my mom gave me hers and I have been using it with Sterling all the time! I used to feel the need to spend alot of money on a stroller but no longer feel that way after test driving this Graco. I had a Bugaboo with Sterling and swear I like stroller just as much if not more.
DIAPER DEKOR TRASHCAN– I used the Diaper Genie with Sterling and let me tell you it sucks ass. It always smelled and was not very easy to get the bags in and out. This will most def be our trashcan this time around.
PUJ BABY BATH– I have heard nothing but great things about this baby bath. With Sterling we used the great big blue plastic bath tub and I hated it. It was impossible to bath the baby by yourself because he kept slipping down. The Puj is made out of non-slip materials and sits right in your sink which I really like. It is smaller so it is easier to store as well.
ERGOBABY CARRIER– We borrowed my friends Baby Bijorn to use with Sterling and it worked fine but we gave it back so we need a new carrier this time around. Everyone I have spoken to raves about the Ergo Carrier. Apparently it is easier to use than the Bijorn.
Next up are the products I used and swear by with Sterling. They will all be getting dusted off and pulled out of the attic very soon.
BEABA BABYCOOK– I was given this as a gift with Sterling and I really love it. Now don’t get me wrong I bought plenty of jarred baby food, I did not exclusively make my own. But the Beaba is so easy to use. It was easy to steam veggies or puree fruits and store them in my freezer til we were ready to use. You can make homemade and use it when you feel like it and sub in jarred food too.
ZOLI SNACK STACKER– This thing is awesome. If you don’t breastfeed it is great to store formula in or just finger food snacks like cheerios and puffs. I always had mine in my purse!
OXO PERFECT PULL WIPE DISPENSER– Works so well for refilling wipes and they are easy to get out this container. Plus looks cute sitting on your changing table.
BOON GRASS DRYING RACK– Hands down the best drying rack out there. I loved mine so much I bought two. Works great for wine glasses too:)
MUSTELA LOTION– I am a huge fan of the Mustela baby line. Their products smell amazing and are safe for baby. I still use this lotion for Sterling. I alos love their Baby Shampoo and Wet Wipes.
AIDEN AND ANAIS BURPY BIBS– These are great because they serve two purposes, a burp cloth and then they also wrap around and snap to form a bib when baby is older. I had these exact same ones I used with Sterling. They are so soft and wash up well.
AIDEN AND ANAIS BIBS– I really love all Aiden and Anais products. These bibs are a bit smaller than the burp cloth version and come in such great patterns.
SKIP HOP ACTIVITY MAT– Skip Hop makes the cutest kids products, I am a big fan of this mat. Activity mats are so great to lay your babies on when you need to get something done. Great for tummy time too.
SOFIE THE GIRAFFEE– I am sure most of you have heard of the infamous Sophie. She really is a gloried dog toy but kids love her. She is the perfect size for them to hold, easy to clean, and great for teething. We had two of these for Sterling, no joke, because we were terrified we would lose one and it would calm him down and occupy him wherever we went!
Any other new and fab things I need to add to my list? I always love Mommy advice!