Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baby Fun

So forever and a day ago, I posted the baby toys that make my heart go pitter-patter.  And I planned on looking at the gear that I thought looked super awesome (especially so I could feedback—this is looking right at you Mrs. Eddie).  And then I didn’t.  I got busy.  Lazy.  Tired.  Other things.  So I put it off.  But my very first baby shower was scheduled last weekend (the first Sunday in April…with our church ladies—it’ll be here quick!) and it made me start to think about registries and such.  Since we should probably do that sometime in the next month or so.  (Sidenote: I love registries….I think they are fabulous and wonderful and I have my own gift buying code that I think the whole world should follow (of course they don’t because some people just don’t think like I do…and I’ll post about it later)  So without further ado, the baby gear (the big stuff….not the little) that will probably most likely be making it’s way onto my registry:

Most of these things are sort of a general, and I’ll pick a specific once we’re at the store.  But this first one is a total specific.

The Joovy Scooter Stroller.  I am for real in love with this little guy.  I was in love with the Kooper, until I saw the Scooter.  The Scooter answered the one concern I had with the Kooper—the ability to attach a carseat.  I would love for us to be a one stroller family—I don’t see the point in having lots of extra stuff around (you know..to fit in our 10 sq. foot house), so the Joovy Strollers were speaking to me as great all-purpose strollers.  And the fact that the Scooter works with the Graco Snugride carseats makes it a done deal for me.

joovyscooter

Since we want the Scooter, the obvious choice for a carseat is a Graco Snugride.  I will probably go with the Snugride 32 or 35…since the regular one only goes to 22 pounds, and that sounds too small.

graco snugride

A Babyhawk baby carrier.  I may not register for this one.  I might design my own and just purchase it myself through their website.  It might be my birthday present to myself.  I know for sure that I want a carrier because I will want to take Oliver and Liam for walks together next summer..and there is no way I am going to try to use a stroller with Oliver when I’m by myself.  That kid is nuts.  I like the versatility of the Babyhawk—and the fact that it comes in pretty fabrics and can be folded up and put in a diaper bag for easy transport unlike the solid carriers.

babyhawk

A Bumbo chair and a Boppy pillow.  The Bumbo is great for when Liam can hold his head up, but can’t support himself.  He can watch the world around him.  And the Boppy seems like nothing short of brilliant—good for propping a baby, for breastfeeding, and for tummy time.  How can you go wrong?

boppy pillow bumbo I

A crib soother of some sort and a motion monitor.  The crib soother is sort of obvious.  The motion/sound monitor seems like a good choice for us.  We’re planning to try sleeping Liam in his crib from the very beginning because we really don’t have the space for a portable crib or bassinet.  I think the motion monitor will be bring me peace of mind if nothing else—it sounds an alarm if the baby has been still too long.  SIDS is a real concern, and I like the idea of the monitor.

crib soother monitor

My mom’s favorites—the high chair/shopping cart cover and the portable diaper pad cover.  For those out in public with all the icky germs times.

51qSfX1WPVL__SL500_AA300_ Diaper Changing Cover

And a portable swing.  I feel like the portable does the same thing at the full sized..for half the size and cost. 

portable swing

So there are some of the things I’m planning on adding to our registry.  Andy and I realized this weekend that we registered for wedding gifts on my birthday date (the date to celebrate my birthday) four years ago….and I think we should do it again to keep up the tradition :)

2 comments:

junesixth said...

Ash,

I can't say too much about these things but I know that all of our swings on the peds unit are these little halfsies and they work well. I also know that the option of the bouncy/vibrating seat is usually a great one for our fussy little ones. Just a thought.

Snap, Crackle & Pop said...

I almost bought you that exact Boppy pollow for Christmas. I thought it fit you well. :)

Fun fact? I think the shopping cart cover may be one of my favorite things. I can handle cadavers but grocery carts gross me out!