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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Baby Essentials (updated 20 Apr 2011)

Our Top Baby Essentials are:-
  1. Bibs, lots of them since Colin drools a lot and we used these little tissue paper!
  2. Moving mobile like the ones from tiny love because it was a handy toy that kept him busy while we changed him
  3. Baby carrier that can be used for enfants up to 2 years old like from Combi's Magical Compact; very handy when we travel or take walks
  4. Baby pants because they are good cover-ups from bugs/mosquitos during the evenings especially when Colin is asleep and kicks his blanket often
  5. A good breast pump; preferably one that can also be used in the car because you'll be married to it for roughly 6 months or more; it gives you the freedom to still pump anywhere...especially for working mothers
  6. Teether - whether it be with water or not, it helped a lot for babies with fast growing teeth.
  7. Baby safety bed railing especially for parents that cohabit with their babies; avoid the risk of having baby fall out of bed during midnight feedings and it can later be used for when they star sleeping on their own beds
  8. Bib clips like these because not all bibs fit exactly to your babies and sometimes the necklines have gaps that aren't effective in soaking baby's drool or milk...with the clips, you can adjust as the grow

Top 5 "shouldn'ts" are:-
  1. Infant shoes...b/c they don't really get used aside from maybe for parties and they get outgrown quite quickly; get baby socks instead
  2. Baby nail clippers especially if you don't have steady hands and a light sleeper baby...better to just use a nail file to avoid accidents
  3. Pretty maternity to invest in nursing tops instead because you'll use it more after pregnancy; get normal stretched tops when you are pregnant or borrow if you can
  4. Too much infant/newborn baby cloths...they outgrow it too soon; I know it's too tempting due to the sheer amount of uber cute baby cloths but do resist and borrow if you can...also babies don't regularly attend parties so do resist buying too many party cloths
  5. Baby sleeper like these because they outgrow it too fast and in our case, Colin prefers body heat a lot than sleeping alone in this bed...FYI our parents were concern that I'd roll over Colin when we cohabit so this was our solution. Borrow if you can instead. This only lasted us for two weeks!