Sunday, August 19, 2007

Baby Extras

I've had many people ask me what we still need for the baby. I'm always at a loss for words when they ask because honestly, I don't know. We have everything we need in order to bring her home: car seat, diapers, bassinet, and clothes. To me these are necessities, well not the bassinet, but you need something for the baby to sleep in and for now that is what we choose to use. It seems that anything else is really an "extra"

We have many "extras" but there are some other "extras" that I wouldn't mind getting. My problem is how do you know if what you buy will be worth it or not? I hate buying something and then not using it. My friend Andrea got me thinking about some of these "extras" the main one being a sheepskin. I've never heard of it till I read Andrea's post and now I'm seriously considering getting one for the baby. Here are a few other things that I've been thinking about getting a swaddler blanket although I heard about this miracle blanket that might work better. Some sort of wrap or sling, a pack'n'play, and maybe a sound machine. We also need to get a high chair. I don't really know where to start. With only 2 weeks left in the pregnancy I guess I'm feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to what else we'll need. If you have any advice on what worked for you or what didn't let me know!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Definitely get the sling. I wish I'd gotten one with Elliot. They get so heavy!! But now he's at the point where he can go into a baby bjorn type of thing, so there is no point to get one now.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

We have a high chair that we love - It's a Fisher Price Space Saver. It sits on one of our regular chairs, it works perfectly for us. I really didn't like having a separate high chair. I also like this one because you can take it with you when you travel - if you'd like. It just kind of blends in with the rest of our dining room with it's height being the same as the other chair and because the colors are taupe and white. Gender neutral is a good thing, for us!

We use a sound machine because we live right next to a road. I wouldn't suggest it though. It's hard because they always have to have where ever you put them to sleep. My opinion is that babies will get use to noise and sleep fine, for the most part. I wish that I hadn't started using it.

Those last couple weeks are overwhelming! I know you guys are going to do amazing - you've got a great support system in place and you have all the love your child could dream of. You're going to do awesome!

-Andrea