My Favorite Things! Cloth diapers, toys and more.

In CategoryNatural Parenting

I am asked all the time what my favorite baby products are.  Babies needs breasts, a place to sleep, diapers and a few outfits.  If you have these you have all you need but there are other things that can make life much nicer and easier.

Now that Patrick is 5 months old (can you believe it?) I have a few I can’t live without.  I am sure there will be even more as time goes on and will post a new list in a few months.

Woven Wrap – I LOVE this thing.  I use it almost everyday.  I have a Didymos.  I thought I would hate all the wrapping but once I got used to it it was a breeze. This is particular perfect for Patrick. Since Patrick has Down syndrome he has joint laxity and low muscle tone.  I like how a wrap allows me to position him in the best way for him and I can make sure he is supported well.

Blankets – I am loving Aden + Anais Bamboo Blankets.  These come in 3 packs.  When I opened and washed the package both Bug and Peanut took one.  They liked how they felt too and figured 3 blankets for 3 boys.  They actually feel like butter. Now that it is getting hot out these are good for covering his head or his stroller to keep the sun out of his eyes.

Playmat – I can not say enough about the LilyPad Lawn by Nook.  Patrick needs lots of tummy time for his low muscle tone and Mommy needs to work.  When I am not wearing him I want him down on the ground.  Our house has hard floors and my office is tile.  Putting him on blankets frustrates him because when he moves the blanket moves under him.  Foam is no good because of the EVAs. There is some information about EVA’s and foam here. This is perfect!  It is soft, allows him to move and is safer.

Cloth Diapers – Need I say more? If you know me at all you know this is a no brainer for me.  My favorite is bumGenius Freetime. This is an All-In-One diaper so it is super easy to use.

Rash Cream – A couple times Patrick had a stealthy poop. Yes, I can admit it.  I did not change him as quick as I should have and he got a bit red.  I tested out several creams and love Thirsties Booty Love.  I actually didn’t carry it in my store when I tried it and quickly added it.  It cleared it up very quickly and I am comfortable with the ingredients.

Sophie the Giraffe – Yes, really!  I never owed this toy with Bug or Peanut.  But Froggie has just started being able to grasp items and he really seems to prefer this over other toys.  He even can make her squeak it his own.

Do you or did you have a baby item you can not live without? Leave a comment and let me know what it is.

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Frogge in a bumGenius Freetime