Sunday, March 28, 2010

30 Mom Essentials: Part 1

Here are a few things that have been key essentials throughout these first 20 months of motherhood.  If you are just embarking on your mommy journey, perhaps these items will be useful for you too!  If not, please share your own mommy necessity(ies) and add to this growing list. 

the kiddopatomus swaddleme.  perfect for swaddling newbies and fiesty kiddos who squirm their way out.  

 the kiddopotamus bibbity.  the scoop says it all.  reuseable, easy-to-clean, and perfect for travel.  used at least three times/day in my household.

the kiddopotamus tinydiner.  again with the scoop, reuseable, easy-to-clean, and perfect for travel. 

clearly i'm a fan of all things kiddopotamus.  their items are eco-conscious, non-toxic, and made in the usa.  for me, they just work.

happybaby puffs.  healthy, tasty, melt-in-your-mouth baby snacks.  my kiddo dined on these suckers from 5.5 months to around 14 months for regular snacks.  even now, if presented with them, he will gobble them up.  in addition, the containers are perfect for storing tiny toys, crayons, etc.  see here for how i use them.

the original snacktrap.  really, they work.  plus, they give my kiddo the independence that he so desperately seeks; he gets to be in charge of his snacks and no worries about spills.

say yes to baby carrots.  these products are free of harmful, potentially skin-irritating ingredients such as parabens and sodium lauryl sulfates, smell delightful (better than other natural brands in my opinion), and are made in the usa.  i love that the shampoo and body wash is a bottle lasts forever.  recently, target had on-the-bottle coupons for by one get one 1/2 off.

 me and the kiddo, approx. 7 weeks old

hotslings, baby sling. while i could devote an entire post to the sling because their are so many styles and brands (which i may still do someday), i want to share the one i used daily when my kiddo was an infant and out-and-about until he was big enough to squirm out (around 14-15 months).  if you are not already a fan, don't be indimitated by the sling, believe me it is your friend. 

these are just a few of the items that are proven essentials in my journey as a mom.


stegs said...

Thanks for the helpful post! My little one starts solids in a month or two and I think we could put a lot of your suggestions to good use.

To add my own recent finding, I have to highly recommend the Boon Grass drying rack. Everything that frustrated me about other drying racks is resolved with this rack: everything fits anywhere on it, it's BPA-, phthalate- and PVC-free, it's cute enough to leave out, and it's only $15 at Target.

the 30 girl said...

thanks lady for your sweet and helpful comment!:) i think i might need that drying rack; i love the design. stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for Hotslings and HAPPYBABY giveaways.

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