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For our BTDT moms...what was the one either gift or investment that you made that you can't live without?...and vice-versa...what's the one thing that was just a waste of money or space?
For the boys my BEST investment was my night time bottle warmer...I could make 2 bottles before bed...pop them in the little cooler...fill the water tubes and be ready to go till baby woke up...I kept it on my night side table so without turning on a big light I was able to warm a bottle...change baby...feed baby...and get them back to sleep without them ever really waking up all the way...
My biggest waste of money AND space was a diaper genie...pee diapers can just go in the regular trash and poop diapers we can just throw out in the big dumpster as we encountered them...the refills are so expensive and OMG the SMELL when you open that thing to empty it
The best thing I ever had was a chair, it was a little Elmo rocker that had a seat belt and the back adjusted so they could lay back or sit up.. The boys hated bouncers but loved the elmo chair they used it until they were 18 months. This is Nick in the Elmo chair.
I miss that chair.
I didn't think I would like this... but I now own two. One is black and one is brown and green. ($10.97 at Wal-Mart I think) great for nursing in public or at home with company if ya don't want them to see your boobs The First Years Breast Feed Nursing Wrap : Target
Bumbo seat.... they are okay but I wouldn't pay full price for one. I got it off craigslist. Once he is a little older I may love it though...who knows.
Boppy pillow. The only thing I use it for is when my neice and god-daughter come over and hold him. Luckily I had two handed down to me so I didn't pay for them. I personally never felt comfortable nursing with it. I always felt he was positioned wrong. They are "okay" for nursing while at the puter though...but a pillow works just as good IMO.
Receiving blankets. I have tons and don't like them one bit. I am so glad I took a bunch of them back that I got as gifts. They are just too small to wrap him good in and they have very little "give" to them. I like the waffle ones sooo much better.
That's all I can think of right now and my internet decided to move slower than a turtle. UGH
__________________ Bobbie mom to : Jeremy (22) Amanda (19) Matthew ( 4) and Daniel (3).... RYAN DAVID 1/4/14 8lbs 10oz 20 3/4 inches!!! My miracle happened! step-mom to: Stephany (23) and Krista (20) step-grandma to: Wesley (3), Rosemarie (7 months)
On 1/31/12 at exactly 16 weeks pregnant Noah came too soon. He was our 7th loss
If you would like to see pictures of my sweet (but tiny) boy they can be viewed at www.caringbridge.org/visit/noahdarrohn they aren't the easiest pictures to look at but I am willing to share them with anyone who would like to see them <3
For Tanith our must haves were her swing and bouncer. She would not sleep in her crib for the first 4 mos! The only time I got a minute of peace was when she was in one of the two. I also LOVED my wrap. And her Bumbo seat! She wanted to see everything, and loved this as soon as she could hold her head up on her own. Also a great alternative to those stupid plastic boosters when I took her to restaurants.
Waste of money was her play gym. She HATED tummy time, so to get her to do it I had to lay there and entertain her. There was a lot of stuff I tried her out in other people's first, so most things we knew we would actually use before we bought it.