Thursday, March 24, 2011

{BaBy PrOdUcTs WoRtH ShArInG}

My baby is going to be turning one in little over a month - sigh! 
So bittersweet:)

There is quite a gap between him and his older siblings.  When we became pregnant it was a huge surprise.  We had gotten rid of almost everything and it was fun to be able to shop around for baby stuff again.  I found some great baby products that were never around years ago when I had the twins.  I thought it would be fun to share them with you today - in no particular order.  My sister and I had babies a few months apart so some of them are her picks.  Maybe you have heard or seen most of them.  Please let me know if you have any others that are worth sharing or your opinion on these products!!:)

To start off I found all but one of these products over at  That is one of my favorite websites!  Whenever I need anything I look there first - just not baby stuff either.  Another great site is, they have tons of baby things at great prices too. 
But at Amazon they have a deal were if you sign up for Amazon Mom's you get 15% off your purchase and than an additional 15% off if you have stuff like diapers and wipes shipped every month through their Ship & Save program.  My sister and I get cases of diapers for around $23 and wipes for $14.  It makes them cheaper than Costco even:)  You also get enrolled in Amazon Prime free for 3 months so your stuff is shipped in 2 days for free!!  Than each month that you order $25 or more you get another month of Prime for free up to a year.  Kinda sounds confusing but it's so worth your money:)
Aden and Anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets & Sleep Sacks
My cousin Jen received these as a gift a few years ago for her twin girls.  So when I became pregnant she highly recommended them to me.  They are so soft, stretchable and breathable.  Doug and I learned how to swaddle the twins in the NICU but I could never find big enough blankets.  These are GREAT for doing the swaddle technique.  I like how thin and soft they are.  The blankets are still Logans favorite.

The sleep sack below is also from Aden and Anais.  It's 4 layers of muslin that keeps your baby warm during the winter months.  I love Logan's and I like that I don't have to worry about blankets during the night.  It's also VERY roomy.  My sister and I just bought one that is a single layer that I can't wait to use this summer.  We purchased them from - another FAVORITE website I check daily.  They have another one called that I have found lots of fun things from too!  Both are deal a day websites with stuff up to 75% off sometimes:)
There are lots of other sleep sacks on the market and one other favorite of mine was the Halo Sleepsack brand.  I got a fleece one that I really liked during the really cold winter months.  I also purchased it for a GREAT deal from
Ok, I know Bumbo's have been around for awhile but I never had one with the twins.  So I was excited to try one out with this baby.  I LOVED it - and so did he!!  Logan like to be up where we were and looking around at everything:)  I used ours as a high chair for him when he first started eating as well.  I highly recommend getting one of these - WITH the tray, I think it helps them sit up better!!
Baby Bjorn Carrier
The Baby Bjorn carrier is such a wonderful thing to have.  I had received another brand with my other kids and never liked it, so I never used a carrier with them.  But after my SIL Jesica said how much she loved hers I started researching it.  It's rated one of the best out there.  So I purchased one and fell in love with it.  It came in handy going on walks with the kids, shopping or just toting him around getting things done when he was fussy.  It was easy to get on without any help and very comfortable to wear.
JJ Cole Diaper Caddy
This may be something that isn't really necessary but I sure liked mine.  It's a diaper/wipe caddy from JJ Cole.  I found mine at for a wonderful deal too.  I liked how nice it looked sitting out in my living room and it kept everything together.
I really should have put this one up on top.  It's by far my absolute FAVORITE thing I found.  When searching around for ideas on how to get Logan to sleep I came across this fun little thing.  The Woombie worked miracles the first night we used it:)  Baby's are used to sleeping tightly wrapped, it's what they are used to in the womb.  That's why we swaddled him.  But as he got bigger and moved around at night he would always work his arms out, waking himself up from the jerking motions of his arms.  The Woombie keeps them snug and tight inside a stretchable, breathable "cacoon" while they sleep.  Their website says it works wonders for babies with colic as well.  I wish I had these for my twins!!
Dr. Brown's Bottles
I nursed Logan from the beginning so I never have used bottles.  With my first babies I nursed Ellie and bottle fed Dalton.  He loved Advent bottles.  They never had Dr. Brown back then.  My niece Payslee bottle feeds and LOVES these!!  My sister says they help with gassy tummy's and are recommended for colicky babies.  She switched to Advent for awhile and Payslee got an upset belly and spit up more.  So this is Mel's pick for a great bottle!
Logan got used to sleeping in his bouncer while I got ready each morning.  He would fall asleep to the sound of my hair dryer.  Even after he got bigger and started napping in his crib (in our room) I admit it would run long after I was done just so he would sleep longer.  It helped to drown out the noises of everyone in the house.  Well my blow dryer started to wear out and I started looking for other white noises.  You can download Apps from Itunes that have similar noises but I wanted a CD.  I found this one on Amazon that was highly recommemded.  It's been wonderful to have for bedtime and naptime.  The disc is 75 continuous minutes of white noise.
Bumkins Bibs
I thought my sister was crazy for buying these bibs because they are so pricey.  You can buy cheap 5 pack bibs at any store for the price of just one of the Bumpkins bibs.  Well after trying out hers and loving it I caved and bought me just one.  I absolutely love them and would definitely spend my money on them.  I have three now and not one has stains on it.  I have had them for 3-4 months.  I bought another local chain store brand and within a week they were stained and yucky.  Bumpkins bibs wipe off/wash nice, stay on tight and are a great product!!  Totally worth spending the extra money to have them last.
Baby Mum-Mum
I hated those yucky, messy cookies we used to give the babies when they were teething and learning to eat:(
My mom recommended these to me when Logan got old enought to start chewing.  He LOVES them!!  They dissolve just like the puffs and are not messy at all.  I like that they are big and will last so I can get dinner ready;)
Nuby Mesh Feeders
So I will admit I always thought these things were weird.  But this time around I thought I would give them a try with Logan.  I don't like banana in them - ugh a huge mess and horrible to clean out of the mesh.  But everyting else is great.  They work wonders on soothing him while he's teething too!
Cloth Diaper Burp Cloths
Last but not least these wonderful burp cloths.  I found them searching on Etsy one day.  After buying 3 for around $15 my mom realized she could make me more.  So we bought a 10 count package of cloth diapers and material.  They turned out so cute and I recieved 3x's as many for around $15.  She has started making them for my sister and as baby shower gifts.  I like how big and obsorbent they are. Logan gets all silly when he plays with his.  They are turning into his lovey's:)

I hope you find some of these products useful and fun like we did!!  Please let me know if you have any questions:)

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE everything you put on here!!!! Funny I have all of it :) Good job sistor :)