Saturday, April 16, 2011
My Favorite Baby Items
2. wrap the baby high on your chest. I started by wrapping around my waist and was unable to get it as tight as I needed. A good rule of thumb is you should be able to kiss the top of your babe's head while wearing her.
Sophie the Giraffe - I only bought Sophie because I scored an awesome deal. We're talking an 8.00 deal. Otherwise, there was no way I was spending 20.00 on a rubber giraffe. To be honest, Sophie reminds me of a dog toy. I'm pretty sure Ziggy agrees since he comes running every time Sophie squeaks. I was a little disappointed that Madelyn showed no interest in Sophie until just recently. After all, this was supposed to be some kind of miracle teether. Well, April rolled around and Madelyn has a new favorite toy. She loves noming on Sophie's face, ears, feet, you name it. It has made car rides a lot easier since it seems to keep her occupied for awhile. And like her frog, she enjoys sharing her tales with Sophie as well.
Soothe and Glow Seahorse - we started a bedtime routine with Madelyn about a month ago and a critical component of the routine is her seahorse. The light is just enough that she can see her pacifier to put it back in her mouth if it falls out. It plays for awhile and switches up between music and water sounds. Madelyn nods off to sleep at night staring into the belly of her seahorse and I am a happy mama because I finally have a babe that can fall asleep on her own!
Rock n Play Sleeper - LOVE LOVE LOVE! We used this constantly when Madelyn was born. I love how easy it was to move from room to room. Madelyn could fall asleep in the living room and we could move her to the bedroom when we went to bed without ever having to pick her up and shuffle her around. I could pull it up close to my side of the bed and just reach down to pick her up and nurse her. There is a slight incline which seems more comfortable than sleeping flat on her back. Also, it is more constricted, aka cozy, than her crib which feels like a more natural progression coming out of tight quarters inside the womb. She's too big to sleep in her Rock n Play but I still use it when I shower. I bring Madelyn into the bathroom with me and she hangs out in her Rock n Play while I sing songs or talk to her. Also, it folds mostly flat and can easily be stored under our bed.