Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mommy Five Link Up


Heather over at A Different Kind of Woman has started a really cool link-up with Sarah from Tealography! This is the first day of the link-up, and I'm excited to join in. Oh, and it's Heather's 22nd birthday!! Happy birthday to you, Heather! Today's question is:

What is your Mommy's top five can't go with outs?

My top five are:

1. Pacifier:  Svanja was nursing me dry and raw before I introduced the pacifier to her around 2 months, and even now it keeps her much calmer than she would be if she didn't have it.  Her favorites are this pink camo one and this funny lips one we bought at a tourist trap in Kentucky. 






2. Ergo Baby Carrier:  I have absolutely NO clue how moms survive without a carrier of some sort! I use mine ALL the time; it's the best way to keep Svanja content and out of trouble while I get things done.  I've had 5 different carriers, and this one is my favorite. Svanja loves it, and it doesn't hurt my shoulders or back even if I wear her for 3 hours at a time. It's designed so much of the baby's weight sits on your hips, instead of all on your shoulders (like other carriers do).  I also loved the Moby Wrap when she was smaller.  Here I'm using it at church during band practice.





3. Earth's Best Organic Blueberry Banana Baby Food Pouches: Svanja's favorite flavor of baby food. She sucks these pouches dry super fast!  Baby food pouches are one of the best inventions for on-the-go feeding. They're super easy, super quick, and virtually mess-free! I make my baby food at home, but for on-the-go, I can't recommend baby food pouches enough!






4. Boogie Wipes: Much better than Kleenex for wiping Svanja's nose, these keep her nose moisturized, plus they grab those long, ucky, stringy green boogers really well.  Pair them with a suction bulb and you've got the upper hand on a snotty nose!




5. Bobux shoes: These are really expensive, unfortunately, so I can only get one or two pairs every six months, but Svanja wears them all the time. They are the only shoes I've found that stay on her feet (and that she can't pull off, even while wearing socks!), probably because they are made of soft leather and elastic.  They are flexible, too, and specially made for babies' feet to grow correctly.  Closest thing to going barefoot, which is best for babies and toddlers, but can't happen when leaving the home.

10 comments:

  1. Hey, fun! Does the Ergo carrier let you wear the baby facing out? I've heard that's bad for their hips, but Nathaniel really loves facing out. Need to find an option that lets him do that!

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    1. No, it doesn't, unfortunately! Svanja enjoyed facing out too when she was really little but I ended up stopping since I got the Ergo, and she loved being worn on the back instead. Or front, but for me it's more comfy on the back.

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  2. Fun post! I agree with the pacifier for sure! Never did get into the baby-wearing, probably because I didn't have a good carrier. I did have a Moby but I didn't practice with it enough to get good at it, haha :) I've never used the pouches, although several of Declan's friends also LOVE them. I've seen kits at Target where you can make your own, which is genius!
    We had samples of Boogie Wipes and they were nice, but I never did actually buy them. And I'll have to look into those shoes with future kids, but I'm with you - we did the barefoot thing as much as possible til he was too big to carry everywhere in public.

    I'd have to say on my list would be those Swaddle Me blankets, Dr. Weissbluth's Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child book, pacifiers, cloth diapers, and my Ninja blender for making baby food when he was younger, but now my juicer for making vegetable juice now that he's older.

    Fun topic!

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    1. Ooo, juicer? Does he like vegetable juice? It's sometimes really hard to make Svanja eat her veggies...she's pretty picky! She'll eat pretty much only peas and green beans.

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  3. Thanks for following and for joining in the new link-up! I loved reading your list! I'm trying to soak in all of this knowledge before my little lady is born. :) Have a blessed day!

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    1. I love the idea of the linkup! It's so great to see what other moms love to use :) Good luck with your pregnancy!

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  4. Thanks for Linking up girl & wishing me a happy Birthday, you"re too sweet!! :)
    I've been looking for an Ergo carrier carrier.. The one I have now I barely use because it hurts my shoulders. I def need a more supportive one!

    I love the Nuks so much! Their so nice. & those shoes are the cutest! :)

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    1. I know Target just had a sale on the Ergo carrier...I don't know if they're still on sale, though! Perhaps a used one on Craisglist or Ebay is available? And I hope you had a great birthday!

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  5. Cute stuff! I am not a mama yet, but I won't lie, babies are on the mind :)!!

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    1. Hehe...babies were on my mind so much before I had them...I think almost every girl gets baby fever so bad! My friends even teased me about it every time we saw someone with a stroller!

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