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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kid Tested, Mom Approved Link Up :: {Go-To Gear}

Today is the last day of the Kid Tested, Mom Approved Link-up Party.  This has been an awesome series.  I've discovered some fabulous new blogs and found tons of new ideas for Jack.  Today's post about go-to gear is hosted by Vanessa of Sunflower State of Mind.  If you don't already read her blog, you need to.  Her daughter Arden is beyond precious and Vanessa is a fellow Pi Phi sister!

Go-To Gear: Having a baby means your life can get taken over by stuff! What gear is on your must-have list?

Only four months in, but already with a long list of favorite baby gear items.  Read about my One Month Favorites list here.  Today I will share our Two - Four Month Favorite Items!

Two - Four Month Favorites
Fisher Price Swing - Originally we only had a Mamaroo for Jack to replace the need for a bouncer and swing {plus Jason just thought they were cool}, but we ended up buying both the Fisher Price My Little Snugabunny Bouncer and Swing.  Even though Jack does like the Mamaroo, he prefers the classic (and cheaper) bouncer and swing.  Before you go judging and think I have tons of money to throw around, I found the swing used on my neighborhood For Sale site for a fraction of the cost...I even bargained down more and in perfect condition!  If Jack ever won't fall asleep at night, this thing does the trick!

Baby Bjorn {Air Mesh Version} - Everyone raves about the Ergo Baby Carrier for the comfort, but I heard they were very hot.  Since we live in Houston I opted for a Baby Bjorn with breathable mesh.  I have no complaints except that this thing still gets hot...can't imagine how hot the others are without the mesh.  Jack seems very comfortable (usually falling asleep while in it) and so am I.

Eurobath - We moved Jack to this tub after he outgrew his Puj Tub and the transition was a dream.  he loves his bath time more than anything.  This tub grows with him and still supports his tiny body until he is able to sit up unassisted on the other side of the tub. 

Bumbo Floor Seat - At first Jack wasn't a fan, but now he loves to look around at things while sitting in his Bumbo.  My only complaint is that the leg holes are really tight on Mr. Chunk's legs.  He doesn't seem to mind though. 

Fisher Price Musical Gym - Jack loves playing on this mat and watching the musical mobile.  Great for tummy time too and so very, very soft. 

Evenflo Exersaucer - We just introduced this to Jack, but he LOVES it.  So much to see and play with.  I have fond memories of putting this together while I was bored and supposed to be on bed rest during my last week of pregnancy. 

Aden & Anais Sleep Sacks - A great replacement for swaddle blankets once baby gets bigger and is sleeping in their crib.  I love the Aden & Anais Sleep bags since they are made with the same breathable muslin material as their blankets.  Jack gets hot easily and I don't want him to overheat at night..especially in the summertime. 

Babies R Us Jungle Joy Music & Motion Soother - This item is part of our bedtime routine.  Jack falls asleep to the lights and sounds of this every single night.  It seemed to keep his attention when we transitioned him to his crib so he never seemed scared or lonely.  Love it! 

Twilight Turtle Constellation Nighlight - This guy is also part of our bedtime routine.  It worked the first night so we use it every night now.  It adds a pretty glow to the nursery of stars and moons that will automatically shut off after a certain amount of time. 



  1. Yes yes yes to all of these! And we love our nightlight's a ladybug and totally adorable!

  2. I'm definitely going to have to look into the sleep sacks!

  3. Chelsea, you are beyond sweet and I'm so glad you've linked up the past few weeks--I love reading your posts!

    I can second just about everything on this list…I honestly don't know what we would do without the musical crib soother. Best invention ever! And we had a Mamaroo (that we bought on Craigslist) but ended up selling it when Arden was done because I wasn't super impressed. I think we'll try the FP one the next time around!

    Love those chunky legs in the bumbo too…he is such a doll!



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