My list of baby must-haves

On the go: a mirror so you can watch your little one from the rearview mirror, if you drive much. For walking I couldn’t live without my Moby Wrap for the 0 to 3 month stage, and the Ergo after that. For strollers, I recommend and ultra-light travel stroller, and really a simple Combi does the trick. Has a cupholder, a sun shade  and folds up super quick. Perfect for those of us with no muscle. I like the features that come with, but you can also get a $10 umbrella stroller and then get accessories, such as the sunshade and accessory basket and cupholder. But all that adds up.

stroller moby images

Eating: Bowls and plates with suction cups are the only kind I’ll use. Jo Jo can practice with a spoon and can’t throw the whole bowl on the floor. Also, the non-spill travel snack cups. Cause babies love to dump things out. This way, they get a couple pieces out at a time!

snack bowls

Safety: I have the simple stick-on safety latches on cupboards and drawers. I have no time to mess with screws and drills. Maybe it looks a little ghetto… but hey, keeps foster care inspections simple, and they supposedly pull off without damaging the surfaces. We’ll see how that goes. Also, the Angelcare apnea monitor was a MUST for me, and probably for any babyloss mom. She slept on it until she was 6 months old, and it did alarm for a real apnea event once. The alarm jolted her and she started breathing again… I don’t want to know what would’ve happened if it hadn’t.

safety angelcare

My number one must-have:  A GRANDMA!!!!

I mean seriously, without my mom at my disposal for babysitting and chore-helping, my house would be a barnyard, I’d never be able to date, or shower alone, or garden, and sleeping after a night shift? FORGET about it!


Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

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