For Mom: Before the Baby

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These Copco cups are great for hydration, and we still use them for smoothies.

Gentle bouncing on a yoga ball was a late pregnancy thing for us (be careful)

My wife loved this book

A body pillow helped my wife sleep in the 3rd trimester

For Mom: After the Baby

For Mom: Nursing

This boppy pillow and cover (sold separately) is great to rest your little one on while nursing.

Nipple shields helped our little one nurse.

Brewer's Yeast helps milk production

For Baby Bath

Burt's Bees has good soap and shampoo

Infant bath tub

Washcloths for babies, which can magically become rumples!

For Bath: 3 months and up

Bathtub organizer for toys

Fun cups and buckets to splash around in the bath with.

Have a whale of a good time in the bath and don't bump your head

My favorite bath book - a Boynton!

Fun xylophones for the bath

More fun cups!

This all natural rubber duck

These boats are a lot of fun in the bath

For Baby: Teething and First Foods

Our favorite baby teether - thanks Comotomo

Mesh bags - put a piece of fresh apple or mango in them

Book - Baby Led Weaning

Fit and Fresh Containers to store their food.

Earth's Best Smoothies - my kids loved a good pouch

Puffs were also a hit

Prunes were also a favorite

For Baby: Health

to help suck their boogers out (it's not that gross)

Mayo Clinic Guide to Baby's First Year

Boogie Wipes

Exergen Forehead Thermometer

Butt Paste

Aquaphor is great for rubbing on them after diapers
Coconut oil for their tiny coconuts if they are dry

Burt's Bees Lotion

To help them sleep, we found an absorbent diaper helped. We liked Huggies Overnights

Pampers was our day time brand.

Dundee Burp Cloths - for all your spit up needs

Seventh Generation were our favorite wipes

For Baby: Jail

Fisher Price Jumperoo

EvenFlo ExerSaucer

Chicco Playard - this is good for travel too, though we had trouble even getting to a Target for the first few months

Baby Einstein Tummy Time Activity Mat

Books: For Babies

Panda Pals and Captain Kalamari Treasure Hunt are amazing soft books by Lamaze for Babies

Pajama Time, Fifteen Animals and other Boynton books are among some of my all time favorites.

Where's Spot is a great interactive book

I still know every work of Goodnight Moon

Fun and Large Toys for Babies and Toddlers

This rocking horse was a lot of fun.

This walk around cruising piano is very fun.

This ball pit is fun. Get extra balls too!

Rody the pony! Such a fun toy.

VTech Sit to Stand walker was a real hit for us

This VTech Star Show Hippo is still a hit for us

One more from Vtech

This mirror in the crib was awesome

This one isn't just for toddlers. The water table has been fun for years.

Big Ticket Items for Babies and Toddlers

We didn't have exactly this one, but we loved our Bugaboo Stroller

We liked this Motorola Baby Camera

Crane Humidifiers were our favorite. They come in animal shapes too

This carseat was good

This Rumble Tuff Changing Pad was great - get a cover too

Other favorite items for babies

After they are out of a crib, this tot clock is a must. Clock is blue means stay in bed

For bed, they loved their cozy sleepsacks, some of which come with pants too

Fubbles are amazing if pricy bubbles

These night lights have served us well

Stomp rockets are outdoor fun

Amazing Toys for Kids

My son loves Hotwheels Monster Trucks, and the videos on youtube
Sit and spin from Playskool

Melissa and Doug Blocks

Crayons are fun

Hula Hoops are a great challenge, and you can also throw balls or shoot stomp rockets into them

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