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#1 Wyrmbait

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Hi
Just wondering what your top 3 purchases was for your baby up to 1 year of age?


1: Dwinguler Comflor Baby Play Mat, I wish i got one of these sooner
Baby Play Mat (my review)

2: Merino Sleep Sacks by Merino Kids to keep regulate there temp in cold to warm climate.

3: Baby Humidifier to help with runny nose, coughing ect.

#2 daturah

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

1 Baby Love, by Robyn Barker (book)2. Save Our Sleep, by Tizzie Hall (book - didn't use til 6mths old)3. Bubberoo 1 tog sleeping bag.


#3 Roobear

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

1. Hug a bub
2. MCNs
3. Manduca

#4 Futureself

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

1.Close carrier
2. Ergocacoon swaddles
3. Oricom respiratory monitor

#5 Jekaho

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

1. Video monitor (I'd put this for 1, 2 and 3 if I could)
2. Our pram (worked well for us, Childcare Discovery from Target)
3. Cloth breast pads

#6 eachschoolholidays

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

1. Ergo cocoon wraps / love me up wraps
2. Cloth breast pads
3. Dummies


#7 Fright bat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

1. Love to dream wraps
2. Ergo carrier
3. Safe t sleep to stop rolling around the cot

#8 TaGB

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

1. Digital video monitor (as PP mentioned, I would also put this as 1, 2 and 3)
2. All terrain pram - we have the Baby Jogger Summit 360
3. Soft mat by Bubba Mat - they are awesome..
Can I add No 4 - my Jason Lazyboy leather recliner for breastfeeding and rocking to settle

Edited by TaGB, 29 November 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#9 cbmummy

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Ergococoon

Avent bottle warmer to warm food (don't like the microwave and try and avoid pots and pans as much as possible!)

good but very ugly breastfeeding chair (I don't think I would've stuck with it if I wasn't so darn comfy!)

#10 Cranky Kitten

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

1. Baby carrier (I have a few different varieties as it's something of a hobby now, but started with an Ergo)

2. Old fashioned cloth nappies - so good for a chucky babe, plus their myriad of other uses.

3. Video monitor.

#11 cbmummy

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

ohhh..... and the safe T sleep what a lifesaver.

That's four now  huh.gif

#12 AliC05

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

1. Vicks humidifier - the only thing that would clear DS nose when he had a cold - would have had a nervous breakdown without it!!

2. My breastfeeding cover from the ABA shop - had wire in the top which kept it off my chest so i could look down and see how DS was attaching - great for super unco people like me

3. Love me baby swaddles with the zipper at the front - i was just so crap at swaddling - as per no 2. im totally unco!!

#13 ginger72

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

1. Fisher-Price Papasan swing.
2. Honeysuckle Sleep merino adult and baby sleeping bags (I'm a co-sleeper).
3. Braun stick blender (makes pureeing so easy).

#14 ginger72

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Oh, definitely the humidifier as well for colds! I think mine is a Euky Bear one. That's 4 for me though, sorry.

#15 Just Another Cat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Video monitor  - best things ever. We still use one for 3yo DD, had to get a second for DS.

Sleeping Bags - excellent for babies that move all around the cot. Any cotton tog rated ones are great.

Borri cot - love the size, quality and one hand drop down side.

Edited by GrumpyTurtle, 29 November 2012 - 07:04 PM.


#16 Curious.chicken

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

1) MCN (Bambooty & Ittis)
2) Wallaboo rabbit - he LOVES it
3) Musical mobile (daytime sleep lifesaver)

#17 Rainbow Brite

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

1. Angel care monitor
2. Cloth nappies for spills, vomit etc etc
3. Baby Bjorn carrier (the one with back support)

#18 little lion

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hmm so far I'd say the Boori rocking cradle, Love to Dream swaddle and a swing (cheap one fromTarget).

#19 bikingbubs

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

1. ergo carrier
2. swing
3. mcn's

#20 wrena

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

1. Ergo carrier
2. MCNs
3. Tripp Trapp rip-off highchair

That's probably all we bought apart from clothes and all have been incredible


#21 cuddlebud

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

1. Aden + Anais wraps - so soft and a good size, use them for swaddling, covering up when breastfeeding, pram cover etc.
2. Pram travel system with the capsule and adaptors so don't have to wake bubs up - also good for her to sit/sleep in when she had reflux.
3. For myself, bonds maternity singlets - pretty much live in them

#22 LaurenAshJack

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

1. Running pram (with hand brake on the handle and added suspension)2. Save our sleep by tizzie Hall3. Pea pods (non disposable nappies made from bamboo... Super cute and just throw them in the wash best money and time saver ever!)

#23 bubbaboo33

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

1. video monitor (still using for 2 year old dd, so will need to buy another one for next baby)
2. love me baby wraps
3. rocking chair for feeding and settling to sleep

#24 ~chiquita~

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Baby monitor - still using it
Ocean Wonders Aquarium Best thing ever!
Humidifier

#25 Beancat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

1. Steelcraft Agile Travel System with capsule

2. Childcare bassinet - very large - takes baby up to 6 months.  Was great in our room rather than the big cot

3. Old fashioned cloth nappies - couldn't live without them with two chuckie babies.  great for using on the change table too




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