Trent is 2 months old today!
1-2 month Favorite Items
I was going to make a 1 month Favorite Items last month, but I figured it was pointless since the only thing on it would be a boob. Here are some of the items that us or Trent have found useful/fun/necessary the past two months.
Perhaps my favorite product so far, this allowed me to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE during those first few weeks when all I felt I was doing was feeding and changing Trent. Strap the carrier on, place baby into carrier and reclaim sanity by getting fresh air and exercise. He absolutely loves it, too! If he was being particularly cranky, we would go for a walk and he would pass out! I even put him in it and did things around the house a few times. He now gets to face forward since he has more neck/head control and he stays awake the entire walk since he loves it so much. He just sits there quietly looking around at all the new stuff. Brett uses it now to go for walks during the day with Trent and the dog.
Swing & Bouncy Seat
These are grouped together because they provide the same thing, arm freedom! We put Trent in the bouncy seat by the bathroom when taking a shower if only one of us is home. The swing allows us to get some housework done. We try not to keep him in either one for too long, but some time here and there can provide some much needed sanity.
Nuby Ol’ McDonald Chicken
We received the Nuby Ol’ McDonald Singing Chicken to review and Trent loves it! It’s colorful, soft and sings a silly song (and saves mommy’s voice) what’s not to love?!
Trent LOVES baths and it’s probably my favorite time of the day with him. He doesn’t ever want to get out! When he was an itty bitty baby, we used the Blooming Bath in the kitchen sink. It saved our backs from not having to bend over the tub. It was convenient to be able to stand up and be close to him to hold him and keep his head upright. Then after a few weeks, we started using the tub bath in the bathroom tub. Now, we put some lavender sleepy time bubble bath in the water and put some light lullaby music on Pandora and secretly hope that night will be full of blissful, uneventful sleep. Just recently, he has started to PLAY in the bathtub. He’ll try to kick his little ducky and move it around with his feet. It’s so darn cute. The look of concentration on his face as he tries to touch the ducky is priceless.
zCush Baby Nap Mat
This is a lifesaver for when it’s time to carry Trent into the Pack n Play to sleep at night. He’ll fall asleep out in the living room with us for a few hours. When it’s time for us to go to sleep, picking him up in the nap mat allows us to keep him in the same position and not startle him. Before we bought this, we would pick him up and without fail, he would wake up because of him knowing he’d been moved. Now, we can keep him asleep until his normal wake-up time a few hours later. Now if we could just get him to sleep through the night…
IKEA Play Time Mat
We use this mat for tummy time, which is a daily activity in our house…mommy and daddy will participate too sometimes! He starts making all kinds of cooing sounds and trying so hard to push forward! It’s so fun to watch and help him get stronger each day. We also lay him on it to take photos of him in new outfits.
As much as I wanted a million cute little outfits, one can not deny the power of the onesie. Easy on, easy off. Especially in the first few weeks when you go through 10 outfit changes in a day. Of course, the onesies have designs on them too, but we save the two-piece special outfits for when we actually leave the house or have friends and family over. When it comes to bedtime attire, he wears 1 piece footie outfits. The zipper ones are sooo much better than the button ones. Buttoning 10 buttons at 3:00 am in the dark is definitely an acquired skill.
Trent had some gas and tummy discomfort in the first few weeks, so we used Gripe Water to make him feel better. Now, we use a small amount if he has had the hiccups for a long time to help him get rid of them since he gets them several times a day. It has a licorice taste that he seems to like because he immediately stops crying and starts smacking his lips together to swallow it. Maybe it’s like candy for babies!
To see all of Trent’s monthly birthdays and other fun stuff, go here: See Trent Grow!
Please click to vote for us once every 24 hours. Trent says thanks!