I found navigating the baby registry waters a bit difficult.  There are SO many products out there and everyone has a different take on what one should buy.  Since all babies are different it is nice to have options, but at the same time it’s so EASY to feel overwhelmed with choices.

My newborn necessity list was quite robust (you can find that here).  For purposes of these favorite/must have lists I guess I am qualifying newborn as 0-2 months old.  We still consistently use all items on the list with the exception of the wubbanub.  Jellybean decided at some point she was over pacifiers, which is both good and bad…I think!

As Jellybean grows so does my list of must have baby items.  Some stuff we didn’t know to put on the registry and I wish we had known how handy they would be!

So for months 3, 4 and 5 here are my favorites …

Favorite Baby Gear - Months 3, 4 and 5 | Life's Tidbits

Puj – I really love this tub.  It’s small/compact and easily fits into the bathroom sink, which means NO bending over to wash baby!  The no bending over was key while I was still recovering from the cesarean.  I must admit I still prefer it to the bigger tub because it’s easier.  My only complaint would be baby girl falls down during her baths since she can’t sit up on her own yet. I wish there was something to help keep her upright.

Skip Hop Moby Waterfall Bath Rinser – This item came in SUPER handy when I finally worked up the courage to bathe JB without a second set of hands.  I found it difficult to hold her in place, put a hand over her face and pour water over her head all at the same time.  The way this thing is shaped it helps ensure the water cascades down the baby’s back instead of letting the soapy water get in their eyes.

Snugli – There are many baby carriers out there and honestly I felt overwhelmed trying to choose one.  We registered for (and received) the ErgoBaby.  I do love our ErgoBaby … the snugli is just SO much easier to snap baby in and go.  The other positive is your don’t have to deal with an infant insert.  As soon as the baby is 7 lbs you are good to go.  And if like me, your baby is born over 7 lbs to start with you can just it day one!  Our snugli was gifted from a friend (thanks Jessica!) and is getting a  TON of good use especially when we walk the dog.

Playmat – First ‘toy’ Jellybean was really able to play with.  So far it has really grown with her and whether she was 6 weeks or 5 months it’s a hit.  The playmat is super colorful, plays music and the toys included each provide a different type of stimulus.

Honest Hand Sanitizer – Total impulse buy, but I love it! Smells good and we got the under 3oz size so it’s FAA friendly too.

Video Monitor – The transition from our room in the cradle to Jellybean’s own room in the crib was fairly easy.  Actually it was really easy for her and super difficult for me.  I missed rolling over at night and seeing her little chest rise and fall with each breath.  Though her ‘noises’ would sometimes keep me awake I was comforted by them at the same time!  The video monitor was the only thing that kept me from demanding my husband ‘let’ me move the baby back into our bedroom.  Though JB has been in her own room for over 2 months there are still nights I check the monitor in the middle of the night just to see her little face :)

Sleep Sacks – When Jellybean started rolling over it quickly became apparent the swaddling days were, sadly, over.  We have warm and light weight sleep sacks.  If I had realized how soon we would need them I would have put a few small sized sleep sacks on the baby registry.

White Noise (SimplyNoise) App – At first we were really into the Sheep, however it turns off after 45 minutes.  A friend turned us onto the SimplyNoise app.  The only problem with using the app is our iPad has turned into an EXTREMELY expensive sound machine hahahaha.  I’ve started researching sound machines, but have yet to pull the trigger and buy one (suggestions?!?).

Baby Bullet – We just started introducing solids and I’m having fun making the baby food!  The baby bullet makes the process simple and is very to clean.  I could certainly use my Cuisinart, however the bullet is easier.

So mamas what am I missing?  Any recommendations for month 6??

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7 Thoughts on “Favorite Baby Gear – Months 3, 4 and 5

  1. These are some fab round ups of great baby gear. I love baby gear. With both of mine I loved trying them all out. and different brands. It’s always great to try new things. Favorite toys, blankets for a 6 month old perhaps? Great post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  2. THANK YOU for this list. We have a 5 month old and have been searching FOR ETERNITY for a bath-rinser that doesn’t pour water all over her face and I’m glad I found it here! Love the idea of the thin sleeper as well. Definitely buying these ASAP for our little girl!

    We have a baby bullet as well and I love how convinient it is to store our little lady’s food. The freezer containers are great as well and saves so much time during the week!

    Thanks again!
    Maria
    cmntsblog.blogspot.com

    • Nicole on May 29, 2014 at 11:54 AM said:

      YAY! I’m so glad I could help!! The rinser was a total impulse buy, but sometimes those are the best kind :)

  3. Love your items… after having a baby for just over a year my motto is “less is more” … because all the baby junk, I mean stuff :), is already taking over your home!
    We had the ergo and I love baby wearing… have to do a little more research on the snugly. And I LOVE any honest company product. They are total splurges for us, but amazing. Have you ever seen there diapers? Cutest ever. We use cloth most of the time, but when we have use disposables we use honest company!

    • Nicole on May 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM said:

      Jellybean’s stuff really does take over the house. For such small people babies really do have A LOT of stuff! I love all the honest company stuff we’ve tried so far though I haven’t tried the honest diapers yet — they are super cute.

  4. Love that little whale scoop! How great that would be for us at bathtime! I’m headed to amazon to look for one! :) Thanks for sharing in WYWW. Please join us again next Wednesday!

  5. Hi Nicole, thank you for stopping by to link up, I appreciate it. And as mentioned that I would do,I just shared onto our Weekend Part Board from Weekends Are Fun Blog Hop ! Have a great weekend!!
    Thanks again, Karren

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