Now that I have two little ones, I feel that I am now pretty knowledgeable and versed on what moms may need.
1 ~ This Fast Table Chair from Inglesina is a must have-I'm so serious about this one. Every time we go to a restaurant, the hostess always asks us, "do you need a booster seat?" and we're always like, "no, we have ours right here!" It comes in nine colors (we bought the purple), the seat cover is washable and it now has this handy tray option to purchase separately.
2 ~ Bumboosa Wipes are amazing! Both of my little ones have never had a diaper rash like the ones you may hear about. These wipes may be a tad more expensive to purchase but mommas out there will understand that an uncomfortable baby equals an uncomfortable mommy ;)
3 ~ Motherlove is another one of my favorite companies to purchase products for myself and my little ones. I used this Belly Salve for both of pregnancies and escaped the stretch marks. Phew! This Nipple Cream worked wonders for me while I was breastfeeding. I used this Birth and Baby Oil for bedtime massages for both of my little ones. I have stated that my little ones never got a diaper rash but it could be because I used the Diaper Rash and Thrush Cream. Finally, this Green Salve I always keep on hand for those summer times scrapes as well as a substitute to diaper rash cream in case I ran out.
4 ~ This plastic Graco Booster Seat was a necessity when my oldest grew out of her high chair and was ready to "sit" at the kitchen table like a "big girl!" SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy to clean which is an absolute must when dealing with toddler messes. The harness helps to keep your little one secured and is easy to clean. There is a removable seat back insert which adjusts to your child's size and ability to sit up.
5 ~ Once my oldest was done with the booster seat, this Kaboost Booster Seat saved the day! It attaches to the bottom of your regular kitchen chair and simply just raises the height of it so your little one can reach the kitchen table without a traditional booster seat. It gives your little one a "big kid" feeling because they are sitting on your actual chair without having to be buckled in.
6 ~ This Jetsetter Mini Convertible Backpack from Henri Bendel is a serious must. I wrote a review about here. There are three ways to wear this bag...yes three! Backpack, handbag, and shoulder bag. I love that there are so many ways to wear it because first it's like having three bags in one and second, each style goes with whatever occasion. I use the backpack and shoulder styles when I'm out with both of my little ones and I use the handbag when it's just me running errands or date night. I really didn't think I could fit what I really need in a classic baby bag, however, it does! I am able to fit, a changing pad, diapers, a full package of wipes, a package of hand sanitizing wipes, my wallet, keys, phone, lip gloss, a baba and a thermos cup and last but not least, a snack cup for puffs. Need I say more?
BEST. BAG. EVER.
7 ~ I know I just wrote about my favorite bag above, however, this is my other favorite bag ;) This Marc by Marc Jacobs Diaper Bag was the one I used as my actual baby bag from the get go. Unfortunately it' s no longer in stock, but here seems to be their newest version of this bag. I LOVE anything Marc Jacobs especially their bags. Both are nylon which is an awesome feature when dealing with little ones. Both have adjustable shoulder straps which is a must and both are SO roomy which is a definite must AND they both come with a changing pad to match. Even though I utilize my backpack a bit more than this one, I do use this one when taking day trips because of the room and how much I can actually throw into it.
8 ~ OK guys-THIS is important! My husband and I have literally been through SOOOOOOOO many sippy cups...and I'm sure if you're reading this post that you have been through the EXACT. SAME. THING. My first little one LOVED this Nuby No Spill Grip Sippy Cup and so did we. Easy to clean and not a million parts (which is something I loathe), this one was THE BEST that we've ever tried! And believe me, we have tried a ton!
9 ~ THIS one is also important because, again, we have tried SO many straw cups. I feel like at one point we could've single handedly kept these companies in business ;) This OXO Tot Straw Cup is seriously amazing! You can purchase replacement parts and not only does it come in different colors, it comes in two sizes, 7oz and 11oz. It does not leak whatsoever because of their twist top and so easy to clean and put back together when doing a deep clean. I am going to purchase the smaller version for my youngest because 1-she always looks at my oldest using hers and 2-let's face it, it's been tried and true! ;)
10 ~ Last but certainly NOT least...This Balboa Baby Shopping Cart and High Chair Cover is the best one I have used. We took my oldest on vacation and accidentally forgot our chair cover (duh!) and we had to purchase one. None of the covers that we looked at compared to this one. They say that you get what you pay for and this is most certainly the case. My older one still uses her cover and it's still such great shape. They are machine washable, fold up into a cute looking purse and store nicely in your diaper bag and really cover the cart and make it soft and cozy for them. They are also large enough to fit those Costco shopping carts ;)
*This post was not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
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