So here is Part 2 of my newborn to six months must have baby items!
I’m a huge cloth diaper fan. I love cloth diapering. I actually get confused when I use disposable diapers. I love the extra padding on my little one’s butt, I love the adorable patterns, I love how I’m saving money, I love how I don’t have to run out and buy diapers last minute and I love how I am reducing wastage and garbage.
The only downside is that they are so cute you just want to get all the patterns! I have about 26 now and I think it’s more than enough to last until he is potty trained. Then I can use them on the next baby! Imagine, 26 for two… or three babies! Although, if I had a girl, I would really want to get some girlie patterns… hehe.
I can’t imagine not using cloth diapers. I really can’t imagine my life without them. I currently use three brands: Charlie Bananas, Bumkins and Little Angel’s Nappies.
My favorite brand is Charlie Banana. They are so well made and I haven’t had any leakages or blow outs. It is worth noting that I have had blow outs and leaks with disposable diapers.
A full stash of about 26 diapers like mine will probably set you back about S$500 but it’s worth it. And I actually bought most of it using vouchers I received when Baby E was born. So I have literally just spent S$200 on diapers. Just calculate how much you will spend on disposable diapers. I think it’s about S$60 a month? I am not sure. So it’s a big upfront cost, but in the long run it’s cheaper.
If you are interested in how to use cloth diapers, suggest you check out ObbsandLala’s Cloth Diapering Vlogs – Seriously, when I bought my first few diapers, I didn’t know what to do with them until I watched her videos!
I will do a separate specific post on cloth diapers and how awesome they are and another one on how I wash my cloth diapers.
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy’s Crawl Along Ball
Now, if you are wondering why a lot of my must have items are toys – it’s because Baby E has a short attention span. Some say it is a boy thing, I am not sure. It is just him. He needs to be constantly entertained. He can’t stay still AT ALL. I’ve seen so many baby girls that can just sit still, not him. If you don’t talk to him, he will start to get cranky and demand that you do. Seriously. Talk about high maintenance!
So, with that in mind, it is unsurprising that Baby E was gifted this lovely gift. It is really perfect for tummy time because Baby E loves reaching out to touch it and play with it. The crawl along ball is heavy and rolls along when pushed. The good thing about it is that it plays a different sound or song each time Baby E touches the puppy’s head and each time the crawl along ball goes rolling which further stimulates him. He loves looking into the mirror as well.
I strongly recommend this item for tummy time, especially for babies who really don’t like being placed on their tummies!
Fisher-Price Newborn to Toddler Rocker
Honestly, I don’t work for Fisher-Price! It’s just a coincidence that half of my must have items are from Fisher-Price! Maybe it’s just because they know what babies need! A friend actually gave me this as a hand-me-down.
We used it when Baby E was about three weeks old. We padded it with pillows and he sat in there and cried out his colicky / grumpy period as we rocked him slowly. Then when he got older, he would put him in there and give him a toy to chew or hold. Now, he has his meals while sitting in there. It really grows with the child and can be used at any stage of their development.
The vibration feature is nothing special. It’s weird and is just like a vibrating massage chair. It sometimes looks as though Baby E doesn’t even notice the difference with the vibration on and with it off. I read that some babies are able to fall asleep with the vibration. I am not sure about that.
So that’s it folks! All my must have baby items! As I only have six must have baby items, maybe you can share with me some of your favourite items?? There are so many out there and every baby is different. Will be posting some unnecessary baby items next!