- BabyLegs: A new discovery. Basically, they’re super-cute legwarmers for babies. They come in a trillion designs, and one size fits from infancy to…well, the company says 10 years old, but I’m thinking maybe 5 is where I’d draw the line. Mia can run around the house in her diaper/panties, and her legs stay incredibly warm. I put them under her clothes when it’s cold outside; that way, she’ll never have that "gap" babies get when their pants ride up…and they’re comfortable, too. She loves to wear them, and sleep in them…I find myself fighting not to order about 20 different pairs to match all her outfits. You can buy these at babylegs.net for about $12 a pop.
- Robeez: Stretchy leather booties. You can buy the actual Robeez brand (Robeez.com), but I’ve seen similar ones at Target. It’s recommended that babies don’t wear any shoe with hard sole until they’re 1 and a half or 2 years old…these are perfect. Mia wore hers everywhere, and we got so many compliments on them. They’re extremely durable, too, and like baby legs, they come in a ton of different designs.
- A travel crib: Out of all the baby products that we had for Mia, nothing was quite so used as her Graco travel crib. This thing could fold down, rather easily, into a fairly compact carrying bag, set up into a playpen/crib, or even as a bassinet. For the first 3 months of her life, Mia slept in it beside our bed. We took it on trips–very convienent–and it came in handy when we had Zero space in the apartment–because it wasn’t a full size crib. But it was plenty big enough. So, skip the bassinet, skip the playpen, and just get this bad boy.
Well, I only made it to 3. That’s because there’s a buttload of great stuff I can think of, and I realized how much time it would actually take to list it all. So I’ll go in spurts. I’ll do another 3 in a few weeks or something. And who knows? At this rate maybe even I will be knocked up by then.