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The Top Ten Baby Products

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I was overwhelmed. How would I ever find the most useful baby products? With so many products available, it is difficult to know what you should really spend your money on or register for. It was extremely helpful to me to be able to view products online and see other buyers feedback. Also, companies are always developing and improving products. I found things with my second and third child that I didn’t have with my first. Here are my top ten favorites, in no particular order.

10. The Baby Bjorn
This front carrier was such a huge help. I used it from the time that I came home from the hospital until my boys were pushing the weight limit. (For them it was about 8 or 9 months.) When the babies are newborns, I used it to carry them around the house because it helped them to stay close to me and I could still move around with my hands free. I also carried it with me in the car because there were SO many times that it was helpful to use it when I was out. I also liked the fact that strangers didn’t really try to touch my baby because he was so close to me. It was machine washable and after being used for 3 babies it STILL looks great! Loved the Bjorn! We bought ours at Babies R Us.

9. The Bouncy Seat
All my kids were a little different when it came to liking swings or jumpers but all three LOVED the bouncy seat. I liked the Fisher Price models (we had two) that rewarded the kids by triggering the sound of the toys on the bar when they kicked their feet. As newborns, they mostly slept in the bouncy. The vibration was soothing and they slept great without forming any dependent habits with it. (They still were all good about sleeping in their crib at night.) As they grew, they loved to play in it with the toy bar. I also discovered that it was a lifesaver when my kids had ear infections because they could sleep without having to lay flat. I want to add that you should ALWAYS use the safety strap and discontinue using the product once baby can sit up on his/her own. These can be found at Babies R Us, Target and other retailers.

8. Pacifier Holder

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Great list of baby products, now i have an idea what my baby needs are and quality that he deserves. Do you know about bidet spray? I heard they are quite useful and economical.

June 27, 2011 - 12:12am
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January 19, 2010 - 7:42am
EmpowHER Guest

The Baby K'tan baby carrier was my lifesaver! i had a bjorn too, but it was just too uncomfortable. the K'tan is soft and easy to use and is so versatile. it was definitely exactly what i need to keep baby close and cozy while having hands free to tend to my toddler.

January 4, 2010 - 12:32pm
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I just found the most wonderful baby product and needed to share with everyone. It's called the CribWrap Rail Cover made by Trend Lab. I found mine at Babiesrus.com. I just purchased a gorgeous crib that eventually turns into a full size bed-paid a lot for it so I want it to last! This product goes on the railing of the crib to protect it from your babies teeth marks! I'm so excited that I found it before it was too late! I wanted to share this with all new moms.

April 27, 2009 - 9:57am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

GREAT product! I actually have the Max Bedding collection from Trend Lab and when I saw there was a rail cover to match I had to have it. It matches perfect!!! I have heard so many horror stories from friends about their brand new cribs being ruined so this was perfect!


April 27, 2009 - 2:30pm
EmpowHER Guest

Taggies were indespensible in my house! www.taggies.com and taggies has a facebook page too with coupons.

April 27, 2009 - 9:40am
EmpowHER Guest

The Swaddle Blanket mentioned above with the illustrated swaddle instructions sewn the edge of the blanket is by SwaddleDesigns(R) and is called The Ultimate Receiving Blanket(R)available at Nordstroms, and also in a multitude of colors/patterns at www.eSwaddle.com. It's a great multi-use blanket that can be used as a privacy throw for breast feeding, play mat for tummy time, sun shield over the stroller. Great value, great quality and use for a long long time.

April 27, 2009 - 9:16am
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The boppy!!!

I adored it - I nursed all 3 of my kids with the same one and have kept it for all the fond memories. I don't think I could have done without it. When I was buying it, a woman shopping at the store said "You'll get addicted!" and I did. I took the boppy everywhere - all over America...Europe...I'm a bopaholic!

The swaddle blanket was wonderful for my colicky baby - and we used the bouncy seat with a musical aquarium attached. We called it the "fish chair" and all 3 kids loved it.

The Baby Bjorn was a waste of $100. I used it once and didn't like it. I still have it, I'm sure I'll find someone who could use it.

Great list and it brings back great memories!

April 20, 2009 - 1:43pm

baby carrier babkpacks can be very help full when the mother bearing another child, shopping and traveling the baby carrier car free up her hand............www.baby-babies.net/friends.php

April 16, 2009 - 4:44am
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And one of the best things to get; The best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at www.bathroomsprayers.com they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain. One review: http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2009/04/spray-it-or-scrub-it.html

April 16, 2009 - 3:31am
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