Mexican Domestic Goddess

Five Favorites: Baby Things

Jacqui Skemp2 Comments
I'm joining Hallie over at Moxie Wife and sharing some of my five favorite baby things. 

Unless you've been living under a rock, you already know that I love me some baby wearing. I have several different types of carries, all of which are great for different situations. But the easiest and most used of my carriers are my slings. I hate to admit it, but I have a single layer linen, a double layer linen and a couple of silk slings. The single layer doesn't get as much use anymore because of Mr. Back Archer, so I usually go to my double layer or silk. The double layer has probably seen the least amount of use. I usually recommend to my friends, if you're already going to drop this kind of money on a sling just go for the gold and get a silk. They're so easy to get on and off, and I always have one rolled up and tucked in my diaper bag. I've even used it when Iggy's slept on my chest to free up my arms to do important things, like scroll through Instagram. 

I purchased four of these to start and eventually added four 9 ounce bottles to our collection. They are glass with a silicone cover. They can go from the freezer to boiling water (not that I've ever had to do that), and they have three different caps. You have a ring cap with the nipple, a flat cap and a sippy cap. So they really grow with your baby. I've also used them to transport blueberries because squishy berries are yuck.

I tried two different diaper bags before trying this one. I got a pretty amazing deal on mine, and I love it. I like that it's tall and narrow because 1. it keeps me from over packing and 2. it fits in all kinds of places. I was initially worried that I would need a huge diaper bag to fit all of our cloth diapering things, but I have not had any problem with this bag. On an ordinary day I have about 4-5 diapers, two covers, a wet bag, a change of clothes, a couple of toys, two bottles, extra formula, a small container of rice puff snacks, a ring sling and my clutch tucked into this here bag. Mary Poppins, ya'll. Oh, and it has these nifty little straps so you can attach it to your stroller handles. 

I've been trying to establish this a sort of lovie for Iggy. He hasn't expressed any real attachment, but this bunny stays with him for every nap and bedtime. My sisters gifted it to Iggy at a baby shower. It's super soft, and very sweet. He does like to play with the ears a bit as he drifts off to sleep. 

I can't even explain these. He goes nuts over them. He likes to have one to chew on. He likes when I link up a million together and rattles them like crazy. They've been great for keeping certain toys attached to a shopping cart so he doesn't lose them. And recently he started playing "the Hulk" and tears apart the chain. What a strong baby.