Nuby Clik-it Grip N’ Sip: Dot has recently become a water baby. This kid cannot get enough of her sippy cup! So far, our favorite has been the Nuby Clik-it Grip N’ Sip simply due to the spout. It’s made from the same soft plastic as a bottle’s nipple, so it really is a great transition from bottle to cup. Dorothy has had no problem figuring out how to drink from this sippy, and the handles on each side make it really easy for her to tilt it backward.
Does she get water all over herself most of the time? Yes, but I don’t even care. She’s happy and entertained with her sippy- and at six months old that is most important.
Joovy Spoon Walker: Before I begin, Joovy is not paying me for this raving review. THE JOOVY SPOON WALKER (ours is the greenie) IS A FREAKING LIFESAVER. We started out with a borrowed Exersaucer, but Dorothy wasn’t really loving it. See, on the Exersaucer all the toys are attached. That isn’t ideal when your main goal in life is to put EVERYTHING in your mouth.
Yes, the Spoon is a little pricey, but I promise you it’s worth it. Dorothy walks all through our house (and grandma & papaw’s house) completely independently. We put her favorite toys on the tray, and she is content forever. Plus, how else is a six month old supposed to
terrorize chase her kitties? 😉
AVENT Soothie Pacifer: This paci is not what you think. In fact, Dorothy doesn’t even use a pacifier anymore. The AVENT Soothie, my friends, is an excellent teething toy. Dot just chews on the edges of this thing (of course my kid doesn’t use a pacifier the correct way). Never mind that she can shove the whole thing in her mouth, but it seems to help her poor gums. Which with three teeth and more obviously on the way, I’m beginning to think she’s actually a shark…
Chicco Echo Stroller: Disclaimer: I hate strollers.
The travel systems out there make me want to vomit. Do you realize how much room those take up?! When Dorothy was still in the pumpkin seat, we just had the Chicco Keyfit Caddy (also highly recommend). It was super lightweight, and was really all we needed. Now, we’ve graduated to the Echo, which is equally as light but more substantial than an umbrella stroller. I can fold the Echo up one handed, and it doesn’t take up much room at all in the back of my car. The only #fail is that the Echo doesn’t handle off-roading very well, but it’s perfect for everywhere else. Plus, extra bonus, it comes in tons of fun colors (we have the turquoise)!
Old Navy Jersey Bloomer Shorts: These are on clearance, and I may be trying to find every color in Dot’s size. I just love how easy they are! In the heat, the last thing I want to do is wrangle my almost-mobile kid into heavy jean shorts. These Old Navy shorts are lightweight, soft, and totally cute. A $4 price tag doesn’t hurt either…
Huggies Clutch & Clean Wipes: I read about these elusive Huggies Clutch & Clean Wipes online, and then I had to search all of northern Indianapolis to finally find them (FYI – Krogers and Babies-R-Us are the only places so far). I always hated throwing the big box of wipes into my diaper bag, and these are the perfect solution! The clutch is stylish, holds the perfect amount of wipes, and has a snapping wrist strap. I may or may not have a clutch hanging off the back of Dot’s highchair.
As much as I love Huggies’ designs, I hate their wipes. So, I may have approximately five of these Huggies Clutches all filled with Pampers. Don’t tell, okay?
Calling all Mommas! What are your must-haves for baby? I’m always looking for things that Dot will like, and will make my life a little easier. 🙂