Pros: Easy to clean, easy nipple sizing system (1-4, 1=slow, 4=fast), Easy for baby to hold, not many parts (cap, ring, nipple, bottle), reduced our LO's gas, Easy to read ounce numbers
Cons: Made of plastic without BPA but chemicals just as concerning, plastic (holds germs easier than glass), expensive
Pros: Easy to find free (coupons from similac, free one from similac, free one from some baby care classes), easy to read ounce numbers, not too many parts, locking system to prevent leaks
Cons: Caused excessive gas for our little one, cracked, plastic became damaged in bottle warmer, difficult to find, not cheap when you can't find them free
Evenflo Glass Bottles
Pros: Glass (less germs), easy nipples grades (slow, med., fast, xcut), few parts (nipple, cap, bottle, ring), cheap
Cons: Harder to scoop in formula because of smaller neck opening, break easier than plastic, harder for baby to hold (heavier), hard to read ounce numbers on the side
Pros: Lots of colors, easy to store (just twist and fold!), easy to clean base (unhooks from bars), cute toys, comes with support pillow, soft, extra loops to hang more toys, inexpensive
Cons: Not big enough for our long little one, slippery so harder for him to learn to crawl on it, mirror is like a fun house mirror (very cheap)
Pros: Sturdy (it's been used a lot!), vibration works well, folds up for easy storage/carrying, nice padding on the inside, convenient (we've used it everyday I think since little one was born!), great neutral colors, mesh walls to keep breathable
Cons: Doesn't rock itself (like other rock n plays unfortunately), toy bar is boring, could be longer
Pros: Harness keeps baby safe inside (although I'm not using it in this picture... oops), comfy headrest that velcros on and off to clean easy, Cute toy bar, 45 minute setting, various speeds, portable, neutral colors, soft, two positions (laying back further or sitting up more), soothing melody with 2 volumes
Cons: Does use batteries fast but not bad, toy bar just pops right off... baby grabbed a toy one day and threw his arm up and the whole bar came off, took me a while to figure it out (how to put it together right, how to switch positions, how to adjust straps, how baby was supposed to go in it right, etc.)
Pros: Baby looooves it, easier to catch when baby drops or throws it than traditional pacis, stays in his mouth better than some traditional pacis because the animal can lay on his chest, and also easier for him to bring back to his mouth grabbing the monkey instead of a regular paci
Cons: Only gets really clean if you wash it in the washing machine when it gets dirty which is hard to find time to do when he won't let it go, does not help keep paci from falling out at night, baby will yank its tail and pull it out of his mouth, hard to clean just the paci part without getting the monkey wet each time, gets dirty easy
Pros: Smooth ride, tires instead of plastic wheels, made of lightweight metals, sun roof to see baby, pouch on bar to hold 2 bottles and your wallet, keys, etc., Lots of pouches and pockets for toys and things, under carriage storage, brake, nice harness, easy to fold up
Cons: Heavy, cannot do one handed, somewhat bulky, the pump that comes with it is crap
Boppy Noggin Nest
Pros: Inexpensive, does work to prevent/help flat spots even on the side of the head and not the back, easy to wash, very portable, comfy, gender neutral colors
Cons: May not work for all flat spots of course, cannot use when you can't see baby like in his crib at night (suffocation risk)
Pros: Easier and comfier than carrying around a car seat, doesn't take up cart space when shopping, keeps people from touching the baby's face, inexpensive, easy to figure out how to use, works on front or back (depending on weight), goes up to 40lbs
Cons: Hot (I make my husband carry the baby in it because I'm too hot natured to use it in the summer), one person couldn't buckle this themselves without help AND get the baby in- you'll need someone to help you
Lamaze Early Development Toy, Sir Prance a Lot - Baby loves to chew on the feet, but that's about it.
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes - Didn't interest him until 4.5 months but now it'll keep him calm while someone makes his bottle (life saver)
Razababy Razberry Silicon Teether in light blue - Too big for his mouth, but he fusses when it falls out, so I'm not sure if he likes it or not, but either way he isn't adjusting to it well.
Simply Right Premium Baby Wipes - LOVE, cheap, never have torn once, great for sensitive skin like Uriah's (latex free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic)
Arm & Hammer Nursery Wipes - Easy to grab and use, safe for baby, work as far as I can tell
Bumkins Flushable liners - much bigger than the Bummis (actually catch the poo!)
Rockin' Green Classic Rock Cloth Diaper Detergent - So glad we bought this... little one has very sensitive skin and we have to use this detergent on all his things since even the free and clear detergents broke him out
Baby's Only Organic Lactorelief Toddler Formula - Best formula I've found (doesn't produce hexane when creating DHA like other organic brands, and although it uses rice syrup there are no detectable levels of arsenic), does cause baby to have solid poops that are hard to get out, hard to mix (clumps easy), Easy to measure, Cheap compared to other brands (I can get 6 cans for $80 on Amazon), contains 80 calories a scoop versus regular baby formula which is 20, allowing baby to get the calories he needs per day without having a bottle every hour or starting solids too soon
Precious Cargo Infant Bucket Cap - Actually fits his big head and has come in very handy!
Nature's Baby Organics Silky Dusting Powder, Fragrance Free - Perfect for when baby was getting chaffed or a little red in the diaper area. Sprinkled some on and redness was gone soon after!
RLR Laundry treatment - Works but delaminated several of my pocket diapers (Sunbaby's)
Munchkin Powdered Formula Dispenser combo pack - Comes in very handy for transporting formula in the diaper bag, but doesn't like to seal well. It'll work better for snacks than formula.
Babyganics Stain Remover - Love it! You can get a 3 pack for $15 on Amazon and it works just as good as Shout, but safe for cloth diapers
Dream on Me 2 in 1 Full Size Crib and Changing Table Combo - Came with lots of scratches and a little sticky sap in corners. Took 2 people to put it together (we couldn't have done it individually). Changing table is great for storing things but was too short to use for changing by 3 - 4 months (little one is long though). It has a protector to prevent babies biting the top railing and has adjustable height settings for the mattress, and the cherry color is very pretty.
Gripe Water - Gas drops work better even though I feel better about giving gripe water, this is a toss up for me really
Johnson's Hand and Face Wipes - Way too much fragrance, baby hated them! I just use his diaper wipes now and no fuss
Earth Mama Baby Bottom Balm Diaper Rash Cream - Love it! Strong smell but baby doesn't seem to mind, and is ok to use with cloth diapers
Aquatopia Safety Bath Time Audible Thermometer - It will keep beeping about the temp being too low/high unless you shake every drop of water out of it, but it works and I am so glad I have it to make sure my baby's bath temp is right. It displays the temp and beeps if it's too cold or hot. It was only $8 too.
Dream Baby Adjustable Car Sun Shade (2 pack) - Cheap and works great! Clings to windows or you can hook it on the top of the window, and press a button and they roll up.
Organic Cotton SwaddleMe - We got the small and it got small very fast. But I don't see the point in getting a large anyway since when baby can roll over it's not safe to swaddle at least the arms anyway. I don't think we needed this item, but we did use it multiple times. Oh and the Velcro would wake him at night when we would have to undo it to change his diaper.
First Years Microwave Sterilizer - Great for sterilizing and I use it as a place to dry the bottles after washing them since I only sterilized for first use and just every once in a while since.
First Years Quick Serve Bottle Warmer - works even with wide bottles like the avent or similac, hard to see the measurements which don't make a lot of sense (put water up to the 9 for 8oz... why not make the line an 8?), gets dirty easy but not sure why, cannot be used with glass bottles
American Red Cross by First Years Deluxe Healthcare and Grooming Kit - Nose bulb is useless, rattle is cute, brush is great, nail files, trimmer, and scissors come in handy, nice early toothbrush and toothbrush for when they actually have teeth, handy thermometer for when baby is sick, still haven't used medicine droppers though.
Aveeno Baby Bathtime Solutions - I love Aveeno products. They smell good and baby has never had a reaction to any of them.
DEX Womb Sounds Bear - Cute, worked for about a month and half, then baby didn't care about the white noise so I put it away.
Fisher Price Precious Planet Whale of a Bath Tub - Kind of bulky... I keep it out of the way with a command hook super glued to the wall. Infant insert is easy to take out (which I had to before 3 months because baby kept kicking it and trying to fly backwards out of the tub). Hooks onto sink easy and easy to clean.
Fisher Price Organizer Diaper Bag in Black/Burgundy - Lots of pockets, but doesn't work well for bulky cloth diapers. Nice changing pad. Wipe case is virtually useless as wipes dry out in it. Easy to use and carry.
BreathableBaby Breathable Crib Liner - Very hard to get tight and right on out crib since one side is a changing table. Looks cute though and very glad to have mesh. Didn't take little one long before he scooted over to that corner looking for his paci in the night and I woke up to find his face against the bumper.