I guess I could start with some of the things that Megan has used from the beginning and is still using to this day.
1. The pacifier....she loves it, we love it...cannot live without it. I know a lot of people are against pacifiers for one reason or another, but I don't care. In particular, she loves the Soothie ones.
The one complaint I would have in regards to these pacifiers is that they can't be used with most pacifier clips. The only one that I've found to like are the Booginhead Pacifier Clips. The Soothie pacifier clips that are made for this particular clip is extremely bulky and heavy.
2. Her Security Blanket aka magic hankie!
These Aden and Anais Security Blankets have been another lifesaver in our household. They are so lightweight, small and thin that I have no worries when I stick one in the crib with her. There have also been many times when she is crying and I give her the magic blanket and she just stops!
3. The Pack n Play
I didn't get one with all the fancy bells and whistles but have already used this more than I can count! I used to keep this in the living room and she would nap in here, get her diaper changed in here and sometimes just lay here. Now that she is past the napping in the living room stage I just keep it packed up in the car and use it when we are out. If we go to a friends home for dinner and want to put her down, all it takes is a minute or two set up and down she goes!
4. An exersaucer!
A friend loaned us hers and I initially didn't want it! I wanted as little baby stuff as possible and especially baby stuff that looked like baby stuff if you know what I mean. But she insisted I take it and would need it. Now I am so glad I have it! Now that Megan is beyond just the laying around stage and is in the "I want to be upright and doing something" stage, this is perfect. She is entertained in here, and has been for the past 2.5-3 months, and it gives me time to get things done.
That's all for now....there are a MILLION products that could be reviewed in terms of baby stuff, i.e. bottles, toys, cribs, diapers, formula, and the list goes on and on.
I'll probably be doing several more posts like this as I think of different products that I have used and loved or could have done without.