Saturday, May 2, 2009

Floppy, Bumbo, Boppy, Snuggly

Things you can't live without as a new mother all have funny names. Can you have an amazing baby item without a funny name? Here is a run down.

A.K.A Baby Bjorn
You can't live without this item if you are ever going to do the dishes, get the mail, or go to the grocery store. This thing is a life saver. I like it better than other models because it has a removable burp cloth that sits on your chest, so your baby can spit up all she wants while you are being productive. I also like that it is made out of a softer cloth then the other models as well. Audrey tends to sleep better when she is nice and squishy. It is also very convenient to remove the burp cloth, put a blanket over the top, and voila, instant breastfeeding tent. Shopping at Target has never been easier.

The Bumbo is so fun. It is like a pre-booster seat. You can put your baby in the Bumbo and watch their eyes open up to the world of sitting upright. We can play a board game on the table and Audrey just loves sitting there playing with us. Your baby will love the Bumbo. Just make sure you always keep an eye on them while they are in the Bumbo. They can get out of it once they are independent sitters. Make sure you throw away the box. The babies on it are kind of scary looking.

The boppy is basically a crescent shaped breastfeeding pillow. This is important to use in the first couple months of your baby's life. It is funny, I did not really use it much to breastfeed, as it was intended. I used it more to give Audrey a reclining position to play in when she was a newborn, then when she was a little older Daddy used it for tummy time play. Again, it's not to leave your baby alone in while you get chores done, but for some real fun bonding time with your baby. If you use it for breastfeeding it is perfect to wrap around your side for the football hold. I really like the soft covers they have for it too. You can also use it to wear as a silly hat like Aunt Amy.

My most recent favorite. The Floppy is a padded cover you throw over a shopping cart seat or a high chair in a restaurant. One, it is super comfy for baby. Two, it is much more sanitary. Think of all the germy little hands that have touched those things. Three, instant playpen. You can attach toys to it and they do not fall to the ground and get all dirty. You kinda have to wait until they are independent sitters to use it, but Audrey loves it. Hello Olive Garden. You can get through an entire meal while your baby plays.

I will definitely make sure I add my other favorite baby items to the list. It has been fun playing with all of Audrey's gadgets and inventions. Remember silly name + baby item = AWESOME!!!


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1 comment:

  1. Just be sure to use the Floppy with the right side up, or you will have a Flippy Floppy.