Yesterday, August 1st, I’ve come to the realization that next month I’m going to be a mom. (Unless he’s late, or god forbid, EARLY). That shocking realization got us to bust our asses and order some things we’ve been slacking on. Incoming a freakishly large Amazon order….
That’s not even close to ALL the stuff that we need, but we knocked off a few items that were important in case baby decides to show up early. I just didn’t feel super comfortable with the idea of waiting on some of this stuff. Notably, the car seat and bases because we’ll want to get those professionally installed. And our stroller, because I can’t imagine any of our baby shower guests will drop $370 on a stroller for us. Ugh. So here’s some of the bigger ticket baby items we bought.
Everyone has an opinion on strollers, but we decided to go with the BOB Revolution because it’s flexible for a lot of different uses. While most of the time we plan to babywear, I’m definitely going to be getting back into jogging and hiking and having a versatile stroller will come in handy. This one comes highly recommended, will last us throughout his toddlerhood, and it has an adapter so that our carseat can fit right into it. We tried it out at the baby store and the turn radius was awesome. I’m pretty excited about this stroller!
After weighing all of the options, we decided to get the Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat. It’s well-reviewed, fits well with the BOB stroller (with an adapter), and it’s cute to boot. We bought two bases so that we can have one in each of our cars. I liked the idea of having an infant seat instead of an adjustable infant & toddler seat, because I want to be able to easily carry it around if baby is sleeping in the car and I don’t want to wake him.
Even though baby will have his own nursery, he’ll be sharing our bedroom for the first 3-6 months to help with nighttime feedings and closeness to us. I briefly researched bassinets and then immediately zeroed in on the Halo Bassinest. The swivel allows you to maneuver the bassinet over the bed. It has a nice little built-in night light for night time diaper changes, along with playing calming sounds and has a vibration feature too. It’s sturdy and heavy on the bottom so it can’t be knocked over. And the sides fold down when you put weight on it so that you can just lean over and grab baby without even getting out of bed.
Baby monitors sure have improved in technology over the years! They now have full video and the ability to stream online. The one I got is a bit more simple, it doesn’t connect with wi-fi and doesn’t have a temperature control or anything, but I’m just excited to be able to see baby from anywhere in the house! I’m not sure how often I’ll use this, but I figured it’s good to have.
In my next post I’ll talk about the nursery furniture we’ve bought so far! 🙂---------------
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