Some of my favorite blog posts to read are about the baby or kid things that other people love the most, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that a good product can seriously be a life-changer. We’ve grown to love so many things, there are just so many well-designed products out there (mostly my moms!), that have made parenting that much easier. And cuter. 🙂
I thought I would share some of our favorites for the nine-month old age range, since that’s where we are at with Avalon. Many of the things that she uses were passed down by big sister, but we’ve also found some new faves as well!
Most of Avalon’s toys were also of favorites of Waverly’s, but what we have found different is how much Avalon prefers teethers or just anything soft that she can put her mouth on. She is into everything and will suck on anything she can find, so we’ve found it super important to keep so.many.teethers around. I keep some in her room, in the playroom, downstairs, in the diaper bag, in the car … just everywhere. She is not much into a pacifier, but likes to play with one so we use it more as a toy, and love paci clips so that we don’t risk losing it on a walk or Target aisle one day.
I didn’t take pictures of any food favorites, but mentioned before that for the most part, we have done baby-led weaning this time around. Avalon eats most of what we do, just cut up in small pieces, and she loves it. It’s made going out to eat or dinner time in general just so much easier for everyone. She still eats pouches mixed with yogurt, as well as puffs or yogurt bites, but loves waffles, toast, and peas.
With the beautiful weather lately, I’ve realized how important a good playmat is. I bring ours everywhere, the park, the beach, or even just to the backyard. And of course, we love a good headband and literally couldn’t live without a good swaddle blanket. Even though Avalon was never really into being swaddled, both girls still use swaddle blankets ALL the time. We use them to sit on, to wipe up runny noses or dirty cheeks, or just to cuddle with. There are so many fun ones out with the absolute cutest prints, they also make a fun decoration in their rooms!
And diapers. I know all the other mamas can relate, finding a good diaper is essential, and we’ve certainly found ones that we like more than others. We are currently using the Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers for Avalon, and they work so well. They provide up to 12 hour protection, which is even more important as your babe grows since (fingers crossed!) they are sleeping in longer stretches at night. The triple layer protection helps prevent leaks and therefore keeps our sweet babies dry.
I’m sure you will love them as much as we do, we are fully stocked with Huggies diapers in both our diaper bag & Avalon’s nursery.
You can find Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers at your local Kroger. Shop at Kroger during the “Baby Me” event going on between 3/20/16 – 4/2/16 and spend $40 on participating baby items so you can receive a $10 off coupon good towards anything at Kroger, while supplies last!
I hope this post is helpful to any first time moms, moms who are looking for something new to love, or even to those in need of a fun gift for someone special who is expecting! I would love to hear other favorites if you have them, hope you all had the most lovely weekend! XO