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    I have also recently bought an around we go activity table. I bought it cheap off gumtree. It is awesome and she loves it

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    Best- strider compact pram and capsule, cot mobile that plays white noise, zip up sleep bags, nappy bin, cloth nappies to catch the never ending reflux spews

    Waste - goldbug carrier, was ok in first few weeks but now dd wants to be carried upright, might use it as a hip carrier once she is bigger- we'll see.

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    best - Hug-A-Bub and slings, sleeping bags, play mat, electric swing.

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    For a baby:
    best: swing
    worst: change table (never ever used it!)

    For a toddler:
    best: inside mini tramp or outdoor swing

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    Best:

    Capsule. We only got it when DS was 3 months (it lasted til 12 months), but gosh it was a lifesaver. No more waking him up to transfer him out of the car/sitting silently in the car until he woke. Can't recommend this enough for a parent of a non/light sleeper!

    Battery operated breast pump, although I wished I'd had a double. I expressed a few times a day for several months (the 7pm feed there just wasn't enough milk, and it took several goes at expressing during the day to have enough for that feed). Saving the 15 mins each time that it took to pump my second side would have been great. I'd also have got a closed system pump.

    Bouncer. The only way I'd have a chance of a shower without a screaming bub!

    Feeding chair. Saved my back and neck, got a heap of use for 2 years, and will again with the next bub.

    Grobags. So much easier and less stressful than blankets.

    Cradle nest to our bed. Middle of the night life saver, esp after a caesar.

    Portacot. Sanity saver to know I could get out of the house to some else's house for the day, and bub would still have a safe sleep space.

    Worst:

    Ginormous, space taking baby swing. Bub hated the rocking action, the music kept him up rather than putting him to sleep, and (had I actually used it more than once or twice) would have created a bad sleep association for him that would have become a problem when he no longer fit in the swing.

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    Best - bouncer, ergo, valco snap pram

    Worst - sling

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    Best things:
    Woombie - I think this is why dd was such a great sleeper as a newborn!
    Electric Baby Swing - such a life saver for both kids
    Video Monitor - lets me sleep SO much better and lets me stay in bed cause I don't need to get up & check on my dd everytime there's a noise in her room. And I think she slept better & taught herself to self settle better as I was more likely to leave her when I checked the monitor and realised she wasn't actually awake every time she cried out.
    Mountain Buggy (urban elite) - I love my MB. It's a bit big and I don't use it too much for everyday use in the shops/etc anymore, but it's fantastic for big walks which we do nearly every day.

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    Best-

    Capsule that clips to pram:great so you don't have to wake bub up to get them in/out of car.

    My little lamb swing-both boys have spent a lot of time sleeping in this. I picked mine up at a garage sale!

    Manduca carrier-handy when you don't want to take a pram. Also good for settling bub.

    Change table-saves my back!


    Not so good-

    Breast pump & bottles -my boobs don't like the pump so I can't get enough milk to cover feeds. Useless!

    Nappy bin-never used.

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    Best:

    Snuggle bed. It was the best thing ever! DS didn't like to sleep in his big, big cot and we got the snuggle bed and he loved it. I think he just wanted to be snug and confined when he was a teeny newborn.

    Bright Starts rocker. Great for those nighttime wakings. Then when he started crawling and cruising, he'd use it as a jungle gym. With supervision, of course.

    Love to Dream swaddle. He looked like a little sausage but he loved his swaddles! Couldn't sleep without one. I was beginning to think that he'd never sleep any other way. Then we got the -

    Grobag! Excellent!

    Worst:

    Love N Care Swing. It was a gorgeous swing and DS liked it well enough, but we used it for maybe a week. DS didn't like to be strapped in and, by the time we got the swing, he was much too active and wriggly to keep in sans safety belt. It's been donated to my expecting SIL. (Who is, as we speak, in labour right now. Yay!)

    Neutral:

    Blankets. We have a whole heap of waffle and baby blankets that we've rarely used. DS was a spring / summer baby and we don't use them in his cot during winter. We bundle him up outside in the pram, but he's usually wearing about twenty layers anyway. But you can never have too many blankets, amirite?


    Honestly, we didn't go crazy buying unnecessary items.


 

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