As it turns out, some of the things we bought turned out to be completely unnecessary and useless, other things were surprise hits. Funny how that happens...
I thought I would do a post today on 10 of the things we bought (or that Rox and Jon were given) for Issy that were hits.
|Graco Evo Pram|
Rox and Jon spent a lot of time looking at prams and once they had narrowed it down to a choice of 3 or 4, Grant and I went to the shop with them (as the pram was our gift to them) and we wrestled with prams for a good hour or so. Rox and Jon eventually decided that the Graco Evo was The One and they haven't regretted the choice. Roxy loved that the 3 different "modules" fitted independently into the base. The carry cot was what little Issy slept in for the first few weeks of her life, right up next to Rox and Jon's bed. It was a breeze moving her from the car to the pram by simply leaving her in the car seat and then clicking it into either the car or pram. The nice big storage basket was also a bonus. Her pram days are pretty much over though, Rox finds it easier to use a stroller now that Issy is bigger.
|Ludi Zen Nature Cocoon|
The moment I heard that I had a grandchild on the way, I set about buying books for the babe. What better excuse to spend hours browsing the internet for books? :) I did loads of research and Matthew Van Fleet's books kept on cropping up all over the web. I was rather shocked at how expensive they were, but eventually I splurged and bought "Dog" with my ebucks. When it arrived I fell instantly in love. It is the cutest book ever! It wasn't long before I added "Cat" to the collection. More will no doubt follow. Issy LOVES these books. She looks at them every single day - they're very interactive which is great fun for a toddler.
When Rox was born, tiny and premature, with the most fragile skin, the Sisters in the Neonatal ICU unit refused to allow any baby toiletries other than Elizabeth Anne's to come into the NICU. So I started my journey as a mom with Elizabeth Anne's and I hardly ever used anything else. Rox uses Elizabeth Anne's for Issy too. Nothing beats that smell on a baby and it's just so kind to their little skins. Love it!
These are the niftiest little gadgets! You unscrew the top pop a piece of fruit in and let the baby chomp on it to their heart's content with no risk of choking. So clever! Wish I'd had a couple of these when my girls were little.
Issy received a hand-knitted pink cardigan, very similar to the one pictured above, from her Aunty June when she was born. She wore that cardigan again...and again... and again... until it was pretty much worn out. It matched beautifully with so many of her clothes, looked utterly adorable on her, was just the right weight for our weather and best of all, it didn't entail having to wrestle something over her head!
So. those are the 10 Favourites that Roxy and I came up with. It'll be interesting to see what products are most useful as Issy gets older.