Most Used Baby Items w/ West \ Year One

22 05

I can’t believe West is ONE! We celebrated his birthday this past Friday and it was SO much fun. Looking back at this year made me realize how fast little ones grow!

Today I wanted to share the baby items I used the most in West’s first year. Some are newbies I didn’t use with Ford, and others are classic must-haves. Rounding them up in the below collage – it’s clickable! Scroll down for details on my top 15…


Top 15 Baby Items \ Year One

[1] Stroller – When I had just Ford, I loved the UPPA Baby Vista stroller. I’m still a big fan however when it came to pushing TWO, I found the BOB to be a lot easier to maneuver. This double stroller is also great to get them in and out of quickly.

[2] Car Seat – This is the same car seat I used for Ford. It is extremely sturdy and very safe. The only downside I experienced was it not working with the UPPA Baby stroller I initially had. In my case, I didn’t care too much about that with West because I purchased the BOB.

[3] Table Chair – You will use this ALL THE TIME! I prefer the table chair over a high chair. I know many use it for travel or going out to meals but I think it’s great for daily use at home. We are currently in a rental house and I attached it to the island. West uses it for almost all meals.

[4] Sleep Sack – I’ve used different brands of sleeps sacks with both boys but have found Little Unicorn to be my favorite. This is because of the cotton muslin fabric – comfy, breathable and easy to wash.

[5] Backpack – When it came to finding a diaper bag I liked, I didn’t have much luck. I opted for a good ole backpack and LOVE it! I believe this brand has a specific diaper bag but I preferred this classic style. The Neoprene material is a game changer!

[6] Glass Bottles – When I transitioned from breast to bottles, I wanted to use a nipple that was soft and easy for West to latch onto. I love the Philips Avent brand and preferred the natural nipple with the glass bottle combo.

[7] Bouncer Seat – GAME CHANGER!!! This is probably my most used item to date. I put West in this throughout the day to hang and play or chill while I made dinner. Love that you could make it bounce OR lock it into place. Must-have for a new mama!

[8] Play Mat – I have two of these mats – one in the nursery and the other in the basement. It’s non-toxic and come in the cutest patterns. We use them for play time and to change diapers.

[9] Noise Maker – This will be your best friend come nap and bed time. I use the noise maker in the nursery and on the go. I’ve found they have the best volume settings – like, they go REALLY loud if you need it! 😉

[10] Bib – Best bib around for quick cleanup – water resistant and stain proof! They come in a bunch of fun patterns.

[11] Suction Plate – How cute are these?! Great for snack and meal time. I’ve used them with both kiddos. They have a fairly descent suction so babes aren’t throwing them across the room 🙂 These come in various color options.

[12] Filter – It was important to me to find a good filter for babies room. I’m a big fan of this one and use them throughout my home for clean air.

[13] Travel Crib – I’ve tried 5 travel cribs throughout the years and this one is by far superior! It’s unbelievably easy to put together, safe and comfy for bébé!

[14] High Chair – If I’m not using the table chair, West is in this high chair. It’s lightweight, easy to clean (SO important) and is descent to look at. Comes in different colors.

[15] Rocking/Recliner Chair – I’ve spent many hours in this chair and let me tell you, it’s amazing! Comfortable, quiet and stylish. Not to mentioned the fabric is easy to clean. Trust me, they’ll be a spit up or two happening on it 😉 The price is well worth it!


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