Finding all the right products for baby is a grueling process. We don't wanna spend an arm and a leg but we want the best for him and we want him to be safe. I have been doing a lot of research on the web, looking for the best products for our little guy. Let me tell you, I've come across some pretty interesting things. It's amazing what people will buy for their kids. It comes down to one question, does your kid really need this or are you just super trendy? I'll admit some of these things are pretty awesome and I wouldn't mind owning them, but some of them.... come on. Get ready for information and photo overload.
Cribs and sleeping
|Better Basics Harper Crib. $500. Ok, I really like this crib. I kinda want it, but it is 500 dollars and probably too contemporary for my taste.|
|Graco Charleston. $150. This is what we went with. Great for our budget!|
|Cariboo Folding Bassinet. $350. Seems a bit extreme for a bassinet that folds, plus it looks like a laundry hamper.|
|Offi Nest Bassinet. $999. Apparently it turns into a toy chest as well. I'll just buy a toy chest thanks.|
|Dreambur Bassinet. $550. Baby Hanging from ceiling.|
Strolling and Car seating.
|Orbit Car Seat. $400. Space probe for baby!|
|Stokke Stroller. $1000. I'll fess up, I really want this. Look at all the crazy things it does.|
|I'coo Targo Stroller and Pram. $500. It only does half of the cool things the Stokke does so it's half the price.|
|Baby Bjorn Balance Seat. $180. This doesn't seem safe to me, babies don't balance.|
|MamaRoo Infant Seat. $200. Ok, this is cool. Watch the video here.|
|The Hushamock. $429. I don't even have a hammock, why should my kid get one.|
|Fresco Newborn Cradle. $500. A little too high tech looking for me. It converts into a high chair. Oh boy.|
|Graco Giraffe Swing. $140. This is what we are using. We are actually borrowing it.... free.|
|Stokke High Chair. $200. Stokke does it again. This thing is pretty cool. And 200 bones isn't bad!|
|Svan High Chair. $280. Whooa. What is this?|
|Oxo Tot Sprout High Chair. $250. Ya I want this. Noah won't let me get it. Mean.|
|Baby Diego Posh Bath and Changer. $150. Not sure exactly how this works.|
|4 moms Cleanwater Infant Tub. $90. Kinda cool, but maybe a little over kill. Check out the video.here.|
|Puj Tub. $40. Yep, this is what I'm getting. Stick your kid right under the faucet and hose him down.|
Carrier and Changing table
|Baby Bjorn. $130. I've used these before, they're actually pretty legit. Maybe I'll receive one as a gift.|
|Bo Ekstrom's Nathi Changing Table. $750. I'll be honest, we aren't even getting a changing table. The nursery is small and I figure I'll just change him in my room.|
Health and Safety
|Infant Pacifier Thermometer. $10. Ten bucks isn't bad. Could come in handy I guess.|
Whew. Are you as overwhelmed and confused as I am? I think I'm going to just keep it simple and keep telling myself, "Finn doesn't care if he has the coolest baby gear."
Good luck baby goods hunting all you parents to be!