by Lauren Hawkeye
Don’t forget to add some toys and books to your registry!
Activity Gym: A great play gym is nice to have, and this one from Infantino is affordable and folds up for easy travel.
Teether: Sophie the giraffe is across the board our favorite baby toy/teether. It’s been around for over 50 years and has stood the test of time because it’s so well made.
Rattles: Oball rattles and the the Winkel rattle are both perfect for little hands learning to grasp and my boys play with theirs still to this day!
Books: Above are some of my family’s favorite choices in books, including Little Humans-from the creator of Humans of New York, The Book With No Pictures-which is for toddlers and up but HILARIOUS and our family’s absolute favorite bedtime book, some black and white books (great for little babies’ eyes!) and Peek-a-WHO?-a fun and silly book your baby will love. (Click HERE to see more details about each of the books)
Again, like feeding diapering is something that varies from family to family. Cloth diapering is something I always wanted to do but we decided against it in the end. Because I don’t have personal experience with cloth diapers I do not have recommendations I can give (But if you do, PLEASE feel free to comment below to help out the mamas looking to cloth diaper!). If you need more cloth diapering info, check out all of our cloth diaper posts from the moms here that have done it!
Diaper Bag: My top pick for a basic diaper bag is the Skip Hop Duo. It comes in a wide array of designs and colors and is pretty much the pefect bag at the perfect size. A little small for a familiy with multiples but a really great bag overall.
Backpack: The Jujube Be Right Back Backpack is perfect for the practical parent. This bag has all you need in a convenient backpack style, making getting around a lot easier!
Diaper Pail: Of all the diaper pails I’ve used, the Diaper Champ is my jam. I’m really not into diaper pails because we take our garbage out daily and don’t really need one but if you want one, check this one out for sure.
Burp Cloth/Diapers: I added the plush Gerber cloth diapers on here but I don’t use them for diapering-they’re my burp cloths. I had an internal conflict deciding where to place them, but they ended up in diapers because they’re diapers. Forget the cutesy burp cloths with designs. These are the best you’ll find.
Diaper Disposal: The Munchkin Arm & Hammer bags & dispenser have saved my hide many times. From the stinkiest diapers at a friends’ house to full on blow outs, we’ve used them to dispose of diapers and to contain disgusting outfits and they completely hide the smell.
Diaper Rash: Diaper rash cream should be on hand at all times. We love the Creamy Desitin but when rashes are bad, Bordeaux’s Extra Strength Butt Paste (the red one) works immediately and soothes baby’s bottom. We love both, but the butt paste is my top pick.
Clothing: Make sure to have plenty of white onesies-I use them under all outfits from birth till about 6 months. This acts as a great barrier to help contain blowouts, and when baby is brand new it has helped with the bleeding and seeping from the umbilical cord as it heals. We would have had a few nice outfits ruined from blood spots without using onesies!
You’ll also want to include gowns for your baby on your registry. These are not just for girls. I promise. My husband was confused when I put our first son in a gown the first time…until he went to change him in the middle of the night. These are awesome-just slip it up, change baby and slip it back down. There are tons out there but I adore Burt’s Bees, as well as their entire line of baby clothes!
Here are some links to our reviews of products mentioned for more info. To purchase any products mentioned, click on the image of that product.
Imagine Baby Shade
Binxy Shopping Cart Sling
Baby Bjorn Bouncer
Bloom Alma Max Crib & Mattress
Summer Infant HD Monitor
Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover
Sophie the Giraffe
This post contle upset that neither man had let on that they knew each other that night. Instead, I found it kind of sexy. “You guys get handsy with each other’s women all the time?”
I tensed as soon as I spoke; I’d just referred to myself as Jasper’s woman. What would he think of that?
When I cast him a nervous glance, he was watching me intently, but he didn’t look like he was going to run screaming off into the night. Instead, he was focused on me entirely, and if I had to label the emotion I saw on his face, it would have been possessive.
“Jackson can’t help wanting what’s mine.” Jasper’s smile was dark and sexy. “But if we’re feeling nice, maybe we’ll let him play for a bit.”
Another great installment from Ms. Hawkeye. This is one is a bit dirtier than the first one. More voyeurism, definitely a menage (deliciously done), and the suspense element is ramped up, too. I still haven’t figured it out at this point. And yes, I’m finished with the serial. It just gets better and better. Plus, we get to see a side of Jasper that will finally cement your love for him.
Jackson is just beyond delicious and I would love a story with just him. She only scratches the surface with him and I bet he has a lot more to say about Jasper and Cari at this point. I really like Ms. Hawkeye’s writing. It’s fun, dirty, and snarky at times. Cari just can’t keep her mouth shut at times and it leads to some humorous scenes. I also like how Jasper and Cari are figuring out how much that they actually like each other beyond the sex.
Don’t miss this serial. I don’t read them but this one is a must-read!