My Top 10 Baby Items: #3
It seems like everyone I know is having a baby, and of course, I just had one. Even though Felix is my second child, we still had to rack our brains about what we needed this time around, what we already had, and what we needed to buy. It’s amazing how fast 3 years goes by and how much we had forgotten over that span of time. Therefore, I have put together a list of my Top 10 Baby Items (in no particular order) that we simply could not do without.
Boppy (with extra covers)
I have used my boppy numerous times with both kids. For those of you who don’t know, a boppy is a U-shaped pillow that is designed to fit around your waist. It makes breastfeeding easier, as you can lay your baby across it and it allows them to be in a good position to nurse. Even if you aren’t breastfeeding, you can lay it on the floor or a flat surface and position your baby in the middle of it so his/her head is propped up. However, you must always be watching your baby; the tag warns against letting babies sleep with the boppy. I only use mine this way when I am in the room and nearby so I can keep an eye on the baby. If you have an especially squirmy baby, he/she will end up on the floor in no time.
In addition to getting a boppy, you will want at least 2 covers. At some point in your infant’s life, he/she will spit up on it, pee all over it, or poop through his/her clothes (or all three of these) and mess it up. You will want to have a backup cover for when this happens.
Don’t these things look comfortable? Sometimes I wish they made them for adults!