My Top 10 Baby Items: #6
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.
6. Pack and Play
We didn’t realize it when we registered for it, but our pack and play is one of those items that we used constantly with Anya and still use constantly with Felix. Instead of spending money on a bassinet that a baby will grow out of quickly, we typically set up the pack and play in our room next to the bed. The pack and play we have also has a changer attached to it, so we can change diapers on it as well.
Anya slept in the pack and play until around 3 months when we moved her to her room. (I know some people choose to co-sleep, but I worry too much to do it!) Felix is still in the pack and play in our room, only because we recently read something about how infants sleeping in the same room as the parents for the first six months reduced the risk of SIDS.Because of that, we’ve decided to keep him
in our room longer. With Anya, after she had moved to her own room, we moved the pack and play downstairs so we always had a place to lay her during the day if she happened to fall asleep. I am sure we will do the same for Felix once he moves into his own room.
Another way the pack and play comes in handy is on vacation. We typically travel with the pack and play and that’s where the baby sleeps. This way, we don’t have to worry about whether or not the hotel crib is safe.
Of course, when you have a pack and play, it is a good idea to purchase a few extra sheets. With a newborn, you are bound to have some accidents in the middle of the night and it helps to have extras on hand.