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The Mommy Hook
Start accessorizing that stroller now. Your favorite friend will be The Mommy Hook. I keep it hooked onto my stroller to carry my purse because I get into it way to often to keep it in the basket. Then when we get to a store I hook it to the handle of the grocery cart. Back to the stroller with purse on it and a few extra bags in tow. It has a padded handle so that you can carry a bunch of bags into the house at once or a bunch of diaper bags if you are blessed with that many kiddos still in diapers. A little trick - I keep the little end on the handle of the stroller with the fat end down. That way the opening end is easier to access my purse straps. You can purchase at Target or Babies 'R Us.
Itzbeen Baby Care Timer
For years I've listened to women complain to me about mommy brain while I, some what silently, suffered from fibro fog. Now when they notice something they say, "Oh you have mommy brain." I think, "Uh, no, I have Fibro Mommy Foggy Brain." It was bad before the baby, now it's . . . what was I talking about? Anyway, this timer will help you keep up with with the baby was last changed, fed, how long they've been awake or asleep. There is a button that you can use for whatever you want. We used it for when he last had his medicine. You can also set each task to remind you to do something at a certain time. Quito needed to eat every two hours. The timer will sound an alarm. Or if you want to silence it, the buttons will flash red when it's time to do that task. Push the button and it automatically starts counting up again. It will clip on to you. There is a lock feature so you can't accidentally push the buttons and mess up your whole schedule. There is a feature for moms who are breast feeding that will remind you which side you fed on last. I know lots of people just say "Well he ate at 2, so now he eats at 4." Well, when you've been feeding every two hours, twenty-four hours a day for two months, it all runs together. Time means nothing anymore. This little timer was a God-send. It allowed me to put away the little pen and paper and relax a little. I was able to even close my eyes knowing that it would wake me when it was time. Now I will say that I let my husband do all the initial set up for the times, but once we got going he taught me how to use it and I got the hang of it. It really isn't difficult. It's just that I have, ya know, Fibro Mommy Foggy Brain.
Boppy Infant Feeding and Support Pillow
I've mentioned this before. I've been using it for years as a support for my arms and shoulders. I used it in the nursery for years to feed babies and now I've used it with my own. It wraps around your waist and the baby lays on it while you nurse or bottle feed so that you don't have to support the baby's weight. It's a life saver. And it will grow with the baby. As you can see from the picture the baby can lay on it to play with toys overhead. They can lay on their belly with it under their arm pits for tummy time strengthening. When they are learning to sit you can put it around them for support and if they start to tumble it will catch them and ease their fall. They can be purchase with out without the cover. Extra covers can be purchased to have some clean ones on hand. I also bought a waterproof protective cover to keep on mine. I actually have one for the living room and one for the nursery. They are available at Babies 'R Us, Target, most maternity stores, online. Prices vary greatly so shop around. Boppy makes lots of great products.