I am happy to present my post of baby faves for Angie - a few items that were extremely handy when we had little babies in our house. (Which of course, feels like just yesterday...)
Baby Washcloths & Wipes
Babies get pretty dirty and we were advised by our pediatrician that overuse of baby wipes (which he referred to as "chem-wipes' due to their high chemical content) could lead to serious rashes and irritations of the baby's 'nether regions'. We tried to avoid them when we could, but frankly, we just didn't have enough of these:
Baby washcloths..cheap, indispensable - you can't have enough of these! They have a different texture & are much softer than the grown up version so they won't be abrasive. Especially if you are using them in place of wipes. For practicality sake, we used them only at home - on the go - we were a devout Costco/Kirkland brand baby wipes family.
At around 5 months, it's time to get this out of it's box...one of the greatest inventions to baby-kind, ever! It takes up a lot of space and gets a little noisy but only hangs around the house for about 3 months, then they are crawling and walking and don't want to be confined.
Cute storage boxes and low, sturdy shelves were another must have for me - the toys pile up fast and once my kids started crawling and walking, they loved that they had their own shelves where their things were easily accessible. Here's a cool one with room underneath for toy baskets, and even a little place to sit.
this Ikea system really has grown with us and it very customizable. We are still using it today.
Last but not least, some reading material to put on the shelves. My kids loved these books by Sandra Boynton. I have our chewed-up, mangled copies in storage now. We read these over and over and over...
Angie, I hope you find my little contribution useful and I wish you and your family happiness and health!! Looking forward to seeing photos & numerous scrapbook pages of your sweet little girl!