Before I actually had a baby, I assumed certain things that turned out to be bogus. Like, for instance, not thinking I’d need blinking lights and music to soothe my child — that wind-propelled handmade Etsy mobiles would be enough. Or that play gyms were a waste of money.
And now let me tell you the real 3 truths:
1. Soothing music
2. Bouncing/moving/spinning colorful toys
3. Movement, like swinging or rocking or vibrating
When it comes to calming a baby, these three things are everything.
So if I had a piece of baby gear that would accomplish at least one out of three, I cherished it. AND if it was cute? Loved it even more.
You guys, I loved my baby gym almost as much as my baby did. And this one has a “kick and play” feature, with rattles and clackers and up to 20 minutes of continuous music (as well as an “off” button).
We actually had a Fisher-Price soother that we attached to his crib, and it was quite helpful during many a late-night cries. This one has two modes: ocean sounds or relaxing music, both offering up to 20 minutes of non-stop play. And it features NEMO!
What are YOUR must-have baby products?