Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kid Tested and Mom Approved Gear

This past year I have learned many things including, a stroller is not just a stroller, and it really does matter what baby carrier you use. When I traveled to Boston with my 8 week old (almost a year ago) I didn't think twice about bringing our stroller. And then we attempted to fit it in the mid sized rental car...and I realized it was GINORMOUS. I now realize it was a mistake to buy the Graco stroller that came with a carseat (great deal, if you never have to put it in a car). I much prefer the so called "umbrella stroller" by Chico. Also Mommy hooks are a must for any bags. I LOVE my Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag. We decided to go with a "space saver" high chair which is great for our small eating space. When Easton was a teeny tiny baby I carried him all the time in a Maya Wrap, it was perfect! I have the Bjorn carrier...great for infants not great for backs. The Ergo is so much better.

Go to Year within the First Year

1. Umbrella or compact stroller
2. Mommy Hooks
3. Space Saver High Chair
4. Maya Wrap (If you like baby wearing)
5. Ergo Baby Carrier

Yes Easton is in that Maya Wrap

Ginormous Stroller..

Wearing both the baby bjorn (wishing he was in an ERGO) and PPB Diaper Backpack


  1. Yes to all of these things! And that diaper bag is so cute!

  2. Love my PPB diaper bag too! And I'm totally getting an Ergo the next time around…I've heard so many great things about it!

  3. Great list! I still need to buy some mommy hooks :)

    Have a great weekend girl!

    Hello Newlywed Life Blog

  4. We have the ergo and love it!!! Great list. :)

  5. I definitely want the Ergo with baby 2! And I need a backpack style diaper bag! Love that one! I agree, Mommy hooks are a must!

  6. Hi, just found your blog! I have the Ergo and the Moby, but I've heard great things about the sling. Would you recommend it for a newborn or an older baby?