|Colton - 7 Months|
As Colton has gotten older, and busier, I've discovered a few things that are handy to have. I wish I had thought to register for these things. Lucky for my friends who are having babies in the near future they will more than likely receive a few of these goodies from me.
Hand and Face Wipes | I use these ALL THE TIME! They are especially handy to have when you are feeding them baby food in a public place and need to clean up their face and hands when they are done.
Grass | I love this for drying bottles, spoons, food bowls.
Diaper Pail Refills | I go through these more often that I thought I ever would. If you see a diaper pail on a registry, buy these. You can never have too many and they don't outgrow them like diapers.
Baby Jumper | There will come a time when you need to contain your baby - even if it's just to run to the bathroom. Colton is crawling now so to get him to stay in one place for more than a second is a pretty tall order. A toy to "contain" him has been really helpful. Plus this type of exercise toy really helped his overall strength.
Baby Spoons | I got baby spoons for my baby shower. It was nice to already have some when Colton started eating - one less thing to have to run out and purchase.
Play Mat | Get a big play mat. They work great as a carpet protector, until they start crawling. I wish I had asked for a big play mat.
A few more things to consider gifting or registering for:
Extra crib sheets & mattress protectors
Toys & books
Things to try to avoid registering for or giving:
Clothes with snaps, especially pajamas. (These are a nightmare at night or if you have a busy child like mine.)
Lotion and body wash. There is a such thing as too much. Colton will still be using all of the lotion and body wash we were given until he is 5 years old.