There are so many items out there, but you really don't NEED that many things at all. Here is my list of stuff that has been invaluable in Linus' first 4 months.
I already discussed my love of them in another post, so I won't go on about them...
The Boppy pillow and the GlamourMom nursing tank are both being put to use in this picture. I use the Boppy for every feeding while at home and practically live in the nursing tanks. Linus is also starting to enjoy using the Boppy to be propped up so he can be nosy.
The other big winner for us has been the Fisher Price Precious Planet Playtime Bouncer. We have about 8 million pictures of Linus in this bouncy chair. He slept in it a ton when he was a tiny newborn. I think he liked that it was at angle and sort of hugged him. Though he sleeps at night in his crib, he still naps in the bouncy chair (I know, I know... we need to transition to the crib...). He loves to sit in this chair and we've definitely gotten good use out of it.
After bath time
The final product that we've used a ton isn't exactly a traditional baby product, but has been very useful. I don't have a picture of it, but here's one from the Holland & Barrett website:
This is the only product we've used on Linus' skin. I use it to massage him every night before bed. I also use it on any redness on his bottom and any little scratches he's given himself with his fingernails. I've not had any problems that this stuff couldn't fix. I also put it on his forehead and cheeks to help keep his sinuses clear when he's stuffy. I even use it on my wrists when they're sore from carpal tunnel pain. This stuff is miraculous, a great moisturiser, and it smells great!
And that's it. Those are my top products for our first four months.
What products worked great for you?
Anything that came in handy as baby got bigger?