I haven’t done a post on this in a while now and I thought it might be time – what does Aiden really need at 7 months? Â There’s so much baby gear out there that it’s hard to decide what to get and what not to although I do think it’s much easier now than it was trying to decipher what to register for.
Here we go!
Baby Gate(s)Â – Now with him crawling and climbing, this is a must!
Play PenÂ – Similar to the first one, this is nice to keep them contained. Â This particular one has little toys attached to the “wall” of it that Aiden likes to play with. Â I can actually get the dishes done or the bed made with this taking over our living room.
Sophie the GiraffeÂ – We introduced Sophie to Aiden a few months ago and he didn’t really care for her, but he found her again and loves it. Â We hear that thingÂ squeaking all the time and see it in his mouth. Â It’s a great toy for the car (if you can stand the noise). Â It’s also really easy to clean!
Wish Garden Herbs Cold SeasonÂ – The other day David and I were concerned that Aiden was wheezing a little bit, so I went to Natural Grocers and picked this up and by the second dose, he was jut fine. Â I like this line of herbs for both pediatrics and adults. Â They have tinctures for colic, immunity, colds, coughs, and stomach aches. Â They don’t taste the best, but they are worth the yucky taste.
BOB Revolution StrollerÂ – This goes without saying for any age, but we use this stroller almost daily. Â We couldn’t be happier with it! Â It goes with us anywhere from the mall (when I’m not wearing him) to the dog park and on walks through lots of terrain. Â It’s exceptionally easy to use and store and it’s comfortable to push and I think comfortable for Aiden too!
Aden and Anais Sleep SackÂ – We use this every.single.night. Â We’ve tried having him sleep in fleece sleepers (since it got cold) and he doesn’t sleep near as well as he does when he is wearing this blanket. Â We love this thing! Â The material is breathable and it’s easy to wash. Â They also come in various layers for the different seasons.
Touch and Feel BooksÂ – Aiden loves to touch everything to decipher texture, so he loves these books! Â There is about 100 themes of these also.
Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First BlocksÂ – We noticed that we should get this toy for Aiden when he was constantly trying to stick things through the slats in the play pen. Â He obviously can’t put the shapes through the holes, but he likes to play with the shapes and the container and I know one day, he’ll play with it as a whole!
These are the items that I feel like we use every day right now. Â Of course there are the essentials that we use too – like baby spoons, high chair, baby bowls, etc., too!
The Great Cookie Swap
The Great Cookie Swap is now in full force for their registration. Â It’s for a really good cause – Kids’ Cancer. Â They raised $4,400 last year and it’s also a fun thing to do for the holidays. Â You donate $4 and then make 3 batches of cookies to send to three different people and in return you also get three batches of cookies you wouldn’t have otherwise tried! Â It’s a win-win for all parties involved. Â You don’t even have to be a blogger to participate. Â Sign up HERE.