My Top Picks For Infancy that Last Until They Are Toddlers

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Hey guys! I want to write a blog post today about all my
favorite baby items because I’ve noticed it’s been a frequent
question in my Facebook group. And
now that Riley is about to turn 2 (can you believe he’s about to
turn two?!?!) I feel like it’s the perfect time for me to
reminisce on all the baby goodness from the past few years with my
kiddos and share my absolute favorite products. However, I’ve
done a ton of posts in the past about baby registry items so I
figured to have a different take on everything this time around
I’m gonna talk about items that we used when our kids were still
in infancy and that we still used to this day! That will give you
an idea of how much use we got out and still continue to get out of
all of these products.

Also to be honest, after chatting with a pregnant friend who was
feeling isolated and down while self-quarantining, she told me that
she decided to think of something positive and do something
positive by setting up her baby registry. And that further inspired
me to write this post. I hope that it helps any mom-to-be’s out
there and allows them to focus on the joy in their lives right now,
which is their soon to be little baby in her arms while creating
their registry. Plus keep reading because Hello Bello is giving away a years worth of Hello Bello
diapers and wipes.

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 1. HELLO BELLO “POOP
PRINT” DIAPERS

For full transparency, Walmart has sponsored this post, but
all of my reviews for each of these products are my own! I chose
all of the products simply because they helped me raise my kiddos.
In my opinion this list is the best of the best and the things that
without a doubt I could not have gone without during the first
couple years of my kiddos lives. And some of the things we still
use to this day!

So for those of you in my Facebook group that
of us have been asking about baby registry items, I hope this is
super helpful for you! And for anyone who just stumbled across this
blog post who might be expecting, I’m glad you’re here and I
hope this helps you so much and takes your mind off the craziness
in the world right now! Or maybe you already have little ones and
you’re reading this post, and in that case there are some items
that I think are worth getting even if you have toddlers! Starting
with my #1 item for getting your kiddos to sleep longer!

Hatch Baby Rest

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while than you know I
talked about the Hatch Baby
Rest a dozen times! Whether it’s on my blog or my Instagram
stories, I cannot sing the praises of this product more! We started using it
I believe when Molly was about 1 1/2, but I could be remembering
wrong. But I do know we started using it with Riley around 8 months
old. Did he understand the light completely eight months old? No,
it took a little bit of getting used to. But he learned very
quickly.

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1. HATCH BABY REST

Okay, okay. I’m getting ahead of myself, so what is the
Hatch Baby Rest? It is an
ok-to-wake light that basically turns on at whatever time you set
it to and it lets your child know it’s okay to wake up and get
out of their bed. Or if they’re in a crib, it lets them know
it’s okay to wake up and start calling for mommy and daddy.
Actually you can manually change the light from an app in your phone or
you can set it turn on at a certain time every morning or a certain
time after every nap. I used to have Molly and Riley’s
automatically turn on at 6:30 AM every morning but, now I’ve
actually changed it so that when I hear them making noise I’ll
wait a few minutes and then turn it on and go get them. Only
because now they’re great sleepers so I don’t even really have
to worry about it!

I swear both of my kids used to either yell for me in the
morning to come get them or talk loudly asking for me to go get
them in the morning and then after this light they are almost
completely silent until the
light turns on. Molly is almost 4 now and she will quietly talk
to herself in the bed and even sometimes ask the fairies to come in
her room to turn the light on when she wakes up in the morning. But
that girl will not take one step out of her bed until the light
turns on. I recommend you start using it when your child is young
just like we did with Riley – I say it’s never too early to
start. A baby can understand the process of the light coming on and then a parent
coming in the room well before they can talk.

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 1. HATCH BABY REST

Joovy Double Stroller

So I haven’t had the stroller since the kids were infants,
but I just think it’s a game changer for parents so I had to add
it to this list. To be honest we’ve had a few different double strollers. And the reason I
ended up getting this one even though we already had one is because
we were going on a trip and I knew I needed something really light
weight and super easy to fold up for the plane. This stroller did not disappoint! I love it
so much that we now use it even when we’re not traveling!

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1. DOUBLE STROLLER | 2.
SLIP-ON SNEAKERS

It is so lightweight, super easy to collapse and unfold, and has
a strap so you can easily throw it over your shoulder to carry when
it’s folded up. In the picture below you can see Molly and Riley
in it when we were on a trip to Indiana. While I don’t have any
pictures of our of them in it on our trip to Hawaii, we also
brought it to Hawaii. So if you have two kiddos and you need a good
double stroller, I highly
recommend this one! Or if you have one child and you’re expecting
your second definitely put this on a registry if you have one for
your sprinkle!

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 1. JOOVY DOUBLE
STROLLER

Joovy Spoon Baby Walker

I know this post is about items that we used when our kids were
infants that we still use now, but I really want to add the
J00vy Spoon even though Riley
doesn’t use it anymore just because I was just talking about
their stroller which reminded me of the Spoon and how much we loved it. I want
to start this with the caveat that there’s been some discussion
online that walkers like this are not safe because a lot of kids
end up in the hospital from injuries related to baby walkers. And
the reason for that is that these walkers allow kids to reach
things that they normally wouldn’t be able to reach when
they’re a baby and it also makes it easy for a child to fall down
the stairs. So I want to start by saying baby proof your home! We
used this Joovy Spoon walker
with both of our kids, and you guys know because you saw in my
Instagram stories all the time, and we never had one injury! And
that’s because we made sure the stairs were and still are blocked
off with a baby gate, we made sure that objects that were not safe
were out of reach of our kids, and really we just made sure to keep
an eye on the kids whenever they were in it. Now let me tell you I
love it!

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 1. JOOVY SPOON BABY
WALKER

When your baby is around the age where they can sit up but not
really crawl well, life can get a little bit frustrating for them!
They want to get to things and they want to explore, but they
can’t because they don’t quite know how to yet. That’s where
this baby walker comes into
play! We would pop Molly and Riley into the Joovy Spoon and they were able to use
their little legs to push around the house and explore everything.
It made them feel more apart of what was going on in their
environment. Riley would have so much fun pushing this thing
back-and-forth around our house laughing and smiling. I have the
best memories of it! We also fed the kids in this a lot. Because of
the tray it’s so easy to put food down in front of them and let
them eat while exploring. Although keep your eyes on them in this
case for, because those little sticky hands will get all over your
furniture and walls while they’re exploring while eating. Ha!

There’s also been some talk about how putting babies in a
walker like this can delay
walking. I highly disagree because Riley walked at eight months
old. And we used this thing all the time! So do your research, baby
proof your house, and decide if it’s right for you. For us, we
used this every single day
multiple times a day and it just made our lives so much easier.

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 1. JOOVY SPOON BABY
WALKER

Diapers

Back to things use used from infancy until now! I want to talk
about diapers next because you’re obviously going to need a lot
of them! But the reason I’m mentioning it here is because Walmart
is doing a really cool giveaway
with Hello Bello diapers right now that I want to tell you guys
about. You guys may know that Hello Bello is Kristen Bell and Dad
Sheppard’s brand and to celebrate the brand turning one years old
they are giving away a years worth
of Hello Bello diapers and wipes to families in need throughout
the month of March. So to check out that giveaway go here and find out how you can enter
via Instagram stories. Given what is going on in our world this
giveaway couldn’t be more important.

By the way, how cute is Riley in this little poop diaper print
that they have? That’s one thing I absolutely love that their
diapers is that they have the cutest designs for different holidays
or occasions or just funny ones like the one Riley has on now!

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 1. HELLO BELLO DIAPERS |
2. OVERALLS

Real quick because these overalls are also from Walmart, so I
definitely recommend adding them to your cart if you’re doing
some shopping right now. Usually what I do when I buy clothes from
Walmart and I want to get free shipping is I will add diapers or soap to my cart to make the
total over $ 35 so I can get the free shipping. They are items I
need anyway so I legit never pay for shipping when I order from
Walmart. Even if I’m buying a $ 9 shirt.

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Anyway, these overalls are
ridiculously comfy and perfect for any mom or any woman! I would
say they’re true to size. I got a medium and I’m normally a
medium and they’re not made of denim. I think they’re made of
cotton. It’s a super soft material whatever it is – and they
are only $ 29! Also, they are a
great option for moms who are still nursing. Because you can easily
unclip your overalls to nurse
with a nursing tank underneath.

Organic Bedding

One of the biggest stresses about as a new parent is getting
your child to sleep! I’ve written dozens of blog posts about
sleep training or ways to set up your kids room for the best night
sleep so trust me I get it that you’re willing to do whatever it
takes to get those precious Zzz’s! Not only for yourself but for
your baby as well. One of the things that I found very important to
me when both my kiddos were infants was to have organic bedding,
but it’s not always affordable to buy organic bedding and
that’s unfortunate. So I wanted to quickly share Little Star Organics with you guys
because they have really cute organic clothes and bedding that is
really affordable for everyone. I am absolutely obsessed with
this crib sheet that has hearts
on it. I almost bought it for Riley’s bed, but then the second
sheet that comes in the pack is pink and didn’t really fit with
the decor in his nursery, so I decided to get this moon print
instead. I’ll link the hearts below for you to see! Honestly
Riley is so obsessed with the moon and he loves this crib sheet! I
know you might think I’m full of it saying that my 22-month-old
is obsessed with his crib
sheets, but I am telling you the honest truth! He gets so
excited to show me the moons
every morning!

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 1. ORGANIC MOON SHEETS |
2. CRIB 

And we’ve been a fan of the brand for a while. As you can see
in this picture of Riley below, he is snuggled up with one of their
blankets. I’m not quite sure
how old he is in this picture. I think maybe 14 or 15 months?
He’s about 22 months now. It’s crazy how time flies. I just
realized that this pajamas are
also from Little Star Organics
and they are still available in a lot of sizes.

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1. ORGANIC BLANKET | 2.
PAJAMAS

4mom Pack n Play

We own two of these pack and
plays. And we have use them so many times! Not only for kids
when traveling, because there was a point or both of our kids were
in cribs, but also when friends come over to visit. My friend Stef
and her family visits as often here in Los Angeles. She has three
young boys, which over the last few years have been in cribs. Her
youngest is just two weeks younger than Riley so he still in a
crib. And every time they visit it’s so nice to have a safe and
comfortable place for her kiddos to sleep. We just pop up at the
pack and play and it’s her
little guys bed! And when we travel down to San Diego to visit her,
we just throw the 4Mom’s pack and
play in our car so Riley has a place to sleep down there. Last
time we went down there both Molly and Riley were still sleeping in
cribs so we bought brought both of our pack and plays.

I remember before we had them, we visited my mom and sister in
Massachusetts when Molly was just a baby. My sister had one of
those old-school pack and plays that is absolutely impossible to
figure out how to open or breakdown. I think it took Kevin and I an
hour and a half to figure out how to set it up. Ha! But the
4Moms one, you literally just
push out the middle of it and it opens and then you pull a little
loop in the middle of it to close it when you’re done. It cannot
be easier and literally takes less than two seconds to set up. Put
this guy on your registry for sure!

4moms pack n play


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