I know people say that babies don’t need a lot, and maybe that’s true, but I’m a bit of a product junkie so we have a lot of stuff. I love trying new things and I’m a slight shopaholic. Thankfully, this expensive habit allows me to share our favorite baby products with all of you! Now that Harper is a year old, I’ve been able to pare things down a bit to the things that we actually use and love. I cleared out her cabinet of all of the sippy cups she hates, I cleared out all of the skincare products that made her break out and we’re left with a list of things that we use every single day and love. Today I wanted to share our current favorites. I have a slideshow (with a quick description) of the products below and then I’ll go into more detail on each product below that. So if you don’t have time to read my “why we love this” blurb, just flip through the slideshow and click the product to buy it if you’d like to try it yourself!
1. Zoli Bot Sippy Cup // Once your baby turns one, if not earlier, your pediatrician will start strongly encouraging you to wean your baby off of the bottle and teach them how to use a straw. There are tons of spout sippy cups on the market, but from what I’ve read, a straw cup is the best for your baby’s teeth. It’s also convenient because you don’t have to worry about your baby being thirsty if you forget your cup at home. This straw cup has a flexible and weighted straw so Harper can get water no matter what position she’s drinking from. It also rarely leaks. She throws it all over the place and we never have a problem with leaking. A tiny bit of liquid pops out when you flip the top open, but I usually only put water in it so it doesn’t really bother me. The straw is a bit annoying to clean, but I bought the OXO Tot Straw and Sippy Cup Top Cleaning Set and I’ve never had any problems. We have this cup in 4 different colors and Ive pretty much cleaned out all other cups in favor of this one. Honorable Mention: We like this Tommee Tippee insulated straw cup (on sale now at Target!) when we’re giving her milk out of a cup. She doesn’t love it as much as the Zoli Bot though. (more…)