The Snoo continues to be amazing at helping our baby sleep most of the night (somewhere around 4-7 hour stretches depending on hunger/growth spurts,) and we have not had an issue when traveling without it. We recently went to Hawaii where the baby slept in a pack n’ play with the Snoo swaddle. We think the combination of the white noise, rocking, and swaddle are genuinely helpful at getting more sleep! At four months, Mallary was between 21-24 inches and in the medium Snoo sack. Now at five months, we’re moving her into the large size. I’m hoping to resell the Snoo in February since I estimate she’s going to grow out of the Snoo at 6 months, which is what the Happiest Baby website estimates too.
Kate Quinn is a wonderful, local Seattle area company that makes my favorite onesies in a kimono style which is the best for quick changes especially with the inevitable blowouts. The extra snaps across the front are super handy when removing dirty clothes. They use soft, organic cotton with sweet prints, like the three bears! The website is always having 50-60% sales too. Right now you can get a long sleeve one for $9.20! Try the code 60sale or Mushroom60.
We think Patagonia baby capilene is great for winter walks. It’s a breathable, technical fabric designed for cold weather activities. We initially found it marked 50% off, on sale at REI too.
Babiators are great for keeping the sun out of Mallary’s eyes and for making her look like the coolest baby ever! We think she squints when the sun hits her face so she seemed to especially appreciate the shades when we were in Hawaii earlier this month!
When we were in Hawaii, I mostly kept Mallary in rash guards and big floppy hats, and not in direct sunlight between 10-2 however did use a little sunscreen when we went for long walks. I really liked Badger baby sunscreen spf 30 and it was recommended on the Environmental Working Group’s website as one of the 19 best-scoring sunscreens for babies and kids.
The winkel toy is one of her favorite teethers and it keeps her interested for longer than some of her other teething toys. Several of her baby friends have this toy and now I understand why it’s so popular in 3-7 month old babies. It rattles, moves, and is flexible for little baby hands and mouths.
Since she’s drooling alot with teething, we also love the Copper Pearl bibs, especially because of their bandana style and adorable prints. We saw the neighbor boy wearing them and then got them on sale for Boxing Day.
Comotomo bottles are Mallary’s favorite when I’m not readily available. I like that they’re easy to clean with a wide mouth. The bottle is flexible and silicone too.
My favorite changing pad since Mallary’s birth is still the Keekaroo. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t slide around. At five months, she still has a few inches above and below her since it’s a total of 32 inches in length.
Seventh generation wipes are thicker and more efficient especially compared to Honest wipes and Huggies. We even get the Amazon subscribe n’ save once a month which makes it 3 cents a wipe! However, we still try to rinse Mallary in the sink, like a baby bidet once a day, and a full bath once a week.
These are a few of my favorite baby products that we are currently using on a regular basis but I’m always open to try new baby gear, especially if it’s more environmentally friendly and Mallary likes it!