Luckily, I don't have to buy a long list of things for this new baby. But there are a few things that I didn't have the first time around that I really want. Thing is, I am at a loss as to what style/brand to go with for some of these things. So I need your help! I'd love any suggestions or advise you have to give on the following products:
>>1. Double Stroller. Since baby Fitz is due in April- we'll surely be going out this summer with the kids to enjoy the weather. I should probably get a double stroller to cart them both around in.
So my question is for Mom's with 2+ kids, what is the best type of double stroller for a 2 y/o and an infant? I see the side by side strollers, and the tandum ones. Not sure which to be looking at??
>>2. New baby monitor. We have a set of Graco monitors, and to be honest they are junky. They work for a day and then just intermittently they'll disconnect from the main unit and the only way to get them to work again is to go and turn the receiver off & back on again. It's really lame. Not to mention the reception is terrible and the stupid things beep when they aren't getting good reception, even if we're just down the hall.
What baby monitors do you recommended?? I'm looking for something that has really good reception. Doesn't have to have video capability, but that would definitely be a bonus!
>>3. Breast pump. This is something I should have had with my first baby but I was too cheap to buy one. Will not be making that mistake this time!!! I really want to get a pump that is reliable and works really well. My goal is to get a good storage of milk up in the freezer in case this baby decides to go on an extended nursing strike like Bennett did!
I really need your help. I know nothing about pumps, which ones did you guys love?!
>>4. Pack 'n play. Another thing we managed to get by without last time aroudn, but I know that I will want one to have downstairs with the new baby. It'll be a little place for him to hang out, where Bennett can't be constantly in his face. Not to mention, if we want him to sleep in another room, the pack n' play will come in handy.
Any recommendations for a sturdy, easy-to-move, inexpensive pack 'n play?
And that's pretty much it!! Not a long list, but unfortunately, the things on here aren't cheap. Boo! Oh well, ya do what you gotta do!
And because it's hard to have such a wordy post, without one single picture. (this was taken back when Bennett was sick a few weeks ago!)