I know I have shared a few of my favorite baby things before! I just love getting the opportunity to see all the new stuff and how things have changed between having my first 10 years ago and having a newborn again! Ok, I am not sure if I can even call her a newborn anymore! *excuse me while I cry in the corner* She is army crawling almost faster than I can walk, she crawls on her knees occasionally too, she is sitting, eating, playing, engaging, smiling, laughing, making fun noises and talking...and has personality for DAYS! She will also be walking soon...so...basically she is getting too big too fast and this mama isn't ok with it! So today I decided to round up some of the best baby gear for 6-12 months and beyond! These are all products I have and love and I think you will too! These are also the perfect gifts for a baby shower for a first-time mama or a repeat mama!
All of these products were sent to me by the respective companies for purposes of this blog post. All opinions, thoughts and ideas are my own.
Must Have Baby Gear for 6-12 Months and Beyond
This is one of those fun things I saw on Instagram and was desperate to get my hands on as soon as I saw it! As any mama will tell you, it is hard to shop with a newborn in their car seat. The car seat takes up almost the entire shopping cart and you basically have to wedge your bread, milk and eggs around the baby. You can't even do a full shopping trip at once either because there is just not enough room for groceries AND your baby. Well, enter the Binxy Baby! This sweet hammock sits over the large part of the grocery cart so you can fill your entire cart with necessities like diapers, wipes, baby formula, milk, bread, eggs etc. And your sweet little babe gets to rest and relax in a cute little hammock. Man...this is the life!
This fits on most shopping carts but not on those extra wide ones. I really really love how easy it is to use and how I can finally do a real shopping trip with my baby! Woot woot! It is light weight and easy to install and because it is so small it is easy to store in the trunk of my car. And for those of us who have babies who don't like being in the car seat (uhm ME) this was a huge game changer! You can learn more about Binxy Baby and purchase your own here.
I shared my love for our DockATot HERE before. But since my baby is growing up and getting bigger we were excited to upgrade to the DockATot Grand! I didn't even get it out of the packaging before she was trying to crawl into it! My girl loves her DockATot and this big size is going to just be perfect for her! When we first got her a DockATot I noticed her taking naps so much better! She also slept at night like an angel! I am so glad that she doesn't have to stop using it just because she is getting bigger! The larger size is perfect for her!
And I will admit this is on my must-have list of things to pack when I travel because it helps my baby sleep even when she is someplace new. And while traveling, we also use it for diaper changes, naps and even a safe place for her to sit and play with her toys.
My baby still loves being snuggled and this DockATot provides a snug and soothing environment for babies. My little one tends to sleep hot and I love how this is designed to not harbor heat. It is hypoallergenic and free from harmful substances. And let's just all admit that it is also super cute! You can learn more about DockATot and purchase your own here.
Finn and Emma
When my baby was little I bought the cutest little play gym from Finn and Emma. I seriously can't get over how cute it is! But I was recently sent a cute little outfit with matching headband and bib! I was also able to snag a cute toy! I really love how soft and nice these clothes and toys are. My baby loves the toys and I love the clothing! It doesn't shrink when washed and stays nice and soft! And it seems to wear really well too! I love that they have so many super cute styles that are gender neutral too so they make the perfect baby gift! But I really love all of their items they are just so cute. I throw the clothing in my washing machine, but hand wash the fabric toys. The wood toys I just wipe down. And everything seems to last and wear well. I love it when I find nice products for reasonable costs.
I especially love that they use organic fabrics that are free of toxic crud. They use 100% organic cotton and eco friendly dyes to produce their cute products! They also produce their products in a fair trade setting and I really really love their commitment to protect the environment and their employees. I love everything we got and you can learn more and snag your own amazing Finn and Emma products here.
If you are a new mama, about to be a new mama, a second, third, fourth or fifth time mama, or a grand-mama, you know how important having the right baby gear can be! Having good baby gear that works well can sometimes make the biggest difference in our day to day life. These are all products that I LOVE and I hope that you love them too!
And if you are headed to a baby shower, these are the perfect baby shower gifts too!
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