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I’m not into having everything under the sun for a baby. We’ve never had a changing table. Or fancy bedding sets. Or lots of baby toys. But these are a few of my favorite things to have around these days.

The Dishwasher

This is one of my favorite things, baby or not. Because I loathe doing dishes. We didn’t have a dishwasher when our daughter was a baby so I’m especially grateful now.

Cloth Diapers

We did cloth with our first and were amazed at the savings. Of course the savings are even bigger the second time around so I’m enjoying it even more! Plus my kiddos have ridiculously sensitive skin like their mama and they both did/do much better in cloth. And cloth diapers are so cute! πŸ™‚

Coconut Oil

I love this stuff! It seems that pretty much all the world’s problems can be solved with vinegar, baking soda and coconut oil. I use it for diaper rashes (it’s safe for cloth diapers), as moisturizer for the whole family, for cooking and baking and even on bug bites. The jar lasts for a long time and is very reasonably priced. I get an even better deal by using Amazon’s Subscribe and Save Program.

My Nalgene

Because I can’t seem to get enough water. I didn’t remember having to drink SO MUCH when nursing our daughter. And then I realized her first few months of nursing were during a New England fall not a Deep South summer. Big difference and not doable without my Nalgene constantly by my side.

Moby Wrap

I tried a sling with my daughter, and she didn’t take to it, so I quickly did away with baby-wearing. But a friend let me borrow her Moby Wrap to use with this kiddo and I’m loving it (and so is he!). I use it mainly when we’re out and about…at church, on a walk, the grocery store, etc. It often puts him right to sleep. It took me a few tries and some YouTube videos to figure out how to wrap it and get him in and out. But now I can do it fairly quickly by myself.

What are your favorite things to have around with a baby in the house?

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