The Best Thing Since Aquaphor

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by whatchyagonnado, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Okay so heres my idea:
    Moms (and anyone who wants to add) make a post here with your fav products. Baby, older kid, whatever. You can update your post with additions when you find them. Then, we have an all encompassing guide to the best of the best. Each person has one post they edit like the movie challenge threads. Want to see what Tot uses to clean her shit? Cool find her post. Want to see all the sunscreen reqs- skim on through! Feel free to be fancy and add links (bonus points for you if its a chicken amazon link).

    Shampoo/Body wash- Dove for sensitive skin

    Stroller/Car toy- O’ball arch

    Prenatal- I like the NatureMade Multi + DHA. Easy to take and never had any issues with stomach problems on it.

    Baby socks- Trumpette! Listen baby socks are kinda dumb but these stay on pretty well and they are stupid cute

    Current fav toys- the xylophone by fisher price

    Books- Stephen Savage Super Truck, Goodnight Goodnight construction site, Llama Llama Red Pajama

    Diaper bag- We have been using the JuJuBe Be Right Back and use some quicks and a set for inserts to stay organized. I like the front parent pocket and basically use it as my purse. We also have the Be Prepared for long trips in the car.

    Spot cleaner- Dreft LISTEN HERE- this shit is magic. Dropped a strawberry on your baby? No problem. Kid shit on your new white sweater? No problem! I use All free and clear for regular degernet but Dreft stain cleaner is witchcraft and I love it.

    Diapers- Honest

    Wipes- Seventh Generation (honest feel thin and babyganic too)

    I’ll update my post to include more later but I bet the more experienced moms have more fav products.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018
  2. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    If everyone thinks this is dumb it can get deleted but I constantly want to ask best sunscreen, best blah blah so I thought this would be handy
  3. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    This thread is making me realize how few baby specific things I own lol.

    I do enjoy the WELEDA Calendula body wash.

    It’s been great for Ms sensitive skin.
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  4. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Literal or figurative? V important.
  5. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Shampoo/body wash - Live Clean Baby (pretty much love their entire line of baby products)

    Diaper rash treatment - Aveeno Oatmeal bath

    Spot and stain remover - Buncha Farmers stain remover stick

    Nursing needs:
    - Lansinoh lanolin
    - Bravado nursing bras and camis

    Breast milk storage bags: Nuk or Kiinde

    On-the-go diapering: JJ Cole diaper clutch
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
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  6. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch

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  7. deet

    deet Chicken

    fake spiders
  8. MurderMystery

    MurderMystery Chicken

    Nappy/diaper cream. Child’s farm. I’m not sure if it’s available in America as well but it’s fantastic. Also their has been lots of hype about their baby moisturiser curing eczema in adults.
  9. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Love this idea! This shall be my post.

    Nursing pillow - My Brest Friend

    Stroller - Thule Urban Glide 1
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  10. PerilousPoozer

    PerilousPoozer Chicken

    Best teething advice for 6 months and older: let them chew on a frozen waffle. Works great.
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  11. MurderMystery

    MurderMystery Chicken

    Second that, that pillow is amazing! I don’t think I’d have breast fed successfully without it. It’s top of my list for if I have another child.
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  12. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    Lotion- Curel Itch Defense
    Diaper Cream- Triple Paste
    Remover of a Multitudinous Variety of Sins- Resolve Foaming Cleaner
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  13. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Nursing stuff:
    My Brest Friend pillow
    This lactation cookie recipe
    Lansinoh lanolin
    Using a sports bra with holes instead of a pumping bra because I'm cheap

    Car seats
    Infant: graco click connect
    Convertible: safety first from Sam's Club

    Maya wrap ring sling
    Infantino sash mei tai/beh dai
    Kinderpack for older kids

    Happiest baby/ toddler on the block
    How to talk so little kids will listen
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
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  14. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Medela lanolin. I know everyone has a kind they swear by, but this was the ONLY one that helped for the first few months.

    Product I didn't know I needed: burp cloths. I just kind of put them away thinking "whatevs". Nope. I had one with me at all times during maternity leave.

    Frozen breast milk in one of those self-feeder pops for teething.

    For stains: Oxyclean powder. I throw that shit in every load of laundry.
  15. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Emergency manual pump: Hakaa manual. Only 1 part to clean

    Baby bottles: Comotomo

    Baby clothes: Target’s reverse zip footies (I think the brand’s Cloud Island right now)

    Diapering needs: JJCole diaper clutch. I don’t really use diaper bags anymore, just this

    Weighted straw cup: Zoli Bot

    Baby carrier: nothing specific, but if one’s local to you go to a Babywearing International meeting before baby arrives. You can borrow carriers and get advice on the best carrier for your body

    Baby book: “Be Prepared” by Gary Greenberg. It’s funny, concise, and I liked it better than Mom books
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
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  16. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Toys for 1 year olds:
    Early phase of 1: Buckle Toys (it’s a brand)
    Stacking cups

    18+ Months: Duplos
    Water Wow (lifesaver when we go out to eat)
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
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  17. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    @Afishwish did Cloud Island replace Circo? The Circo reverse zippers were my favorite sleepers for S.

    I just ordered a hakaa pump yesterday!
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  18. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @Tumnus yeah, I’m beginning to think they have an annual brand. In two years I’ve seen these branded as “Circo”, “Baby Cat & Jack”, and “Cloud Island”

    The Hakaa does take a bit of getting used to. When I first got it I was lucky if I got an ounce from it. Within a week or so I was able to get 3-5 ounces, usually from one side. My one bit of advice is try to get a letdown going first and the pump should be relatively comfortable when you attach it.
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  19. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I too LOVE the Trumpette socks, @whatchyagonnado

    -Bamboobies nursing pads with a shelf nursing cami=me every day.
    -Lansinoh lanolin nipple cream
    -Milkies Milk Catcher

    -Brooklyn Bamboo baby washcloths
    -Cloud Island flannel baby blankets used for a head support while nursing and burping cloths

    -Costco wipes, also loved Water Wipes. Huggies wipes can go to hell

    -Puj foldable baby tub. It was given to us secondhand and I thought it was silly. But we use it in the kitchen sink allll the time and love it.

    -Baby Blue Giraffe nail file
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2018
  20. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Well shit, I just bulk-bought Huggies wipes because Amazon had a better deal on them than my usual Pampers.
  21. deet

    deet Chicken

    I feel like anyone who is a loyal Costco wipes user says this about all wipes, lol. (And you can put me in that category.)
  22. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Might have just been the box we got! I just found them super dry. I loveeeeee Water Wipes for that reason.
  23. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    I thought huggies were dry too, it seemed to take a lot of them to get S clean.
  24. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Huggies wipes hater here too. But I don't hate Amazon wipes, and everyone does (though I've really only used them for hands and faces), so that probably nullifies my opinion.
  25. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Yes on Water Wipes. Even different brands of sensitive wipes would irritate Fry after a few days or weeks of use. Once we started using Water Wipes his skin got way better.