2010 is shaping up to be the Year of the Baby at our household.
On Thanksgiving Day our oldest and his wife surprised us with the news that they’re expecting twins. Our identical twin grandsons [Xander and Liam] are due to make their appearance on July 7.
Then, just weeks ago, our middle son called with big news of his own – he and his wife are expecting, too! For them it’s to be a single passenger event with arrival expected around December 13. As yet we don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl, but we’re happy either way.
All of which brings me to the point of today’s post… all the amazing baby gadgets and must-haves on the market today! Babies have always been expensive, but even I’m wowed at just how much is out there to entice new parents [and new grandparents!] to excess.
From the totally unnecessary - too pricey for my blood – but still one of the coolest things I’ve seen [example - A bronze belly bowl at around $1200 - http://www.mamasbelly.com/ ] right down to diapers that look like disposables but are really reuseables [example - Fuzzibunz - http://www.fuzzibunz.com/ ], there are amazing things to have waiting for our new bundles of joy.
Still… I can investigate. I have time. The babies aren’t due until… ACK!!! Where has the time gone? The first shower is this weekend and I still haven’t discovered which items are the best of the best, not to be missed, must haves!
I’m boggled! What really works and what doesn’t? Where do I start my grandma buying spree?
Where better to find out than MamaWriters?
So, for all you recently experienced Mamas, what do you consider the gold-standard of gadgets and items you use and love? What are the things you can’t imagine doing without? And what items just didn’t work for you?
I’m looking forward to all your suggestions! [And dying to hear from anyone who has used these reusable diapers!]
Melissa Mayhue is the author of the award-winning Daughters of the Glen series — paranormal time travel romances set in the Scottish Highlands, filled with Faerie Magic and happy ever afters. You can read excerpts from all her books and learn more about her writing at www.MelissaMayhue.com.