My baby shower was almost 5 years ago. 5 years!
A lot has changed in the world of baby items since my shower. They have come out with cooler things. Better things. Things I would like to have! :oP
Now that we're having our third child, we are still using the same baby items I received at my shower. We haven't 'updated' anything.
It sure would be nice to 'upgrade' some things and buy some new items for this baby.
First up would be a new baby swing. The swing we have is one of those huge swings. But since my shower, they have come out with smaller 'portable' swings. Since we will have three kiddos occupying the living room, I think we need to get rid of the big bulky swing we currently have and get one of these smaller swings! We will need all the space we can get in the living room and this will help!
And how cool are these video monitors they have come out with. They even have ones that work with your iPhone. This would be super cool to have and a part of me wants one, but that is a definite splurge that I don't think is necessary...especially since we have run out of rooms in our house and this baby will be staying in our room for, well, who knows how long.
Then there are swaddling blankets. With Hannah we just got some stretchy blankets. And they totally worked fine! It wasn't until I was pregnant with Colson that I heard of the Aden and Anais swaddling blankets. But these blankets came with a hefty price tag so we decided against getting them for Colson. But since we are not finding out the sex of this baby, I want to get a few. Some gender neutral swaddling blankets are a must buy! :o)
Speaking of Aden and Anais....they have these super cool burp cloth/bibs. My sister-in-law had one and I thought it was the coolest thing! I definitely want to get a couple of these for the new baby!
Lastly, we come to the stroller. I am still rocking the travel system stroller I got at my shower. Honestly, it works perfectly well most of the time. But since Hannah will be walking most of the time and Colson will still be riding in a stroller, I really wand to get a nice side-by-side double stroller that we can also attach the carseat to. We have a double stroller that has the seats in front of one another and that works fine, but I avoid talking it in stores because it is just too hard to maneuver. We only used it for walks. I think a new double will not only be better for walks but I will also be able to take it in stores. I am thinking the Baby Jogger City Mini is the one we are going with.