5. Flashy Electronic Baby Walker
Its usefulness is because its so entertaining and noisy that you can leave baby to play with it in a different noise and still know what they are doing and that they are not getting into trouble. This piece of equipment taught me all about parenting by listening. I could leave Abigail playing with it in the living room whilst cooking dinner and knew the instant she was no longer playing. And they seem to love it the most at the age when they can get around but lack sense.
4. Boobie cushion
It's been used for a lot of feeds, breastfeeds, tandem feeds, bottle feeds. It's been used for many months for naps when the babies have gone through stages of wanting to sleep on my knee. It raises them up to a good height for me so hey can comfort suck and I can be hands free. It's also bee used as a prop to help them sit up.
The Jumperoo allowed me to do a lot of housework I wouldn't have got done! I still sometimes get the tune in my head along with the words we used to sing to Abigail "Jump-jumpa-jumpa-jumperooooo"
1. Muslin Squares
Our number one most used baby item is our collection of muslin squares. Such a boring item, but also a very useful one. The major use is as a burp cloth when baby is little. They also make great bibs when baby gets bigger and can be used to mop up spills. Why buy a load of fancy bibs when tying a muslin around babies neck covers much more?
I've used them as sun protectors, clipping them the the hood of the pram to create a cool barrier to the sun. When the kids have been sick they can be put on pillows and bedding for an easy clean up job. They are great toys and can be used as blankets and nappies for dolls (or monkeys in our house). They are easy to wash, quick to dry and very versatile.
What's your most used baby item?