So, I thought I should do a product review of baby products and pass on some of my 8 month motherly wisdom.
1. Nappies. No hugs for huggies. A lot of love and comfort for Babylove.
My favourite brand is Babylove. I was secretly disappointed with their cartoon choices for the nappies but I guess since they get the job done then I can-should overlook it. Really wanted Winnie the Poo though.
2. Prams. Steelcraft Strider Compact
I LOVEEEEEE my pram. If there is one thing I would suggest it would be to take your time and invest in a good pram. Everytime I use this pram, the Notorious B.I.G song plays in my head and I sing " I love it when you call me big mama." I don't know why. I feel so gangster with this pram. It's so EASY to use and it's so light. I bought a cellphone and coffee cup holder so I always have my sh-t together. All my groceries fit in the bottom. When you go to the pram store and ask for advice from staff, always say that you take a lot of walks even if you do not. The staff members will assess which type of pram you will need. When you say that you are a huge walker, they will advice you to prams that are easy to gear. This is the most important aspect. Remember how frustrating it is when you go to the grocery store and the stupid carts move slanted so you look like a retard pushing it sideways instead of straight. The last thing you want is after you put your crying baby in his seat, the diaper bag, the soft blanket, the heavy blanket, the bottles, all the toys and even your crap is to deal with a pram that is heavy to push and steer. Yes, the bulkier prams are much less expensive but you need to save your sanity.
What's cool with this pram is that you can turn the seat so that your baby faces you. Sometimes I feel bad because I know Hasan should be looking around and exploring the world instead of me but he's just sooo cute.
3. Sophie the Giraffe
I am sure even if you do not have a kid that you know about Sophie the Giraffe. Every baby will love this toy. It's a teething toy. They say it is 100 percent natural which is great but I don't really know what that means. So, I looked that up and they explained
- Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree
In one ear and out the other. Sounds good to me though.
It's very soft and gentle for the baby. When they start teething, they really need something that they can bite on aggressively without getting hurt. You know this costs around $30. I know. I almost had a heart attack as well.
4. Melobaby Nappy Bag
This is the coolest thing I bought. It's a small purse that folds out to a change mat (that is machine washable!) and it holds nappies, toys, clothes, baby wipes and even your cellphone. I was showing this to some friends and Amar told me I was being inappropriate because we were in the middle of tea and cakes and I just folded out a change mat to a bunch of people that don't have kids but CMON it's so cool. I was explaining to him that instead of taking that big bulker diaper bag, I can just take this one. The thing is I end up being really paranoid and take both this tiny bag and diaper bag and it just becomes this big mess but I am working on it.
5. QV kids balm. Cradle cap saviour
I love all QV products but I especially loved QV kids balm. It's great for when you need to remove cradle cap. Wait till you find out what cradle cap is. It's pretty gross but completely harmless to a baby.
6. Dermeze. A must have for babies with eczema
Nothing was more heartbreaking then seeing Hasan flare up from his eczema. I used every possible moisterizer because I really wanted to avoid using hydrocortizone creams on him. Nothing worked until I found dermeze. Dermeze really helped in controlling his eczema but it did not eliminate it. I had to stop eating dairy and egg but, dermeze has been a significant help. If you do not have dermeze in your country, look for an ointment that has "Liquid paraffin 50%, white soft paraffin 50%, no colours, no preservatives." Thats dermeze full ingredient. I am sure your pharmacy has this but in a different name brand.
Hope this was useful! Love to hear from you so feel free to leave a comment.