First, have you signed up for the daily emails from BabySteals.com? If not, do so NOW! You can get things up to 75% off on the deal of the day. That is how I first discovered the Sprout Shell. This handy little stitched fabric fits nice and snug around your carseat and is a replacement for always trying to put a blanket over your carrier when in stores, or going from the car to the store, or restaurants, etc. It's so nifty! Just think, no more blankets flapping in the wind! It also works as a shopping cart seat cover and a nursing cover (though I haven't tried it in these ways). They also come in the cutest Amy Butler fabrics, which are my personal favorite.There's a hole for the handle of your carrier to fit through and it's also big enough to peek inside at your little one when he/she's sleeping. We use this just about every time we're in restaurants to help block out the noise when the little guy is trying to take a nap.
I'm sorry, but I just don't get these: Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe.
I received THREE of these at my shower, and even though I tried to like them, I just don't. My little guy (AKA "Houidini") was way too strong, there was no way the little one inch velcro square was going to keep him snug. A good old-fashioned stretchy Carter's receiving blanket did the trick for us during his swaddle days (which were from newborn up to about 3 months). I watched a swaddle technique on YouTube.com (look up keywords "Happiest Baby On the Block" and you can see the swaddle tips for yourself).
Believe me, a good swaddle technique is A MUST for catching some shut eye!
Baby Love It or Leave It
is a weekly series appearing on Mondays. As a new Mama, I've found that
the advice of my friends who are also new mom's invaluable when
navigating through my pregnancy, registries, and of course, now
mommyhood. My intention is my experience will be helpful to you as
well. This is only my personal opinion.