Our Five Ring Circus: 0-6 Month Favorites

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

0-6 Month Favorites

Liam is now 6 1/2 months, but considering his tiny size, we are still using many 0-6 month products!

Here's a list of products we absolutely love and use every day:

Graco Snugride 30 Infant Car Seat 


I tried out several infant car seat brands with my older children, and found that the Graco Snugride 30 was my favorite.  It is super easy to install, and connects to a wide variety of strollers.  I had one for the girls, and they were in it until just after they turned 1.  Considering Liam is only 11 lbs at 6 1/2 months old, I have a feeling he will be in this seat for quite some time!

sootheTIME Cruisetime Cruise Cover Weather Resistant Car Seat Cover













I love this car seat cover! I had a similar one for Lily, but it was pink.  I found this one at TJ Maxx, and I'm so glad I bought it.  The outside is waterproof, the inside is soft and warm, and it fits directly over the top of the infant car seat. The top can be folded up or folded down around the baby's face for extra warmth.  Plus, it comes with its own storage bag!  


Moby Wrap













I am a huge fan of baby wearing. During the newborn days, this carrier is perfect!  Putting it on seems complicated at first, but after a few trial runs, it can be done in about 30 seconds!  This was the only carrier I tried that secured my newborns. Liam is a bit older now, but I frequently wear him! 


aden + anais classic swaddles


jungle jam classic swaddles 











A friend introduced me to these lovely blankets after Liam was born.  They quickly became one of my favorite items.  They are perfect for swaddling, perfect as a light blanket during warmer days, perfect to lay on the floor for a  play spot, large enough to use as a nursing cover, and perfect to stash in the diaper bag!  


Summer Infant Swaddle Pods

SwaddlePod® 2-pack (Neutral) 

SwaddlePod® 2-pack (Neutral) 




I absolutely love these swaddle pods!  Liam always loved to be swaddled, but quickly learned how to break out of the swaddle.  Enter this clever product.  Simply zip up over the baby and he can't bust out!  







I love this versatile pillow!  Perfect for breastfeeding and perfect to prop your baby in.  I don't use it as much for nursing anymore, but Liam does use it everyday!


Fisher Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper

Newborn Rock n Play Sleeper 




I received so many recommendations for this product.  It was one of the first things I bought when I found out I was pregnant with Liam.  It folds up easily for travel, and it is the thing he slept in the most since he was born.  He has reflux, and the upright sleeping position really helps keep it under control.  I love it so much and would recommend it to any parent!


Boppy Tummy Time Pillow





I received this pillow as a gift when I was pregnant with Dylan.  I used it a lot, but never realized just how important it would be for a child with special needs.  Liam uses this pillow during every OT and PT session.  It keeps his arms forward, reaching for toys and keeps him on his belly.  We also use it for him to lay propped up in on his playmat.  He is able to curl into a sitting position easily and it keeps his shoulders up higher, which encourages him to reach up for toys. This would benefit any baby during tummy time, but is vital to his therapy sessions!


Fisher Price Cradle Swing





This is another item I received when I was pregnant with Dylan.  It lasted through 4 kids, and even though we have the outdated version (the newer versions plug in so you aren't spending a fortune on batteries!), I love it!  Liam loves to swing in both positions-side to side like a cradle and back and forth like a typical swing.  He uses it several times a day!


Pampers Swaddlers  Diapers

Pampers® Swaddlers Diapers 




These are, by far, my favorite disposable diaper. I loved them for all of my babies!  Liam is still wearing newborn diapers. These are the only ones that form a good seal on his tiny bum, so they rarely leak.  


Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes












This toy was one of Lily's favorites, and it's currently one of Liam's favorites.  This is pretty much one of the best baby toys ever!


Oball Toys 

 Oball™ Products 




These are more favorites!  These were the first toys Liam could grip. They are perfect for tiny hands.  We have the car, 2 of the balls, and the rattle.  Liam's OT said they are her favorite toys for babies! Liam loves all of them and plays with them daily!


Skip Hop Zoo Tuck-Away Bib










This bib is so cute!  I keep it tucked in the diaper bag.  After you use it, it folds up into a little attached pouch.  The mess stays contained that way!

Ikea Kladd Prickar Bib

KLADD PRICKAR Bib IKEA The touch and close fastening makes it easy to put on and take off.  




The best bibs ever.  I have three at home and one in my diaper bag.  Perfect to use as an art smock, too.  Get them.  End of story!


We obviously use a lot more, but these are the essentials.  I got to try a lot of products with 4 babies, and I wanted to share my product love.


What are your favorite 0-6 month essentials?


  1. I love the O ball toys too. Perfect for helping little hands learn to explore.

  2. Fun! That friend that introduced you to the A&A blankets was pretty smart! I was also gonna do a post like this, it is fun to see how your favorites match up with others! A lot of yours are on my list too, although I wish I would have tried a swaddle pod!!!

  3. Great List! Love the Aden and Anais, Oball toys and the Bobby!


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