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This post is a bit overdue now, since Austin is already past 12 months, but hopefully those new mamas can still find this useful!  Austin being 3-6 months really feels like an eternity ago.  He’s grown tremendously in every which way but sometimes, just sometimes I do miss those little baby days when he didn’t know how to “say no by shaking his head”.  Here’s my list of things that are MUSTS for babies in the 3-6 month age group.


*the numbers below have the link to the items*

1 At this age, we really started establishing a bedtime routine.  It was always bath, books, bottle, and bed.  Every night (to this day) we read him a series of books.  One of his very favorite books is the famous Goodnight Moon.
2 Up until he was about 5 months of age, we only gave Austin breastmilk and formula.  One of the first “foods” we introduced to him were these fruit/veggie pouches.  They’ve got pretty good nutrients and were tasty enough for Austin to start liking as his very first food!
3 Meet Spencer, Austin’s very best friend.  He sleeps with him EVERY night and sometimes when he wakes up in the middle of the night, once he finds Spencer, he can fall back asleep.  My sister in law always stressed to me how her own children used these lovies as transitional objects to help when going to an unfamiliar place or to help with sleep.
4 These Car Seat Chic covers are cute, hang from car seat handles, and are GREAT for keeping your baby warm and away from germs when going out.  Love all the design options too!
5 We Moved Austin to his own crib and room at 3 months.  This obviously made it super important to have a monitor so we could watch and hear him without having to go into the room.
6 As Winter can be quite dry and flu season is in full force, cool mist humidifiers do a great job of providing relief for babies’ dry skin or flu symptoms.  Austin still uses this now.
7 Bumbos great for babies as they are learning to hold their heads up on their own and sit up on their own.  They make great baby lounge chairs too.
8 The jumperoo has brought Austin many hours of entertainment, laughs and strong legs.  He loves it, we love it!

Do you have any things to add to this list?  Would love to hear it… you know… for our next baby… whenever that happens (not soon)!

If you are a mama-to-be check out my Baby Favorites: 0-3 Months post!


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16 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Christina P
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    Everyone NEEDS a Sophie Giraffe by Vulli to help with teething, really any of Vulli’s toys are great, my youngest adores the vanilla scented teething rings but both he and my oldest dig on Sophie (and its fun to watch the dog go crazy every time it squeaks)
    I would also die without my Chewbeads and Mommy Necklaces, serious sanity savers.

  2. honeymyheart
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:10 am

    awww, good night moon! definitely a fave baby book :) all of these items are just so cute.

  3. lelaniedenso
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    This is such a useful article. Thanks for sharing. voted for you, too ^^)

  4. Dawn
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    That jumperoo looks really fun!!

    Dawn

  5. Jenn
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    This post warms my heart. I LOVED Goodnight Moon when I was little. Someone read it with me every night before bed.
    Jenn
    With Luck

  6. Always Maylee
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    The bumbo and jumperoo were definitely my niece’s favorites when she was that age!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. Katy
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Forwarding to my sister. She’s got an adorable 4-month old so this is perfect for her!! – Katy

  8. Teresha
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    very thorough list! I can’t wait to see 6-12 months post!

  9. Jenn @comebackmomma
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Where is Baby’s Belly Button is another great one where the child can lift the flaps to find the belly button. My kids loved this one.

  10. Kathleen
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    Great list! The bumbo is nice but they don’t usually sit in it for long as you have to wait till they are 3 months and/or can hold their head up and then my kids were sitting up on their own at 5-7 months. Great if you get it as a gift.

  11. Jenna Wood
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Goodnight Moon is a classic must have for me, I recall it from my childhood.

  12. thehautecookie
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    awe all these were faves for me too. i love goodnight moon. xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

  13. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers)
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    I love Good Night Moon!
    Those fruit and veggie pouches sound really interesting. I like that they are a combination of both for an even bigger nutrition boost.

  14. Emma Finlayson
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    My little guy is almost two and he will still slam back one of those pouches on the go and he still loves good night moon!

  15. Shannon
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

    What a great list! I agree with you about the Bumbo. Such a great thing for a new-sitter. And my kids always loved Goodnight Moon. It’s one of our all time favorites.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

  16. skippee
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

    Awww~ Spencer! Can’t wait until Spencer, Al & Mavis are reunited!!

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