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There is so much to be said when you find baby products that actually work.
After having 2 kids, you would assume by the time Max rolled around that I would feel like I earned the pass into an elite mom club – for those that knew what to do and what to get. Truth be told, even with 7 years of “momming” experience, the five year break after Owen had me a bit worried it would take me some time to get my groove back.
Ever more in today’s world. Where your instagram feed can be scrolled for hours with so many jaw dropping photos that make you want to jump on every purchase for your kiddo. The perfect outfit, teething necklace, beanie hat – oh the cuteness. But let’s face it, sometimes you get those products and they just do not seem all they cracked up to be in that gorgeous-instagram-worthy picture you saw.
I knew that there were a few pieces of baby gear I would need for sure with Max. A few I knew I could not do this whole baby-gig without. A great bouncy seat, and a pack n’ play. Both of which needed to be attractive to the eye, because let’s face it, I like each piece in my home to mesh well. Most importantly, I had to have these two baby products turn into Max’s favorites as well.
Every mommy knows that a pack n play and a bouncy seat = an extra set of hands.
When Baby Björn decided to join forces with The Thome Home I was over joyed. When Brody + Owen were just tiny pints themselves, our Baby Björn carrier was essentially our right hand man. We used it every single day, and it lasted years with both boys. We bragged about it all the time, and I still to this day give that “old school” carrier so many props because Baby Björn (in my opinion) kind of started the whole baby carrying trend.
The Travel Crib Light showed up at our doorstep and I think Dan and I both leaped for joy to see it fit into such a small package. No more elongated heavy pack and play case.
^^ I mean really?! ^^
I only got better once we opened it, and Max gave it a whirl.
It quickly became a family room essential where I knew Max could play/sleep/lounge safely and happily.
I absolutely love how easy it is to set up, and how we can break it down even easier if we have guests coming or need to take it with us on the go.
Max just love to kick around on the organic fitted sheet that is SO soft, his face says it all. He is happy, comfortable and loving every minute of it!
The second baby-must-have is the Bouncer Balance Soft.
Ugh, I don’t know who loves this more – Max or me.
We have the stunning turquoise mesh, and we actually own another black/dark gray cotton one as well. We keep one upstairs, and one down and I wish I had one in every single room in our house.
I have never seen a baby love a bouncy seat like Max loves this one.
Unlike past bouncers we owned that all had the bells and whistles you could imagine, this bouncy seat did not require batteries, or an outlet. This bouncer actually helps babies start to develop the ability to “self bounce” Max has learned how to move and kick his legs so he softly and smoothly bounces himself. It’s the best!
To make it even cuter, the attachable TOY makes Max just giddy. It is right within arms reach, unlike most bouncers or swings where they are up high and out of his way. I love that he can bounce away, and spin the toys just giggling himself silly.
When you need to go somewhere, it folds down completely flat! It was a total breeze to bring it on vacation, we did not have to worry about his baby stuff taking up to much space in the car! It’s become our must-have item for Max when we visit family too!
Oh, and I cannot forget to mention that the cover to the bouncer is WASHABLE. Yes mama’s – you can toss that bad boy into the wash when your little one decides to spit up all over it. I have washed and HUNG dry the seat cover so many times, its perfection.
I can’t thank Baby Björn enough for collaborating with us, we have so many more products to share with you guys. I am ecstatic to work with them and share with you all the baby gear that we adore for our Mr. Max! You must check out their page and see how many products that offer for babes of all ages!