Things that Have Saved my Life as a Mother:

  • The swing. With the optional white-noise sounds. 
  • The bounceroo. Like the swing, but for slightly older (needs more entertaining) babies. I swear, if it weren't for these two things, I'd never get breakfast/lunch/dinner on the table.
  • Swaddling. I swear by it. Apparently, now, 'they' are saying swaddling is unsafe and shouldn't be done. I still stubbornly swear by it. I'm pretty sure Bill's patented 'daddy swaddle' is the reason Wyatt and Daphne (and soon Henry??? please???) were sleeping through the night at 2 months.
  • High Chair on wheels. 
  • Wet wipes. I use them for everything.
  • disposable diapers. I know it's not Green - but dang. Especially lately, I am very glad for this invention.
  • Fish tanks at doctors offices.
  • Boppy Pillow. Love it for nursing. Henry loves it for napping. 
  • Washing machines - because if I had to washboard all the laundry Henry is going through per diem, lately, I'd probably have no fingers left.
  • Pacifiers.
  • Stores that give fun stuff to kids just 'cause. Like balloons at Roberts and smarties at Maceys. I love that errands can be fun for them, too.
  • Veggie Tales.
  • Goldfish crackers.
  • My mom.


Nae said...

Fantastic list!

Elizabeth said...

Table Toppers and disposable bibs for restaurants

Cheryl said...

Which "they" is this saying no swaddling? Someone credible? Swaddling was one of the only things that helped tame the colicky beast the first month or so...