Kimberly - posted on 06/24/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
1. The Swing
This gives me at least a few minutes to do the endless piles of laundry and dishes, and entertains, if not puts the baby to sleep with its rocking and music. Mine also comes equipped with nature sounds which may be handy later on...
2. The Snugli (or baby harness/carrier)
The baby loves to be against my body, but I certainly can't hold him all day. When he's fussy, I put him in the snugli and walk around for a few minutes, he calms down, if not falls asleep for as long as I choose to wear it.
3. The Car seat
The baby slept in the car seat for the first three weeks of his life, as he wouldn't sleep in the bassinet. And he still won't sleep on his back, so this is a good alternative.
4. The stroller
The baby is quiet in the stroller, if not sleeping, so long as it's in motion. I can simply rock it back and forth with my foot to put him to sleep.
5. The pacifier
For breastfeeding moms, this is almost essential. My baby likes to suck, but I can't breast feed him all day. When he's had his fill, the pacifier gives him something to suck on and he ultimately falls asleep.
Anyone have any other great inventions that I should try out?