Since becoming a mom, I realized there are several things which I thought are probably the world’s greatest invention. They have become a must-have and I am so dependent on them that I am convinced that these are certainly my list of things which I cannot live without.
Here is my list in no particular order for anytime, any where:
#1:Wet Wipes. Wet Wipes. Wet Wipes.
Yes, as silly as it sounds, wet wipes are the greatest invention since sliced bread. Our drawers are filled with packs and packs of wet wipes, and we make sure that we stock them up well – different brands, different sizes…we have it all! We always have a few lying around that is within our reach for when we need them, and I make sure that I have a few travel-sized wet-wipes in her tote bag, too.
Why such obsession you ask? Well, we use wet wipes for nearly everything – from cleaning her bottom, to wiping the table and utensils, to wiping Spud’s face and hands during and after meal times, use it to clean our hands, to clean up all the food which Spud spills on the floor and on the table and on the chair…you name it, wipes after wipes after wipes.
We probably have used wet wipes for nearly everything!
A square piece of cloth for everything! From a swaddle when babies are much smaller, to a burp cloth, to covering my modesty while breast-feeding, a make-shift bib, as a protective layer under the head for the car seat or stroller, as a shade from the sun, as a comfort cloth by putting it over Spud’s head and eyes if we want to get Spud to sleep while we are out and about, to cleaning the floor after spilling some milk.
They look very boring and unassuming, but they are just god-send! I particularly like the printed ones.
It is not surprising that we have lost a few along the way…
The miracle cream for everything!
Recommended by Blogger Boo who commented on one of my posts (she swears by it!), this is the very cream which cured Spud’s eczema within days once upon a time, when all other things just failed to work.
Since then, it has proven to be a very effective remedy against strange looking marks, bites scratches, as well as the occasional nappy rash.
Not only it is a good means of transporting Spud from one place to another while attached to me, it also allows me to have my hands free for other tasks while Spud stays secure on me. In the early days when Spud was still a little baby, wearing her was the only way to get her to take her naps, or so that I can get on with other things.
Spud still enjoys being worn, and there are some days when she just cannot wait to get into The Wrap when she sees it in plain sight.
Silver Bullet recently made a remark, wondering if his wearing Spud all this while, have actually contributed to a better father-daughter bonding. I certainly think so, and I definitely can see Spud bonding well with her Papa and feeling very at ease with him.
Sure there are other baby things which I can add on to the list, but if I have to choose, these 5 things certainly rank very high on my list. What would my life be without them!