This is where you come in. I want your personal reviews.
Here are the big ticket items that I have discovered so far, I figured it best to ask people to all go in on one item. Help us with the cost of things.
I am looking for what you have loved in a :
- VIDEO baby monitor. I know sound is fine but I want video. (Can be second hand)
- Stroller that works for more than up to 20 lbs. I don't want 3 of them. Ideally I want one that will grow with us. (I feel nervous getting a used one unless I knew HOW it was used)
- Car seat (must be new)
- A pump (opinions welcome. Is it safe to go used?)
- Cloth diapers (new. personal preference.)
Can you tell me why you love the one you love? I have been doing mad research on all this but also would just like to hear why others love theirs. Sometimes reviews are hard to read if you can't put a face and a person and lifestyle to them. Know what I mean?
I don't expect anyone to buy me anything. This is merely if they ask, everyone can go in on one and that would be AWESOME.
I am going to be honest and say I hope someone doesn't just buy one of these without knowing which we'd like. That sounds awful huh? Dave is a researcher. He likes to be an overly over the top informed consumer. Normally I'd say get whatever for any other aspect of my life. Let me be a neurotic first time mom on this for a minute though ok? :) While something might be the "best stroller on the market" and amazing, if someone gets us one and then we can't fit it into our hatchback really then it is no good to us .... see what I mean?
Nothing has to be the fanciest but it has to fit in with our needs and lifestyle and HOPEFULLY though not always able to be as sustainable and multitasking as possible. And no weird chemical shit. And we do NOT want to buy a ton of stuff. UGH. We are trying to only get what we need. Thrift stores, landfills and the like are full of abandoned baby gear. I don't want to buy into all that.
Oh and while we are at it. I know cloth isn't always going to work in all circumstances. I have been looking into more "healthy" diaper options. I found one I thought was a great company, compostable, sustainable Blah Blah and they were MADE FROM WHEAT! Dave wouldn't be able to touch them! Do you know of any reasonable priced ones that aren't going to take 2389832 years to decompose ?
Edited to add. I felt bad there were so many words. So here is our baby. Well our baby a few weeks ago. Doesn't it kinda look like Homer J Simpson a little? I turned it on it's side so it is upright face pointing left. (I have to show all old people in my family because they SO don't get ultrasounds)