There are always things you seem to want or need when expecting a new baby, even if you have one or more children already. The basics are taken care of, but I can dream, right?
Since we don't know if we are having a boy or a girl, there are a few things on my list, excluding clothing (which we will need if we have a boy). This is meant to be a fun list, just to show you some of the neat baby things available out there.
The Woombie Baby Bag
This sleeping bag looks like a great solution for swaddling babies! Especially for squirmy babies who can Houdini their way out of any swaddle! I'd love to try this with our newborn.
Contoured Changing Pad
This is something I could have bought when Rowan was born, but never did :) We don't use a change table, because our nursery is incredibly small, and there wouldn't be room for both a dresser and a change table. So we use a long, low dresser for changing the baby. This change pad would be really nice for that extra safety feature. Slightly better than the blanket I usually have on top of the dresser!
Wooden High Chair
This is one thing that I will purchase for sure. We got what I *thought* would be a really nice high chair when Rowan was born. However, it was huge, plastic, and was not designed well at all. The table on it was so high that my kids could never feed themselves if they wanted to. It was also slightly reclined all the time, so it just didn't work well at all. I sold it last year.
At the top of the list is the Stokke chair. This chair has a weight limit of 300 pounds, which would mean that it is essentially a 'forever' chair. It can be used from infants to adults, making it much more useful than any other high chair!
I just found a sale on them too, I hope it doesn't end too soon!
Radian XT Car Seat
Car seats are an important baby item, and this time, since I have some experience with car seats after two kids, I think I know exactly what I want to get! My wonderful little sister is going to let me use her infant seat, since mine expired, and then I plan on buying the Radian XT for this baby. I shouldn't need anything else except for a booster eventually. The main reason that I LOVE Radians is that the top harness slot is nice and high, for my tall kids. Rowan is 4 years old and around 43 pounds, and he has almost outgrown the highest slot! He's now in a booster anyway, but just goes to show you that the weight limit really means nothing. This seat is rated to 65 pounds (in Canada) but there is no way Rowan would fit in it until 65 pounds!
The other reason I love Radians is the longer expiry. In general, most car seats expire after about 6 years, but Radians have a solid aluminum frame that makes them last longer, with an expiry of 9 years (I think, correct me if I'm wrong!)
So, that's my short list :) If I think of something else, I'll add it. If you think of something that you just couldn't do without, let me know! It's fun to share.