As requested, I will gather items that my boys and I love as well as unnecessary purchases I made cause I'm a sucker for ads!. Hope it will help some people to decide what they need to buy and what not to buy.
1. My Blankee
Yes, I bought a lot things that I'm afraid to say, a complete waste, but my decision to buy these blankets are the right one. Yes, they are costly and you would ask why would you need to spend $65 a piece for it. But I have to tell you, the material is just super soft, super warm during those cold nights and locally made. You can ask my mom (she's normally the one who complains that I spent too much money on everything), but she agrees with me on this one. I wash these blanket many times, put them in dryer and they still look as new. Winston in particular crazy about it. Well, I bundled him in this a lot when he was sick for the first 3 months of his life. He lost a lot of weight when he came from the hospital and he was incredibly tiny so the blanket kept him warm. Anyway, one of my best purchase. Their blankets are the girafee ones as pictured above (but in baby blue).
2. Aden Anais
More blankets haha, but hey if you are thinking of swaddling your baby, this is the best that you can have. I live in Texas, so during the day if they want to have a nap I use this one instead. I use this as a stroller blanket as well and now I even rolls one up and put it underneath Winston's neck so he can breath easily (due to his laryngomalacia condition).
3. Fisher and Price Precious Planet Bouncer
I only have one of these to be shared between the two of them. This is has something to do with the fact they hate their expensive swings (more of this later--it is one of the unnecessary to purchase item for me at least). So, this $40 swings proven to be useful, they always happy to sit there for longer period of time and at times either Sanford or Winston will drink their bottles there (they are at the stage where they love holding their own bottles but yet not strong enough to fully hold it, if that makes sense).
4. Beaba Babycook
OK, this is more what I like. My babies started their Earth's Best Oatmeal cereal at 4 months old. At 5 months old, they continue their oatmeal cereal but I added purees and I have promised myself that they are getting homemade organic purees since they didn't get breastmilk. I was planning to make batches because I work full time, so that's when I decided to get Beaba Babycook (you can get this either at Amazon or Williams Sonoma). Yes, I could have use my home blender or any blender really, but my home blender is sucks to begin with and though many people think it's overkill to purchase a special machine, a $150 one especially just to make baby foods, I personally think it's worth every penny. This machine can steam, defrost and blend beautifully. It's not complicated to wash too. So far I made sweet potato, apple, pear, banana and peas purees and the boys love them.
5. bebePOD Plus
The thinking behind this purchase is really because I don't want to overcrowd my house. No offense, but I've seen other people's house with baby or babies, it seems their space is being monopolized by babies stuffs and I have two infants to boot ya know so in a sense I should really have double of everything right?. So at 4 months old I bought these bebePods Plus for them to learn to sit and hoping they can use them as high chairs so I don't have to buy 2 brand new high chairs so soon. They came with a tray and mat as well as the toy that you can attached to it. As of now at 6 months and 1 week old, these chairs are attached to our dining chairs. I do however have concern that once they get bigger these chairs won't fit them anymore and I will end up buying high chairs THAT soon if you know what I mean? But I will think about it when that time comes. Oh..there is one thing that I don't really like...the mat as well as the toy that you can attach to the tray, turned out to be quite annoying. My babies can pull them out so they play with it, drop them to the floor and making mess haha.
6. Reusable Baby Food Containers by One Step Ahead
All I say, this stuff is AWESOME! Screw on lids, stackable, freezable, OK to be used on microwave and dishwasher safe. I haven't seen anything better at Babies R Us. So yes, it is unfortunate that I have to purchase this from One Step Ahead directly and had to pay shipping for it. But it's worth it. Trust me on this.
TO BE CONTINUED...
next is stroller, convertible car seats etc ;-)