The list author says: "Here is a list of products that I found most useful during the first 6 month of my sons life. A little about me: I breast fed exclusively until I returned to work; I pumped & gave son expressed milk; Started home made foods at 5 months; I raise my son as naturally as possible (but yes, sometimes I use short-cuts for my personal sustainability!)"
"I tried the Madela and the Ameda. I prefer the Ameda. It was able to pump out the most milk between the two. Plus, I like that I can take the pump out of the bag. It's very quiet. The parts are durable. And no milk ends up in the hosing."
"Use these bags to freeze b. milk into ind. servings. The bags are great, they don't leak, they're BPA free, and are the QUICKEST to thaw right under the hot faucet. A lactation consultant recommended them."
"My son never liked bottles! He has his preferences... and it's me! But, he will take expressed milk, water, juice out of this sippy cup. He's been using it since he was 4 1/2 months . It's much simpler to use because it doesn't need to be tilted upside down to get out the fluid."
"My husband and I both used this from birth on. It was sort of difficult to use when our baby was tiny and not holding up his head, but by 2 months it was perfect. My back has never hurt using this thing... unlike my experience with the Bjorn."
"I was given these as a shower gift. Not sure I would have spent this much money on an ice cube tray. That said, they are the only ones that release frozen baby food quickly. I have discovered that IKEA makes/sells rubber ice cube trays that are BPA free for $5."
"This fits at our dinning room table and doesn't take up a lot of space. The tray is big enough for most messes. The fact that it reclines is great for small babies. We used it to just have our 2-4 month old sit at the table with us during meals."
"We live in the city and there is lots of outside noise. Plus our house is not so big. Whenever I did dishes, I would wake up my son. This sound machine dulls the noise. He no longer wakes up, not even when a helicopter goes over head!"
"My breast fed son refused 13 different brands before (finally) accepting Playtex drop in. We used the latex nipple because the silicone was nipple was refused. He's 8 months old (September 2010) and still uses this basic bottle but has moved up to a fast flow nipple."