The list author says: "These are some of the items that I found to be great during my son's first year of life. I am a first time young & trendy mom. I breast feed and make his food myself. I am very attached, but wouldn't say I necessarily follow the "attachment parenting" guidelines per se. I am just a loving, intuitive mom, trying to figure out the best for my son and my family."
"I used BOXES of these when establishing a back up supply of milk in my freezer. A tip: freeze your bag of milk flat (like on top of a waffle box or something) then you can stack the frozen milk vertically like books on a shelf, and it will save you a lot of space in your fridge. Don't worry, these bags dont leak!"
"Any ice cube tray with a cover will work great for making and freezing your own baby food. You don't need any fancy brands, whatever you find with a cover will work great. (each compartment in the tray is about 1 oz., for reference)"
"My son loves these. I attach them to his buggy to occupy him when we're out. They also work well to hook toys onto the buggy, as long as the toy has a loop to attach it with. Love these because they're so easy to sterilize!"
"Purchased this for my son when he was 3 months old and he still loves it today. It stands up to a lot of abuse and still looks great. I've even washed it in the machine a few times, and although the peacock feathers have curled a bit, the colors have not faded."
"These are great for swaddling, especially because they are breathable. These are larger than the average swaddling blanket, which is good as the baby gets older. Can also be used as a sun shade (draped over the carseat/ buggy), to protect little legs from the grass and sand at the park, etc."
"I used a boppy for every feeding until my son was about 4 months old. Then I used it to prop him on when he was relaxing in bed with me. When he started to sit up, I propped him in the hole of this pillow to offer support. Now he relaxes on it, reads on it, etc."
"High quality, soft and durable shoe. Good for little feet since they are not rigid or stiff. The leather and suede stands up to a lot, I wash my son's with the rest of his clothes and they come out just fine."
"A must have, if you live in a climate that gets colder than 60 degrees or so. This keeps the baby nice and snug, and allows you to take them out without bulky snowsuits and jackets, which makes riding in a car seat unsafe. Works on both carseats and most strollers."
"While this isn't NECESSARY, it has definitely helped me keep my son's dresser nice and organized. Instead of using the bottom 2 compartments for diapers, I put his creams, vitamins, thermometer and tylenol there. I use the sides for things like baby powder, sunscreen and nail clippers."
"My son slept great until he was about 6 mos old, then he went on a crazy 2.5 month sleep strike. I did not expect this book 2 work, and it totally did. Now my son sleeps from 7pm-7am every night and takes an hour nap during the day. I credit those habits to this book, without a doubt!"
"The space saver idea was a wonderful one, and my son eats at the table with us just like a little adult. We love this high chair so much, we did not even purchase a full sized one like we anticipated on doing."
"My son's favorite "Laugh & Learn" toy is the mailbox, which is not listed on amazon, but he does enjoy the tool bench as well. These toys provide stimulation and fun for the babies while giving Mom a chance to do her hair or check up on emails. They are cute, easy to clean and not too annoying."
"I like this probably just as much as my son does. The music is actual classical music, so its relaxing to me and interesting to him. The lights keep him entertained and the music is very calming. Plus, he likes to whip it around by the handle (and throw it to the ground so I can pick it up...but that's what he does to everything he can grasp)"
"If my son is fussy and I hand him his father's pS3 controller, he instantly becomes quiet, occupied and interested in the knobs and buttons on it. I know its not a baby toy, but if you have a ps3 in the house, give it a shot!"