My little Luca man is almost six months (you’ll be getting an in-depth six-month update next week) and loving life. This happy guy is also huge and never stops eating. I am concerned for our grocery budget when he’s a teenager! It’s kind of crazy how different he is from Amalia at the same age.
Here are the products we’re using and loving for him lately and here’s a cute picture because I’m a mom and can’t help myself!
Above: Outfit / Shoes / Bjorn Bouncer
3-6 Month Feeding/Bottle Essentials:
BEABA Babycook– I love this contraption so much. It steams and blends with one machine which means less cleaning and easy baby food cooking. I need to share some of his favorite foods but in the meantime, here is a post with Amalia’s favorite baby foods.
Baby Food Storage Jars– For when I make food and when he doesn’t finish jars.
Suction Bowls & Plates– I’m very into the Danish baby brand Mushie. It’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. And it’s on Amazon! Their plates and bowls come in cute colors. We went with stone and dried thyme.
Spoons– I went in hard on the Mushie products once I discovered them!
Silicone Bibs– I got the Mushie ones but we are longtime fans of the brand Bella Tunno. Their bibs are cute and funny
Inglesina Hook-On Counter Chair– My sister recommended this and it’s been so much easier than a high chair so I can feed both kids next to each other at the same time. It also saves space in the kitchen and is super easy to clean. I just wipe it down with a wet cloth after each meal.
Boon Lawn Drying Rack– This has held up for both kids. We just added the tree to it for extra storage.
OXO Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner– This one doesn’t look too terrible on the counter either.
Babyganics Bottle Wash– I like that it’s easy to pump and scent-free. We buy large refill bottles to save on plastic.
Nice to have: Formula Pro Advanced– This is definitely not essential but if you’re giving your baby formula, this machine, basically a Keurig for baby bottles is so helpful. You can make a bottle from your phone in the other room and it will heat it up to whatever temperature you choose. Transparency note: this product was gifted to us.
3-6 Month Sleeping Essentials:
Kyte Sleep Bags– These sleep sacks are pricey but incredibly soft and comfy. Note that they run really big. Luca is 95% height and still fits into the 0-6 month size and will for another few months. The 6-18 month size is huge.
Vava Baby Monitor– Our old monitor crapped out so I put Anel in charge of finding a new one. He did a lot of research and landed on the Vava. The picture is really clear and you can move it around from the remote if your baby scoots around in the crib like Luca does.
Monitor Clip– We’ve always had a hard time figuring out where to put the monitor camera but Anel also bought this clip that can go on a bookshelf or the crib itself (until they can grab it)
FridaBaby Humidifier– But any humidifier will do.
Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine– Amalia uses this and we got one for Luca too. We know it will be able to grow with him. You can change the sounds, volume, and light color from an app in the other room which is a nice feature.
Newton Baby Crib Mattress– This mattress is 100% breathable and makes us feel really safe. The cover comes right off for easy cleaning! Use code JULIA50 for $50 off.
Transparency note: this product was gifted to us and I have an ongoing Instagram partnership with the brand.
3-6 Month Hangout/Play Essentials:
Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier– This is one of my top recommendations. It’s the only carrier that I find both comfy for me and the baby AND easy to put on and take off. Everyone I share it with loves it too. The baby can face in at first and when he or she gets bigger, they can face out. I can’t recommend it enough.
Playgym: The one we have isn’t available anymore but I love the look of this. Luca has it in his daycare classroom and basically spends all day grabbing at the toys.
Skiphop Activity Center: We have this Baby Einstein activity center which we love but our friends have this one from Skiphop which is much more aesthetically pleasing and Luca loved playing on it when we visited.
Doona– We don’t have this but I wish we did! It’s an infant car seat that turns into a stroller without having to put together or take apart anything. Every mom I know who has one swears by it. If I were doing it over, I would get one, but we already have two strollers and two car seats.
Wonder Wheel– Both of my kids loved this toy. It has saved us from many a meltdown! I stick it to the table while making his food.
Banana Teether– Both kids also love this one. It’s especially good for teething babies.
Rainbow Stacker– Amalia picked this out for Luca and he is a giant fan.
Mushie Stacking Cups– My sister calls these her daughter’s “Danish cups” and all the babies are fans.
3-6 Month Bathing Essentials:
Summer Infant Bath Seat– Luca is gigantic and grew out of his Anglecare Baby Bath so we just switched him to Amalia’s old bath seat. He loves it as much as she did!
Munchkin Shampoo Rinser– I use this for Luca and Amalia. It makes bathtime just that much easier
Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo & Wash– This smell reminds me of Amalia as a baby. I wish they would make it into a perfume for me!
Bath Toys– These are cute and could entertain him for hours.
Sprout Cover– We already had one of these on for Amalia but it’s about to be necessary for him since he’s grabbing at everything.
3-6 Month Clothing Essentials:
Bandana Bibs– I’ve been on the hunt for cute bandana bibs and asked IG followers yesterday for their recs. The number one answer by a landslide was Copper Pearl so I bought this set. They have a lot of cute patterns on their website.
Hanna Andersson PJs– The baby zip sleepers are our favorite. Luca is really tall so footed pajamas are often too short on him. I also like a zip. Too many buttons are a pain! Their whole site is up to 40% off right now btw.
H&M Onesies– Their 5-packs of bodysuits are the greatest. As are their simple cotton pants. Their sizing makes more sense to me than any other brand. We also love the Pehr henley onesie but it’s a little pricier.