July has officially started. And since my due date is in July, logic dictates that my baby will be coming soon. For some reason, I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this. And I’m having an even harder time getting organized with all the things I know I’m going to need. Of course, this is incredibly ironic, since I’ve spent the last four years helping expectant parents get ready for their new arrivals. But when it comes to my own, I feel surprisingly lost. My youngest is already four years old, and over the past four years, the innovations in baby gear have been staggering. It’s a different world out there.
My job is to review products, assess whether they’re good enough, smart enough, useful enough and reliable enough to meet the needs of parents and kids. I get to know the products really well, and I have a lot of admiration for all of them. But trying to just choose a small handful for my own use is proving to be nearly impossible. It’s sort of like trying to choose which of your kids you like best. OK, not really, but you get the picture. Plus, consider that me and my husband need to actually agree on these choices and things get really complicated.
So I thought I’d turn the tables and get some advice from YOU! Tell me, what are the products you have for your babies that you couldn’t live without? Why? For some added incentive, anyone who gives me some help will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Magic Beans. Thanks in advance, and of course I’ll keep everyone in the loop as things progress.