We are in packing mode and I am stocking up on things we won’t be able to get in Sweden. Here are some of the products we have come to love and rely on the last few months:
2. Table Toppers. Creates a clean, safe surface for Alec to eat off when we are out, and makes for easy clean-ups when we leave.
3. Desitin. Alec has not been super rashy, so this was never a big issue for us, but we have still tried a bunch of diaper creams, and Desitin is definitely the best one.
4. Boogie Wipes. Alec has his first cold right now and he was having actual meltdowns when we tried to wipe his runny nose. Until we got the Boogie Wipes. I don’t know if it’s the scent or what, but he actually likes them.
5. Ready-made Baby Foods with screw-tops. First of all, the selection of organic, tasty, ready-made baby food available in the US is so much better than in Europe (not to mention Canada – there was nothing interesting and appetizing available when I was in Canada vising my parents last week). I make 90% of what Alec eats by myself but there are times when we need the convenience of ready-made. Especially when travelling, I am loving Boon screw-on dispensing spoons. Just a few days ago I flew alone with Alec and I would never had been able to feed him without this handy little contraption.
6. Puffs & Mum Mums. Great finger foods that Alec absolutely loves. I’m not all about him constantly munching on something but it is very convenient to pass him a rice rusk to keep him busy when we are grocery shopping, or to give him a handful of puffs to work on while I am getting his lunch ready.
7. Refill Bags for our Munchkin Diaper Pail. We ended up deciding to bring the diaper pail home with us. We like that it is small and the baking soda pod in the lid really does mean no yucky smell. So we are stocking up on refill bags to last us for the next few months.
8. Erbaviva Baby Oil. We bought one of these at Seed Factory (gorgeous baby store in Atlanta) before Alec was born. It has an absolutely lovely scent and Alec’s daily baby massage would not be the same without it.
The list goes on, but those are some of the first things that will be in the boxes that we ship home next week.
Surprisingly, we decided to abandon the wipes warmer. I really liked having it when Alec was a newborn but now that middle-of-the-night diaper changes are behind us, it doesn’t seem important enough to mess around with voltage adapters etc. so we can use it in Europe.