Thank you so much to everyone who entered the How Many Cute Things Sweepstakes! We’d asked you to share your favorite baby product, and your answers were amazing. Seamonster suggested buying a camera to capture sweet moments, Marcela swore by pajamas with zippers, and Shannon said the Ergo baby carrier grows with your child (“You can cocoon in the first months, gallop like a horse with a toddler and become a pack mule with an older child,” she wrote.) We learned so much and loved hearing from so many amazing women.
But, in the end, our winner is Audrey Gasteier, who wrote: “My absolute favorite item since having a baby boy in June is not specifically a baby item, but a yoga ball! I used it throughout pregnancy for exercise, during early labor before we left the house for the hospital to try to get through contractions, and I now use it several times every day with my now 10-week-old when he fusses, and it works like a MIRACLE at bringing him back from “the brink” and sometimes even rocking him to sleep! Babies that really like to move and find rhythmic motion calming seem to respond amazingly well to being bounced on it against the chest of a loving mom or dad, and I don’t know where we’d be without it! For $15, it has been a lifesaver. The ultimate multi-tasker from pregnancy through new mamahood!”
What a great tip! Congratulations, Audrey, and thank you so much to everyone who entered!
~ Joanna xo