Gearing up for baby
Baby gear. It’s a whole other world out there. We have a six-month-old coming for the weekend, and the house is suddenly filled with stuff. Remember the high chair you saw in my basement? It’s now in the kitchen alongside the jumperoo.
And the Pack N Play?
That’s my assistant’s office, where we can close the blinds to assure darkness and quiet. The baby will be cozy sleeping there.
My daughter-in-law is bringing the stroller in which the carseat is embedded, removable for attaching to a base anchored in the back seat of my car.
And we have plenty of toys – for tummy time, teething, touching, twirling, and tooting – but I don’t consider toys “gear.” Gear is equipment. The most bizarre one? A snotsucker. Seriously. I cringe at the word, but there it is on the label of the little package that my son mailed us along with the bathtub. In fairness, I’ve seen them use this little device, and it works.
You can see the boppy pillow. And, under the snotsucker, that’s a baby-sized Tom Brady shirt. Since Evie’s a girl, we don’t have to deal with peepee teepees, and since her parents are pretty laid back, forget the butt-wipe warmer. Evie isn’t crawling yet, so we haven’t had go the childproofing route yet. Not that we’d really need to. I mean, when she’s here visiting, is she ever alone? Not on my watch!
We’ve had gloriously warm and sunny days this week, but, wouldn’t you know, a front just moved in. Today’s forecast is for rain and cold. But I’m prepared. I have hats ready to go. I crocheted the orange one yesterday and haven’t tied in the ends. We’ll try it on her and I can add or remove rows of single crochet at the brim to make it fit.
Do you love that flower? The all pink version is for Evie’s month-old friend, who is coming to visit on Saturday. I wanted Evie and her to have matching hats – well, slightly matching ones.
And those little lace socks I knit Evie? Y’know, the ones I showed you in my 10/26 blog? I think they’re too small. We’ll know soon. I’m holding my breath.
So what’s the verdict on baby gear? I actually like the video monitor, not pictured here but in my DIL’s bag for sure. From a Grammi’s POV, it’s addictive entertainment. That’s my favorite piece of gear. What’s yours? Alternately, which one do you think is the most novel? I’d tell you my vote. But I think you can guess. And I won’t use that word again.