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Free Cloth Diaper Week: Favorite Baby Products
September 7, 2010 4:35 pm | by

Congratulations to Beccajoy, our random winner of a BumGenius 4.0. She left her response here on the blog:

“beccajoy said…

Just yesterday I poured my son a glass of milk and then I could not find the lid for the milk jug anywhere. I finally figured out I had put the lid in the cabinet with the glasses. Total mommy brain!”


Remember, we’re selecting randomly from Facebook, Twitter, & our blog. If you leave a comment here on the blog, be sure we are able to see your e-mail address in some way so that if you are chosen as winner, we can contact you.

Our final question of the day: What is your most indispensible baby product?

About the Author

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.



  • Rachel said...
    September 8, 2010 at 10:31 am

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  • J Pelham Family said...
    September 8, 2010 at 8:45 am
    Giving this some very serious thought. What can I not live without. After having my third child and going through a very hard Ike in today’s economy I have learned to live without a lot that I used to have. With my first child I had every baby product on the market. Somehow that seems to change with your second and even more so your third. Your diaper bag becomes less and less empty. Then when money plays a huge roll in what you can and cannot have the essentials become the things that are indispensable. I would have to say her carseat or her bed. I know it sounds lame but those are the two things she uses the most and I don’t know what I would do without.

  • Sparx 100 said...
    September 8, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Sorry I forgot my email
    My previous post was about the blankies

  • Sparx 100 said...
    September 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    My item would be the blankie! Both my girls love their blankets and must have them for bed and naps.

  • Brittany C Natale said...
    September 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    My Ergo! I just can’t wear my 17 month old in my Moby anymore and its so nice to have him so close to me when we are out and he needs some attention from Mommy.

  • Cecily said...
    September 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Though I love my cloth diapers, I would DIE without the Baby Bjorn. With the first, I wore it to keep him close. With the second, I wore it so the first could play. With the third, I wear it to keep him alive.

    cecilyyoung @ yahoo . com

  • Cary said...
    September 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    My prefolds because they are so versatile. There are so many items though.

  • Laura said...
    September 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Board books! They’ve been our baby’s favorite toy since day one and a stack of them keeps him interested for 15 minutes at a time – a mama’s lifesaver! (

  • Craig said...
    September 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Aside from my fancy smancy cloth diapers as the peditrician calls them….I would have to say my stroller. I don’t know what I would do with out it. My toddler can be a handful sometimes and with just having a new baby we use it a lot!

  • Jody said...
    September 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Our Arm’s Reach co-sleeper 🙂 It keeps him safe because I have caught dh with his elbow on LO’s head in the middle of the night when he was in our bed.

  • Tricia said...
    September 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Definitely a baby carrier. We love our Ergo and in the early days I used the moby wrap the most. Makes shopping and getting her to take naps while out and about much easier! tricia dot young1 at gmail dot com.

  • Melissa said...
    September 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    most definately my sling or moby. never leave home without it!

    melissa.armstrong at

  • Anonymous said...
    September 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Baby wipes are a must have and the most versatile baby product. They have an endless amount of uses and I am convinced everyone should carry them, even those without kids. You can clean food off an outfit, wipe a spot off shoes, wipe down a restaurants table top, clean off a messy baby, so on and so forth the uses never end. I love baby wipes! Ashley(

  • ladybugmandie said...
    September 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    My Ergo!!!! DD is a high needs toddler and it is perfect. I can carry her around in it and not hurt at all. I had surgery in my back about 4 and a half years ago and my right shoulder can start to hurt really bad if I have to carry her in my arms for extended periods of time.

    mandiegold at embarqmail dot com

  • EG said...
    September 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Aquaphor. I’m convinced that it heals everything, and my #1 son’s sensitive skin can handle it!

  • Jen W said...
    September 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Couldn’t live without my stroller. Love the ergo carrier and a dozen other indispensable items. But I have twins and without the twin stroller I couldn’t go anywhere. Love my maclaren twin. Love it.

  • Anna said...
    September 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    My breasts. My baby needs little else!

  • Meeghan said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Miracle blanket for when they are infants and then hippo chair that attaches to the counter for older babies. They can sit, eat, play and be a part of the action in the kitchen.

  • med98 said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    It’s a tie between the Bumbo seat and the bouncy seat.

  • Lisa said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The baby hawk!

  • Lexi said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    herm… with my toddler its our sippy. that thing is awesome at night

    for next baby, i’m banking on our sleepy wrap or nursing pillow (neither of which i had with our 1st)

    alexisthegreat (at) playful (dot) com

  • MelissaBL said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    MOBY 🙂 Love my Moby.

  • Andrea said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    My diaper sprayer. Hands down!

  • Renee said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I can’t choose just one….I’m going with my Bumgenius diapers, pacifier, and when my little girl was a little baby we couldn’t live without her sleep sheep….that thing helped us so many times to soothe her!

  • Danetta Jensen said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    For my little tiny, it would have to be ME.

  • Lo said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    diaper liners!!!!!

  • Big Mama said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    this is such a toughy! I love my cloth diapers.. and my babywearing items. sling, moby, mei tais…. but I think for me it’s just time. I love spending time with my baby. just laying on the floor or laying in the grass… simple is best!

  • Tasha Via said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    My stroller for sure. If this 5 ft. 106lb. momma had to lug my 23 lb. 1-year old I’d lose my arms for sure:)

  • Steph said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Well cute diapers of course! Besides that, definitely the sling. I’d never get anything done otherwise:)

  • Anonymous said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    My most indispensable baby product is definitely my EZ 2 nurse twins pillow!
    (bfuji at comcast dot net)

  • Amber Lynn said...
    September 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    The white noise machine. It goes with us everywhere. My mom even bought one for her house! I don’t think Tillie would ever sleep without it.

  • Katrina said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    My Moby Wrap! For the first year I used it almost every day. I use it while cleaning the house, soothing, putting the baby to sleep, hiking, walking, and I’ve even used when I was in a pinch and had to shovel the snow out of my driveway. Just strapped my baby on and shoveled away.

  • Anonymous said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    A baby carrier! Sooo nice to have your hands free.
    megs coupons at live dot com (no spaces)

  • Trista said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Besides our diapers of course it would be one simple thing: washcloths. I use them for EVERYTHING! They clean up baby butts during changing time, bodies at bath time, spit up at feeding time, hands during playtime, and countless other spills and messes!

  • Melissa Duckett said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I already said the boppy, but after seeing other responses, the very first baby essential we had were our cloth diapers. We stashed up on those first and are all ready for baby’s arrival (except we’re worried she’ll be small and we bought one-sizes). We shall hope for the best! So, I guess those were our essentials, too!

  • Kelly said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    My adorable cloth diapers!!! Life would be pretty messy without them! 🙂

    Other than diapers, my sling. Total life saver w/ #1 who was always grumpy, but loved to be snuggled in the sling and would sleep forever in there. Total lifesaver with #2 because I was always on the run chasing #1! I’m sure I’ll be using it even more when #3 gets here!!

  • Curt and Alexandra said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    when my son was young burp cloths were everywhere and he always wore a bib, he just spit up all the time! Now as long as I’ve got my cell phone with me, I can keep him entertained. 😀

  • Justine M. said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I can’t pick just one. My nursing essentials are: my boppy and my nipple shield. I can’t nurse without either of them (shoulder issue and breast issue) And of course my cloth diapers, I’m so glad we made the switch a year ago!

    j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

  • EmilyER said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Baby food, AKA mommy/ME!

  • Brooke said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    cloth diapers we just love and my daughters stuffed elephant. she carries it around everywhere by it’s tail-kinda looks like she is proud of her “kill” i know it’s horrible, but we’re from texas!

  • Tori said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    No-spill sippy cups! He loves feeling in control, I love not cleaning up messes 🙂

  • Shelly said...
    September 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Bg 4.0s! But a non cloth diaper item would be… Our Boon Grass Drying Rack, we love it!