Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Advice for New Moms: Home to Three Duncan Boys

Hi guys, I’m Lakeitha from Home to three Duncan Boys and I’m here today sharing my baby must haves with Averill for her little “munchkin”!


Munchkin products are my absolute favorite. They make a wide variety of baby accessories that I think are perfect for new moms! Plus the color combinations are just too darn cool to pass up! Here are a few of my favorites…

For Feeding:

Breastfeeding may be ideal for many moms, but it didn’t work out for me with my three. So when it came to purchasing baby bottles I opted for glass! Glass bottles are the way to go especially when it comes to cleaning and not to mention the concerns of the chemicals found in plastic bottles. I’m a little old school when it comes to washing and sterilizing my babies bottles. Wash with soapy water and place them all in a large stainless steal pot with water and let them boil!

Munchkin Glass Bottles and Bottle Sleeves
glass bottles silicone sleeves

Now, washing these bottles are made easy with Munchkins bottle brushes! They have three different brushes.

These are my favorite! They have a soap dispenser made into them and with the press of a button, you have just the right amount of soap to wash a cup or bottle!
Next on the feeding list are these lovelies!
formula dispenser fresh food feeder
trainer cup sippy cup spill proof

Again since I bottle fed, the powdered formula dispenser was very convenient. And if you are breastfeeding, they come in hand when the need for cheerios comes! When the baby gets older, I used the fresh food feeder for different fruits (An absolute hit with the Duncan boys!). And lets not forget sippy cups! Around 6 months I introduced my boys to them and I started with the trainer cups. The handles are perfect for baby’s little hands! By the time they reach 9 months they are ready for the handle-less cups that are of course spill proof;-)

I’m not going to get into what type of diapers to use because I used disposables and I wish I could go back and use cloth! Not only would they have saved us money and are eco friendly, but they make some really great cloth/reusable diapers now!

Averill, if you decide to use disposable diapers on occasions (like traveling), these are a must!

diaper bag dispenser nursery freshners

The diaper bag dispensers hold little bags that you put soiled diapers in and they hold in odor. And the nursery fresheners are like sachets for baby! just place then somewhere discretely in the nursery and they will freshen the room!

Bath Time:
toy scooperturtlescoop1_lg

OMG, I don’t know if I can say enough how great these bath toys are! My boys have the alphabet and numbers. They also have the little squirt toys too. They literally play until they are wrinkled! The letters and numbers are foam and they ‘magically” stick on the wall of the tub (no worries, they stick because of the water) where you can put together words. And the clean up is easy thanks to the frog holder. And once you “scoop” them up, just rinse them with clean water and they are ready for the next bath time!

Averill, I can go on and on about my love for Munchkin products, but I’d rather hear what you think of them. So, please send me your address so that I can mail you a Munchkin “starter” gift set from me to welcome your new baby boy!

So guys, how many of you moms out there use Munchkin products? Can any of you back up my love for this baby line of products? Is there something that I missed and you use? Let Averill and myself know! Thanks again Averill for allowing me to be a part of this series!


Rene said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I wish this information was available back when our boys were coming along. Great post Lakeitha!

Averill, I hope your sweet pup is ok.


Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Wow, this line does look great, but have never heard of it. It is amazing how quickly your little ones grow up and all of this seems like years and years ago! Great post Lakeitha! Janell

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Oh, so sweet. Mine are now 18 and 11 so its been a long time since I've used a baby bottle, and mine were not so cute!!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Hi Averill! Thanks for allowing me to share my favorite baby products with you and your readers! I know a lot of people prefer not to have the bright colors but I LOVE them!

Also, now that we know you're having a boy, here are a few things you should know:
They are so much fun!
If you are afraid of bugs, most likely they aren't and you may find yourself taking pictures of different bugs for them!
they are very rambunctious! Seriously!
They love their mothers like crazy!
Cars...well, you'll soon find out the fascination they have will all kinds of transportation!
No matter how tough and independent they seem to be, they still love our (mothers) kisses and hugs!
AND in public, they may act like dad is the coolest, but they know that we are!

I'm so excited for you girl and I can't wait to "meet" your baby! And I'm keeping olivia in my thoughts...

Laura@JourneyChic said...

It never occurred to me to try glass bottles, and now I kinda wish we had! I'm pretty sure that Junior's bath toys are all by Munchkin. Another brand I like is Sassy - they have cute and interesting baby toys. Great suggestions!

I hope Olivia is feeling better today.

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Is it just me or does that turtle look like tons of fun?!? :) I have similar "odor eaters" like the nursery fresheners Lakeitha mentioned (a non-baby kind) and I must say that they're pretty awesome.

Ann said...

Nice items...
cool finds and in very cheerful colors:)

Just letting you know I just gave you an award...

head on to:

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Okay, since I've camped out on your blog for the last half hour reading your archives...I've become your newest follower! :)

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