baby must haves // leg warmers

baby must haves -- leg warmersWith the arrival of No. 2 I’ve been thinking a lot about what my baby must haves are. (I have also been asked quite a bit by my first time mama to-be friends so I thought I would take this opportunity to write a few posts!) In no particular order lets start .

I love baby leg warmers! I think they are adorable for both boys and girls but my favorite thing about them is they make diaper changing a breeze. Especially in the early months when it feels like all you’re doing is changing diapers they make it so much easier. No need to squeeze a giant diaper butt into tinsy¬†little¬†pants. Because Evie was a summer baby she lived in them. A sweater and leg warmers in on cool mornings and evenings and just a onesie during the day.Ev leg warmersMy favorite brand so far has been Baby Legs – you can usually find them for a pretty good price on baby sale sites (infact I was already doing this post today and what do you know, they’re on sale over here!) They stay up but don’t leave marks, they come in great colors and patterns for both boys and girls and they ware really well (I’ve picked a bunch up at consignment stores and they still look great).Leg warmersSo there you have it, the first on my baby must haves list. Great for your little one or to give as a gift.

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you at six months

photo by Gabriela Ines

You are growing up so fast and still so petite! You are the sweetest mild mannered baby. You can play on the floor by yourself while I get things done around the house but you also love to be held by anyone who will pick you up. You are one of the most curious little ones, always observing your surroundings, nothing goes unnoticed with you. You have a very serious face you wear whenever you are exploring something new. You are captivated by other babies. When you’re hungry you throw your arms over your head and do a side stretch, when you’re tired you rub your eyes and when you get your diaper changed you giggle. You LOVE your daddy. You can be in mid-cry and when he walks in the door from work you give him the biggest toothless grin. You roll and scoot to wherever you want to go and are just starting to push up to your hands and knees. Crawling is just around the corner. You can sit up but you would much rather stand. Your voice is one of the sweetest sounds your dad and I have ever heard. Though you are often the quiet observer, when you’re alone or with just a few people you will talk and talk and talk.