October 1, 2010
it has been a LONG time (10 years, to be exact!) since i’ve had a newborn.
i have begun my research on “essentials” – not the ones our consumer culture says we “must” have, but those things that mama’s have truly found essential for their baby.
i am thinking about baby care (health, healing, remedies, etc); about “products” and “tools” that have been invaluable for you (a baby carrier? a bouncy seat?); baby clothing items; books that have been particularly helpful, etc.
admittedly, i am determined to be much more simplistic this time around, focusing on the basics and *trying* not to get overwhelmed with “wants” (vs needs).
i would LOVE to hear what you’ve loved … what has worked for you!!