Baby Items that Stand the Test of Time

I had my first daughter in 2014 and registered for the gear my mom friends and family recommended at the time. After her babyhood ended, I packed everything away and held onto it for a second child, which didn’t happen until seven years later.

When I unpacked the boxes, I came across some items that had a better alternative come along since I last used it. However, I also came across many items that had really stood the test of time — items that, seven years later, are still very much in use by new moms today and remained in great shape.

These are the items I used in 2014, used this past year for my new baby, and still see show up on friends’ baby registries all the time:

Baby Items that Stand the Test of Time

Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

I prefer anything with multiple uses, and this high chair is adjustable, so it can also be used as a toddler chair. It has a sleek, minimalistic design, which is excellent for an item that’s going to be in your house for years. You can also separately purchase the removable tray.

Bumbo

I love this little seat! It’s easy to wipe clean and super portable.

Boon Lawn Countertop Drying Rack

This is an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to dry and store bottle parts of all sizes (and other dishes) right by the sink.

JJ Cole Car Seat Cover

I’ve used this same car seat cover with two different infant carriers and it fit both perfectly. It’s an easy (and safe!) way to keep baby protected from cold or rain.

Halo SleepSack Swaddle

Another product with multiple uses! You can swaddle the baby with arms-down, and then help them transition from swaddle to a sleep sack.

Boppy

This is cute, easily washable, and perfect for nursing. It can be used outside of feeding when baby is ready to start sitting and needs some support.

Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles

I’ve had good luck bottle-feeding both kids with these. They’ve been through the dishwasher about a million times by now, and still look pretty good!

Brica Car Mirror

This is a total necessity for an anxious mom like myself. It easily attaches in the back of my car and brings a lot of peace of mind knowing I can see that everything’s OK with a quick glance.


If I were thinking about another baby, I would still continue to hold onto these items, because they are far from obsolete!

What are some of your favorite items that you used across multiple kiddos?

 

Brigette lives in North Liberty with her husband Brian, energetic daughter Kate (October 2014) and their two cats, Penny and Olive. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Brigette came to Iowa City to attend the journalism school at the University of Iowa, fell in love with the area, and decided she couldn’t leave. After meeting Brian while working at the same Iowa City restaurant in college, they got married in August 2015 in the heart of downtown. She works full time in project management and as an employee of the Core Fitness Kids Club while finishing her MBA at Upper Iowa University. In her free time, she drags Kate out garage sale-ing, tries to keep up with her reading list and runs, lives for Hawkeye football season, enjoys a good meal on a patio, runs her Bachelor/Bachelorette bracket with her family and friends, and of course, chases her daughter around the pool and the park.

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