Fé’s Favorite Baby Products | 6-Months

I hope you all enjoyed Fé’s 6-Month update! As you can see she is growing so much and enjoying so many things. Over the past few months, we have grown to love some baby products and Fé has gotten attached to some of her favorite baby toys! Here is a list of all our favorite baby products and toys that we have grown to love over the past 6-months!

1. Baby Merlins Magic SleepSuit


This thing is seriously amazing. We had previously used the Halo Sleepsuit (which was also wonderful for when Fé was younger), but once Fé started rolling over in her crib, we had the hardest time putting her down to sleep. She would roll onto her belly and just wouldn’t be able to settle. My wonderful husband did a bunch of research on his own and decided to order this sleepsuit. The first time we put her in the suit, she went down to sleep immediately!! Ever since we bought the suit, she has gone to sleep very quickly after we put her down. The sleepsuit restricts the baby’s movements, making it harder to move, which helps them settle to sleep better. If you are struggling with putting your baby down to sleep, I highly recommend investing in Baby Merlins Magic Sleepsuit. It has been one of our best purchases!

2. Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowls

Since we have started baby-led weaning, Fé has a habit of getting food EVERYWHERE! These bowls have suction cups so they stay put when she attempts to fling everything around!

3. Nuby Hot Safe Feeding Spoons

These spoons will let you know if your little one’s food is too hot! They are great for keeping your baby safe as you start weaning (which we have started with Fé!)

4. Kid Smile Formula Dispenser


I LOVE this thing. It has a permanent spot in my diaper bag and I take it everywhere I go. It has four compartments so I can take enough formula for four feedings with me. I think I am even going to get another couple for when I travel. I just keep this, a clean bottle, and a bottle of water in my bag (check out what I keep in my diaper bag here!) and it makes it super easy to feed little Fé wherever we are!

5. Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether


Fé loves this. She doesn’t have any teeth yet but she is vigorously chewing on anything she can get her hands on! This is the perfect toy to give her when she just can’t keep anything out of her mouth!

6. Lamaze Freddie the Firefly toy

This (I think) is Fé’s favorite toy! It has so many different rings to grab, different textures to explore, and makes a bunch of different sounds. I keep this on Fé’s stroller and it keeps her entertained when we go for walks. She loves it!

7. Baby Keys

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My mother-in-law ordered these keys for Fé after she kept wanting to play with her keys on her keychain. They were a huge hit! Fé loves them! She loves to rattle them and bite them (they make great teethers!) I have found that the simplest toys are the best.

8. Sophie La Girafe

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Fé loves her Sophie! For times when she just wants to chew she always goes for this toy! It is seriously one of the best teethers!

9. Universal Stroller Footmuff 

Before we got this footmuff, we were using blankets wrapped around Fé’s legs to keep her warm whilst in the stroller. She would always end up kicking them off and throwing a huge fit when she got cold. With this universal footmuff, it stays put on her stroller and zips up so she stays nice and cozy!

10. Play Mat

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We got a wonderful “I Spy” mat made by my great auntie. It is so cute and Fé plays on it every single day! But if you don’t have an auntie with wonderful quilting skills, I suggest purchasing some sort of play mat for your little one to play on (unless you have really clean floors!) This quilted play mat is really cute! Or you could go for a fancy tummy time mat!

11. Books!

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When we were in Holland we bought a bunch of Dutch books because we want Fé to grow up knowing both Dutch (from her daddy) and English! I have started reading some of these simple word books to Fé before bed every night. While she probably has no idea what I am saying she enjoys looking at the photos. I think it is great to start reading to Fé from an early age! There is also an English version of Sophie’s First Words!

I have a personalized book coming in the mail from a company called I See Me Books! I am so excited and will be posting a review of it shortly so keep a look out for that!

12. Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this diaper bag! It is so stylish yet so functional. The bag stores everything I need for Fé and keeps everything organized, all while looking like a stylish tote bag. It is my favorite diaper bag of all time and I am so so happy I purchased this one from Petunia Pickle Bottom. 

13. Logitech Circle Camera

 

We use this camera as a baby monitor and it is amazing. We simply log into an App on our phones or our laptops and we can see Fé. For nighttime, we can keep the app on on our phones so we can hear Fé. The camera automatically saves the days recorded video and we can play back any video we want. It also generates a ‘day brief’ where it creates a fun 60 video putting together the highlights from the day. In addition, there is a two-way speaker so we can soothe Fé over the microphone if she is crying. It is probably a little bit more expensive than your average baby monitor, but we figure we will be using it long after Fé is a baby. We can use it later as a security camera or a general house monitor. We love it and it has proven itself to be an extremely useful purchase!

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As always thanks for reading and see you next time!

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Fé’s 6-Month Baby Update!!!!

Hello, Friends and Family!

Today is Fé’s 6-Month Birthday!!!! I know I keep saying this, but time is flying by! It seems like just yesterday that she was born, yet when I look back at pictures it seems like forever ago that she was that small!

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If you missed any updates from before, check them out!

The past six months have been full of exciting changes, adventures, and experiences. Fé is absolutely AMAZING and both Daniël and I are so proud to be her parents. (Doesn’t every parent say that?!)

She is so calm and has such an amazing temperament. Rarely does she get angry or upset, but when she does, she lets the whole house know!! She is the happiest baby and she brings such an incredible amount of Joy into our lives every single day.

I love waking up to her babbling away in her crib. I love watching her rock back and forth on her knees getting ready to try to crawl! I love watching her discover her feet and explore her hands. I love watching her study her toys, discover sounds, and experience tastes for the first time!

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We are starting baby-led weaning and I am so excited for her to learn and discover new foods. So far she LOVES her bananas and cucumbers and tolerates her baby rice cereal. Today we are going to try some mashed up peas for the first time (wish us luck!) So far, she doesn’t eat a whole lot. She mostly just grabs her food, plays with it a little bit, mashes it around in her hands and then finally finds her mouth. With the bananas and cucumbers, she just keeps licking them and knawing on them a little bit. The banana she will really start biting and trying to chew and swallow some. I guess as for right now our main goal with baby-led weaning is to just introduce her to the idea of eating solid foods and to have her experience as many tastes, textures, and consistencies as possible.

No teeth yet, although she has been a little bit fussier than normal and has been chewing like a monster! I am guessing she will pop her first tooth sometime soon.

6-month baby update

She has mastered the art of rolling back and forth. She has learned to push herself backward and she can turn herself around in a full circle while she is on her belly. Even though she isn’t crawling yet, she is very mobile. When I put her on her play mat she can sometimes end up on the other side of the room if I am not paying attention!

Her sleep is gradually getting better. She normally only wakes up once in the night to feed, with the exception of when she had diaper rash, and most of the time she falls back asleep right away. We actually stopped dream feeding her and she started sleeping better! Up until now, we have just fed her on demand, but now that she is a little bit older, I am trying to stick to a more rigid feeding schedule and so far it seems to be working quite well. I hope that by sticking to a schedule, Fé will get enough food during the day and will be able to sleep for a longer period of time during the night!

Last night she slept from 11:30 pm-7:30 am (WOOHOO!!) which also means Daniël and I got 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep!! Let’s not jinx it, but I really hope this starts to become the norm.

6-month baby update

Right now our current schedule looks a little bit like this:

7:30 am: Wake up and feeding #1

9:00 am -10:30 am: Nap Time

10:30 am: Feeding #2

12:00 pm: Lunch Time!!! This is when we normally sit down together and try new foods =)

12:00 pm- 1:30 pm: Nap Time

1:30 pm: Feeding #3

3:00 pm- 4:30 pm: Nap Time

4:30 pm: Feeding #4

5:00 pm- 5:30 pm: Nap Time (I have found that she needs one more nap during the day or she will not make it all the way until bedtime)

7:00 pm Bedtime & Feeding #5

Anywhere from 11:30 pm- 2:00 am: Feeding #6

*This is a very ideal version of our daily schedule. Very rarely does our day actually look like this but this is the schedule that I try to stick to. I normally have activities and/or appointments during the day that may disrupt feeding times or nap times and we are very flexible with our schedule!

*I have also found that Fé needs a lot of naps during the day. If she doesn’t have anough sleep during the day she is a nightmare during the night! I know a lot of parents who don’t let their children sleep past 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm, but I find that Fé NEEDS that last nap just to tide her over until bedtime. If she doesn’t get that last nap we end up putting her to bed around 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm. When she does this, however, she won’t take her last feeding, which throws the whole night off!

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Stats/Favorites:

Weight: 8.6 kilos | 19 lbs

Height: 68.5 cm | 27 inches

Head Circumference: 48cm | 18.9 inches

Number of Feeds per day: 6

Average oz per feed: 70z

Poopy diapers per day: 1-2

Naps per day: 3-4

Clothing size: 6-9 months (although we are going to have to start buying 9-12 month clothes very soon!)

Teeth: None

Favorite foods: Bananas, cucumber slices

Favorite Toys: Freddie the Firefly, Sophie la Girafe,

Favorite Nursery Rhyme: “Oh, the Grand old Duke of York”

Favorite Activites: Playing in the sitting room with all of her toys, taking a bath with Daddy, going for walks with Buddy, chewing on her feet

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Skills/ Milestones:

  • Rolling back and front and all over the place
  • Baby Babbling
  • Pushing up on hands so arms are straight
  • Sits without support for a minute or so
  • Likes to play and looks at herself in mirrors
  • Grabs objects, reaches for objects that are out of reach, brings EVERYTHING to her mouth
  • Blows raspberries with her mouth

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Mommy and Daddy

How are we coping with parenthood? Our lives have been turned upside-down, but for the better. Parenthood is really hard and nothing can prepare you for it. I think Daniël and I both agree that the hardest part is the lack of sleep. Although we are used to it now, and Fé is sleeping so much better, we still feel as though we are ALWAYS TIRED.

Another difficulty of parenthood is that we don’t ever get a break. We are so lucky to live with Daniël’s mom and step-father, so we have the freedom to go to the gym in the evenings and occasionally go out by ourselves. But parenthood is a 24/7 job. You can’t just step away from being a parent and take a 3-hour nap. Regardless, Fé fits into our lives very well. We love being a family and spending time all together, except a date night every once in a while is nice 😉

What’s up on the Blog

With all the new changes happening with Fé, I am planning on writing about so many interesting topics over the next few weeks! Check back on the blog for articles about:

  • Fé’s Favorite Products
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Potty Training
  • Teething
  • Baby milestones
  • Baby Sleep

Stay tuned for more baby updates, pictures, and baby related topics!

 

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