I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary $500 gift card from Babies “R” Us for my baby shower. I went with my husband. We bought baby essentials and other things that we feel are necessary for either my peace of mind or for what we believe will bring well-being and fun to my son-to-be. I was happily surprised by their inventory.
The first thing we did was to make sure we have all the baby essential gears. We started with baby care essentials and diaper care products including the Playtex Diaper Genie II Elite Advanced Disposal System. I decided to go with disposable diapers since as a first time mom, I will already have plenty of things to do. We bought the Pampers Dry Max diapers for newborns. A friend had recommended those because they don’t leak.
I bought the Especially for Baby Contour Change Pad in Blue Dots and the Blue Especially for Baby Terry Change Pad Cover because the blue complements our nursery decor. And I can tell you that one of my cats seems to adore the changing pad.
Then, we headed to the baby clothing department. I received many clothes as gifts from our friends but we still needed more in different sizes. I bought clothes in sizes 3 months and 6 months. Newborns need a good supply of diaper shirts, sleepers, receiving blankets plus a few hats, no-scratch mittens and tiny socks. I particularly like the design of Gagou Tagou and Bruin.
I bought him Sophie the Giraffe, a famous French baby toy that was created in 1961. Lovable and amusing, Sophie makes a happy sound when her body is squeezed that stimulates baby’s hearing and helps him to understand the link between cause and effect. She is perfect for soothing the baby’s sore gums when teething. The singular scent of natural rubber from the hevea tree makes Sophie very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys. It’s a toy that is suitable from birth up to 12 months.
My husband and I remembered how much fun we had with our Jolly Jumper. Therefore, we want him to have the Original Jolly Jumper. When we arrived home, we noticed that where we wanted to hang it there was no frames. Therefore, we will exchange it for the Jolly Jumper on a Stand.
We like the brand Lamaze for their educational values. We bought the Spin and Explorer gym on which the baby will play on his tummy. Being on his tummy is important for his body development. A friend gave us the Lamaze Musical Inchworm.
For our peace of mind, we bought the Angel Care Movement and Sound monitor. I am more interested in the motion detection monitor than the sound monitor. Many parents told me that babies make so many noises when they sleep that they turned the sound monitor off to be able to sleep.
I saw that in the United States, Babies “R” Us carries many products from Skip Hop either online or in stores. I wish that the Canadian stores did the same since I like their merchandises.
+ Playtex Diaper Genie II Elite Advanced Disposal System $45.99 CAD
+ Especially for Baby Contour Change Pad in Blue Dots $29.99 CAD
+ Especially for Baby Terry Change Pad Cover $10.99 CAD
+ Sophie the Giraffe $23.99 CAD
+ Original Jolly Jumper $39.99 CAD
+ Jolly Jumper on a Stand $69.99 CAD
+ Angel Care Movement and Sound monitor $159.99 CAD
+ Diaper Genie II Elite Diaper Disposal System $34.99 USD
+ Pampers Dry Max 108 Ct Swaddler Diaper Value Box – Newborn $29.99 USD
+ Sophie the Giraffe Teether by Vulli $22.99 USD
+ Lamaze Musical Inchworm $19.99 USD
+ Angel Care Deluxe Movement Monitor $149.99 USD
JulieFebruary 15, 2011 at 06:32
an economical hint and one that will match your decor – you can use a king size pillow case as a changing pad cover. Believe me, you will need more than one cover when you have one (or two) in the wash because of an accident(s).
Kelly BockFebruary 15, 2011 at 09:39
You might find Diaper Dekor Plus slightly less stinky than Diaper Genie.
marieFebruary 15, 2011 at 17:07
Oh babies R us..I loved that store when my kinds where small..I really “freakt out” when I visit the stor for the first time..hihi..and shopped til I drop..It was on our first trip to US..Love your style,,its very hard to find the lovely america style in sweden..I wish you a happy day /Marie
Jenn LeeFebruary 21, 2011 at 22:31
I now live at Babies R Us.
Have you looked at the baby safety superstore? I find they have a lot more than Babies R Us – as they carry a lot of the designer baby items that Babies R Us doesn’t!