My Top Five

The Boppy! This thing was a life saver. When the boys were still little I could put them both on each side, for breastfeeding in the beginning or later for bottle feeding. We still use it around the house! Only now that the boys are three they love to use it as a pillow for around their neck!

A swing, now I would say two swings! The boys had reflux and spent many a night being switched back and forth from swing to mommy. But, not just ANY swing. The boys had to have THEIR swing. They knew if they were in a swing at Mammaw's and her swing just wouldn't do. When we finally blew the motor in our swing we had to go shopping at the thrift stores for the very same swing or life would have been over! Thankfully we found it Once Upon a Child and just put our bucket on it.


Bouncy Seats. We had two thankfully. The reflux made these an absolute must have. They boys slept in them more than I'd like to admit. We called ours the sensory overload bouncy seats. The boys didn't like them to vibrate, and never really played with much on them but the mirror. Blog

The limo stroller. We had the double snap and go. While it was difficult to fit into other people's cars besides our van, this was so great to have. We didn't have to switch the boys from carrier to stroller. My only problem with it now is that we outgrew it much too fast.


Sleeping when the babies slept. This was an absolute must. With Joshua working so early in the morning and the boys sleeping in their bouncy seats, our permanent home was the living room. The boys and I spent months sleeping in the living room.