Wednesday, April 02, 2008

So Far

Random bits of baby stuff I've learned so far:

1. Diapers leak more when babies sleep on their stomachs (sigh, mandatory note: I know babies are not supposed to sleep on their stomachs, until they are able to roll their themselves, which mine does).

2. Baby clothes sizes, much like women's clothes, vary greatly depending on the brand. For many, you will see 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, and then it moves to 6 month increments from there for a year, until "2T" when 1 year increments start up. However, GAP and Old Navy move to 6 month increments at 6 months, so it goes from 3-6months to 6-12 months. Carter's only labels theirs: NB, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months. The important thing to note with Carter's sizing is that the size indicates the older end of the range, so 6 months is really 3-6 months, 9 months is really 6-9 months. Old Navy sizes run really small and everything shrinks. Just to give you perspective, Rolo, who is 8 months old, wears a 12-18 month size in Old Navy.

3. Always, always pack an extra baby outfit, including an undershirt.

4. Surprisingly, men are particularly intrigued by the Bugaboo.

5. The moment you give birth, people will start asking when you're going to have another one and it's totally acceptable to whip an M16 and shoot them.

6.Formula is pretty gross.

7. Breastfeeding + no allergies = not true

8. Have the food ready before putting the baby in the highchair.

9. Unless it's leather, stain protectant on your upholstered furniture is an excellent investment.

10. Fasten all bibs before washing them. Most are velcro and rip apart everything else in the wash.



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