6-9 Month Must Haves

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The 6-9 month range is always so much fun as your baby becomes more self-aware, but is equally as challenging because this is often the age when baby becomes mobile! Here are a few things that helped me out with Natalie the last 3 months: 

1. Baby Gates: So, I am a genius and moved in to a house with stairs a month after my baby started crawling. :) Needless to say, the baby gates were the first thing to get installed. The gate pictured is what we have for the stairs, and it works very well, but there are a ton out there for different needs. At our old house, we had a large space between the living room and kitchen, so we used this gate when Baylee was a baby.

2. Pack'N'Play: Every crawling baby mama's best friend! We use ours as a crib for traveling, or just to keep Natalie corralled while I get a few things done around the house! 

3. Sleep sacks: Usually by this age is when babies transition out of swaddles and sleep suits, so in this family we love sleep sacks! The fleece ones I have linked are perfect for the cold winter months, and so much safer than a blanket in the crib.

4. Teething toys: Most babies will cut a tooth or two around this age (unless you're Natalie Louise who is now 9.5 months old and still toothless!) so a good assortment of teething toys is a great idea. Natalie loves her little animal teething toys. We have the zebra and elephant.

5. Bath toys: Natalie is going to get the set that is linked for Christmas this year. Now that they can sit up in the tub, this age group loves to splash and play with toys during bath time.

6. Food scissors: This is a perfect age to start introducing food to your baby, and while some of you might do purees, we go somewhat of a baby led weaning route. I love having food scissors to cut Natalie's food into small chunks for her to grab. It definitely makes it easier for her to eat, and I don't have to worry about her choking on too big of a bite.

Anything you love that I missed?!

 What are your favorite items for 6-9 month olds?

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