The 4Moms Plush Mamaroo is a fantastic infant/baby chair and lounger. The electric chair has four side-to-side rocking settings as well as musical features. It is pricey ($249.99). However, you can get the infant insert and this chair should last a while in terms of growing with your child. We have this chair in the living room during the day and Max sleeps very soundly on it. The fabric cushions as well as the mobile balls are also machine washable and dryable :).
After dealing with the hazards of the 4Moms Infant Tub (large, bulky, awkward, unstable, and, ultimately, unsafe), I decided to get the Puj Flyte Infant Tub for Max and am very happy with my purchase. The Puj tub is compact enough to fit into most bathroom sinks, is mold and mildew resistant, is BPA and PVC-free, and is slip resistant. I also like the fact that the material is a hard foam. Max hates taking baths as it is and this tub makes the task easier and safer.
I am just about done with gathering all of the baby stuff in preparation of my due date (Christmas Day). In doing so, I’ve had to compare two lines of baby toiletry lines: Noodle & Boo and Mustela. Both lines rinse off well. Both lines are supposed to be hypoallergenic. However, both also have very distinct fragrances.
Noodle & Boo smells quite sweet–I would describe the scent as “very sweet almond oil.” “Sweet” is the operative word here. Perfect for girls but not so much for boys (in my opinion). Mustela (although I believe almond oil is one of the ingredients) smells “cleaner” and less fruity/sweet. So, I’ve decided to stick with Mustela and, so far, my favorites are the Mustela Cleansing Fluid for Newborns and Mustela Baby Lotion. I like them so much that I’ve started to use them myself (especially the lotion).