I need some grown-up make up and skin products. What are your favorites? I don't wear much on a daily basis, so think *best basics* (oh, and eye cream-- hydrating, and a little wrinkle-prevention can't hurt!). Steals, splurges, natural, chemicals-- let me hear your favorites!
A first time pregnant mom recently asked me what she really needs to register for. The online and in-store lists are so long, and possibly even excessive? So besides the obvious needs of diapers and clothing, what are the must haves? And what are the "luxuries" that you found most surprisingly useful?
While at a friend's baby shower, my mom and I watched her open a wipes warmer. How ridiculous we thought, as we exchanged glances.
A couple years later I specifically left such a mini-appliance off my own registry. Then, as I unwrapped one of the packages at my own shower, I uncovered-- dun dun dun-- a wipes warmer! I took it home and set it up with all of my other new gifts.
To my own amazement, I used it at every diaper change and actually found it necessary, even for a baby born in the heat of July! And it was used for 18 months-- until it was transferred to new January baby. (And perhaps losing the cozy warm wipes was an accidental push towards potty-training!)
The wipes warmer was probably my most-used, eventually most-loved, non-necessity item. Looking forward a year or two, I see a backseat DVD player as my next object of mal-opinion. I scoff at the need for it-- and I'm not a TV-for-kids hater! But why do they need to watch a show on the 8 minute drive to school? Doesn't that distract from their ability to self-amuse?
I need to stop there though. I'm afraid I'll soon be eating my words in the form of a Disney DVD...
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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