(Closed) Baby/kid items to keep at house?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

totalchaos58:  aww, thats so nice of you!!! well i think maybe looking into a booster seat, not an entire high chair as they can take up space. I take mine when we go to visit family, the one below is one that I have and it has straps so that you can secure it to the chair you put it on




I also think have some toys that are age appropriate would be nice, a book or two. Its always nice to have somewhere for the baby to sleep, but I have always made do with our stroller, another suggestion would be a mat for the floor so that the baby can do tummy time as well as be entertained with the toys hanging above

Post # 3
6864 posts
Busy Beekeeper

A pack ‘n play! How often will they visit? 

Post # 6
34 posts

A pack and play would be nice, especially if you plan on other babies staying/visiting in the future.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  lilypad2015.
Post # 7
3040 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

totalchaos58:  All I know is there’s some automatic little swing/rocker seat thingy that plays lullabies and it seriously looks amazing for keeping babies content…haha, you can tell I’m not a mom yet…

I know my friend loves it for her son and it gives her a chance to eat haha.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  soymilk.
Post # 8
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


a pack n’ play

high chair

kid plates/utensils

a couple blankets/thick blanket for floor time if you have hard floors

Toy wise it’ll range greatly from baby to infant to toddler. Maybe a set of blocks, some teething toys, a toy or two that lights up/makes music, coloring stuff as they get older. Books are always good too! Small board books you should be able to find second hand pretty cheap:)

If you’ve got a second hand/consignment store nearby I suggest looking there for everything. Or on any buy/sell/trade sites on Facebook! Pack n plays can be expensive but I see them sell for $20-$30 all the time on those types of sites/in consignment shops 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  countrygirll.
Post # 9
6864 posts
Busy Beekeeper

What a great auntie you are! I would check out their baby registry, if they registered, and perhaps duplicate a few things they would need to use on a daily basis or just ask them what items they would appreciate you having on hand. 

Post # 10
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Definitely a pack n play. Our family did this for us and we really appreciated it. I would also suggest a baby bath tub, and a bouncer. Those are the most annoying things to travel with as parents lol. 

Post # 11
9632 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you’re only planning on having them over every few months I would think a pack n play and a space saver high chair would be fine. Babies outgrow things so fast I wouldn’t bother with a swing and things like that just for random visits.

Post # 13
276 posts
Helper bee

pack n play, car seat (if they fly), high chair, toys.

Post # 14
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

totalchaos58:  I’m an auntie. When my nephew was a baby we kept a small (travel) playpen mostly for him to sleep in, a few toys and books, wipes and a couple bottles (which were actually just accidentally left but it was helpful). Now that he’s 3 we have a little camp-style chair that is his size so he can eat at the coffee table, still some toys/books, cups with lids/straws, and I generally buy a set of pjs or some clothes when he’s going to visit but those go home with him. 

Post # 15
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I think a pack n play (with a mattress) and high chair (similar to the one pictured above, or one that folds down easily) would be great, and both are items you can easily get gently used. (I would get a new pack n play mattress, though)

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  rebwana.
  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  rebwana.

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