Sweet Watson, you are ten months old! You say “mama, “wow,” and sometimes “ba-ba,” which we are convinced is code for “Da-Da!” You love making funny sounds with your mouth, like smacking your lips real loud. You just started rolling your tongue and sticking it out at us, you silly boy! Daddy and I love watching you learn how to do new things every day. You’re so adventurous and I think you’d eat all the potting soil and cat food if we’d let you! Waving to people is your favorite way to say hello and bye-bye. We are still waiting on your teeth—where are they!? You’ll be walking soon, but take as long as you’d like because you’re trying to grow up too quickly! I can’t believe you’ve been here with us for 10 whole months. It seems like a blink of an eye, yet it seems like you’ve always been here. We just love you more than a million universes.

Above are some of our favorite “baby buys” over the past few months. Some of these you may recognize from my baby registry guide. Sharing a little about each one below!

1. B. LucKeys are so cute! Watson tries to put my keys in my mouth all the time. I think they are his favorite toy, but I recently found out that car keys are really dangerous for babies because they have lead in them. These play keys are awesome because they are heavy and feel like real keys. They make fun sounds, too. 

2. It’s true what they say. Freshly Picked shoes are the only ones that stay on Watson’s feet! Plus, they’re adorable. I want every color. 

3. The Beaufort Bonnet Company jon jons are some of our favorites. They are worth the investment because they hold up so well, but I would definitely recommend buying a little bigger so that you can get as much use out of it as possible! I don’t regret buying more expensive baby clothes… of course it’s not necessary, but we just have a few and we wear them over and over and over. It makes me feel good knowing we are getting so much use out of each special outfit! 

4. The Kidoozie Funtime Tractor is the BEST baby toy we have. Hands down! All of the animals make noises and are removable—perfect for babies who always like to hold things in their hands. The tractor moves, sings, and honks! Seriously, the best.

5. Watson hangs out in his Joovy Spoon Walker while I’m in the kitchen. It’s a walker and high chair in one, so it keeps him entertained while he munches on a snack. Sometimes we have meals in this when Brandon or I feel like sitting on the floor while feeding him. The tray is dishwasher safe!

6. We hadn’t had any diaper rash problems until about two months ago. This Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is the best I’ve found at soothing that little bottom. Go ahead and get the tub. It’s thick and kind of hard to get out of the tube, plus you’ll run out fast! 

7. Rattle & Roll Car: The cage on the top of this car is perfect for baby fingers. It’s light, it rolls, and it rattles. Plus it’s super inexpensive! Watson loves this thing and it’s small enough to tote around in my bag.

8. We’ve tried a few, but this Baby Bjorn One Air is our favorite carrier. Watson loves it, too. I think all of their carriers would be equally as good, but we love the mesh fabric on the air because it’s breathable in the hot Charleston climate. You can scoop it up on Amazon, too. Speaking of Baby Bjorn, we still use and love our travel crib every time we leave home with W overnight. It’s a lifesaver. Honestly, that and the Dockatot have been our number one baby items of all.

9. We use the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Jogging Stroller every day. Watson loves being outside, so we are constantly walking around the neighborhood, up to the grocery store or library, and to some nearby shops!

10. This thing was a big hit once Watson started wanting to stand up all the time. The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy and Friends Learning Table is the perfect activity table. I bring it with me all over the house throughout the day.

11. We love our Baby Care Play Mat! It’s pricey, but worth every penny. I had another one, but ultimately switched to this one because it has a lot better padding. I find myself wanting to lay down on this mat, which is perfect because I pretty much do every day while playing with W. Also love how it’s reversible. I have it on the polka dot side now, but will switch to the “town” side once Watson gets a little bigger and starts playing more with cars and trucks.

12. Cuddle + Kind dolls are so cute and soft, plus they support a great mission. Buying one doll feeds 10 children in need. 




  1. February 1, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Hey! I have a little boy that was born on April 12, what are some items you are looking for for his first Birthday??? 🙂

  2. February 1, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Ah don't tell me that about the keys! Oliver is always putting mine in his mouth , not for long but still, and I always knew they were dirty but didn't know about the lead part! I totally agree on buying a few nice pieces for them to wear over and over. They hold up so well and have lots of sentimental value. TBBC is my favorite for sure!

  3. February 1, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    What do you put on Watson under his jon jons? just a long sleeved onesie? I can't really tell in this pic but I feel like peter pan collar isn't always appropriate for every day, haha! My Beau is about a month and a half behind Watson so I always love your mama posts! XO

    • February 1, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Agreed! For every day, I typically put a white t-shirt from H&M baby underneath. Those are our favorites!

  4. February 2, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Those keys are Caroline's favorite. She loves, loves, loves chewing on them and I like knowing that they are much cleaner than my actual car keys. I wanted to also share this article about walkers. The AAP does not recommend using walkers. They actually tried to ban them years ago! It inhibits building postural muscle strength and development of motor planning needed to walk.

    • February 2, 2017 / 1:39 am

      Oh my gosh! I'm so glad you shared this. He doesn't spend all too much time in his, but I definitely don't want it around if it's harmful. Geez, just when I find something that works! 😉 Thanks again for sharing, lady.

    • February 6, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Crazy huh! I always think that the recs are based on examples where kids spend a ton of time in something (ex. when parents use TV for a baby sitter) but would rather be on the safe side.

  5. February 2, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Great round up! I need more baby shower gifts and these are all great ideas! Watson is so stinking cute!!

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