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First Year Essentials

Natalie G.
NATALIE G.
Baby Gear Specialist
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As you navigate the 1st year, you must be wondering what do you REALLY need and when do you REALLY need it. With so many early milestones, turn to Tinyhood Gear Expert, Natalie G., for expert advice.

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Solids
COOL, PARENT OF 18 MONTH OLD

My 6 month old baby eats hardly half a spoon of solids everyday. I offer him pureed carrots, beans etc. but he does not seem to like it much. Where am I going wrong here? Also, how much water should I offer him everyday?

Natalie
NATALIE

Hi Cool. I'd suggest speaking to one of the Nutrition Experts to get advice on feeding your baby solids!

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Stranger anxiety
COOL, PARENT OF 18 MONTH OLD

How to avoid stranger anxiety for my baby?

Natalie
NATALIE

Hi Cool. In regards to your question about avoiding stranger anxiety, I suggest speaking with one of the Developmental Specialists!

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Which co-sleepers are safest for my baby?
CINDY

I have heard great things about the doc-a-tot but was thinking that a traditional co-sleeper or a free-standing bassinet would be safer. What would you recommend?

Natalie
NATALIE

Hi Cindy,

While DockATot is approved for co-sleeping, the most important thing is that you feel confident while co-sleeping. If you prefer to use a traditional co-sleeper the benefits of a DockATot are the breathable materials and the sides which help prevent parents from rolling onto baby. You can also purchase a CloudTot which slides inside the DockATot and keeps track of baby’s breathing and alerts you if there has been no movement for 12 seconds.

https://dockatot.helpscoutdocs.com/article/17-co-sleeping-with-a-dock

https://dockatot.com/pages/cloudtot

Free-standing co-sleepers are also great because they keep baby close by but give you more room in the bed and alleviates any worry you may have about co-sleeping. Halo and Arm’s Reach are two good options:

Halo Bassinest Glide Sleeper

This bassinet slides right up to your bedside, has breathable mesh walls and an easy to push down wall that allows you quick access to baby.

http://www.halosleep.com/our-products/halo-bassinest-glide-sleeper/

Arm’s Reach Mini Ezee 3 in 1 Co-Sleeper

The Arm’s Reach actually attaches to your bed making it an extension of your bed which many parents love. This however makes it more permanent as it’s affixed to your bed until you move your baby to his/her own crib. But it can also be used as a free-standing bassinet and play yard so it provides more longevity than then Halo Bassinet.

https://www.armsreach.com/shop/co-sleeper_bassinets/mini-ezee-3-in-1-co-sleeper