i've used parent's choice in the past. poor law student family + 3 kids = super poor. like, the poorest. and paren't choice is really affordable. i never had any qualms with the brand - used their diapers, wipes, and formula when i needed to and all was well.
when nash was born, though, we could afford better diapers, better wipes, better formula. so we did. i bought the fancy brands that i could never afford before and for some reason, it made me feel like a better mom. i can't even believe i admit that out loud. it's just so stupid. not unlike a lot of other things i think/do/say, though, so i should be comfortable with it by now.
anyWAY, few months after nash was born, someone bought be a pack of parent's choice diapers and a can of formula as a late baby gift. and i discovered what i was missing. because at the time, nash was peeing through his diaper every night and i was using the brand name overnight diapers. but suddenly, he was dry! and at half the cost. i haven't bought name brand since. 1 pack of diapers a week cost me like 6 bucks. score! and the formula that was once fine for my older babies that was no longer fine for my youngest baby was suddenly just fine! meaning: it was exactly the same dang thing and how/why did i forget that in the first place?
parent's choice - awesome. (i don't, however, prefer their toddler puffs and i kind of hate walmart)
next up: suave professionals almond & shea butter shampoo. i don't know what it is about this shampoo, but i freaking love it. travis gets pissed because i've boughten the same shampoo now for over a year, but it is just so great. it smells great, leaves my hair feeling just right, and is pretty cheap. i think 4 bucks for a bottle that lasts a month. i even started using it as a body wash and usually wash my kiddos up with it, too.
and for the littles: playtex my first sipster. my mother in law bought these for nash for his birthday. honestly, i planned on taking them back because they hold just 6 oz. and are labeled for babies 4 months and up, so i thought they would be too small for nash. but he loves them! loves. them. and they are guaranteed spill-proof, leak-proof, and break-proof. so far, that is true. the only con is that they don't fit great in the pockets of a diaper bag.
thirty-one's multi utility tote. this bag is amazing. it carries absolutely anything you can think of and makes a great baby bag. i recently bought two of them (or rather, recieved them for FREE for hosting a party). there are 5 pockets on the outside and 2 mesh pockets on each end and then the inside is wide open. seriously, it's awesome. the best part is that it is only $25. i would love to see an attached zipper pouch on the inside for an extra space, but even if that nevers happens i would buy 2 more. you can order online if you don't know a seller, but the hostess rewards are pretty sweet if you want to host a party. check it out.