Without further ado, I give you the best and the worst from items we purchased in
August Oops! July. Are you ready? Awesome. Me too.
The best thing I purchased this month was this stellar water bottle made by Camelbak. It’s BPA free. It comes in several different colors (and two sizes!) and you can drink from it standing up, lying down, upside down, while running, doing cartwheels, having sex—you name it. It’s awesome. (Even Em likes to drink out of it. He can’t use a sippy cup and doesn’t like to feed himself a bottle, but he’ll drink out of my water bottle. Babies are weird.)
We got ours at Whole Foods but you can order them online as well. You won’t be let down. Promise.
The worst thing we purchased recently was the Play Spot flooring created by Skip Hop. It was a great idea in theory. Tobyjoe even went out of his way to pick it up one night after work. And it looked great! We were so excited! Here was a padded floor for Em to play (and fall down) on, one that may even keep our neighbors from banging on our pipes every five minutes.
Boy were we mistaken. And I tried hard to keep everything together for the first few days. But Emory was just so bloody good at taking it apart. Before I knew it, the thing was in ruin, pieces strewn about everywhere, two in each hand, one in his mouth. What a mess. What a mistake. What a waste of 80 bucks.
I don’t recommend this flooring for babies who: crawl, play, walk, move or fart.
Also, if you have cats and you live in a railroad apartment? You’re just plain stupid for buying this one.
(Stick with diaper bags, Skip Hop. Your diaper bags are awesome.)