Baby Must Haves 4-12 Months

Must Haves for Baby up to 12 months

Baby Must Haves 4-12 Months

I’ve made a new discovery and I cannot stinking wait to go back! Have you heard of The Baby Cubby? Oh my gosh, I love their store! It’s here in Utah, but they also have everything online too so you can shop from anywhere! Wait, Stop, Hammer Time, no kidding it’s not hammer time but it is time  for a discount code!! Enter sweetbasil for 10% off now through next Thursday!

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I wandered around their store for over and hour and totally fell in love. But not just because of the products.

I ended up chatting with the employees and owner and discovered that this store is the most unique baby store I’ve ever been in. The staff is not only trained on everything they sell but they can even install your carseat. The whole idea is that when you go in they want their employees to actually be a resource for you. You can ask questions to your heart’s content because they’ve already done the research.

Drive Up Carryout or A Massage?

Oh, your babe just fell asleep as you pulled up and gosh darnit you just needed one thing!! That’s my life story since I’ve got two older kids and we are always running around. I mentioned how crazy it is in the store and they said, well you can always order online or someone will run out to the drive up spot, take your order and bring it out to you. Oh what?! I don’t even have to go in to buy something?! And then they said, and if you spend over $49 you can get a free $10 massage- from head to toes. I need one right now actually…

I can go on and on but here’s a few more things to know:

  • They price match, even Amazon- booyah
  • In store iPads so you can research anything you want
  • Couch and play area for the kiddos (hallelujah!)

You guys, I even follow them on instagram because their photos are beautiful and I love the messages they are constantly sharing. It’s all about the reality of motherhood AND fatherhood. Not just pretty mamas but real life, the ups the downs, the boogers and messes, the joys and heartaches. Hallelujah for a brand that gets that this thing called parenting is a real thing!

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Ok, ok, I got distracted and no they didn’t ask me to say those nice things, I just feel like if you find something great you better tell everyone. But on with the products… And one more thing, we are still up in the air about the best portable high chair. We don’t love high chairs as they tend to be in the way, but we would love to hear what portable chairs you personally like.


You know we love our wrap, but we wanted something that made it even easier to carry baby while out and about on vacations or day trips and something Cade felt more masculine in 😉 We finally settled on the Ergo 360 because baby can face in or out and even go on your back but most importantly it’s ergonomically correct for baby so there aren’t pinched legs or squished bodies. 11355332

Oh, I cannot even tell you how weirded out by this I was, but I’ve become a huge fan! No, you absolutely will not ever get snot or boogies in your mouth, promise! But this thing sucks out way more than the hospital aspirators that we used to love. Just wait until your baby is all congested for the first time and can barely even nurse or eat because of the plugged nose and you too will end up buying one of these Nose Fridas. 14710902

As soon as this travel spoon is in stock I’m buying one. We are always on the go and the spoons are always getting nasty in the diaper bag. Love this travel one from Oxo.


And while we are on the subject of feeding. Cameron from Baby Cubby introduced me to these little guys and I think they are genius. Can’t wait to let our little guy try them in a few months. These little num num dips are great to help baby start feeding himself. One has holes so thick foods get caught and the other has depresses for food to get caught so either way it’s staying with the spoon as the little one learns to feed himself. Less mess equals happier mommy.


And for regular feeding by mom and dad, and sisters in our house because they have to be involved even when it’s quicker for me to do it (oh, haha I guess I’m feeling a little tired with the extra “helpers” today) we found these soft num num dippers. I love them because they are great for gnawing when teething and soft for easy feeding. Plus super cute, right?



These Tegu blocks come in bigger packages too, but for up to one year I feel like they aren’t necessary. What I really need is small toys that are contained so they don’t get lost and can keep our little guy entertained in church, stores or running errands. They have little magnets and are so stinking cute, plus we are all about wood toys.


We have yet to try the amber beads, in fact I’m still back and forth, but I know a lot of mommies swear by them so we had to put them on the list. Apparently the amber helps sooth a baby going through the pains of teething. The beads are individually knotted so if it breaks they wont go everywhere and there’s a breakaway closure so they wont ever strangle baby. download (1)

Dock-A-Tot is a new one and I wasn’t sure how I would feel but we LOVE it. It’s so easy to take anywhere for travel or even lunch at a friend’s house. It allows baby to nap no matter where you are and traveling you don’t have to haul around a pack and play!

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Cute clothes are so fun for kids, but I also want soft, breathable, and most importantly long lasting because kid clothes get thrashed and I don’t want to waste my money.

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Just a few option are HERE on the Baby Cubby site and all meet our standards of durability and snuggle factor.

This is our little guy’s favorite toy right now so I had to include it. He’s a little behind due to being premature but he’s starting to care about watching and holding things. This Oball rattle keeps him entertained, it’s not crazy loud like some rattes and it’s soft for chewing and holey for him to have an easier time with his developing motor skills. Yes, I said holey, it just is.

Baby has the softest skin at first but over time you learn that some babies have sensitive skin, their skin starts to dry out and the weather makes a difference. We’ve been loving Tubby Todd as it’s soft, natural, extra creamy and smells awesome!


Calmies are one of my MUST HAVES for babies and definitely for gifting. It’s easier for a baby to grab and hold, perfectly rubbery and full of texture for the teething baby and it’s made from all natural materials.wc_FPUT14_OnWhite_20141223_2581_c4aec52e-14a5-48c4-9833-d03b8619f705_grande


None of our kids walked until 13 months but they certainly needed shoes and ones that would last with dragging their feet everywhere they crawled. These are Freshly Picked and though we haven’t tried them we love that the are beautiful, high quality and durable.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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58 comments on “Baby Must Haves 4-12 Months”

  1. I simply love the collection you have suggested in this post. It was really helpful, thank you. I also came across a website which talks about pregnancy-related topics. Hope this helps your readers too. 🙂

  2. Entered on Instagram also! I would definitely use the gift card for a DockATot for little man due in May 🙂

  3. Oh this would be AMAZING!!! I have been trying hard to figure out a way to afford a DockATot! My baby girl was born small for gestational age and I think it would be so good for her for sleep, tummy time, and co-sleeping when needed!!

  4. Everything on this list looks like it would make life easier, but I am most curious/excited to try the dock-a-tot. I’ve heard amazing things!

  5. I love everything on the list but my favorite is the Dock-A-Tot. I just recently discovered this product but have yet to use it. I’m pregnant with baby number 3 so I’m wanting to purchase it before the new addition arrives!

  6. I need like everything posted but my fav are Those baby joggers?

  7. I love the Tegu blocks – so much possible creative play is possible!!

  8. I’ve been wanting to try the ergo 360!

  9. There are so many of these products that I would love to try! That is awesome they price match!

  10. OH – love that Dock a Tot! What a great gift, too. And price matching…I’m sending this link to everyone I know!

  11. I love mustela baby lotion. It smells heavenly and keep their skin so soft.

  12. i love the FP shoes, those amazing Num Num spoons, and the Tegu blocks!

  13. There are so many fun new products that have come out in recent years! I don’t have any of the new, fun things but I love the swing my friend gave me when she was finished. You can change the seats direction, or you can take it off and use it as a seat on the floor. Car seat can attach to the base also. It plays all sorts of soothing sounds or music and you can hook up an iPhone or iPod and play what you want.

  14. I love when people share the ergo it is one of those items I recommend to new moms as well.

  15. I’m due with my first in August and it’s all so overwhelming figuring out what I need, what to register for, etc. I absolutely love the Dock a Tot, they look so useful and I love that it’s made out of breathable materials. Thanks for the great post!

  16. Thank you for sharing. With our little girl on the way I definitely need to know the MUST HAVES! and now I need to go check out the Baby cubby!

  17. We LOVE our moccasins and our baby carrier! With baby number two due in a few weeks, this gift card would be wonderful!

  18. The Nose Frida is a must have for congested babies!

  19. I love Baby Cubby! They have everything you need for baby!! Such adorable and perfect options! I love everything you picked for baby must haves…I’m obsessed with my Ergo Carrier. It makes life so much easier and love how it works even as the baby turns into a toddler. We are hoping to have another baby soon and I’ve been eyeing the Dock-A-Tot! It looks like the perfect baby must have…don’t have to worry about the sweet baby moving all around. So perfect!

  20. I always see people posting pictures of their babies in the cutest outfits but never know where to get such cute stuff. Now I know 🙂

  21. The Baby Cubby is awesome! I’m
    Pregnant with my first and we bought our stroller and car seat there! I have also bought countless Swaddles and other treasures! So winning this gift card would be amazing! I have been dying for some rags rompers or an ergo carrier! Fingers crossed! ❤️??

  22. I am in love with that nose sucker… Before I got it I thought it was gross, but boy does it work!

  23. These products are awesome! I couldn’t survive parenting with out a good carrier or two (of more, but who’s counting?). My favorite is the Onya structured carrier.

  24. I have a two year old and looking at this stuff gets me so excited to have another. There are some great new things I’m excited to try!

  25. Love this post and all your must haves. Almost all of your must haves are on my must haves/ gifting list. Loved and still love these for my little guys. So, glad to have found your blog can’t wait to keep reading. Thank you!

  26. I love the Velcro swaddle blankets. Only thing that keeps her snug and sound asleep

  27. We love Tobby Todd products in our house!

  28. I just had my daughter a week ago and I have loved having the DockATot! It honestly has saved my life and made things much easier! I am a huge huge fan. We also have the Tubby Todd bundle and I have loved the ointment for baby girls bum. Two thumbs up for these products!!

  29. I would really love to try a DockATot! Hoping I can win to help ease the cost!

  30. Right now I love my car…its kinda the only thing that puts the baby to sleep ? unless its dark and night time and he’s attached to me. I’ve heard doc-a-tot is amazing….got a mamaroo 2nd hand…he doesn’t really like it. So I’m looking into getting something else. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. We love the nose Frieda too!! We are also obsessed with the summer infant Velcro swaddles!!!

  32. The nose Friday!

  33. I love the Dockatot!

  34. Love my lily jade diaper bag and fp shoes!

  35. So many cool and helpful stuff for baby! I used Nose Frida when my daughter was a tiny baby and it helped so much go clean her nasals easily! Love that product!

  36. I love the cute clothes.

  37. Amber beads and a baby carrier are definite baby essentials for me. And Tegu’s too!

  38. I am in the market for a baby jogger so I would put the money towards a City Mini single.

  39. I love the ball rattle, onesies, and freshly picked shoes!

  40. We had our 6th kiddo in Dec. and I love our swaddle blankets. She stays warm without me worrying about her getting tangled up in blankets and stays asleep longer since she’s not startling herself awake. We also purchased a Graco stroller for a trip to CA during Spring Break, which meant we were flying. I love this stroller because you can fit our car seat that we already had in the stroller, so I don’t have to worry if she falls asleep, I can just put her whole car seat in the stroller. But the best part is the stroller converts to a normal stroller, so I don’t have to purchase another stroller when she outgrows her infant car seat. It was perfect for the airport and we could just check the whole thing at the gate, so I didn’t have to worry about carrying my big baby around all over the place. As far as the products you’ve talked about, I’m interested in some of the baby toys and amber teether. Since it’s been 6 yrs since our 5th baby, we pretty much had to start over with baby purchases.

  41. Love Baby Cubby!

  42. I haven’t seen the Tegu blocks before! Those are so cool!

  43. 1st Baby due in June and I’m dying for the dock a tot 🙂

  44. Love the baby item posts!

  45. I love love LOVE the moccasins! My 9 month old rocks them like nobody’s business. 🙂

  46. We loved the Oball with both our kids.

  47. The Tegu blocks are so cute! I’d love to win a card here for must haves for my niece, due in May 🙂

  48. I loved my Freshly Picked mocs for my daughter, will be getting a pair for our newborn son down the road, for sure! The Dock a Tot has amazing reviews and I love the idea of being able to put down little man to rest in places other than his car seat or a blanket on the floor when we’re out for short visits to friends and family.