Mom: Marisol Nichols
Child: Rain, Born September 30, 2008
If you’re a fan of vampires, werewolves and Twilight-inspired antics (and who isn’t'?), then you may well have seen Marisol Nichols on ABC’s thrilling new drama The Gates. Playing the role of Sarah Monahan, a mother in a gated community populated exclusively by witches, werewolves, and succubi (along with normal humans). As the mom of a toddler, it’s amazing she can juggle a full time TV role and motherhood, but Marisol took to mothering quite easily, telling me “that I never knew you could love another person as much as I love this little girl. It’s like having your heart outside of your body, walking around and saying “mommy.” Of course, when it comes to celebrity moms, I’m always dying to find out what products they use and what brands are their favorites. Here’s what Marisol had to say about her must-have baby and toddler gear.
Click through to read about all of Marisol’s must-haves…
1. What’s your baby ride?
I loved the Micralite stroller. The ease of the seat positions is fantastic. The ease with which it folds up. The reclining of the seat that’s in there. Brilliant. And it was so comfortable for Rain. She loved it – she took all her naps in it. The only reason I’m not using it now is that she outgrew it.
The one I’m using now is a Bertini stroller. The basket in the bottom is huge; it has cup-holders and a place for your keys. Rain takes her nap in it every day. It’s easy to turn, which is great because some strollers don’t turn well. I use it for traveling. It’s a truly fantastic stroller.
2. What crib do you use?
Her crib is from the Green Cradle. It’s wooden, non-toxic and safe for her. I love the classic look of it too; it’s traditional, classic baby – and I like that. It’s a baby crib for the ages. It looks like something you could have used 100 years ago.
3. What is your favorite nursery décor item?
I love my nursery – it’s hard to decide on a favorite. There’s a mural on the wall of a tree with fairies on it, which adds a magical quality to the whole room. Otherwise, it would just be a room (decorated for a baby). I read all the time. When I was pregnant, I was reading Pixie Hollow and that’s what inspired me. I like the idea that fairies are watching over Rain while she sleeps.
4. What is your fave baby clothing designer?
Misha Lulu. Their clothing is so original and creative and just really special. It’s completely non-traditional and has this “I sewed it myself ” quality that I love! I literally bought everything I could find in Rain’s size when she was a year old.
5. Fave baby bath?
I don’t use a baby bath, but I have this amazing tub bumper (Tub-Time Bumpers from One Step Ahead). It’s been phenomenal – it sticks to the entire tub so her head is protected. And she learned her ABCs from it!
6. What is the one baby item you couldn’t live without?
When she was a little baby:
Fisher-Price My Little Lamb™ Cradle ’n Swing. She slept in it. It was the greatest thing ever.
Bobux shoes. Because she walks so well in them. She’s a runner. And in sandals, she scrapes her toes. The Bobux shoes fit like a sock but protect her feet.
I also like See Kai Run. They have the cutest baby shoes. And Rain really likes those as well. It’s like “are you kidding?” They’re so adorable, I want to have them bronzed.
7. The one baby item you wouldn’t want to live without?
My Rebecca Minkoff baby bag. It’s lined and waterproof inside. It’s got tons of compartments in there so I can categorize all the things I need to bring with me: one for food, one for diaper creams, one for my keys and cell phone. It looks like a purse – you would never know it’s a diaper bag. It’s not too much and not too little; it’s the perfect size. It’s the best.
>>BONUS: To find out Marisol’s favorite car seat, sippy and more, visit Mamaista to read the full interview.
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Photos: Micralite, See Kai Run, Misha Lulu, Rebecca Minkoff, Green Cradle