In the last 5 weeks, I have found several incredible baby products that have made our lives so much easier, so I just wanted to share them with ya’ll. If you or someone you know are about to have a baby, these are the can’t-live-without, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that things that I have come to love.
- Fisher-Price My Little Lamb Platinum Edition Deluxe Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper with Vibration
This is by far my very favorite and most used baby-related thing that we have. Landon sleeps in it right beside our bed and I don’t have to worry if he spits up because he isn’t laying flat on his back. It folds up almost completely flat and is so easy to transport! It weighs practically nothing and the cover pops right off and is easy to clean. The vibration is soothing and I think Landon feels cozy and snuggled in it. Babies can use this until they’re 25 pounds!
This is a great diaper pail for two reasons: first, it does not require special bags; you can just use normal trash bags. I was surprised to find that almost all the other options out there require specific bags and that just gets pricy. It’s way easier if you can just use your normal kitchen trash bags. Also, it is made so that you never have to worry about a bad smell when you open it. You place the soiled diaper in the little door and close it, then press the lever on the back and it falls into the can, never exposing the foul smell inside to the air. It’s awesome.
3. Skip Hop Moonlight and Melodies Nightlight Soother
Landon loves this thing! When I give him a bath, I turn it on and he loves listening to all four of the different lullaby options. It also has a projector on top that projects stars onto the ceiling! I also love that it has a timer option, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn it off.
4. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System Stroller – Polaris
I did a lot of research before choosing a stroller, and I am so happy with the one I chose. It is a great option for someone who doesn’t quite need a jogging stroller with one big wheel in the front, but who does want something that’s easy to steer and use for walks and things like that because the front two wheels are closer together than the back two wheels, making it easy to turn. The travel system is the WAY TO GO, because it’s everything you need in one: the carseat, the base, and the stroller (and the car seat just pops right in to the stroller until your baby is big enough to ride in the seat of the stroller). I love that the stroller is easy to pop open and not too heavy for me to pull in and out of the trunk of my Camry. Another thing I love about it is that when the carseat is locked into the stroller (facing you as you push it), you can pull both the shade from the car seat and from the stroller so that the baby is completely shaded, but there’s a mesh window that allows you to still see your baby, which I love when we take walks because I don’t have to worry about him getting too much sun, and I can still see him with no problem.
5. Medela Pump In Style Advanced
My insurance covered this breast pump and it’s wonderful. I plan on doing a detailed post in the future about breastfeeding, but until then, I’ll just say that I am so thankful for inventions like this that help make it easier and allow your schedule to be more flexible. For instance, on Sundays, I pump at 6am and 9am, and take the bottle of milk with me to church so that if Landon gets fussy during the service or we want to go out for lunch afterwards, I don’t have to rush home to feed him or go sit in a room for 3o minutes to feed him. It’s so convenient! There are lots of different kinds of double electric pumps, and some have a timer on them, which is nice (mine doesn’t have that, so I just watch the clock). From all the reviews I’ve read, Medela seems to be the best brand, so that’s what I requested when I ordered mine from my insurance.
What are your favorite baby products? I’d love to hear, so comment below!