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When it comes to what you need as a new mom, it’s easy to know the basics, the bassinet, diapers, and car seat. Beyond that, baby products can be overwhelming, our guide focuses on baby products that make life easier. Here are 10 items that every new and expectant mother should know about.
The Chair For Life
Tripp Trapp Chair By Stokke
You can’t always judge a book by its cover, except when you are judging the Tripp Trapp High Chair, you can. This premium high chair will be with your family from birth to college, seriously. The different variations and accessories allow your child to comfortably use and sit at the table from newborn size (with the Newborn Set) into adulthood to join in on mealtime bonding. Stokke also offers a 7 year warranty for the Tripp Trapp.
The traditional high chair configuration for your 6 month old allows your child to join right to the height of the table or if you prefer there is a tray option. To make the craftsmanship even more personalized, Stokke engraves the chair to make the chair uniquely yours.
The chair itself is made of European beech and oak woods, which give it a natural beautiful finish. So as you welcome your new baby into the home, welcome a chair that will be with your child for life.
The Best Baby Lounger
DockATot Deluxe + Dock
I didn’t have this for our son and it was the one item that every veteran mom told me was a must-have. We have a two story house so having a lounger easy to transport around was very important to me. The quality of the DockATot exceeded my expectations with its high-quality and beautiful design made it the perfect portable lightweight lounger for the baby. But it’s more than that, it also functions as a co-sleeper and place for the baby to safely play, which makes it worth the investment.
Many baby products are full of vibrant designs but sometimes I just want something chic that will fit the aesthetic of our house, which is why I loved the Carrara Marble design. There are many beautiful colors and designs available here including my second favorite, the leopard painted spots. Some other great features:
- All natural, 100% cotton
- Ideal micro-climate for babies
- Tested for breathability
The Intelligently Designed Diaper Bag
Twelvelittle Companion Backpack in Leopard
I’ve been through my share of diaper bags, but by far Twelve Little is my favorite brand, for both style and function. Getting out of the house with one or more children can be a daunting task, which is why you need a bag that can make life easier, like the Companion Backpack. Foremost, you need a spacious bag that is hands free and comfortable. The Companion Backpack achieves both goals with its padded shoulder straps and back padded panel which makes sure you are as comfortable as possible. The dual pockets on the side make sure that both mom and baby can stay hydrated. The best part of this intelligently designed bag is that there are 5 exterior and 5 interior pockets so you can stay organized and won’t waste time searching around for baby items.
I chose the leopard print because that is my favorite neutral, but there are many other stylish prints to choose from.
The Perfect On-The-Go Bottle
The Baby’s Brew Bottle Warmer + Dispenser
Warm your baby’s bottle, anywhere. The problem with traditional bottle warmers is that they work wonderfully while at home, but cannot be used while outside the home. This is why the Portable Bottle Warmer Pro Set by The Baby’s Brew changed the bottle game by making it possible, and easy, to warm baby’s bottle anywhere, making your baby’s bottle one less thing you need to worry about when you are out and about. As the first ever cordless travel bottle warmer that is battery powered, able to warm milk, water, or formula, your life as a busy mom just got that much easier.
One of the best functions of this bottle warmer, besides its portability, is the ability to maintain the desired temperature for 8 – 12 hours. This guarantees that when the baby shows his/her hunger signs, you are ready to create the perfect bottle. For the baby, it creates the perfect brew, for mom, it creates the piece of mind that your baby will be happily fed no matter where you are.
Features we love:
- Flexible fit for most wide neck bottles and if not, adapters available here.
- Easy to adjust temperature to make sure it is the perfect bottle every time.
- Dishwasher safe
The Best Way To Protect Baby’s Skin
Babo Botanicals Mineral Sunscreen
When you live in Florida, you need to invest in excellent sunscreen for babies as it is recommended that babies older than 6 months should wear sunscreen. Babo Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is made with your baby’s sensitive skin in mind, with its lightweight and non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen lotion. The Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen is very water resistant and can be maintained for 80 minutes.
All of the Babo Botanical products are made by a mom of three with moms in mind! And you can tell it is one of the reasons Baby Face Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50 is so great. The stick glides on little faces and makes applying sunscreen on a wiggling baby or toddler a breeze. For older children, it even makes it fun for the child to apply independently.
The Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen Pump Spray is a great way to reapply sunscreen during a busy day at the beach. The non-aerosol pump spray is made with the same great formula as the other baby skin Babo Botanical products.
Don’t forget to protect your own skin! The Tinted Natural Glow Mineral Stick with SPF 50 gives you a beautiful glow of protection for all of your family activities. This enriched organic formula is easy to take with you and glides on easily without leaving your face greasy.
The Best Recovery
Belly Bandit Viscose Bamboo Belly Wrap
Knowing that I have a planned cesarean delivery, I want to make sure I have the best delivery recovery possible, which is why a Belly Bandit Wrap is a must-have. There is a reason Belly Bandit has become synonymous with belly wraps and it’s easy to see why. Belly Bandit was inspired by the traditional practice of belly binding and modernized it with the Viscose Bamboo Belly Wrap. The Power Compress Core technology helps strengthen your core muscles, eases back pain, and promotes mobility, so you can get back to your normal routines, which now include, many dirty diapers!
This particular wrap is covered in ultra-soft viscose from bamboo fabric and features Belly Bandit Power Compress Core. It’s very simple to wear and offers nine inches of adjustability. The super soft breathable feel will support you post-delivery and help you heal as you recover.
Belly Bandit Wraps are eligible for reimbursement from many U.S. insurance companies. For more information about reimbursement and filing an insurance claim, click here.
Breastfeeding In Public Success
Setting yourself up for breastfeeding success is so important because you want to feel confident to discreetly breastfeed in public, because let’s face it, a hungry screaming baby isn’t going to be fun for anyone. Covered Goods makes that possible. The stretchy and lightweight nursing scarves are just enough fabric to cover the baby without overheating you or the baby.
Their soft and trendy designed nursing covers have many other uses as well. With the current climate, avoiding as many germs as possible is made easier with the multi-use nursing scarves. You can use it as a grocery cart cover, high chair cover, car seat shield, or even an infinity scarf during cooler weather.
Odor Blocking That Makes “Scents”
When you welcome a newborn baby into the house, one thing is for certain, there will be a lot of diapers and odors. So you need a good diaper pail to block those odors effectively. The Dékor Plus was an obvious choice because not only is it hands-free, holds up to 60 newborn diapers, and ABS premium plastic doesn’t absorb odor.
The motto for Dékor is accurate, step, drop, done. That’s it, this innovative diaper pail is so easy to use, my three year old can do it with ease. It’s sleek design keeps the contemporary aesthetic of the nursery and of course eliminates any unpleasant odors. The secret behind the hands-free drop is a trap door triggered by a foot lever.
The refill bags are one long continuous liner. The Dékor Plus refill bags have a fresh powder scent which helps eliminate odors. It also comes in various fun colors and sizes.
Cocoon Swaddle By Ergo Pouch
Swaddling is a wonderful way to bring comfort to your baby and more importantly, sleep. But, often the problem is that swaddling at the wee hours of morning can feel like completing a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, which is why the Cocoon Swaddle by Ergo Pouch provides that same comfort but with convenience. With its simple zip design, your baby can be simply and securely swaddled, no matter how sleep deprived you are.
The Cocoon Swaddle Bag is shown in the dreamy Mountains design and is made of organic cotton and bamboo mix, so it will be very soft against your new baby’s skin. Ergo Pouch offers many other beautiful and whimsical designs available here.
Easy Feeding + From Breast to Bottle
Mam Easy Start Anti-Colic Bottle
I plan to breastfeed so my number one priority in choosing a bottle is one that will be an easy transition from breast to bottle, like the Easy Start Anti-Colic 5oz. This BPA-free bottle with its ultra-soft silicone nipple makes it an easy transition from breastfeeding to bottle, because the last thing I want to worry about is nipple confusion. The second priority was finding a bottle with anti-colic mechanisms, like the MAM with its base ventilation system that provides a smooth milk flow. This bottle is also very easy to clean, and fill, with its wide opening and removable parts.
The same bottle is also available in a 9oz size for when the baby grows and eats more. I love having the option of the 5oz and 9oz because you just never know when it is time to upgrade.
Best No Drop Teether
The most cringe worthy moment for any mom is when that teether hits the floor. Tasty Tie solved that problem by becoming the first ever wearable baby teething tie. So now the baby can dress up just like dad with his seersucker teething tie. Not only does the Tasty Tie provide easy access to a teether and ease sore gums but the tie is made of crinkly fabric to entertain little hands. Ready for court, and ready for grandma’s.
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