One of the most common questions expecting moms ask seasoned moms is “What are THE essential baby items I need?” What follows is a repeated list of the same items — items I heard about when I was first pregnant 13 years ago, and I’m sure the same list was shared even 20 years ago! In the past couple of years, however, there’s been a boost of new and innovative baby items put on the market. Most women haven’t heard of them and I’m here to help!
These new essentials are going to help new moms crush motherhood.
I know because I have tried all of them. Being a mom of five, I’ve had the pleasure of trying products for the past 12 years. My last pregnancy was a couple years ago, so I was able to use these essentials, wishing they had been on the market 13 years ago because they have made motherhood a little simpler.
1. The Woombie
This amazing swaddle blanket allows your little one to be tight and snug, but also have the freedom to stretch their arms, resembling the womb. We all know the benefits of swaddling and this product takes it to the next level. The design is comfortable for both baby and parent. Even the zipper zips from the bottom up to keep baby covered above during diaper changes at night.
Visiting the grocery store as a new mom may be one of the scariest outings. To top it off, new moms find themselves wondering where they’re supposed to put the infant baby car seat…up above, where the seat doesn’t latch so it’s a scary balancing act. I’ve read stories of seats falling off or causing the cart of tip over! No, thank you. So my next choice is to put the car seat in the cart. But where does my food go? The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock has solved this problem.
The hammock straps onto the sides of the cart, allowing the baby’s car seat (and eventually the baby) to rest in the hammock with room below for your items. I WISH this had been invented 13 years ago; it would have solved so many problems and anxieties I had as a new mom, not to mention when siblings came along!
This item has been tested and has earned certificates of safety for your child. And I kid you not, every single time I went to the store, other parents would come up and ask me about it. It is just genius. Head here to find out how it works. It also works for multiples!
There’s so much we are learning about good and bad bacteria in our guts. Even from day one, the balance of the two is essential to help baby feel good and grow healthy. These probiotic drops are safe for newborns and up. They help that balance by bringing the good bacteria into the baby. It is proven that probiotic drops can help with colic, gas, constipation, fussiness and digestion of milk! I suggest reading this to learn more about the benefits of probiotics for your baby — that’s a win in my book. The first couple of months, baby’s digestion is so delicate and needs all the help it can get. When my youngest was about a month old, the colic and tears came out of no where. She was in constant pain and it was the hardest thing to go through. You want to do anything you can to ease that pain; a friend recommended probiotic drops and I’ll be forever grateful for that. From day one, my daughter was a new baby. The crying stopped and she was happy.
After you’ve cleaned off baby’s bottom during a diaper change, you get to wipe some cream on that little bum. Luckily for you, they’ve invented a brush so you don’t have to touch baby’s bum. It was invented by a mom who said, “My first son had a GI irritation that resulted in constant acidic poops as a newborn. His bum was raw with open blisters for over 40 days. Bringing relief to him consumed my every thought. At one point I read that proper diaper cream application included washing your hands BEFORE applying diaper cream. I knew this was not practical and was also tired of constantly smelling cream on my hands, so I invented a better way. The BabyBum Diaper Cream Brush is made of 100% soft flexible silicone and is perfectly designed to gently brush diaper cream on little bums.” I thought this was such a great idea. It would certainly help keep things cleaner and lessen the chance to spread germs. Moms who have this love it.
DockATot is a multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling, resting and snuggling dock you can take anywhere. Created with love in Sweden with a strict emphasis on design and comfort, there is simply nothing else like it on the market that allows mothers to feed, soothe, and bond with baby. Babies need a nurturing and cozy surrounding, and feel calmer being in a smaller environment, which mimics the mother’s womb. DockATot creates a soft and tender surrounding for little ones to lie in and feel snug and comforted. It’s great for traveling as well! Another great new product that simplifies parenting.