Let’s face it… Parenting is not easy! Whether you have one child or you’re juggling a newborn and a toddler, it doesn’t get any easier. To make parenting easier, there are some genius baby items on the market.
Now that I’m getting ready for my second baby, I know I’m going to have my hands full with a newborn and toddler.
So now I’m on the hunt for baby products that make life a little easier on me as a mother. Whether those products calm a fussy baby fast or help prevent messes, I’m all for them!
If you want to make mommyhood a little easier on yourself, then look no further!
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I absolutely love wearable blankets! This comes in handy to keep your baby comfy and warm. With small children, you need to eliminate the possibility of breathing issues.
The best way to do that is to forgo loose blankets and switch to a wearable blanket!
With a wearable blanket you don’t need to worry about your baby being cold. Wearable blankets are available in cotton (for spring and summer) and micro-fleece (for fall and winter).
The best part about wearable blankets is that they can be worn from newborn to walking toddler. The walking toddler wearable blanket is great for little movers because it’s equipped with leg holes. My toddler loves his!
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This specific type of bottle is an amazing baby item that makes parenting so much easier! Venti-air bottles are bottles made with a special venting chamber to release extra air from the bottle.
With the extra air being released, baby doesn’t swallow any air. This prevents colic and reflux in babies. There are many different bottle brands with venti-air, but I stand by Playtex baby bottles!
Playtex Baby Ventiaire Anti-Colic Bottles significantly reduced the amount of fussiness and reflux my first born had. These bottles are also unique (and genius) because it has an angled design for upright feeding.
Just be warned though… This bottle with the slow flow nipple is VERY slow.
I used it for my firstborn the first three months and it took a while for feedings. However, for me this was perfect because my son had very bad acid reflux.
Instead of a veni-air chamber, it has a special chamber just for formula. This bottle is perfect for on the go formula feeding. The worst part about formula feeding on the go is spilling formula!
The Mixie Bottle eliminates formula spilling!
All you do is prep the bottle with the amount of water you need and the amount of formula in the chamber and pop the bottle and shake!
A mesh feeder is a handy device that allows little eaters to eat on their own. This baby item is great for babies starting solid foods and who can hold on to the mesh feeder.
I put a variety of foods in this mesh feeder including bananas, cooked peas, watermelon, ect. It’s even great to throw in a diaper bag when away from home.
Non-Spill Snack Bowl
If there’s one thing kids are good at it’s making a mess! Especially with food. Cheerios… Raisins… Everything eventually misses their mouth and ends up on the floor.
Messes are easily prevented with the genius baby item 360 Rotating Bowl. This bowl looks like something the Jetsons would own, but it prevents messes by rotating so the open bowl with food is always facing up.
Nothing harder than getting a temperature on a wiggly, fussy baby! But if your baby/toddler is still sucking on pacifiers, then take advantage of it. Make parenting life easier by purchasing a pacifier thermometer. You don’t need to hold your baby still to get a rectal, armpit or forehead temperature.
Just pop the binky in and after a few seconds a temperature is displayed on a digital screen!
Pacifier Medicine Dispenser
This baby item is a must have! All you have to do is preload the needleless syringe with medicine; put the pacifier side in baby’s mouth. It’s literally that easy with this pacifier medicine dispenser! Your baby can be soothed by a pacifier and you can get the much needed medication down without a fuss.
Food Dispensing Spoon
This spoon is unlike any other spoon. The handle of the spoon is actually a squeezable compartment for mashed baby food. The food dispensing spoon is great for travel, less mess and for having a free hand available. All you have to do is preload the squeezable handle and squeeze the mashed food into the spoon.
I have a set of two of these for our car and they make parenting so much easier. The hot sun safety car shade attaches to the window and when the car is too hot for children, it displays a white HOT sign.
I actually see the white HOT sign outside the care before putting my son in. It’s convenient because I can then tell my husband to start the car and air conditioning at full blast ASAP!
Whether we want to admit it or not… Leaving your child in a hot car is a real fear. I know it’s one of my top fears. Even the best of parents have made the mistake of leaving a child in a car. And some with deadly consequences.
Although the odds of leaving your child in a car are slim, you can significantly lower the odds even more!
The Elepho eClip Baby Reminder attaches to any carseat or seatbelt and sends alerts right to your phone. It even alerts you if the backseat is too hot.
These backseat car organizers are just a parents dream come true! I no longer have bags full of extra things for road trips. They hold DVD/tablets, toys, snacks, drinks, diapers, wipes… You name it, it holds it!
I was a skeptic at first with Boogie Wipes. But after my son had a really bad cold were he couldn’t breathe… I caved and bought them. Now, I always have Boogie Wipes on standby in case of extra sticky boogers, dry and stuffy noses. Believe me, they are worth every penny!
NoseFrida The SnotSucker
This baby item works better with children under 1 year old. But once you get past the brand name and the grossness factor, it’s amazingly effective!
Don’t worry, there is a filter to prevent you from actually sucking your child’s boogers in your mouth. Ewww. NoseFrida The SnotSucker works by putting a long straw-like tube inside your mouth, then the other end in baby’s nose.
Then simply suck those boogies out!
One of things I feared while starting solid foods was accidently burning my son’s mouth. Although this never happened because I always tested the food, it was even easier not to because of heat sensitive feeding spoons.
After you warm the food up and stir, the spoon will turn white if it’s too hot.
The Keep It Clean Pacifier is an amazing binky that folds shut when it’s dropped. No more worrying about wiping it clean with pacifier wipes. The nipple will always stay clean.
These pacifier’s are great for packing around in the diaper bag. In fact, that’s where my son’s Keep It Clean Pacifier was always located.
Glow In The Dark Pacifiers
It’s horrible when you’re trying to find a binky and you can’t find one. What’s worse is when you move the crib and find a pacifier graveyard.
One of the best genius baby items is a simple concept of a glow in the dark pacifier. I don’t know why no one’s thought of these before! Trying to find a pacifier at night is so hard.
However, with a glow in the dark pacifier you can always see it!
I have a small house. I look for anything “space saving.” That includes a drying rack for bottles.
Some drying racks are bulky and take up too much space. The space saving dryer rack fits neatly under cabinets and doesn’t take up precious counterspace.
Silicone Suction Bowls
I’m a fan of both the silicone suction bowls and plates. However, I prefer the silicone suctions bowls to be a better baby item than the plates.
That’s probably because my son knows how to lift up the plates regardless of the suction. The bowls tend to suction better than the plates and they are perfect for snacks, yogurt, jello, ect.
Although it’s not really for baby, this manual breast pump is a must have for nursing mothers! The Haakaa Manual Breast Pump is perfect for letdown and catching additional milk from the other breast while nursing your baby.
You simply suction the breast pump on and let the suction pump your milk for you.
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Sit & Stand Stroller
Last on the list of genius baby items to make parenting easy is the Sit and Stand Stroller. I saved the best for last!
If you like to walk, jog or just looking for an excuse to leave the house, this stroller is a great accessory to have. It is a stroller for multiple children! That’s what makes it so appealing!
You can strap your baby into the front seat and have another child sit or stand if he/she prefers. It’s fully adjustable to accommodate a growing family. Plus, it is a one hand fold away.
Whether you buy these baby items out of curiosity (NoseFrida The Snotsucker) or a deep rooted fear (eClip Baby Reminder), these products make life easier!
Parenting is not easy. If you’re like me, most of the time you’re guessing your way through, hoping you’re making the right decision. With some of these products, they take the guesswork out of the parenting equation.
Such baby items as the…
-Heat sensitive spoons…
-Glow in the dark pacifiers…
-Hot sun car shades…
All help you to easily avoid bad situations.
Other products help with mess and organization, which is something all mothers crave. At least I know I do! I will happily buy baby items that help contain mess and make my life just a little bit easier.
What baby items do you think make your life easier? Comment below!