You may have noticed that there have been several posts about babies here on the blog of late. No, this is not because I am pregnant. (I’m NOT, by the way, not pregnant.) No, this is also not because I have baby fever! But there are many people in my life right now who have just given birth or who are preparing to give birth, so I’m simply trying to be as helpful as possible when it comes to preparation. Even though we all know you can never be fully prepared for a new baby…we can certainly try when it comes to baby products!
It seems like we are always on the lookout for the next great baby product to simplify life as a parent. I’ve been to a lot of baby showers here of late, and there are some really neat items on the market! But what are some of the best, tried and true, actual genius baby products that every parent needs to keep in their arsenal of tools? Take a look at these top 6 favorite baby products that are nothing short of genius.
Owlet Smart Sock
Having the ability to monitor and keep an eye on your child is a great way to give parents some peace of mind. The Owlet smart sock is a fantastic tool, giving parents and caretakers the ability to monitor things such as your little one’s heart rate and blood oxygen level. It’s incredibly easy to use, functioning like a normal sock that you would put on a baby’s foot. Many wonder if it’s truly worth the expense- we say absolutely!
With each coming year, you can bet your baby is going to need a whole new set of baby gear. Whether it’s new baby clothes, new toys, new eating utensils, and even new gadgets to help mom, your research of what’s new on the market will never end as your baby grows. You’ll notice your baby getting busier with each coming year, as will you. Whether it’s helping you or helping your baby cross a new milestone, here is a list of products to keep an eye on for the both of you.
At some point in the coming year, your little one will no longer need to lay down as she’ll master the skill of holding her head up. Once she can hold her head up, life will get a little easier because you’ll be able to have your hands free more. Errands such as going to the grocery store will feel like a breeze when you use helpful gadgets such as a cart cover. You’ll avoid germs with shopping cart covers at Binxy Baby as they keep your baby safely in the shopping cart face-to-face with you while having a little cushion for comfort.
If your baby is going to be introduced to solid foods this year, you can bet you’ll need a table setting for her high chair along with some bibs to help with the mess. Plates that come with suction cups are great at keeping the messes to a minimum since they hold the plates in place and avoid them getting bumped or knocked off. Also, ergonomic utensils can teach your baby how to feel comfortable holding a spoon now rather than later. Even if she’s not feeding herself, you can start teaching her how to coordinate between her hand and mouth.
Whether you’re getting ready for your new bundle of joy or you have someone in your life who just had their first baby, there are a few items that every new mom needs to help her through those first few months after giving birth. Doing what you can to truly enjoy motherhood will work wonders for helping you to relax and soak up every minute that you have with your sweet babe, so make sure you have all the right supplies on hand to make it happen!
A well-made, high-quality baby carrier is an absolute must for any new mom. Whether you’re constantly heading out on hiking adventures with your little family or you just need a way to keep your little one close by, a baby carrier is something that will definitely serve you well. Do your research and see which carrier would work best for you! It’s important that you find something that will work for your baby, but you also want something that will be comfortable for you to wear.
A Video Baby Monitor
Having the ability to keep an eye on your baby while they’re sleeping will provide more peace of mind than you could possibly know. You want to know that your little one is content and safe when they’re away from you, even if that means that they’re only a few steps away. A video monitor gives you the ability to continually check in on them and make sure they’re ok without risking waking them up without going into their room.
As a new mom, you’ll notice how sensitive your newborn’s skin can be. From the soap you use at bath time to the detergent you use for their laundry, their skin’s reaction will tell you if you’ve got the right stuff. However, if you start to notice little small patches of skin irritation or dry spots, it could be that your baby needs something that’s a lot less harsh on their skin. A lot of times parents will switch their body lotion and soap without thinking about the detergent they are using for their baby’s clothes and blankets.
To avoid these annoying skin allergies due to laundry issues, here are some tips on how to wash your baby’s belongings.
Use a mild detergent
Scented detergents have a tendency to be hard on a baby’s skin. It’s best to choose fragrance-free options to avoid the extra chemicals and perfumes used to make the scent. Another thing to look out for when shopping for a detergent is the added dyes used. Added dyes are known to cause skin irritation among babies. The best detergent for your baby is something that is free of dyes, scents, and is hypoallergenic.
If you’re unfamiliar with Shilajit, now might be the best time to get to know this super food that has been around for centuries.
Shilajit is a sticky and black tar-like substance that is often found in high mountain ranges like the Himalayas. It’s the byproduct of a century-long process of decomposition of plants and minerals. Before, Shilajit was traditionally sourced in India and Tibet but now it can be found in several other countries.
Shilajit has also been at the core of Ayurvedic medicine, which is an ancient Indian medical system that relies on a natural approach to physical and mental health. If used correctly, incorporating Shilajit in your diet can bring you a lot of health benefits!