Baby Gear / July 12, 2018 / Sloan Zambrano.
Humidifier - This was one of the few items I did not receive as a gift before my son was born. Understandably, a humidifier isn’t too exciting. However, since I didn’t receive one as a gift, I blew it off as not very important. I realized how wrong I was when my son got his first cold. When a baby has a cold, there really isn’t much you can do for them in regards to medication (and nose blowing). A humidifier, however, allows your baby to breathe easier, especially in the case of stuffy noses and coughing. Once I got a humidifier, my child slept much better. Tip: Get a humidifier that has a filter and is simple to clean. Consider adding a few drops of an essential oil like eucalyptus to the water or in the medicine well if your humidifier has one. This worked wonders on clearing my son’s most stubborn stuffy noses.
The sock also transmits information to a base station that emits alerts if the baby’s vital signs drop below a certain threshold. While the basic Owlet idea isn’t new—the original model debuted in 2015—the 2017 "Smart Sock 2" model fits more securely, transmits data over greater distances, and links wirelessly to a "Connected Care" iOS app that lets parents view historical information, such as their babies’ sleep patterns and average heart rate over the course of a day.
A Stroller That Works With Your Living Situation. Hefty strollers glide better while lighter strollers are easier to carry and store, so you’ve got a tradeoff to make. Regular strollers fall midway between, but do you need one that will convert into a double stroller when the second little one comes along? And do you need a travel stroller for the plane?
Baby Bathtub - Although you can use the sink, having a baby bathtub provides more support and helps manage a wet, slippery baby. Nursery Decor - A mobile or a night light brightens up your nursery. Wall decals create a lovely atmosphere as well. Second Car Seat Base - If you’ve got two cars, having a second car seat base will make your life so much easier.