Baby Gear / July 14, 2018 / Jaylynn Sample.
Could Be Essential for Parents: Mirror to Watch Your Baby While Driving - This may seem like an odd one, but if you’re driving baby around by yourself, it’s so reassuring to keep an eye on baby while driving. Babysitting, Childcare and Household Help - Chances are you’ll be waking at least three times in the night to feed your newborn, plus postpartum recovery can be physically taxing for many moms. Simple tasks like cooking, cleaning and even showering require more effort and planning than they used to. Line up help in advance by putting help & favors on your registry, too.
Stroller Accessories - Depending on the weather in your area, a stroller rain cover might be an essential. Also, some parents love cup and phone holders that may or may not come with your stroller. Sun Shade for Car Windows - Babies can be really fussy in car seats, but they’re less fussy when they’re not overheated. Wipe Warmers - There’s a lot of controversy about whether this product is useless or amazing. Some babies yell in protest when you touch their butt with a cold wipe, other babies don’t care. Wipe Holder - This one is more for the parent’s convenience than baby’s preference. It’s a convenient way to store wipes so they’re easy to grab, but won’t dry out. Photo Props - Having photo props (like memory cards) can make baby photos so much more satisfying and fun.
Breast Pump or Formula - Include a supply of formula if you don’t plan to breastfeed. If you’re breastfeeding, breast pumps can sometimes be handy for stay-at-home moms, not just working moms. It’s nice to have the schedule flexibility that comes from letting other caregivers do feedings sometimes. Newborn Bottles That Suit Your Baby - If you’re using a breast pump or formula, you need bottles. Note that babies can be pretty picky about what bottles they like and dislike. One safe approach is to get a variety, then buy more of the type your baby likes best.
PopYum Formula-Making Baby Bottle - Parents who feed their babies formula have their own concerns, among them how to keep an eye on their children while mixing specific ratios of powder and water. PopYum bottles solve this issue by stashing powdered formula in their top section, water in their bottom, and allowing caregivers to combine the two by squeezing the middle portion. The design enables the formula ingredients to be stored in one device—handy for travel—and mixed with one hand (simply squeeze and shake). And since the mixture is blended when needed, rather than ahead of time, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated prior to feeding.