11 Must Have Baby Products To Make Life Easier
Must Have Baby Products
No, your mother did not have a Nosefrida, and yes, she got through parenthood just fine. But in today's world, there are a few genius, simplify-your-life innovations to consider adding to your your registry.
Portable High Chair
This is your ticket to freedom. It hooks onto just about any bar or table, so you can go to your favorite restaurants, or attach it to your kitchen island while you make dinner. You want one that secures easily, folds up compact, and can be easily wiped down. Bonus points if you can remove the cover and machine wash like these two recommendations:
Baby Food Subscriptions
We all want the very best for our babies, but not everyone has time to whip up homemade baby food. These subscription services deliver fresh purees and kid meals to your doorstep. The biggest differentiators are price, all organic (or not), and frequency, so choose what works best for your family.
We’ve been there: Baby is on the changing table, dirty diaper is off, and there isn’t a single fresh diaper to be found. Don’t let this happen to you. Consider signing up for a diaper subscription to help take one more thing off of your "to-do" list. And, while you're doing so, don't forget to subscribe for wipes too! Just choose by the design, price, and add-ons that work best for you.
Portable Changing Pad
You'll definitely want to make sure to have a portable changing pad on hand whenever you leave the house. We love Dockatot's all-in-one portable changing mat as it comes complete with pockets and pouches to hold all your essentials (and the chic designs don't hurt!). Make sure to choose one that has a compact fold design and easily wipeable surface.
Smart Night Light
The Hatch Baby Rest is a night light! It’s a sound machine! It’s an audio monitor! It’s an okay-to-wake clock! It’s all of the above. And it’s genius. You control it all from your smartphone, so you don’t have to go into the nursery every time baby gets fussy. The difference between the two Hatch Baby options is the Rest+ offers a 2-way audio monitor and clock.
Random Baby Essentials
Every single product from Fridababy brilliantly solves a parenting pain point. It all started with the snotsucker. (Is there anything more satisfying? We think not.) And then there’s the scalp-stimulating hair brush, the 3-in-1 humidifier/diffuser/night light, the foolproof baby nail clippers, and the thermometer patch that checks baby’s temp every four seconds. It’s safe to say if they make it, you need it.
We’ll never know how or why babies manage to always get their socks off (aren’t their tootsies cold?), but they do. Leave it to a mother of seven (!!) to come up with this smart innovation that keeps. them. on.
This is one of those things that some parents swear by and others never take out of the box, but if your baby is finicky about milk temperature, it will take the stress out of getting the bottle at the perfect temp. Our advice? Register for it and save the receipt. You can always return if the need never arises.