Elizabeth Gilbert once wrote, “Having kids is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit.”
Like any new mother will tell you, everything changes after you have a baby…Everything. You have to completely relearn how to live, and you better have the amenities to do it right.
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You will encounter plenty of Moms that seem to be the embodiment of perfection, but behind every great mother are some really great products. Here are some of the must have baby products of 2018 to make Mommy life just a little easier and make you the most awesome Mom at playgroup.
Belli Beauty offers an incredible line of products that help expectant mothers care for their skin from blemishes to stretch marks. Started by a husband and wife, these products are all natural and made right in the U.S. Pregnancy wreaks havoc on a woman’s skin, and Belli’s skincare line is devoted to natural ingredients which have been allergy tested and are safe for baby. Belli Beauty has everything you need to care for your skin when you are expecting.
Itzy Ritzy has created the Milk Boss. This genius pillow allows comfortable support while feeding and burping baby. The design helps keep baby at an angle that helps prevent reflux and gas. It is lightweight with soft durable fabric and compact enough to take while you travel. This simple design will make it so much easier to feed baby by providing arm support. Then, baby can rest on the pillow for easy burping. Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding this pillow is perfect product for your new addition.
The Right Panties
My number one secret to getting back to my pre-baby body has been wrapping my stomach. It helps reduce swelling, support my back and lose inches so I can quickly return to my regular weight. UpSpring makes the Charcoal Fusion Belly Slimming High Waist Panty which is made from bamboo charcoal fiber technology with moderate-medical grade compression that will help you regain your figure after carrying that bundle of joy around for nine months. The bamboo charcoal fibers increase circulation and raise metabolism which helps slim your post-baby belly. This bamboo charcoal is made by burning bamboo at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit then ground into nano-particles and fused with polyester before being spun into fiber. The bamboo charcoal naturally emits far infrared light, and it will interact with body heat to increase blood flow, speed healing and reduce swelling. It is comfortable enough to be worn underneath clothes and machine washable. It is also available in boy short and nursing tank too.
Ubbi Diaper pail
You are going to be changing a lot of diapers, and some of those are really going to stink up the whole house. The Ubbi Diaper Pail doesn’t need any special bags or inserts, it is made with steel to keep any smells locked in, and it can be used right of the box. It has a childproof lock to keep little hands out, and keeps your house free of poopy diaper smell.
Made from comfortable, stretchy material the Moby Wrap allows you easy hands free baby carrying. It also allows for easy breastfeeding on the go. A good baby carrier is an absolute must. Sometimes those little ones just don’t want to be put down, and the only way to get anything done is to pop them in the carrier and go.
Doona Infant Car Seat
I have no idea how no one has invented this yet! It is so much work hauling a car seat in and out of the car. Then, you have to bring your stroller everywhere in hopes of making it easier, but it never really is easier. Why has no one combined a stroller and car seat? Now they have. The Doona Infant Car Seat turns right into a stroller so you can go with ease. This will completely change how you travel with your kiddos and save your shoulders and back from hauling that car seat everywhere.
During breastfeeding, it is common to experience clogged ducts, engorgement and plenty of other side effects that can cause pain and discomfort. A lactation massager helps relieve many of those symptoms and restore milk-flow. It has 3 active sides and made from a waterproof silicone that is BPA free. It will help keep you comfortable and producing milk for your little one.
Glow In The Dark Pacifier
When you become a mom, you will be surprised by how much you learn to do in the dark – change diapers, navigate a toy-littered floor, sneak out of the nursery without making a sound. So a glow in the dark pacifier is exactly what you will need when you are soothing a crying baby in the middle of the night. Instead trying to feel around inside the crib to find that missing pacifier, be sure to have a glow in the dark one you can easily spot.
It is hard enough to get a baby to sleep, it is even harder after changing them and wiping their little tushie with an ice cold wipe. If they weren’t awake already, they certainly are after that. A simple wipe warmer will make it more comfortable for baby during diaper changes, and hopefully, a little easier to get them back to sleep.
White Noise Machine
The womb is a very noisy place. From the sound of Mom’s beating heart to a growling stomach, your baby is constantly inundated with sounds. So when you put them to bed, complete silence is something they aren’t used to hearing. Be sure to get a white noise machine to help soothe them to sleep. This sound machine from MyBaby is also a humidifier (great to help prevent a stuffy nose in little ones) and even a night light. It has everything you need for a successful bedtime routine.
Baltic Amber Teething Necklace
This chemical free, natural remedy will help reduce teething pain, inflammation and drooling. If you have ever had a teething baby, you know how much it can interrupt their everyday routines which means completely changing your daily (and nightly) routine. These amber necklaces contain succinic acid which is released by body warmth. It stimulates the thyroid glands to minimize drooling and soothe inflammation. It is a great product to help get through those long bouts of teething.
This is my favorite thing to help my babies sleep. The soft fleece keeps them warm and cozy, but it is the swaddle that keeps them feeling snuggled. These Halo Sleepsacks are used all over by hospitals, and they make putting baby to sleep so much easier. They won’t be able to swing their arms and waking themselves or scratching their faces.