Since Apple coined the phrase “there’s an app for that” in 2009, there have been countless mobile apps created to solve almost any problem. As a millennial mom, I feel the same way about baby products. If I find something to be a hassle when it comes to managing the day-to-day baby routine, nine times out of ten, there’s a baby product to make things easier.
About once a month, I find myself trying out a new baby product to see if it will actually be useful. Just last week I tried out the Infantino Squeeze Station and I absolutely loved it! And while I do my best to maintain the patience to do things the old-school way, I’m all for saving myself a headache if there’s an easier way. So if you’re like me and you’re into momming smarter, not harder, here are four must-have baby products that will save you a headache.
4 Must-Have Baby Products
- ezpz placemats: The name says it all, easy peasy. My godmother gifted me the mini mat and mini bowl and they’re both lifesavers! Because the silicone mat sticks to almost any surface, it allows me to let my son feed himself without having to worry about him picking up his plate or bowl and launching it across the room. The mini mat comes with a resealable envelope that I use to store it when we’re on the go. When we’re out to eat, I whip out the mini mat, stick it to the table, and we’re good to go! Now, as for trying to keep the food off the floor, there’s actually a baby product for that!
- Bibbity: There are several bibs out there with a similar design, but I’ve found that this one works best because it’s easy to clean. I’ve had thinner, plastic ones that don’t come clean as well as this one does. With the Bibbity, once it does its job of catching all of the food that misses your little one’s mouth, all you have to do is flip out the crumbs and rinse it clean.
- Kids Case for iPad Mini: My son doesn’t spend much time with a tablet on his own but we do use my iPad Mini for sign language lessons and occasional singalongs. Before, I was able to get away with not having a case for it but not with a baby around. The first time he picked it up and launched it, I was lucky that it didn’t shatter or clock me upside the head. I immediately hopped on Amazon for a kid-friendly case to protect the iPad—and ourselves. This case fits really snug, offers lots of foam padding, and has cutouts for all of the controls so there’s no need to remove for charging or adjusting the volume.
- Backseat mirror: I’m sure I’m not the only mom who feels their kid is up to something when they’re out of sight and way too quiet; let’s face it, most of the time it’s true. Until my son reaches the age where he’s able to ride in the car facing forward, what he’s doing in the backseat is a mystery unless I can see him. Thankfully, I’m able to rely on a backseat mirror that attaches to the headrest so that I have peace of mind and can safely monitor him by looking in the rearview mirror instead of having to take my eyes completely off the road.
While there are tons out there, I hope that you can find these four must-have baby products useful; I sure have. I’m always on the hunt for new products to help make this whole being a mom thing go a little easier. If you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them!