4 Must-Have Items for New Parents


Congratulations on your new baby!

Sorry, you’ve probably already heard that one too many times. Anyway, what you really want to hear are ways to make this whole parenting thing a little easier, right?

Fortunately, we live in the 21st century, which means there’s an abundance of gadgets that can help you stay sane during your first year of parenthood. Everything from nap time to bath time just got easier, thanks to technology.

As for diaper changes, you’re still on your own with that one.

Smart Swaddling Blanket

A swaddling blanket is the must have item in a new parents bag of tricks, because they are more than a swaddle. They can be used as a privacy throw, a tummy time blanket and a car seat canopy. And, if your newborn is having a difficult time sleeping at night, a swaddling blanket can help comfort him.

SwaddleDesigns swaddling blankets come equipped with a QR code that once scanned will take you to SwaddleClub, a free service for new parents that provides baby care videos, white noise and swaddling information to help comfort baby during bed time. The QR code is sewn into the edge of the swaddling blanket and is located next to the 123 Swaddle label, which displays step-by-step instructions to help parents swaddle properly.

Additionally, SwaddleDesigns swaddling blankets are available is several types of fabrics – muslin and marquisette for warmer environments and cotton flannel for cooler weather.

These blankets come beautifully packaged and are available in a wide range of colors. You can find SwaddleDesigns muslin swaddles at Target in the baby section or order cotton flannel Ultimate Swaddles or Marquisette swaddles online, directly from SwaddleDesigns.

Audible Bath Thermometer

Is the water too cold? Wait, is it too hot? Did I just get soap in my baby’s eyes? How do I do this with just two hands?

Make bath time easier with a bath thermometer that sounds an alarm when the water is too cold or too hot for baby’s sensitive skin. The AquatopiaSafety Audible Bath Thermometer & Alarm ensures that the bathwater is kept between 89.6 and 100.4 Fahrenheit, the recommended bath water temperature for little ones.

The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that most parents find it easiest to bathe a newborn in a sink, bathinette or a plastic tub lined with a clean towel. The Aquatopia thermometer would make for an easy addition to this type of bathing environment.

Power-Folding Stroller

As a new parent you’ll soon begin to appreciate things you never thought you would. For instance, a power-folding stroller versus a traditional and very uncooperative, stroller. The 4moms Origami power-folding stroller opens and closes with the touch of a button, which makes running errands and going on day trips much easier.

And since we know you’re a tech-savvy parent, we know you’ll appreciate Origami’s smartphone charging abilities and LCD dashboard.

Self-Warming Bottle

The last thing you want to do is stand barefoot in your kitchen listening to the hum of the microwave when you wake up to a hungry, crying baby in the middle of the night.

Make nighttime feedings easier for yourself with a self-warming bottle. Theiiamo Go feeding bottle warms expressed breast milk (which should not be warmed in a microwave) or formula to the perfect temperature in just four minutes via a disposable heating cartridge that doesn’t require electricity. The bottle is also easy to disassemble, which makes cleaning simple.

Posted on by Crystal in Kids, Motherhood

One Response to 4 Must-Have Items for New Parents

  1. BritishMumUSA

    Where the HECK was all of this stuff when I was a new mommy???? I remember cursing up a storm several times when the stroller nearly took off a finger!!!!!

    Oh new moms have it easy I see, then I see the crying baby and my teen off to college and more girl nights for me and I
    m like….. You can have the power stellar, you need it 🙂

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