Life with a new baby is incredibly exciting and yet incredibly exhausting at the same time. If you are a first time parent, you will most likely experience levels of sleep deprivation that make your college all-nighters seem like a walk in the park on a warm summer day. But it is all worth it when you see that sweet face smiling back at you. The key is to find those products (and there are more now than ever before!) that will make life just a little bit easier on you during those difficult days. Here is a list of three products that every new parent should have! Spend less time stressing and more time snuggling with your precious bundle!
When you are in a hurry or your baby has finally fallen asleep, the last thing you want to do is transport your baby from their car seat to stroller and back again. The great news is there are several brands that have gone out of their way to make this process much smoother and easier for parents! When you are searching for a car seat and stroller, look for a combo that has a car seat base and stroller frame compatible with a rear facing car seat. This will allow you to move your baby from one to the other without having to worry about unbuckling or strapping in your bundle each time you get in and out of the car.
There are many reasons why a baby carrier is a must have for new parents. Not only is wearing your baby super convenient (hello, you can use BOTH hands to cook!) but it is also great for bonding with your baby and even promotes their physical development. AS much fun as snuggling your baby is, there will come a time when you have to actually get some chores accomplished. A carrier allows you to do these tasks AND snuggle at the same time! Later, when your baby goes through their clingy stage (which every baby does!), simply strap your baby on your chest, back or hip and keep on with your daily routine! It is lightweight and easier to pack than a stroller, making it a great alternative when you are on the go.
Trust us. It may seem like an unnecessary product- but when you start finding crushed goldfish in the carpet, on the sofa and in your hair, you will be begging to know where you can find one. Sure, you might think you will only allow snacks at the table and they are definitely not allowed in the car. But there will come a day in parenting when you have to break down and feed your screaming infant a snack just to keep your sanity while sitting in traffic. The snack trap is great for these types of situations! The flexible lid allows your baby’s hand to reach in and grab a snack without spilling and wasting food in the process. It’s genius.