11 Parenting Products That Are Actually Worth Buying
There are a lot of baby products out there, too many to mention. Some are tried and true, some don't work a lick, while the packaging of others look so darn pretty, they had you as soon as you entered the store.
To save you time and trouble, we're sharing 11 parenting products that actually work.
Hang on, disposable lovers. If you're using them on your babe's bum, cool. But they also have another purpose: they work wonders as burp cloths. They're super-absorbent, super-thick and wash out in a breeze. And if they can wipe away spit-ups, think of all the things they'll clean up.
Gerber cloth diapers, $13/five-pack.
Fisher Price jumperooA bouncer works for when they aren't interested in using they're little legs. But when they discover them, they'll want to be on them, even if they can't stay steady. That's where the Jumperoo comes in. Your child will be bouncing wildly--and safely. They're occupied IN ONE PLACE which means you can get a few things done.
Fisher Price jumperoo, $135.
Disposable diaper bagsSure, a plastic grocery or produce bag works but they don't block the odor. These seal in the stank and the wetness (and other goodies) while the baby powder scent will make your friend forget you just put a bag of poop in her garbage when you stopped by for a visit.
Disposable diaper bags, $3/50.
Boppy nursing pillowObviously it works well for feeding but if your baby needs to be propped up in a comfortable way, from tummy time to sitting to learning to sit up to posing for the umpteenth Instagram photo. Or even for Mommy and Daddy's napping purposes. The best part though? The pillow is washable so when you do take those naps it won't smell like spit up!
Boppy nursing pillow, $70.
Munchkin Fresh Food FeederAs soon as your kid starts teething, just fill this with frozen fruit. It's a great way to soothe that awful feeling and they get to feed themselves (a big perk, in their little eyes) with their nice, healthy treat.
Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder, $7/two-pack.
The Mommy HookIt hangs on your stroller or shopping cart and lets you hook your purse and bags onto it instead of ramming it all underneath. Yes, you can save a little money and get a climbing carabiner but this one is a little bigger. Just make sure you remember to unhook all your stuff before you take your babe out since they're what is counterbalancing the weight of your bags.
The Mommy Hook, $8.
Boogie WipesYes, a regular baby wipe or tissue can do but the saline actually helps break down crusty mucus AND prevents rashes that go along with repeated wiping. They also work for older kids and adults because a sore nose is a sore nose, ya know?
Boogie Wipes, $5.
Boudreaux's Butt PasteIt has the highest zinc oxide so be gone, diaper rashes! But for the moms out there with thighs that chafe when they rub together, this works like a dream for that, too!
Boudreaux's Butt Paste, $7.
Gripe waterGripe water is gripe water, so no brand is better than the other. It's a must-have for settling achy tummies, acid reflux and can even help with colic, in some cases. Bonus? It helps get rid of hiccups. So no more standing on your head while drinking a glass of water.
Gripe water, $5.
Lillebaby All Seasons CarrierBabies can be carried in various positions, either front or hip or back, making it wearable in six different ways. It's also made of a breathable mesh that provides maximum airflow and gets rid of all heat and moisture --because there's nothing hotter than a cozy baby. It also has lumbar support and because of its design, you can even nurse discreetly in it.
Lillebaby All Seasons Carrier, $180.
NoseFrida Nasal AspiratorThe don't call this "The Snotsucker" for nothing! You might get the most disgusted looks from others around you but everything a bulb aspirator misses, this bad boy will get.
NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator, $22.