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Baby Product Review. New or expectant parents can choose from a variety of products that can make every day with that bundle of joy just a little easier.


diaper bag

Laura Ashley 4-in-1 Rose Floral Dome Backpack Diaper Bag
$69.99; BabiesRUs.com

Large enough to store everything you need and the roomy top zip backpack is made from printed microfiber that easily wipes clean. With lots of pockets to hold everything from keys to diapers, the bag comes with a cushioned changing pad and a wet pack. To make sure this bag is functional for every lifestyle, there are cushioned, adjustable back straps and attached stroller straps as well. Sarah says, "The wipes on the side are handy and the changing pad is nice and the backpack and stroller straps makes life much easier!"


puppy

Yoee Baby Puppy
$24.99; YoeeBaby.com

Helps promote interaction and bonding, sensory and language development, body awareness, and gross and fine motor skills. Gentle rattle and crinkles, silicone teether, high contrast colors, playful characters, chew-safe tag, no BPA or phthalates. "Great bonding time with baby!" says Melissa. "And a great toy for an older sibling to use to play with baby."



wipes

WaterPura Baby Wipes
$31.50 for 9 packs of 60 count; WaterPuraCare.com

Keep your bundle of joy fresh and clean with WaterPura, the only American-made, chemical-free baby wipes on the market. These delicately crafted baby wipes are 99.9% water, strong, soft, contain zero fragrances/oils and are designed to prevent skin irritation.


boppy

Boppy Nursing Pillow
$40; Boppy.com

This snug pillow will completely enhance the breastfeeding experience for you and your bundle of joy. This versatile pillow lifts baby to a more ergonomic position granting mom relief to arms and back. As baby grows the pillow can also transition to a propping, tummy time and sitting pillow. Choose from a colorful array of machine washable slipcovers to personalize your Boppy Pillow for full comfort and style. "Makes nursing so much more comfortable on mom!" says Nancy.

milkmaid

Milkmaid Goods Nursing Poncho
$34.95; MilkMaidGoods.com

This unique and fashionable design cover both the front and back of the Poncho, creating a comfortable nursing environment for both you and your little one. In addition, the ponchos can double as a car seat cover, to create the perfect naptime setting for your baby whether you’re running errands or taking a peaceful stroll through the park. Made of a stretchy, breathable, lightweight fabric for full comfort and protection. "I love how much it covers for nursing in public," says Rachel. "And the lightweight fabric is great for San Diego."

nurse

Green Goo Nursing Cream
$9.99; Amazon.com

Green Goo’s Nursing Cream is crafted with a delicate formula of Calendula and Chamomile flowers and other skin-loving ingredients that are 100% organic. This natural salve is a top choice among nursing mamas looking for maximum skin protection, relief and is a reliable and safe choice for their baby. "Works great and is easy to carry in my diaper bag," says Shelley.


mommy

Mommy's Watches
$12.99; MommysWatches.com

This unique, innovative device gives parents a quick and easy way to keep track of the time and temperature of breast milk bottles and bags. Mommy’s Watches is a timer which counts down faster at room temperature and slower at refrigerator temperatures while accounting for the safety guidelines. It self-adjusts the expiration time based on the temperature that is exposed to. "A nice reminder to make sure refrigerated milk is used in a timely manner," says Tracy.


toy

Beatrix Potter Activity Toy
$11; KidsPreferred.com

Great for teething and rattling, this lovable toy will delight and entertain the smallest hands for hours. The Velcro strap makes this toy easy to attach to a crib or stroller for on the go fun. Designed to amuse and aid in toddler development. "Easy for my daughter to grip and can attach to anything," says Melissa.


reveal

My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear Gender Reveal Kit
$39.99; MyBabysHeartbeatBear.com

Consist of a cuddly, adorable stuffed tan bear, a red heart shaped, battery-powered recorder, a blue bow tie, a pink tutu, and a box to conceal the gender until you’re ready to tell the world. Take the recorder to your doctor’s appointment or local ultrasound studio and simply press to record 20 seconds of your baby’s heartbeat. "Great product for anyone who just found out they are pregnant," says Julie.


womb

Crescent Womb
$99; CrescentWomb.com

Crescent Womb is an infant sleeper that you can take anywhere. By using a natural, breathable, flexible, mesh this system is designed to promote a healthy environment, regardless of a baby’s movement or positioning. Designed to ease the transition from being in the womb to being in the world. Supporting them with a soothing, familiar environment will also help soothe a colicky baby. Damien says, "I love this! It works great and is totally safe. It's breathable and just a cool baby product!"


ear

Cross Baby Elephant Ear
$21.95; BabyElephantEars.com

Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort. Chiropractor-inspired and mom-designed, it can go wherever baby goes - stroller, swing, bouncer, changing table, wherever and whenever support is needed. Michelle says, "Fun pillow, cute design and fits well. Can be used in various settings, which is great."

duck

Zipadee-Zip
$36.95; SleepingBaby.com

The Zipadee-Zip provides a womb like environment, but with room to push up, roll over, and wiggle around safely. The slight resistance in the "Wing-Span" helps a baby self-soothe and sleep better than they would in a traditional sleep sack or PJ'S. "The hideaway zipper is nice so it doesn't rub on my daughters face or chin," says Michele. "And she can't wiggle out of it like with other swaddlers I have used."


in view

In View 2.0 Digital Color Video Monitor
$99.99; SummerInfant.com

The In View 2.0 Digital Color Video Monitor has a 5” color LCD screen with automatic black and white night vision so parents can see and hear baby at all times of the day, giving them peace of mind that baby is sleeping safely. The monitor has the ability to monitor up to four rooms at the same time. Camera has a soft-glow nightlight option that turns on/off conveniently from the parent unit. "Makes it easy to get things done around the house," says Noga. "I like the volume on the receiver and the picture quality is good."

swaddle

The SwaddleMe Original Swaddle
$14.99; SwaddleMe.com

The SwaddleMe Original Swaddle is an adjustable infant wrap that has a secure hook and loop closure for easy, safe swaddling. When baby sleeps better, so do parents. The secure design creates a cozy, womb-like feeling for baby and prevents their startle reflex that can wake them. "My son sleeps so calmly when wearing this," says Jennifer.


bottles

Laura Ashley 5 oz.-11 oz. Bottles
$7.50; LauraAshleyUSA.com

All bottles feature a durable, BPA-free design. "Love the floral print and all the bottle sizes and options in this line," says Megan.


mom

New Mom Comics: The First Year by Alison Wong
$15; NewMomComics.com

New Mom Comics: The First Year is a compilation of a year of comics about the adventures of being a new mom.  It's a humorous guide on what to expect that first year, perfect for new or experienced parents alike. "My husband and I laughed out loud when we read this," says Tanya. "Great for any new parent."

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