Ever notice how right around May, your social calendar starts filling up with baby showers galore? Forget June weddings, summer is the season of the baby! Whether you’re getting ready to welcome a new life into the family yourself or becoming an aunt again, chances are you’ll be shopping for a baby at some point in the next month. We’ve rounded up 7 absolutely must-have baby products to help you with your shopping. Let’s check them out!
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7 Must-Have Baby Products
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Yookidoo®’s Take Along Mirror is a combination of a lovely handy durable bag, a sturdy stand-alone mirror together with lights and music for you and your baby to enjoy. Use it in the crib, place it on the floor during tummy-time training or take it with you as you head out. This is the musical toy every mother will take everywhere. For 3-12 months. MSRP: $19.99. Available online at www.Amazon.com
The zooby Car and Home Baby Monitor is a must-have for safety conscious parents! The monitor’s camera is embedded in a specially designed plush that allows it to be placed anywhere at home, in a car or on the go, making it the most portable monitor on the market! Ages: Birth- 4 years. MSRP: $199.99. Available online at www.Kohls.com and Amazon.
The BabyBum Brush™ is the first-ever, patent-pending diaper cream applicator tool that reduces the risk of bacteria transfer and applies ointment smoother, thicker, and faster for better protection against painful diaper rashes. BPA free and made of 100% soft silicone, the BabyBum Brush™ is gentle on baby’s skin, wipes clean, and keeps parent’s hands and nail clean from diaper cream mess. Ages: Birth+. MSRP: $7.99. For more information, visit www.BabyBumProducts.com
HABA’s bright and colorful Playwrap Happy Trails offers plenty of stimulating sounds and textures that are sure to entertain babies, wherever they are. Easily attaches to car seats and cribs to offer endless entertainment. Little car shape includes squeaker. For ages Birth-12month. MSRP: $19.99. Available online at www.HABAusa.com and Amazon.com.
Smarttemp by Infanttech is the new Bluetooth thermometer designed for children that allows parents to track body temperature continuously in real time through their smartphone without disturbing their sick little ones! Simply download the smartphone app, place the thermometer under child’s underarm with adhesive pad (included), and monitor the temperature. Smarttemp comes with the thermometer, a carrying case, 10 adhesive pads, and has up to a 3 year battery life with no charging required. For ages 0-7 years. MSRP: $69.99. Available online at www.Kohls.com and Amazon.
Lassig’s Muslin Swaddle and Burp Blankets XL are unlike ordinary receiving blankets. The special breathable material used gives them the ability to become softer with each wash. Parents will love their versatility, and find that their uses are endless: from swaddling and naptime, to play time and feedings, Lassig muslin blankets will quickly become an irreplaceable essential. Sold in sets of 2 and available in 4 adorable color combinations. For ages Birth +. MSRP: $28.99. Available online at www.HABAusa.com/Lassig
The Kid ‘Sleep My Aquarium by Claessens’ Kids is the first animated nightlight of its kind. With 4 different lullabies to choose from, the fish “swim” to the rhythm of the lullaby. When the music ends, the fish go to sleep and only the starfish nightlight remains lit for 30 minutes before switching off automatically. If the child makes a noise, the sound detector is activated and the fish swim silently. The sleeping starfish nightlight then remains lit for another 30 minutes before switching off. For Birth +. MSRP: $29.99. Available online at www.Amazon.com.
Show up at that next baby shower with any of these fabulous must-have baby products and you’ll be the star of the party! Well, okay, so you won’t be the star. That honor goes to the mom-to-be, after all. But you will be a star in her eyes!
Do you have any favorite must-have baby products that you like to give at a baby shower? Tell us in the comments!