8 Products Parents Don't Know They Need
My sister recently had her first baby (a beautiful, perfect, undeniably lovable newborn boy), which thrusted me back into the baby product world. It got me thinking about all of the things that she’ll need — and especially the things that no one told her she’ll need.
Here are 8 products that are extremely useful for new parents, but some might not know they need:
Cool Mist Humidifiers
Once cold season hits, parents will run out and buy a humidifier for Baby’s room. Plan ahead and get a cute Disney Baby version — which comes in a variety of designs, like Winnie the Pooh and Disney Princess.
Buy from Toys R Us.
You may have plenty of stuffed animals, rattles, and teething toys — but parents quickly find the value in clip-on toys for on-the-go strolling.
Buy from Babies R Us.
Expectant parents might swear that they’ll never use artificial sleep aids, but a sound soother can be a sanity saver. And Cloud b makes some of the most popular soothers for babies — which play three different sounds and even attach to the crib. I especially love their Disney Baby collaboration, which comes in adorable plush designs (like Dumbo, here).
Buy from Cloud b .
In a world of digital photography and Instagram, you might not think about getting a photo album for hard-copy photos.
Buy from Disney Store.
Tiny Bites Food Shears
Again, you can get by perfectly fine cutting up beginner solid foods with a fork and knife, but these food-grade shears are surprisingly amazing. They cut up food extremely fast (in itty-bitty bites) — and most importantly, food can be cut up with one hand, while holding a baby.
Buy from Tiny Bites.
Swaddles...Not Just Receiving Blankets
When I had my son, I was given stacks of thick receiving blankets. But these thin swaddle blankets — designed for a tight-holding yet breathable swaddle — are immeasurably better in those early weeks. And SwaddleDesigns — one of my favorite baby-product companies — even has a Disney Baby collaboration.
Buy from SwaddleDesigns.
What were some baby products that you didn’t know you needed?