Today’s pretty mama, Kelly has some really great product picks to share with us. She is a self confessed minimalist mama so you know her choices are thoughtful and functional. A big thanks to Kelly for sharing her expertise (and cute as a button little guy) with us today! If you’d like to share your favorites, email me for the deets. It is super easy, promise.
I am a first time mom to a sweet 6 month old boy Hank. I am a stay at home mom and write a healthy food blog Pretty Little Paleo. We live in Minneapolis in a 100 year old home which equals lots of charm but not lots of storage. As a minimalist and clean freak keeping his things to a minimum is paramount for my sanity! When I was pregnant my biggest fear was having baby clutter take over our home. That being said I learned very quickly as a mom there are certain things you must have to make your life easier! So I am thrilled to share my picks for best real mom products.
1. Dohm White Noise Machine
This white noise machine is the BEST!!! I registered for the sleep Sheep and realized a few weeks in that wasn’t going to cut it. The Dohm is real white noise and you leave it on all night. It conveniently plugs into the wall and is so compact you can travel with it. We have taken Hank on several overnight trips and I would never leave home without this. He sleeps anywhere and through any noise with this sound machine which equals a happy mom and baby!
2. Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder
I received these feeders as a shower gift from a friend and my goodness am I happy to have them! Hank eats all kinds of frozen fruit in them and I don’t worry about him choking. These feeders are genius because they also help with teething. If his teeth are hurting him I put in some frozen mango and he is a happy boy. They also provide a great distraction when we are at brunch. Hank feels included and like he is eating, too. I dont worry about him and I enjoy my food.
3. Bob Revolution SE
I can barely contain my LOVE of this stroller. I could have an entire post on this amazing product. Hank was born in February in Minnesota which meant tons of snow and ice. I was able, with the car seat adapter, to start taking him for walks immediately in the Bob. We would go over huge snow piles and icy sidewalks with ease and safety! Now that he is bigger I love running around the lake with him in the Bob. I use this stroller at least twice a day. I have another, fancier stroller I bought because everyone told me the Bob is too big for everyday use and I have only used it three times because I love my Bob that much!
4. Fisher Price Rainforest Gym
So this is one of those products before I had a baby I swore I would never bring into my home. Its so unattractive to look at but it is a life saving tool! Hank has been playing with this gym day in and day out for the last 5 months. It makes different noises and sounds along with flashing colors that mesmerize him. I don’t know how I would have made dinner when he was really without bringing the gym into the kitchen to entertain him.
5. Baby Bjorn Original Carrier
I read about this carrier when I was pregnant on the Wise Baby! As usual the Wise Baby nailed it. I keep this in my car and use it every single day when we grocery shop. I love how simple it is to use and mostly love how happy it makes Hank. He is able to look around the store and be very entertained while mommy is shopping.
6. Baby Merlins Magic Sleepsuit
I am saving the most important for last! The suit is PURE MAGIC! Hank was one of those babies that rolled over super early but could only roll from back to belly. He would roll over and cry which did not work for me. I am not capable of waking up in the middle of the night so I needed something to help him and keep him safe. The suit keeps him on his back and I can put him in the crib and get my sleep without worrying about him. We bring the suit EVERYWHERE it has to be in the carry on suitcase because its that important. He also happens to look like the cutest astronaut baby in it which melts my heart. Every sleep deprived mommy needs a magic suit!
Thanks again Kelly, the Merlins Magic sleepsuit is on our list of “to try” products! xoxo
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