So, I’d like to think I’ve learned a thing or two now with having two babies, but the truth is, I’m wingin’ it just as much as you are! I love when other Moms give me the low down on super cool products that make my life a little easier, because let’s face it, we could all use any help we can get. So, today I’ve gathered my Top 6 baby products that I absolutely adore. I know 6 is kind of a random number, but I just couldn’t bring myself to leave one out just to make it a Top 5. Some I used with my first and others I just recently discovered, but they are all items you need to add to your mom arsenal, stat!
If you’ve been following along for a while, you are probably not surprised to see Dockatot as number one. If you don’t have one of these bad boys in your possession, get one, like yesterday. I am currently hoarding three of these babies at my house. Yes, three. That is how much I believe in this product. I got my first chance to work with Dockatot when Mykenzi was just over a year old and had no plans to vacate our bed any time soon. We were desperate, and also tired of getting punched in the face by a toddler on the nightly. You can read about our experience docking her here, but *SPOILER ALERT* we loved it, she loved it, and we all were dreaming sweetly instantly. Then, I got pregnant again. My husband and I knew we had to parent differently in the sleeping department, because obviously, the first time blew up in our face. So, we decided to Dock our Tot from the very day he entered this world. That’s when I purchased my second Dockatot, this time a Deluxe. Yes, I said purchased. We loved Dockatot so much, we bought one to have for our son. I know you guys think Bloggers just get free stuff all the time, but sometimes we just love products so much we buy them just like you. So, Rowan has officially been docked since birth and he’s been sleeping through the night since he was about two months old. Since, he came into this world the size of a 3 month old, his Deluxe is getting a little snug, and Dockatot was nice enough to send us an upgrade. I seriously do not know how I parented before this product. It just comes in handy for everything. We have hardwood floors in our new house and had to wait for our rug to be delivered, so we Docked Rowan under his play gym. While traveling we docked both kids and they slept just like they were at home. Napping, playing, watching TV, just hanging out, Dockatot is great for everything. It is the one thing you need to own for your baby, and to make it a little easier for you to get your hands on one, click here to save 10% off your purchase.
Rowan’s Blanket: Alyson Scarlett Nursery
2. Snap & Shop Tray
Y’all, I just discovered this one and it has totally changed my Mom game. So, true story: It was a typical Saturday and we were cruising around Target with a Toddler who was all types of hangry and baby who thought said Toddler’s bobbing ponytail was the funniest thing ever. I’m shuffling around the diaper bag because surely I have some sort of toddler mood enhancing snack floating around in there somewhere when I stumble upon a Tupperware of Goldfish. Bingo! Target trip just got extended because this should make that hangry toddler super happy. Of course, these are the days where “I hold it,” because “I’m a big girl,” battles are fierce, and some battles just aren’t worth fighting. Y’all. She literally had the Tupperware bowl in her hands for 2 seconds before she decorated Target’s floor with Goldfish. So, there we were, me and my husband, on our hands and knees, picking every last dang fish off the floor. Then, God smiled down on me and literally days later introduced me to the Snap & Shop Tray. This thing is genius. It has two compartments to hold snacks, crayons, paper, literally anything that will keep your toddler happy, and you snap it to the handle of the cart, and you my friend, just earned yourself a fuss free shopping trip. Stay tuned, because Snap & Shop tray is letting me give one away to one lucky Mom! Keep an eye out on my Instagram for the giveaway, it will be very soon!
3. Binxy Baby
While we are on the subject of fuss free shopping trips, let’s talk about Binxy Baby. Those car seats take up so much space in the cart that you literally have to stack groceries around your sweet little babe, and if your grace is anything like mine, you almost always drop the cold food right on them trying to Tetris it into the cart. When you’re grocery shopping for the week, it’s impossible to fit everything into the cart with a toddler up front and the car seat in the back. What if I told you that you can fit both kids and all your groceries into one cart! Magic, right?! Well, guess what? You can! Thanks to Binxy Baby, the shopping cart hammock, it makes it easier than ever to grocery shop with your babes. Binxy Baby allows for groceries to fit easily in your cart and your baby is securely strapped in just like they would be in a car seat. Not to mention, it’s much more comfortable than those stuffy old car seats. Rowan hates being confined to his, he gets hot and sweaty, especially in this Bama heat, and with Binxy Baby he’s happy the entire shopping trip. I know, I know, what about those times they fall asleep in their car seat and you don’t want to wake them to to take them out? Easy peasy, there’s a strap for that! Literally. Binxy Baby holds up to 50lbs and can safely hold your car seat buckled in, still leaving room underneath for your groceries! Ready to change your shopping game? Get 10% off your Binxy Baby here.
Rowan’s Shirt: Loved by Hannah and Eli – Save 15% with code: JUICEBOXES15
4. Addison Belle Everything Blanket
I’ve realized since having Rowan that I’ve become somewhat of a Blanket connoisseur. I want the best for my babes, and I have somewhat of high standards. It has to be soft, durable, thick enough to keep them warm, but not overly thick where the overheat, easy to wash, and cute prints don’t hurt either. I don’t think it’s too much to ask, but I have a linen closet full of other baby blankets that say otherwise. Then I got Addison Belle’s Everything Blanket, and I’m slightly obsessed with it. It is literally everything I just described. So much so, that I actually got the blanket for Rowan, and Mykenzi has high-jacked it for herself, so I guess I’ll be getting her one too. Her blanket standards are much higher than mine, they have to be good for cape wearing and thankfully, Addison Belle’s Everything Blanket passes that test. They are made from 100% Organic Muslin Cotton, so the same great fabric good quality swaddles are made from, and they are 4 layers so they are extra soft! These blankets are also nice and over-sized so it’ll be something they can use for years. I love them so much, I kind of wish they made an adult version.
Isn’t she cute, even with food on her face? I may be baised.
5. Milestone Cards
I’m totally Mom of the year when it comes to baby books. I didn’t purchase one for either of my kids. I mean, I thought about it, but I also thought about how I’d probably never write in it anyway. But, just because I didn’t purchase a baby book doesn’t mean that I don’t keep track of my kids’ milestones. I have plenty of videos and pictures documenting their days, but unfortunately after 29,457 photos I couldn’t tell you the difference between which one was a regular picture and which one was a milestone. Thanks to Milestone Cards I can now document milestones for a quick keepsake. There’s even a place for you to write the date. Now I can keep track of my monthly photo ops, as well as, their big milestones like smiling, rolling over, and saying Mama! Not to mention, they are just plain adorable.
6. Mama Tribe Designs
There are a lot of teething jewelry companies out there, but Mama Tribe Designs is by far my favorite. Her designs are absolutely stunning and don’t even look like your baby could gnaw on them. That’s what I love most about them. She provides edgy, chic, and sophisticated looks that don’t scream “I’m wearing a baby toy around my neck.” I feel like as Moms we give up so much of ourselves for our kids that things like our fashion begin to suffer. With Mama Tribe Designs I can accessorize my outfits, still look trendy, and provide a safe place for my baby to grab, chew, and play. All her jewelry is BPA Free, Phthalates Free, Cadmium Free, Lead Free, and PVC Free. Rowan is my little wild child. He is easily distracted during feedings, and I may or may not have threatened to put him a straight jacket due to flailing arms. Teething Jewelry has been my saving grace and is a great way for me to keep my little guy’s hands busy while nursing which thankfully keeps them out of my hair and it gives him something to focus on while feeding. Aaaand, did you know teething jewelry has been approved by the La Leche League as an aid for new Mamas, and have helped Mamas breastfeed for up to 2x longer. Isn’t that amazing? Now you see why it’s on my favorite baby products list?!
So, now you know all of my most favorite baby products, what are yours? Do I need to add anything else to my list?
I received these items courtesy of Dockatot, Binxy Baby, Snap & Shop Tray, Mama Tribe Designs, Milestone Cards, and Addison Belle, as always here at Jen & Juiceboxes, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. In addition, this post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Jen & Juiceboxes.