Since starting this second round of parenthood, there have been some real tools for success I've discovered that just didn't exist with round one. These are some of my favorite baby products that are totally saving me right now:1. mamaRoo: When Scott suggested we get a baby swing, I really resisted. "They're so huge and ugly!" I cried. But as I slowly came to terms with the fact that this baby is a motion junkie, I started to look around. Was there anything out there that I could stand to look at day after day and that wouldn't take up an entire room? The answer is yes. Designed by 4 Moms, this little miracle worker is better than a swing. Five motion settings, five speeds, five nature sounds and a plug in for your phone just might be an answer to your prayers for parental relief. The slick design doesn't hurt either and it blends right in with the rest of our house.
2. Solly Baby Wrap: I had a Baby Bjorn with London and while I loved it, it's not really great for newborns. Piper would prefer to be held all day, which needless to say makes it pretty impossible to get much done. Between the mamaRoo and the Solly Baby Wrap, my arms and back finally get a break. The wrap is like magic - put her in it and she falls asleep in five minutes. Pretty amazing. The great thing about this wrap is that there are several ways to wear it depending on the age of your baby, so it should last for their first year. I also love how soft and lightweight the fabric is and that I can easily toss in in the diaper bag - it takes up very little space!
3. 7 A.M. Enfant Le Sac Igloo: I knew I wanted one of these as soon as I found out I was having a winter baby and it has been so perfect. It's designed to use with a carseat or stroller and it is so easy to just put her in and know that she will be warm enough to go outside without me bundling her up every time. It's like a cozy baby sleeping bag.
4. Skip Hop Hare Brush & Comb Set: One of London's favorite things to do now is to help Piper get ready for the day by picking out her clothes and brushing her hair. This little set is so fun with the comb and brush handles forming the ears and a mirror on the bottom of the holder so baby can admire themselves, of course. We've also been dealing with major cradle cap lately too (gross) and the brush is nice and soft, perfect for helping to shed some of it with small, circular strokes.