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Lots of changes are heading our way when our baby girl is born next month, but one thing I’m sure will remain the same: We will be constantly on-the-go. That inspired me to share items I had my eye on and that would be helpful for other busy new parents. Some of these may be baby items you might not have heard of or maybe you recognize these products as essential, beautiful, useful and innovative. I need all the help I can get with our new baby and in case you do, too, I’m sharing my baby product wish list gift guide for on-the-go moms and dads! These are items I think will make life so much easier for those who travel often, have a busy schedule or sometimes need to multitask.
Baby Product Gift Guide for On-the-Go Moms
Baby carrier: I already own a carrier that we used for Victoria, but I wanted one that was more comfortable and wasn’t as bulky and complicated. I was so excited to be gifted a baby carrier at my first baby shower and I plan to use it a ton during Chicago summer and when we travel so family can see the baby. There are so many different kinds and brands of carriers out there, but listening to how the mom wants to carry her baby and what features she is looking for can point you in the right direction.
Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock: I first read about the Binxy Baby shopping cart hammock on a mommy blog I follow. The blogger has five children, so I listen to her recommendations because she clearly has some knowledge! I wanted to try Binxy Baby to make my future solo store trips with the girls as easy as possible, so I was thrilled to have been gifted this innovative product by Binxy Baby! I had been wondering how the heck I was supposed to fit my groceries into my cart and where nearly 4-year-old V would sit, but now I will be able to have them both safely in the cart and I can actually get my shopping done. The Binxy Baby shopping cart hammock has been tested for safety and can hold up to 50 pounds with an infant car seat, or I can simply place the baby into the hammock itself until she can sit up unassisted. (Binxy Baby fits most shopping carts that are 20 to 24 inches wide and it’s not for use in double shopping carts or mini carts.) When I am done I can easily roll the hammock up and put it in my purse or diaper bag. It sounds super convenient! Plus, I picked out the floral print that matches so many of baby girl’s little clothes and accessories. She will look so cute in this hammock. You can get 10 percent off your purchase at Binxy Baby with my referral link.
Stroller/car seat gate check bag: We travel often and our families are out of state, so I wanted to have bags to safely transport our stroller and car seats while flying. In the past we simply check our car seat without a bag, but it’s taken a beating. I want to be more careful with baby’s car seat and the new stroller we plan to purchase so that it will last and won’t need to be cleaned as often. Babies have enough accidents to clean as it is! If you know parents who also plan to travel often, a gate check bag might be a thoughtful gift for them!
DockATot: The DockATot portable baby lounger is another raved about product I knew I needed in my life. Because we suffer from Chicago apartment space problems, the DockATot is going to be so helpful in saving space and being flexible! It’s a multipurpose item, too, which the minimalist in me loves. It can be used as a lounger, cosleeper and for playtime. DockATot gifted us the Deluxe size for 0 to 8 months, but a larger Grand DockATot suits ages 9 to 36 months. I fell in love with La Vie en Rose print from DockATot among the company’s gorgeous prints. I also really loved the Bananas for You leaf print cover, and I can always change up the cover if I want to later on. The lounger feels soft (It’s made from 100 percent cotton.) and looks super cozy for our little one! I like that I will be able to easily move the DockATot and our baby girl from room to room as needed when she’s here and when I eventually go back to working from home. Also, we can bring this along when we travel to Louisville or Phoenix for the baby is sleep in as we visit family. The DockATot comes with a bag that we can use to transport it and keep it clean. Get $10 off your DockATot purchase with my referral link.
Milk Snob multipurpose nursing/car seat cover: As I mentioned when describing the DockATot, I enjoy items that have more than one use so I can make the most of the product and so I can minimalize the amount of belongings I have. That’s why I added a Milk Snob nursing cover to my registry, and my friends were kind enough to gift it to us this week! I like that the cover I received can be used as a car seat or stroller cover and while I nurse. I could even use it to cover the shopping cart seat for my toddler while baby rides in the Binxy Baby hammock.
Bonus option: A diaper bag: This is the hardest item to shop for in my opinion. I still don’t have the perfect bag because I want to take my time and find a bag that is comfortable to wear, has conveniently located pockets, and isn’t too bulky or heavy. I tend to prefer cross-body bags over backpacks and totes; I just don’t think it’s convenient to have to take off the backpack to grab items quickly. I used a backpack for my then-2-year-old V and I didn’t like it at all when I was on the go. If you’d like to gift a diaper bag to someone, it’s a great idea to figure out the mom’s preferences for her bag!
What items on this list would you like to own if you have/plan to have kiddos?
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Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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