So you have your nappies, onsies and swaddles. The change table is up, bouncer put together and car seat fitted. Everything is in place to welcome a new baby into your home. You probably even have a new fancy nappy change bin that individually wraps each dirty nappy into a smell proof cocoon. I do too, but its technical term is plastic bags and wheelie bin…as far away from the house as possible!
There are a lot of gizmos and gadgets out there to make your life as Mama as easy as possible. Sure, these things are not required. They have no bearings on bringing up a healthy, happy baby but man, I have found them super handy in amongst all the things that I bought and wasted money on when bringing up baby number one.
I thought I would share these baby odd bods with you PLUS give you one of them right now.
Well, not right now, you will just have to make it to the bottom of this post.
But I will tell you that it may just help you keep it together, catch a few more z’s and not a jail term. I am generous like that!
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Groovy Gripper RRP $14.95 – The Groovy Gripper saves those messy rusk sticks getting dropped anywhere and everywhere. Not only in the long run will it save you money in rusk sticks it will also save you having to be on constant piff it watch so not to lose a rusk stick after three chomps resulting in a completely unfun melt down, by bub not you but let’s be real, you’re next.
One end clips onto baby’s clothes and the other holds the food. An additional fork and spoon attachment is available but I never used them.
GroEgg Digital Nursery Thermometer RRP $49.95 – I was always worried if my bub was too hot to too cold. Is he sweating in his swaddle? Will he wake up because he is cold? The worry that goes through a new Mum’s brain!
I bought a GroEgg when Ari was around 4 months and it was one of the few things I wish I had from the start. At easy glance you can see the current temp of bub’s room with the colour change light and easy to read screen. Completely worth the money in my book and I often see them on sale at baby shops so jump on the deals if you see one.
B.Box bottle and dispenser RRP $24.95 – When Ari moved across to formula at 4 months I found the addition of having to take “stuff” for feeding time such a hassle.
How convenient are boobs!?!
The B.Box bottle and dispenser was so easy for a shopping trip or day out as you can pop your formula in the bottom and when it is time to mix just push it up into the water. Simple! I did find you have to make sure all the seals and in place properly and they can be fiddly to get used to but once I got the hang of them they were a breeze.
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3 Sprouts Pram Organiser RRP $29.95 – Now you might say, “but you have a massive basket under the pram seat anyway!” Yes, true, but finding a drink, a ringing mobile phone or a dummy swiftly is so much easier with a little caddy like this one.
I have just bought this 3 Sprouts organiser as I can’t find my old one I used with Ari. I was particularly impressed as this one has a secret pocket for said mobile phone and car keys. It is available in a few different designs too.
Very handy things no matter how big your pram basket it!
Baby Love by Robyn Barker RRP $35.99 – If you are looking for your baby’s manual, this is it. Baby Love is really the only book you need. I referred to Baby Love day and night with my first bub. It is no-nonsense, here are the facts, take it or leave it stuff.
Save your sanity door sign FREE DOWNLOAD – Our new house is in the depths of suburbia. Our doorbell is always rung at some inconvenient time, by some inconvenient person telling us our home has been chosen for free solar appraisal, free fresh veggie delivery or free baptism. Normally these doorbell ringers come while I am mid changing a bum or partially dressed. Throw the danger of waking a sleeping baby up or even worse ME up and they are playing with fire!
So I am prepared and now you can be too! Download my free Save Your Sanity Door Sign and scare those suckers away!
I have laminated mine and plan to put it between the doorbell and door until my youngest is 13.
Do you have any baby odd bods that you swear by? I would love to hear them in the comments below.
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