12 Mom Innovations That Make Parenting Easier
Diaper changing in a public restroom is high up on our list of parenting pet peeves. The Baby Change-N-Go turns almost any space into a safe, sanitary changing room with handy pockets for diapers, wipes, and other essentials. Simply hang it on a bathroom stall or wall and once your baby is freshly diapered, fold up to stash inside your diaper bag.
Infantino Adjustable Nursing Pillow
Let's face it: Breastfeeding can sometimes be a pain in the neck (literally). Infantino's Nursing Pillow is designed with three layers to give you plenty of support, no matter your nursing position. Whether you lay your baby across your lap, on her side or upright, this pillow will enable you and your baby to sit comfortably.
Mom's taxi makes plenty of stops during her daily run. These smartly designed containers help get a handle on all your gear—from grocery bags full of your kid's snacks and to-go pouches of Mott's Sensibles to your family's sports equipment—and connect via Velcro for easy transport. Built-in handles move your goods from trunk to home effortlessly and efficiently. When not in use, these containers fold down for your space-saving pleasure.
Summer Infant Baby Pixel 5.0 Inch Touchscreen Color Video Monitor
Suddenly mobile babies can wreak havoc on new parents' nerves. The Summer Infant Baby Pixel 5.0 Inch Touchscreen Color Video Monitor puts the power in your hands with its SleepZone Virtual Boundary technology, letting you designate a "safe zone" for your little escape artist and alerting you to any movement out of those immediate surroundings.
When Claire Ginn wanted a safe teether for her baby, she found that many were too big or awkward for her daughter to hold. With help from her 3-D printer, she made a prototype of her dream teether—and eventually started selling Moonjax. It’s free of chemicals, toxins, and dyes; made from 100 percent medical-grade silicone; and has no holes or gaps that could trap bacteria. You can also chill it or warm it to soothe your baby’s gums.
The First Years 4-in-1 Bottle Warmer
Ah, that 3 a.m. "wake-up call" just woke you up from the best dream. Buy yourself a few extra minutes of precious slumber with The First Years 4-in-1 Bottle Warmer, which lets you pre-set late-night feeding before bedtime. Once you hear your little one's cry, simply press the remote's button to start the bottle's warming cycle.
Skip Hop Light Up Diaper Caddy
Dark, early morning diaper changes just got a whole lot brighter. The Skip Hop Light Up Diaper Caddy features a touch-sensitive light on its handle, so you can find your diaper essentials without having to turn on any glaring overheads. A 10-minute auto-off feature gives you plenty of time to get the job done, so you can get back to sleep.
Hape 5-in-1 Beach Set
Schlepping everything to the shore is a chore, especially with kids. The Hape 5-in-1 Beach Set is a cinch to carry and a breeze to pack up. Two shovels and two sand molds fit inside a roomy sand pail, making it easy for an independent toddler to carry all by himself. Truly a day at the beach.
Bathing your little one on the go is no sweat, thanks to Stokke's FlexiBath. Designed for birth up to age four, this portable tub folds flat and stows easily, so you can take it along on your next overnight stay. A separate insert provides extra support for newborns, so you can get a grip on slippery bathing babes.
Mogimogi Baby Soothing Organic Yomogi + Oats Bath Treatment
Got a baby with extra-sensitive skin? Simplify bath time with Mogimogi Baby Soothing Organic Yomogi + Oats Bath Treatment, an all-natural product that that cleans and moisturizes. As you run the bath, place the cotton bag under the tub spout and gently squeeze the bag to release the organic botanicals. Once the water is ready, the cotton bag doubles as a wash cloth (no soap necessary) and can be discarded afterwards (don't worry, it's biodegradable).
Cakest Rainbow Kit
Did your kid's birthday sneak up on your again this year? (Yeah, we've been there, too.) No need to scour Pinterest for ideas; get the party started with a Cakest all-in-one birthday cake kit. It comes with disposable baking pans, spatula, rolling pin, gluten-free cake mix, decorating tools, and dry ingredients. Simply choose from the birthday cake themes (we love the Rainbow Kit) and once your package has arrived simply follow the step-by-step instructions. Voila, instant birthday!
Romp & Roost
Traveling with kids is hardly a vacation. For your next overnight stay, pack lightly with Romp & Roost, a generously sized play yard that can be converted for play or sleep. The removable divider can make a play space that fits two or a spacious place to nap for one. With the divider in, two infants can rest easily—and so can you.
Pottery Barn Kids Crab Shaped Storage Basket
Take the sting out of clean-up time and encourage kids to help put away their toys with the Crab Shaped Storage Basket. With the top on, this handwoven container conceals toys and other kid gear, while keeping everything with easy reach. Whether it takes up residence on your front porch or in the family room, this cleverly-disguised storage bin makes for less crabby cleaners.