Nasiba’s Essential Products for Life with a Second Baby
From a baby carrier made of eco-friendly 100% certified lenzing modal to a non-toxic activity pack that will keep your older child entertained while you’re nursing, The Tot Co-Founder Nasiba Adilova shares her must have essentials for living life with two kids.
Settling into life as a mother of two has proven to be the ultimate balancing act. Couple that with my professional life, and it’s safe to say I’ve had to be extremely efficient with my time management. Not wanting to sacrifice the emotional needs of my toddler, or the special newborn bonding time with my baby son, I found I’ve relied heavily on a few essential products that make home life much more peaceful and fun for everyone.
Chasing after a toddler while pregnant is exhausting. Chasing after a toddler while cradling a newborn is nearly impossible. However, the American-made 100% certified lenzing modal Solly Baby Wrap Carrier makes park dates and shopping trips with my tots totally doable!
The Baby Shusher truly is a miracle worker. Utilizing an ancient but doctor-tested technique, it makes a rhythmic shushing sound that mimics in utero noises and soothes your little one.
Believe me when I say that this Medela Bustier is an absolute life-saver because it allows you to pump hands-free when you need to.
For days when my husband has the kids, he prefers a less ornate diaper bag and opts for the JEM + BEA Nylon Diaper Backpack which keep him organized and prepared for every adventure. The Backpack features a hidden thermo-insulated pocket, 4 interior pockets, including a secure zip compartment for valuables, an oval-shaped luxury padded change mat and water repellent & wipe clean lining.
5. Breastfeeding Activity Box
Feeding an infant when your toddler wants your full attention is not an easy task. The best tip I received was to create a Breastfeeding Activity Box for my toddler to play with during my baby’s feeding times. Some of the favorite items are:
- Playon Crayons
- OMY Magic Markers
- Petit Collage Funny Faces Magnetic Play Set
- Green Toys Race Car Maker Dough Set
- A selection of books
Available in three finishes, the bloom Coco Stylewood Bouncer features an organic baby-facing seat pad, a 5-point safety harness with one-push smart buckle and smooth self-rocking motion that’s naturally soothing to baby.
I LOVE this stroller. The Bugaboo Fox is sleek, functional, lightweight, comfortable and something I cannot live without. My sons and I love getting out and about and my toddler loves riding on the back on the wheeled board.
After trial and error, I found that my baby loves the Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle. It has an ultra wide-neck design, dual anti-colic vents to prevent unwanted air-intake to help reduce instances of colic and a unique soft and skin-like bottle material that offers a better grip and a soothing, calming feel. It’s BPA free and the nipple is made from safe and hygienic, 100% medical-grade silicone.
As someone who pumps and stores my breastmilk, I simply could not do it without my Medela Pump. It’s the best on the market. When my new baby came along I just bought a few new accessories such as breastshields and membrane caps.
Pacifiers can be full of toxins like BPA, Parabens, Phthalates and PVC, which is why ALWAYS choose natural rubber pacis like those by Eco-piggy. Made from pure rubber from the Hevea brasiliensi tree, they’re softer than silicone and extremely hygienic because they are molded in one piece. In an effort to be extra hypoallergenic, the protein that can provoke a very rare latex allergy is eliminated during production.
I used these Tot burp cloths non-stop in those early months of feeding. The soft 100% GOTS certified organic cotton cloth is hand stitched, absorbent and machine washable! The personalization adds a bit of fun and they make wonderful new baby gifts.
Petit Pehr is famous for their homewares and bedding designed with adorable and unique prints + high quality material, which is why both of my kids love their 100 percent brushed cotton crib sheets. I love that they’re machine washable, beyond soft and extremely breathable.
I’m so incredibly proud of The Tot’s exclusive brand, HART + LAND. Made from buttery soft Pima cotton from Peru, this cute footie is an adorable basic that every baby needs. It’s soft, breathable and the snap closures make diaper changes a breeze.
I use HART + LAND’S Swaddles everything! Because they’re a good size (47” x 47”) they’re also great for snuggling, as play mats, for nursing, and even for use as a scarf. Made with 100% certified organic cotton, the HART + LAND swaddles feature adorable gender-neutral prints.
The DockATot Deluxe+ dock is the ultimate docking station for babies aged 0-8 months old. My baby loves to rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time and get his diaper changed in his. With a unique, non-heat harboring mattress that allows baby to breathe openly and unobstructed, the DockATot is a place where you can lay your baby down to sleep that’s free from harmful chemicals and substances – so you can rest easy yourself. Once he outgrows the Deluxe, he will move into his brother’s Grand Dock.