9 Ingenious Products Every Parent Needs
These products are guaranteed game-changers.
You knew having a baby wouldn’t exactly be a Caribbean holiday, but nobody told you how hard it would be to wrestle with a pram on the subway. Or get stains out of your kids’…everything. Or how often you would button and unbutton your baby’s onesie, because you messed up the order of the snaps. Luckily, kids’ products have come a long way, especially in the last few years. Spare a thought for our own parents, who never had access to food-grade silicone — the stuff that’s made our lives so much easier (hello, silicone bottles, placemats, suction cups, bibs and spoons!).
From the invention of hybrid products (like car seat-pram combinations) that save money, space and just generally make your life simpler, to the use of clever materials (Velcro straps will always trump shoelaces and magnetic onesies just make sense) to innovative tweaks (like the forehead thermometer, or leashes for sippy cups), kids’ products are becoming more and more ingenious, and we couldn’t be happier. After all, we’re the ones who have to use them! And as any parent knows, most common baby products are used every single day – the pram, the car seat, the cot, the bib, the clothing. Using products that don’t work – or that add unnecessary stress to your life – is just plain silly. We love the genius innovations at work these days – and these are some of our very favorites.
The Tot’s most ingenious products
A good stroller is a necessity but a great stroller is a game-changer when you’re a parent. This lightweight stroller folds down in one piece no matter which way the seat is facing and features an innovative MagneTech Secure Snap™ a self-guiding magnetic buckle that automatically locks into place, providing safe and secure strolling while allowing you to get your little one in and out with ease.
If you’re forever losing things in your oversized diaper bag then consider your problem solved. This wearable diaper bag can be worn on your waist or slung over your back and keeps everything within easy reach. It’s often the simplest things than can make a world of difference!
Made with 100% pure food-grade silicone, and with built in neck fasteners for a comfortable fit, this bib is the ideal companion at meal time. Not only does it help to keep spills contained, it also makes clean up a breeze — simply wipe and clean with soap and water. No more dealing with stained bibs!
There’s enough to worry about at feeding time, rogue cutlery shouldn’t be one of them. This silicone spoon and fork with wooden handles, along with matching clip will keep both within easy reach and off the floor!
This handy set will see your child through from baby to toddler. From a handy teether handle during those tricky times of teething to a straw lid for the toddler on-the-go, you can easily configure each piece according to your child’s stage of development.
This handy device lets you dry, sterilize and remove odors with a touch of a button! It’s a must-have for any household with little ones as it removes all the fuss involved with sterilizing and makes it a simple, set-and-forget task.
You’ve got enough dishes to wash, right? We agree. Cut down on time spent cleaning with this cool placemat-and-plate all-in-one. The Mini Mat suctions to the table (or highchair) for mess-free mealtimes.
Having a baby in the house involves plenty of oversized gear so you’ll be pleased to hear a baby bath doesn’t have to be one of them. The Stokke Flexitub’s space-saving design allows you to fold it flat meaning you can pack it away easily when not in use or take it with you when you’re travelling.
Given the number of times you have to change your baby in a day, it helps to have everything in one portable caddy to ensure everything is always within reach. The Ubbi Diaper Caddy stores diapers, wipes and has a drawer for smaller items to ensure you’re always prepped and ready to go.