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12 Stroller Accessories You Need

Dress your stroller with these essential accessories.

12 Stroller Accessories You Need

Maris Stroller from GB.

On-the-go parents need a lot from their strollers. We expect them to hold our babies, our groceries and if we’re lucky our lattes and cell phones. You did your research and purchased the stroller that best suits your family and your lifestyle, but wouldn’t it be great if your stroller had all the bells and whistles you could ever dream of? We’ve done the hard work for you, tracking down the most important – and most helpful – stroller accessories urban parents could need. Here are 12 of our absolute favorite stroller accessories, designed to fit on any stroller. 1. BUGABOO SMARTPHONE HOLDER We’ve all been there: trying to navigate a stroller one-handed while scrolling through our insta-feed. No more! Bugaboo has just released the ultimate modern mama stroller accessory: a smartphone holder. It attaches to the handlebar of any stroller and rests on a rotating ball joint, so you can adjust your phone to any angle. Perfect for casual walks to the park or for your jogger! $34.95, buy here. 2. JJ COLE URBAN BUNDLEME The Urban BundleMe is a must for cold weather babies, letting you leave the blankets at home. The infant version fits into any stroller and jogger and has been tested (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 -- FMVSS213 crash test) to fit onto a five-point harness car seat, allowing the straps to be snuggly around your baby -- a major score in keeping your baby warm, since we know wearing a coat in a carseat is a big no-no. The Urban comes in seven colors of quilted nylon, which protect against wind and rain, while the interior fabric is plush and super soft, giving your baby an extra snuggle for the ride. If the weather warrants extra warmth, the Down is heavier and comes with an attached bag to store when not in use. $49.95, buy here. 3. MUNHCKIN DRINK POD Why don't strollers come with a cup holder? We have babies, we need caffeine! Munchkin to the rescue, with their universal Drink Pod. A stretchy, rubber strap tightly connects it to your stroller’s handlebar. The Drink Pod fits a grande cup from Starbucks and automatically keeps your drink leveled, so no spilling. It’s top-rack dishwasher safe, and provides that extra hand all of us stroller pushers have been praying for! $12, buy here. 4. 7 A.M. ENFANT POLAR WARMMUFFS Stroller pushers need to stay warm, too! We are huge fans of the WarMMuffs. The super soft faux-fur lining keeps your hands warm, and the water repellent outer shell keeps them dry. Best part: they attach to the handlebars of the stroller and are easy to slip in and out of so you can tend to your little one. You can adjust the size to fit small or large hands and have large enough cuffs to fit your coat sleeves. Plus, they’re machine washable! $44, buy here. 5. SKIP HOP EXPLORE AND MORE TOY BAR Keeping your little one entertained in the stroller can be difficult. Skip Hop’s Explore and More Toy Bar does just that, and the best part: you won’t have to bend down and pick it up a million times. The Toy Bar attaches with Velcro to the bumper bar on your baby’s stroller so it won’t fall or get knocked off. There’s a mirror to spin, buttons to push and songs to play (and, mama, an off button for when you’ve heard enough). $16, buy here. 6. BLOOM UNIVERSAL SNUG Bloom’s universal snug insert is a must have for the first year. It fits into most strollers, giving your bundle of joy a little extra comfort. In addition to being super soft and machine washable, the snug gives your newborn the head support she really needs. The newborn headrest insert is removable to allow the snug to grow with your baby. $40, buy here. 7. JUJUBE'S BE CONNECTED Jujube’s Be Connected stroller clips are a lifesaver for keeping your diaper bag handy! Because not all diaper bags are designed to fit onto your stroller’s handlebar, Jujube’s clips make it happen. The Be Connected clips attach to your stroller’s handlebars using high quality metal hardware (in gold, silver or black!) and then securely hang your diaper bag from the handlebar. They’re stylish and easy to use. $25-30, buy here. 8. THE MOMMY HOOK Who wants to push a stroller AND carry shopping bags? That’s right, no one. And now we don’t have to, because The Mommy Hook does it for us. This large, carabineer-style hook fits on your stroller’s handlebar and holds up to 50 pounds. It’s equipped with a foam grip to keep it from sliding around or from scratching your stroller. Score. $9.99, buy here. 9. MUNCHKIN STROLLER ORGANIZER PLUS The Stroller Organizer Plus attaches to your stroller with two Velcro straps. It comes with an insulated space for two drinks, easily accessible wipes for on-the-go messes and a touch-sensitive clear plastic case to slide your phone into. The fabric is water resistant, and there’s even a fold down pocket on the back for extra storage. $23, buy here. 10. PETUNIA PICKLEBOTTOM BOTTLE BUTLER Keeping cold things cold and warm things warm! Petunia Picklebottom’s Bottle Butler can hold one large bottle, two small sippy cups or a variety of little refrigerated snacks – but we won’t tell if you use it for yourself. The patterns are super cute and match many of the brand’s popular diaper bags! The Bottle Butler attaches to a diaper bag or purse with a little metal clip for easy carrying, is machine washable and BPA free. $22, buy here. 11. LASCAL BUGGYBOARD MAXI+ Because sometimes our bigger kids get tired. The Buggyboard Maxi+ allows them to be “big kids” by not riding in the stroller, but helps when they’re just too tired to take another step! You don’t need tools, and instillation takes less than five minutes. With the Maxi+, your little can stand on the platform or sit on the fold down saddle. Built-in suspension makes for a smooth ride over even the bumpiest of sidewalks, and a helpful handlebar strap holds the whole system up when it’s not in use. The Maxi+ is for children 2 to 5-years-old and up to 55 pounds. $189.95, buy here. 12. GB LIGHT UMBRELLA We all know you still need to lather your face with sunscreen during the winter months. Well, baby needs a little protection too. Installed with just one click, this light umbrella from gb is perfect to keep your little one safe from direct sunlight. It has a UVP50+ sun protection and, once attached to the frame, it can swivel to suit the sun's position. $49.99, buy here.

These are the best bath time products you can get for under $20

These budget-friendly products really make a splash.

With babies and toddlers, bath time is about so much more than washing off: It's an opportunity for fun, sensory play and sweet bonding moments—with the added benefit of a cuddly, clean baby afterward.

Because bathing your baby is part business, part playtime, you're going to want products that can help with both of those activities. After countless bath times, here are the products that our editors think really make a splash. (Better yet, each item is less than $20!)

Comforts Bath Wash & Shampoo

Comforts Baby Wash & Shampoo

Made with oat extract, this bath wash and shampoo combo is designed to leave delicate skin cleansed and nourished. You and your baby will both appreciate the tear-free formula—so you can really focus on the bath time fun.

Munckin Soft Spot Bath Mat

Munchkin slip mat

When your little one is splish-splashing in the bath, help keep them from also sliding around with a soft, anti-slip bath mat. With strong suction cups to keep it in place and extra cushion to make bath time even more comfortable for your little one, this is an essential in our books.

Comforts Baby Lotion

Comforts baby lotion

For most of us, the bath time ritual continues when your baby is out of the tub when you want to moisturize their freshly cleaned skin. We look for lotions that are hypoallergenic, nourishing and designed to protect their skin.

The First Years Stack Up Cups

First year stack cups

When it comes to bath toys, nothing beats the classic set of stackable cups: Sort them by size, practice pouring water, pile them high—your little one will have fun with these every single bath time.

Comforts Baby Oil

Comforts baby oil

For dry skin that needs a little extra TLC, our team loves Comforts' fast-absorbing baby oil aloe vera and vitamin E. Pro tip: When applied right after drying off your baby, the absorption is even more effective.

KidCo Bath Toy Organizer

KidCo Bath Organizer

Between bathing supplies, wash rags, toys and more, the tub sure can get crowded in a hurry. We like that this organizer gives your little one space to play and bathe while still keeping everything you need within reach.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.


And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

I Am Enough bracelet 

SONTAKEY  I Am Enough Bracelet

May this Oath Bracelet be your reminder that you are perfect just the way you are. That you are enough for your children, you are enough for your friends & family, you are enough for everything that you do. You are enough, mama <3

$35

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When Chrissy Teigen announced her third pregnancy earlier this year we were so happy for her and now our hearts are with her as she is going through a pain that is unimaginable for many, but one that so many other mothers know.

Halfway through a high-risk pregnancy complicated by placenta issues, Teigen announced late Wednesday that she has suffered a pregnancy loss.

Our deepest condolences go out to Chrissy and her husband, John Legend (who has been by her side in the hospital for several days now).

In a social media post, Teigen explained she named this baby Jack.

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"We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn't enough," she wrote.

She continued: "We never decide on our babies' names until the last possible moment after they're born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever."

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