You won’t want to miss these great innovations
Not surprisingly, we spend a lot of time thinking about products for moms. Whether it’s the answer to a fussy feeder or an item that will soothe you, mama, we’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in the baby + mama space. Here are the top ten items we can’t wait to bring home from the 2017 JPMA Baby Show.
Not only will this savvy little bottle remind you of, ahem, your milk’s source, it’s also designed to preserve breastmilk nutrients essential to your baby’s health. Plus, the unique shape heats and cools quickly (limiting bacteria growth) and makes it even easier for babies to hold and self-feed. Sounds like a little more free time for you, mama!
Pro tip: Use the included breast pump adapter to pump milk directly into the bottle for faster storage with less mess for you to clean.
Chalk this up to one of those “how did it take so long to think this up?” inventions. The ingenious Pop pacifier from Doddle & Co. automatically closes in on itself every time your baby drops it (AKA, every thirty seconds), protecting the nipple from any unsightly germs that might be lurking on the floor. And it’s made from 100 percent silicone, so there are no lead, PVC, BPA, latex or phthalates to worry about.
Pro tip: It does take a fairly strong suck to keep the nipple from popping back in, so bring this pacifier out once your newborn has mastered the skill.
Not only does this activity center from Skip Hop come with all the bells and whistles your baby needs to promote solo play, it also packs an economical bonus: The design transitions to three different stages to grow with your developing little one. It’s also easy to assemble and comes with a 360-degree rotating seat to put a little more bop in their bounce.
Pro tip: The discovery window lets baby see their feet as they bounce to help them learn the cause and effect of their actions.
We love a product that packs a multi-use punch. The Aristotle by Nabi is a voice-activated smart monitor that functions as a baby monitor, speaker, smart light, HD wifi camera, and sound machine, all in one chic little package you’ll actually want to leave out on the changing table. Use the smart phone app to customize your Aristotle’s functions, from when the sound machine should turn on to when the nightlight should dim. Get yours summer 2017!
Pro tip: Use the app to log your baby’s daily activities and track their growth progress, then access the information remotely from your phone (so you can always keep Grandma updated).
Imagine a world where your Fit Bit helps you be a better mom, and you’ve got the genius of the Project Nursery Baby + Parent Smartband. The first-of-its-kind wearable helps you log everything from feedings to appointments and streamlines digital communications to help keep your day running smoothly.
Pro tip: The Fitness functions track steps, exercise, calories, and hydration for mamas looking to shake any bothersome baby weight.
Let’s be real: Your sleeping baby is already the cutest thing ever. But if you want to crank nap time up a notch, you can’t do better than these whimsical crib sheets from Rookie Humans. Designed to function as sheets and imaginative backdrops for in-crib photos, these dreamy styles are the best thing to happen to your Instagram feed all year.
Pro tip: The beautiful packaging also makes them a charming baby shower gift your new mom friend will treasure forever.
Love it or hate it, pumping is often a necessary part of a new mama’s life. Isn’t it about time your pump started doing some of the hard work for you? Meet the new Smartpump from Lansinoh, a brilliant device that uses bluetooth technology to sync with the Lansinoh Baby App to help track pumping sessions, duration, amount pumped, and even calories burned every time you hook it up.
Pro tip: The pump features three customizable styles to mimic your baby's natural feeding pattern and maximize milk production and comfort.
The last thing you want to worry about during playtime is if your baby is ruining your rug. (We get it, those things aren’t cheap!) The TINSELTOT TOPPER is designed to fit seamlessly over your existing rug and serve as an extra layer of protection. Baby made a mess? Simply pop it into the washing machine and no one ever has to know.
Pro tip: It can also double as a durable picnic blanket for the park!
Wouldn’t it be great if someone handed you a tool kit with everything you’d ever need when your baby was born? The Fridababy BIG Bundle of Joy set comes pretty darn close. The kit includes registry must-have NoseFrida the SnotSucker, as well as three other products you might not know about but won’t know how you lived without, Windi the GasPasser, NailFrida the SnipperClipper Set, Fridet the MomWasher and more.
Pro tip: The reusable pouch is perfect for storing all your items between uses.
The newest stroller from OXO Tot is a game-changer. It’s only 11 pounds (yes, you read that right!), but it boasts a 55-pound weight limit, meaning you’ll use it for years. It's also overhead compartment compatible when folded, stands on it’s own when folded, and has a huge SPF 50 canopy for all your outdoor adventures.
Pro tip: Get yours October 2017!
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