Real Mom Reviews
Common Sense Pregnancy by Jeanne Faulkner, RN
Announcing your pregnancy opens up a door to worlds of advice—some of which, you definitely didn't ask for anyone to give! This book separates myth from fact and helps a mom-to-be navigate the world of pregnancy without becoming too overwhelmed by all of those helpful friends, neighbors and even well-meaning strangers who want to chime in with their two cents. $15.99, Amazon.com
Babies tend to get frustrated when they drop their toys, so why not let them wear one? This teether is attached to a dribble bib (for that crazy excessive baby drool!) and comes in 15 adorable designs. Best part: These bibs feature a special inner layer of fabric that keeps moisture from reaching Baby's chest and causing irritation. $21.99, CheekyChompersUS.com
What to Eat When You're Pregnant by Nicole M. Avena, PhD
So you're pregnant! Congratulations! Now, what can you eat? There's a whole list of things not to consume when you have a baby in your belly, but what are some things you should be eating? This easy-to-read book features 50 recipes and week-by-week suggestions on how to take care of your (and Baby's) nutrition. $16.99, Amazon.com
We use cloth diapers and wipes in our house, but when I'm on the go I need a chemical-free solution! WaterWipes are new to the market in the United States, and my guess is that they're here to stay. These wipes contain 99.9 percent purified water and .01 percent grapefruit seed extract. We've had no issues with skin sensitivity at all (something we've fought with other brands). $3.99, Target.com
Bunny Dual Nub Teether
When my kids were teething, they had a habit of shoving things into their mouths as far back as possible. I sometimes worried they would choke! This teether is designed to help Baby get something soft to gnaw on way back to where those pesky molars pop through. Available in two colors—too cute as a stocking stuffer this holiday season! $10, Zoli-inc.com
Siliskin Sippy Tops and Straw Tops
The sippy cup cabinet at my house has been overwhelming for years. These brilliant cup tops are made of stretchable silicone and can be used with most regular cups. My kids think they are the best thing since sliced bread, and the colors are super trendy! Win-win around here.
$8.95/set of 3, SiliKids.com
Halo Bassinet Swivel Sleeper
As a new mom, I always slept better when my baby was in the same room with me. This new swivel sleeper is a perfect solution for a safe space for Baby in Mom and Dad's room. It turns 360 degrees, features two convenient storage pockets and is recommended for babies up to 20 pounds. Multiple designs are available! From $219, ToysRUs.com
Julie McKinley is a stay-at-home mom of a 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. She is always on the lookout for innovative baby products that make life a little easier! In between snuggles and diaper changes, she blogs at DirectorJewels.com.