Real Mom Reviews
Muslin Swaddle Blankets
Incredibly fresh and adorable prints make these 47”x47” swaddle blankets a must-have for your nursery. They are lightweight and breathable, perfect for popping into your diaper bag to take on the go with Baby. Best part, they’re machine washable and come out softer after each wash. Use them past the baby years for picnics or movie night cuddles.
Kids love face wipes that smell (or even taste) nice, but I don’t love the chemical content that may be found in them! Neat Cheeks are sweetened with Stevia extract, are designed for sensitive faces and feature non-GMO ingredients. No more tears when it’s time to wipe your baby’s or toddler’s face—yay!
Prices vary, NeatCheeks.com
Re-Play Infant Spoons
This set of baby utensils is made from recycled milk jugs, so you can feel better about the environment while teaching Baby to feed herself. They’re designed for use by parent or child and come in a travel case to keep spoons clean while on the go. Perfect for trips to the park or the zoo when you need a little snack! Plus, they’re dishwasher safe!
Happy Family Clearly Crafted Pouches
Like the look of those baby food pouches but worry that you can’t see the contents? Happy Family knows that parents need transparency when it comes to feeding their little ones, so they’ve created clear pouches. No more mysteries!
Prices vary, Target and Target.com
Babyganics Natural Wool Dryer Balls
There are so many ways to reduce chemicals in your home that it can be almost overwhelming to know where to start. An easy fix for one big aspect of baby life—laundry—is to toss the old dryer sheets and pop these 100 percent natural wool dryer balls in with your baby’s clean clothes instead. They help lower drying time and are made in the USA.
$18, Target and Target.com
Make My Day Bibs
Mealtime can be a challenge. Moms deserve tools to help them cope when Baby refuses every food in sight! These adorable baby bibs come in a variety of styles—for both boys and girls—and feature BPA-free silicone and a built-in crumb catcher. They can even be washed in the dishwasher! Fits babies 6 months to 3 years old.
The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutritional Guide by Jennifer Lang, MD, and Dana Angelo White, MS, RD
Wondering what’s best to eat while you’re expecting? You’re not alone! This new book covers how to eat a wholesome diet when struggling with pregnancy nausea and food aversions (something I definitely struggled with during my pregnancies). Growing a healthy baby isn’t as hard as you might think! The recipes included might just become favorites to be used long after Baby’s arrival.
Julie McKinley is a stay-at-home mom of a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. Keeping up with her kids is a full-time job, so she is always on the lookout for innovative products that make life a little easier! In between snuggles and diaper changes, she blogs at DirectorJewels.com.