Baby fever! It’s real, and the snuggle is real! This mama felt the tell-tale uterus pangs after visiting the New York Baby Show earlier this month. I got to browse the aisles, touch, test, feel, and ogle all the latest and greatest products for Baby, and experience firsthand new innovations in gadgets, gizmos, and gear. And, boy (or girl!), have things changed. It’s been just two and a half years since I had my second little one, and it seems like there have been so many amazing advances.
I just wanna try everything… (Anyone have a baby they want to lend me for a few hours?!) Here are my top three picks from the floor of the New York Baby Show.
FridaBaby Medicine Dispenser & Toothbrush: Don’t be confused, these are two separate items. I just couldn’t decide which one I liked more! I’m a big fan of FridaBaby, because it’s a brand that seeks to find simple solutions to everyday parenting woes. (Plus, the company has a sense of humor… With items like a snot sucker, butt washer, and and gas-reliever, how could they not?!?)
So first, let’s talk about the medicine dispenser. My little lady hates liquid medicine—but, really, who could blame her. The FridaBaby medicine-syringe is attached to a special pacifier. You can shoot the medicine through the syringe while Baby is obliviously sucking away, and it will bypass the tastebuds, resulting in less crying and no spit up! Brilliant.
The toothbrush features a unique dual-angled design, so it essentially hugs each tooth. My kids are both “lazy brushers,” but they’re reticent to accept my hygiene help. This produce would help ensure that every side of every tooth is getting some TLC!
Both new FridaBaby items will be available this summer.
embé Two-Way Swaddle: As newborns, my babies would always unswaddle themselves in the traditional muslin wraps. To this day, neither of them likes being covered with blankets in bed. I think they easily overheat; and that’s why I was so intrigued by the new embé swaddle. It features a unique and patented “legs-out mode.” You can unwrap the baby’s legs for temperature control, but still keep him snug as a bug on the top. Plus, the no-rise design eliminates the potential problem of having the swaddle rise up and cover Baby’s nose or face. Oh, and perhaps most exciting of all: the “legs-out” mode makes middle-of-the-night diaper changes a breeze.