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(StatePoint) Caring for a baby is one of the toughest jobs. However, certain innovations are helping new and veteran parents do so with confidence.
With millennial moms getting more of their parenting information from social media, consider taking a cue from Babypalooza NYC, an event for media and digital influencers to preview the best new baby products on the market. Its curator, Karyn Ravin, a mom of two, offers these recommendations for the latest in baby care.
Put a new spin on ancient baby care with essential oils. Extracted from plants and flowers, they promote sleep and soothe stuffy noses, tummy troubles and more, and now, administering them is easy with Oilogic, a collection of natural roll-on products.
Babies don’t know how to blow their noses, making common cold and allergy symptoms more than just a nuisance. Help your baby breathe easily with Nosiboo Pro, a next-generation nasal aspirator. Powerful but gentle, this BPA-free, easy-to-clean medical device was developed with the help of otolaryngologists.
Personal care for little ones with sensitive skin can be easy and fun with safe, gentle and pure hair and skin products. Those from Little Green, feature all-natural fragrances and phthalate and BPA-free packaging. The hypoallergenic formulas are also clinically tested and dermatologist tested and are allergen, paraben, sulfate and gluten-free.
What’s important for your skin’s comfort and health is important for your baby, too. However, your products are likely too harsh for little ones. Seek natural, sensitive skin essentials like shampoo, diaper cream, bubble bath, mineral sunscreen, wipes and more, that are designed to heal and soothe, such as those from Babo Botanicals.
Promoting healthy foot development includes having proper shoes. Check out brands recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association, such as Pediped, which offers fashion-forward, affordable styles for every walking stage.
Whether you’re a runner, urban explorer or outdoor adventurer, when you have baby in tow, the right stroller matters. For a smooth, comfortable ride for baby and lightweight maneuverability for you, check out all-terrain, ergonomic strollers from Thule.
Parenting invariably means carrying bulky, heavy items. Consider a stroller designed to bear your load. Those from Austlen expand to store cargo like groceries, luggage and beach equipment, and fold down when you’re traveling light.
Quit your endless search for a changing station with Beanko, a sanitary, convenient and durable mobile diaper changing station that features storage pockets and doubles as a tummy-time mat.
Gone are the days of worrying about pre-made formula going bad or making a mess when hand mixing it on the spot. Use one hand to make fresh formula with PopYum, a bottle that stores water and formula separately until you’re ready to feed.
Simplify Home Life
New baby essentials are freeing up hands, time, energy and storage space. Look for items that empower your family in these ways with intuitive design, such as b.box, offering items like sippy cups with weighted straws that allow tots to drink at any angle and light space-saving diaper caddies that can be carried from room to room.
Prepare your home for all your baby’s adventures with pediatrician and dermatologist-recommended products such as those from Babyganics, which include detergent, dryer sheets, multi surface cleaners and dish soap.
Optimize nutrition with a feeding ecosystem specifically created for breastmilk. Check out Nanobébé, which allows moms to pump, store and prep breastmilk without exposing it to nutrient-damaging temperatures.
By embracing market innovations, you can help ensure your baby is happy, health and safe, at home and on-the-go.
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