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Once you know you’re pregnant, you become overwhelmed with baby products shopping. When it’s your first pregnancy, you can’t decide what to buy, which products are practical and which are just a waste of money. I asked Rahet Bally moms and they mentioned 14 products as the most practical ones that helped them take care of their babies. Of course, it differs from one mom to another, however, these are recommendations by real moms, not ads by famous mommy models.
It’s a mom’s best friend during the first 6 months as it’s a nice option when your baby is bored from laying on its back and at the same time can’t manage to sit upright yet. It entertains your baby especially if it rocks and plays music. Its size enables you to take it anywhere in the house and keep your baby in it while finishing chores.
Food steamer and blender
You might love this baby product more than you love your hubby! A mom’s schedule is the busiest on Earth and that’s why a product that helps you prepare baby food in minutes is a miraculous one. Moreover, steaming saves nutrients in vegetables and fruits, as opposed to boiling.
Mastering bathing your baby at the beginning is not easy. However, this waterproof chair will help you bathe your baby without anyone’s help. It’s reclined so it suits babies younger than 6 months old and the seat is a net so it filters water out.
It’s more practical than the regular cloth bib because you can wash it easily on the spot to get rid of food stains and odors. The small pocket prevents food from falling on your baby’s clothes.
Braun ear thermometer
Waking up a baby with a fever to measure his temperature after two hours of non-stop crying is not an option. That’s why an ear thermometer is the easiest way to check the exact temperature without disturbing your baby’s sleep.
Electric breast pump
I believe it’s a must for any working mom who breastfeeds. Besides, some mothers prefer not to nurse their babies in public, so they pump the milk in advance and give it to their babies in a bottle while they are hanging out. Don’t forget that it will also give you a chance to pump some breast milk and have some ‘YOU’ time and rest. It goes without saying that it’s easier and faster than a manual one, thus it is worth the money.
While some moms are not comfortable using it, others explained that it helped them take their babies anywhere they wanted. It’s very practical at supermarkets because you can’t push the shopping cart and the stroller at the same time. The shopping cart seat is not suitable for babies that cannot sit upright.
This invention definitely makes motherhood easier! Your mom can tell you many scary stories about the times baby bottles were burnt while sterilizing them in a pot over the stove.
It’s recommended by many Rahet Bally moms as they explained that it helped them breastfeed their babies especially right after a C-section.
A lifesaver if you don’t want to spend the first two years of your baby’s life nursing him at home.
Imagine leaving your baby waiting and crying, until you warm the bottle under hot tap water -which is never efficient by the way. You can simply add the bottle in a warmer and it’s the fastest method I’ve tried so far.
Baby bottle brush
Sleep deprivation after delivery is hard, don’t make your life even harder while you’re trying to reach remnants of milk in your baby’s bottle. Buy a baby bottle brush.
Any new mom will complain of an excessive breast milk flow due to an unstable breastfeeding schedule. That’s why it’s important to keep a stock of nursing pads.
And most importantly
While it’s not a baby product, it’s recommended by many moms to have AirPods or earphones immediately after delivery because once you give birth, you have millions of things to do that will require using both hands. Holding a phone will become a challenge.
Further reading to prove that no two moms think alike: 10 Things I Bought As a New Mom and Never Used.