After being a mom for nearly a year and a half I have used many products and gone through A LOT of trial and error with items and products. But every now and then we will use an item that is a complete game changer! I want to share some of the game changing baby items we have discovered in the last year and a half.
Game Changing Baby Items
Johnson’s Head To Toe Wipes: Thank you to my amazing sister-in-law for this tip. When we were in Houston when Liam was a baby, my sister-in-law gave me a pack of these. They are SO GREAT for travel or for quick clean-ups. They are essentially a giant baby wipe infused with Johnson’s head to toes baby wash. These are perfect if you need to clean up a little one, or if you just want them to smell amazing!
Sound Machine: I have talked about our sound machine a ton of times, but let me tell you why it’s a game changer. Unlike a lot of baby sound machines, this one stays on ALL THE TIME. Or until you turn it off. It doesn’t run on a timer to turn off in 30 minutes. So we leave it on all night and all during naps for both kids!
Silicone bibs: These aren’t anything new but I’m going to tell you WHY they are a game changer. When we travel with Liam he still needs to eat duh! So what do we do when your travel stroller doesn’t have a snack tray or you are on a plane and it’s not easy for them to have a plate? You put the food IN THE BIB. Yep, he figured out how to use the bib as a plate of sorts and it was such a game changer for us.
Amazon Echo: While not a baby product per se, it is a great product if you have a baby. Usually, I realize we are out of something we need while I’m making lunch for Liam and can’t really stop to add it to a shopping list or he’s screaming and I can’t put it down. I can say “Alexa add milk to the shopping list.” He also loves the Sesame Street feature to talk to Elmo about letters. Plus he loves hearing Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake on Amazon music. We have seven!
Keekaroo: I have spoken about this maybe 10 times on the blog. But seriously this is one of the best if not THE BEST product we have purchased! It’s what we use for our changing pad, and the amount of laundry we haven’t had to do because of it is insane. I have seen a lot of dupes of it out there but I still think this is the best.
“Car” Toys: So I mean this two-fold, toy cars, yes but also toys that are JUST FOR THE CAR. When I am at Target I usually grab an inexpensive toy or two and these are the toys we keep in the car. He only plays with them in the car so he doesn’t get sick of them. I rotate them out and he is always excited to go in the car. This is great for any kid who gets car fussy.
Car Organizers: I recently got 2 different car organizers specifically for the kids. One goes in between their car seats and holds books and toys. This is great because they can both reach anything they want in there. The other goes in the way back of our car and holds extra clothes, diapers, swim diapers, wipes, a giant towel, an umbrella, hand sanitizers, trash bags, and snacks. This is perfect for anything that may come up!
Diaper bag backpacks: When I had Liam I got a massive diaper bag, and quickly learned it was more of a pain than not. I got a Fawn Designs diaper bag backpack and it was a GAME changer. I also have this smaller Freshly Picked one now that the kids don’t require much on the go.
Baby Bjorn Bouncer: This was one of the only bouncers/swings/etc that my kids would use. They both loved it and not only is it great for the babies, but it folds small and is so easy to throw in the car and take places!
Do you have any game changing baby items you would add to this list?
This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated for 2021