We’ll admit it: when it comes to our babies, we’re germ snobs. Our own at-home germs are fine, but we’d rather not have our offspring licking the floors of strangers. That’s why we do our visiting with this PeaPod Plus Baby Travel Bed. In folded-up form, it’s compact and easy to carry – always a plus – but easily expands to create a plush nest. Available at onestepahead.com for only $90
We love to be functional and funky even when it comes down to our baby necessities, so of course we’re loving the UTE Fox Print Diaper Bag. This unique bag doubles as a backpack or a tote and it can be attached to your stroller. Inside there’s lots of room for our junk, including two zipped compartments perfect for pacifiers, diaper ointment, teething tablets, and more. There are also two side pockets perfect for your newborn’s bottles and your toddler’s sippy cups. And it comes with a coordinating diaper pouch and changing pad…need we say more? We want our little tots to be stylin’ just like mama. Available at etsy.com for only $129
Before you become a mother, your body temperature is only influenced by what temperature it actually is where you are and what clothing you are wearing. After you become a Mom, you can change your own body temperature by bundling or un-bundling your child. It’s true, and it’s why your mother always begs you you wear a jacket. Feel too hot? Take off that kid’s sweatshirt to feel relief. Too cold? Dress him up in this cozy-looking Nordstrom Baby Quilted Velour Bunting , and you’ll feel like you just sank into a warm bath. Available at nordstrom.com for only $38, in six colors
You could keep your baby warm all winter long by swaddling her in a blanket in the safety of a stroller or you could smother it to death while harnessing it to your chest in the Peekaru ($80), a fleece-based medical experiment gone bad. Yes, it looks comfortable as hell for the baby, almost womb-like. Available at togetherbe.com
If there’s one thing you learn as a new parent, it’s that babies have an uncanny ability to produce horrible, disgusting filth. Your friends only see the baby when she’s all fresh and clean and giggles, but you know her dark side. You’ve seen the… the… is there even a word for the things you’ve seen in her diaper? Things that can’t be unseen, that’s for sure.
Normal baby bathtubs hold very little water, and once it gets dirty, you’re done. The Cleanwater Baby Bathtub drains the dirty water out of the tub so your baby isn’t sitting in it. Fresh water is held in the reservoir for rinsing. Cleaner water. Cleaner baby! The color-coded digital thermometer makes it easy to set the perfect temperature for baby’s sensitive skin. It even includes a bath sponge for added support for newborns. Get this at ThinkGeek for $89.99 only