Newbie parents, especially moms, are always on the lookout for baby products that will make their parenting journey a little easier. So, at the recently concluded Smart Parenting Convention, we had to take a peek at our attendees' haul. Here are nine of our favorites that we think a lot of moms will love:
1. Love to Dream Swaddle
Swaddling is effective in calming newborns because they mimic the feeling of being in the womb — tight and snug. What makes Love to Dream’s swaddle unique is that it allows the natural arms up position and access to baby’s hands so he can self-soothe, helping him sleep better. Gabrielle Weil, a sleep coach who has written a number of sleep training articles for SmartParenting.com.ph, even swears by this product!
Available at their website
2. Giant Carrier Co-Sleeper
This product makes it more convenient for parents who want to co-sleep with their baby because it can stand alone or attached to your bed. You can adjust it according to the height of your bed. And the roll-down side makes for easy access.
Available at leading department stores
3. Happy Ink Personalized Blanket
Bibs start at Php450. Blankets start at Php1,400
Proud parents would naturally want to show off their baby, so what better way to do it than with a personalized blanket or bib with their little one’s name on it? Wrap them with love and without worry — the brand uses high-quality, breathable and ultra-durable cotton with a blend of polyester so their water-based ink can seep through the fabric seamlessly. It’s a thoughtful gift for moms-to-be, too!
Order via SMS or Viber at +63 917 312-3465
4. Baby Whale Portable Urinal
If you are traveling with your kids, one of your worries is usually the availability of clean and hygienic public bathrooms. This portable urinal is handy for such situations. It has a multi-adapter and fits most PET bottles, plus the wide opening makes it easy for both boys and girls to use. It’s also designed with a double entry cap to prevent leaking. If you’re potty training your kids, this is a great way to continue it even while on vacation.
Available at Lazada
5. Zatie and Co. Nursing Cover
We love a nursing cover that you can use even when you're not breastfeeding anymore, which is why this one caught our eye. Apart from having privacy while breastfeeding, you can also use it as a shawl, scarf, blanket, poncho, car seat canopy and stroller cover. The fabric is soft and feels luxurious, but it’s not too expensive! What’s not to love?
Order via Instagram
6. Sacred Baby Cleanser
Your newborn has delicate skin, so it’s important to use a cleanser that is soap-free so you don’t strip the oil from your baby’s skin. Sacred is specially made for bathing your baby for the first six months and simply contains water and all-natural plant-derived ingredients. It avoids scents and fragrances (your baby already has that sweet, newborn smell!), acids, chemicals and parabens that may harm the skin.
Available at Lazada
7. Tiny Winks Baby Mattress
Starts at Php4,000
You might not think of it as an essential, but considering that your baby is going to spend a lot of time in his crib, the mattress he’s sleeping on should keep him safe and comfortable. Tiny Winks offers one that is firm enough to support baby’s body as he grows (a soft mattress may increase the risk of suffocation and even SIDS) and it’s also free from toxic chemicals and allergens. They also claim it to be anti-bacterial, anti-fungus, odorless and approved by pediatric therapists. It’s definitely worth investing on!
Order via SMS at +639176908844 or their Facebook shop
8. Nosh Munchables
Php195 per box
These teething wafers were such a hit at the convention that one mom bought 21 boxes for her baby! Recommended for babies 4 months old and up, these organic wafers dissolve easily and contain no artificial colors and flavors. Choose from Simply Rice, Strawberry Beet, Blueberry, Cinnamon or Banana Mango.
Available on their website and at Baby Company (SM Aura, SM Fairview, and SM Megamall)
9. 123baby by Cusina Natural Baby Bottle and Nipple Washing Gel Concentrate
Php278 for 750mL
As a parent, you always want to make sure that the things baby puts in her mouth, like baby bottles and teethers, are cleansed thoroughly. This washing liquid is made from plant-based and edible ingredients butit's able to break down fat, oil, and food residue. And don't worry if your little one accidentally tastes it — it's perfectly safe and can even be used to wash fruits and vegetables. Sulit!
Available at Rustan's Supermarket and online