During World War II, couples put off having children. As a result, once Victory Day was declared in May 1945, a baby boom ensued. Those born between 1946 and 1964 are considered baby boomers.
With Coronavirus now literally in the air, we wonder what the effect will be on new crops of kids. Everyone on the planet is scared to breathe, and so, many will be waiting for an “all clear” before they start thinking about creating or extending families.
Now for those who are soon to be welcoming a new addition to their nest, here are some proven products to explore. And by the way, congratulations! I’m a fan of faith and believe that babies bring blessings (and so much joy!)
You may be thinking of breastfeeding, but want to be mobile enough to go back to work or hit the town (when you are able to go outside again.) The Elvie Silent Wearable Breast Pump with App is a lightweight, electric, hands-free portable breast pump that will allow you this freedom. It can be worn inside a standard nursing bra, as it silently extracts milk. The single version is $280 and the double version is $500. The Elvie Pump app enables you to monitor milk volume in real-time, track pumping history for each breast, and control the pump remotely. Wow.
Whether you are planning to breastfeed or not, this next product is a winner. Small enough to prop on your nightstand, the Phillips Avent Bottle Warmer for $22.99 on Amazon will be a life-saver. It circulates the milk as it gently and evenly heats 4 ounces in 3 minutes. There’s also a convenient setting to defrost breast milk and baby food.
Safe and Sterile
There’s a joke and it goes like this: When the pacifier of your first child falls on the floor, you run to boil and sanitize it. When the same thing happens to the pacifier of your second offspring, you turn on the sink and do a quick rinse. When this scenario occurs with your third kid, you swiftly wipe the bobo on your shirt, pop the plug back into the suckling’s mouth, and move on.
Well, in this Corona climate, things can’t be too hygienic, and so, we are all thinking of firstborn-sanitary-standards. Here are a few items to help you on your quest for clean:
Long ago, parents used to boil water in huge pots on the stove and poke around bottles and bobos that would bob around till they were sufficiently sterilized. Thanks to electronic bottle sterilizers, this scene is no more. Enter an Amazon Choice: the Baby Brezza Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer Machine for $100. The electric steam system will sterilize pacifiers, and both glass and plastic bottles.
If you’d like to up the ante in this category go for the Upang UV Baby Bottle Sterilizer for $240. The sharp design and cute colors – mint green, baby pink, gray, or pale yellow – make this a fun item to have around. This sanitizer, which measures 12 x 13 x 15, can handle toys and dishes or 14 bottles.
Mush on the Menu!
Once your cutie is ready to eat solids, you’ll enjoy owning the BEABA Babycook Neo, Glass Baby Food Maker. This product will steam cook, blend, reheat or defrost all. Yes, there are less expensive versions by BEABA (this one is $250.) I prefer this model because of the glass container. (I greatly fear putting hot food in plastics.) This machine can hold 5.2 cups of food.
Once you’ve got the gist of how to satisfy your babe’s belly, you’ll be focused on how to keep him or her on a sleeping schedule. One tool that is especially helpful in small apartments or homes with noisy tots thrashing about is the Homedics White Noise Sound Machine. It is portable with a battery and charger; 6 relaxing sounds to soothe your newborn to sweet slumber and an auto timer. The timer features 15, 30, or 60-minute options.
Don’t Scratch This
I’ll never forget staring at my firstborn’s little nails and wondering how the heck I was going to cut those tiny things. Fortunately, my friend, a seasoned mom, came to my rescue and displayed how to navigate the small pink scissors around 20 minuscule ovals (toes too.) Despite Covid-19, there are many great things about living in 2020. One of them is the battery-operated Little Martin’s Drawer Baby Nail Trimmer File with Light. It is safe and effective to use on newborns, toddlers, and kids. This item has multiple settings and control speeds and is quiet enough to operate while junior is snoozing.
After buying one, some, or all of these items, get yourself some warranties. This process is made easy at CYA where they offer extended warranties, cancellable at any time. This way, if something breaks, it will be fixed swiftly by a manufacturer authorized repair person and you won’t have to cry, “Waaaaaaaah!”
Congratulations and enjoy!
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