Babble asked our Top 50 Mom Bloggers to pinpoint their favorite must-have mom product, and we got a wide range of answers — from Aden + Anais swaddlers to baby wipes.
But there was one answer that popped up over and over, and it might not be what you’d think.
So what was the surprising #1 can’t-live-without mom product?
Mom bloggers like Catherine Connors (Her Bad Mother), Liz Gumbinner (Mom-101) and Jennifer Doyle (Playgroups are No Place for Children) all agree that they simply couldn’t live without an iPhone. And if it wasn’t the iPhone, bloggers claim that any cell phone or iPod Touch does the trick.
So more than blocks, books or baby swings, modern moms are praising technology for getting them through the day — and the industry has responded, big time:
We saw the brand new Fisher Price iCan Play iPhone rattle at this year’s Toy Fair, and people are going bananas for it. While our initial thought was that someone young enough to play with a RATTLE probably shouldn’t be handling a $200 phone, parents are handing over their phones in desperation already; might as well protect it. The iCan Play case — out later this year — holds an iPhone or iPod Touch and comes with three kid-friendly apps for little ones.
And if you think your iPhone is a sanity saver, this Crayola coloring book app just might be the best thing since the DVD player. (Read all about it here.) And then check out our Top 50 iPhone Apps for Kids.
Check out all of our mom bloggers’ product picks and see if you agree.
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