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25 Time Saving Products: Baby bibs, kids placemats and more!

Getting to work by 9 a.m. used to be so easy: the alarm went off at 7:30, and after a quick shower and a gander at the paper, it was time to go. Add two or three kids into the mix and making it out the door on time for preschool drop-off takes the skill of a tactician. While we can’t buy you an extra ten minutes in the morning, we did track down twenty-five products to help speed things along.

  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Fit and Fresh Salad Shaker $9.99

    Pack lunch the night before. The Fit and Fresh Salad Shaker containers keep lettuce crisp overnight.

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    Crocodile Creek Backpack $25

    Load up all your kid’s gear in the many pockets of a Crocodile Creek Backpack and leave it by the door, ready for the school-bus dash.

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    Boon Squirt $6.29

    Skip the bowl and shovel baby’s food in faster with a Boon Squirt feeding spoon.

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    Kiddopotamus Tiny Diner Placemat $10.68

    Kitchen clean up will be a breeze with the Kiddopotamus Tiny Diner Placemat. The mat suctions on to the table and has a tray to catch the dribbles.

    Buy it now »

  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Bibs and Match $28

    Babies love to bathe in their breakfasts. Bibs and Match is a onesie bib combo. The bibs attach directly to the onesie via simple snaps and detach easily to change to a clean one-no more ruined outifts.

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    Baby Cie suction bowl $11.25

    Did we mention kids are messy? Keep spills to a minimum with a Baby Cie suction bowl.

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    Clarins Super Restorative Tinted Cream SPF 20 $78

    Moms need all-in-one miracles. Clarins Super Restorative Tinted Cream SPF 20 adds a hint of color, plus sun protection. You may even fool your coworkers into believing your kids sleep through the night.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Shout wipes $8

    Rats! Spilled YoBaby on your favorite shirt! Shout wipes will help you salvage your top.

    Buy it now »

  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    California Baby Botanical Hair Detangler $11.50

    Tame bed head in seconds with California Baby Botanical Hair Detangler.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Flipper animal-shaped toothbrush holder $6.50

    Tiny toothbrushes disappear faster than Fruit Loops in the morning. The Flipper animal-shaped toothbrush holder attaches to mirror or tile keeping toothbrushes clean and handy.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    BabyBjorn Safe Step $16.49

    Let the little ones wash their own hands as you brush your teeth. The BabyBjorn Safe Step gives them the extra inches they’ll need to reach the sink.

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    BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer $24.00

    And while you’re at it, get the BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer and have them take care of business on their own.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    StrollAway $39.99

    Can’t find your umbrella? Clean up the closet clutter. The StrollAway stroller storage system hooks over your closet door to create space.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Scout bag from Petunia Pickle Bottom $146

    Dads don’t need to sweat carrying a girly diaper bag and a briefcase. Thanks to the well-disguised Scout bag from Petunia Pickle Bottom, hip papas can be prepped for diaper duty and a presentation.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    MiniDaily Momagenda $41

    Keep all the activities of the day straight the night before. The chic MiniDaily Momagenda planner tracks up to four kids.

    Buy it now »

  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    BabySpareWare $30-$42

    The “back-up” outfit is required at all daycare and preschools. Don’t lose time gathering the pieces. With BabySpareWare, you’ve got an adorable pre-packed outfit.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Mabel’s Labels $18.50 for a pack of 80 Skinny-Minis

    Avoid the scramble to get the right papers and clothes in the right backpack. Buy lots of Mabel’s Labels and use them liberally.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Mommy Hook $7.99

    Have the stroller prepped and ready to go. Clip on a Mommy Hook and attach lunch bags and backpacks.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    JJ Cole Diapers & Wipes Pod $16.95

    Wipes, diapers and changing pad…check! Stuff them all inside the JJ Cole Diapers & Wipes Pod and attach to your stroller so you won’t be blindsided by a diaper blowout.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Enfamil (pre-measured) formula sticks
    $13.42 for pack of 16

    Save a bundle of time preparing bottles by stashing a handful of Enfamil (pre-measured) formula sticks in your bag.

    Buy it now »

  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Valco universal cup holder $17.99

    Take your coffee to go. Thanks to the Valco universal cup holderyou can sip your java on the go without burning your hand.

    Buy it now »

  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    OXO Good Seal Travel Mug $17.75

    Yup, caffeine is king. Save every precious drop from spilling en route with a OXO Good Seal Travel Mug.

    Buy it now »

  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Jazzy Toes $25 for a six pack

    Putting shoes on baby is a no-win proposition and a time suck. Instead opt for shoe-socks like these cool cowboy designs from Jazzy Toes.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Little Miss Matched socks $8-$12

    Finding matching socks for older kids can also be a lost cause. Little Miss Matched socks come in three packs and coordinate, but don’t match. Kids love the funky prints making the battle easier.

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  • 25 Morning Timesavers

    Argo shoes from Striderite $39.95

    There’s no time to tie laces.Argo shoes from Strideritelook trendy and most preschoolers can handle the Velcro closure on their own.

    Buy it now »

This piece was originally published on August 6, 2010

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