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I’m not planning on having any more babies, but every time I see new baby products for newborns I can’t help myself from thinking how useful they could be for helping any new parent prepare for this important time of their lives.
Some of them are not new on the market but are still very helpful, and many times we discover them only after our baby is already grown! I feel like I have those, “why didn’t I know about that before?” moments all the time!
Some of these products didn’t exist nine years ago when my eldest was born, but they are ready to be used today and, most importantly, they are all under $20!
These 10 useful products under $20 will make raising a baby easier.
1. Munchkin the Medicator
Safe, easy, and accurate way to dispense liquid medicine. Medicine bypasses baby’s taste buds reducing gagging and spitting up. Great for pacifier lovers.
2. Medela Contact Nipple Shield
Medela Nipple Shields can be an effective tool for moms who are nursing and experiencing difficulty in any number of areas. The nipple shields can be used to manage infants with latch-on problems, for moms with overactive let-downs or for flat, inverted or sore nipples. It enables continued breastfeeding without interruption until these problems are resolved.
3. Graco NasalClear Nasal Aspirator
12 different children’s tunes play while in use, helping divert your child’s attention and comfort her while clearing her nasal passages. Soft, flexible silicone tips make it gentle and comfortable to use even on a newborn baby.
4. Graco 1 Second Ear Thermometer
One second temperature reading, stores/recalls up to 10 readings.
5. Munchkin 2 Pack Fresh Food Feeder
Textured handle is easy to grasp and is ideal for 6+ months. You don’t need to worry about smashing your baby’s food with this little helper.
6. Munchkin 4 oz. Easy Squeezy Spoon
On-the-go solution. Holds a 4 ounce jar of baby food. Spoon locks to prevent food from spilling.
7. Boon Fluid Sippy Cup
Angled spout requires less head tipping. Ergonomic two handed grip, perfect for small hands.
8. Baby Buddy 2 Pack Secure-A-Toy
Keep favorite toys close-at-hand, even in the car seat. No accidental throwing away toys with this!
9. ZoLi Gummy Stick Baby Gum Massagers
Teething babies will welcome these soft gum massagers. Rubbery, textured nubs offer excellent teething relief.
10. Mary Meyer Wabbanub Pacifier
Wubbanub pacifiers are the soft and cuddly pacifier that not only won’t get lost, it will be loved by most babies who are soothed by suckling.
With or without these handy tools, raising babies is a tough job! Splurge a little on a few things that may make the gig just a bit easier on you. Good luck and happy parenting!