Taking care of a newborn isn’t easy. While new parents are full of good intentions and love, they’re also some of the most tired people on the planet.
Fortunately, there are smart solutions that make it a lot easier to care for babies. Whether you’re a proud mom or dad, or someone who wants to give them perfect gift, we’ve picked the perfect products to make newborns and their parents happier.
SNOO Smart Sleeper by Happiest Baby
So why all the fuss over a bassinet? Well, basically because it stops the fussing at bedtime! Let’s go over the top features of the SNOO so you can see how it works.
Better sleep for parents and baby
In short, the SNOO swaddles your baby and rocks her to sleep. If you have a chance to see this 30-second clip, you’ll instantly understand the magic of SNOO. Here’s how it works:
- The parents lay down the baby in the bed and gently close the swaddling blanket to hold her secure.
- The swaddling blanket keeps the baby on her back while the bed gently begins to rock and make soft noises.
- Within seconds, the baby stops crying, starts yawning, and falls asleep.
It’s lovely to watch this magical baby bed in action. If the baby wakes up and fusses, the bed automatically begins to soothe her all over again.
Just imagine how much more sleep you’ll get if you’re not stressed about your baby’s crying in the middle of the night.
Safe for infants up to 6 months old
Did you know that the SNOO is the only bed that satisfies the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for safe sleep? It keeps babies swaddled safely, plus it secures them for sleeping on their backs. When it rocks them to sleep, they are on a completely flat bed, not sitting up in a swing or a seat. It totally eliminates suffocation hazards. There are no loose blankets, and there is no way the baby can turn over.
Comforting to babies, relaxing for parents
You might think this is a product that would cause a parent to disconnect from their child. But the reverse appears to be true. Exhausted parents end up feeling guilty because they just don’t have the patience to deal with a crying child.
Instead, the SNOO soothes the child and gives the parent time and space to relax and regain the rest and patience they need to cope.
Besides the soft rocking motion, the bed also emits quiet white noise similar to what a baby hears in the womb. Depending on the child’s level of distress, the SNOO chooses different sounds to best calm her.
Fully equipped and very easy to assemble
Forget digging out your toolbox because you won’t need it. Just unpack the SNOO, pop the legs into the slots on the bottom, and it’s ready for use. It comes with three SNOO Sacks for swaddling, a fitted sheet, and a mattress. All the fabric is 100% organic cotton for breathability and good health.
The three swaddling sacks fit three different sizes. The small is for 5 to 12 pounds, the medium for 12 to 18 pounds, and the large for 18-36 pounds.
In the box you’ll also find a power adapter and cord, plus an owner’s manual. SNOO offers both a warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you and your baby don’t love the SNOO, you can return it (with free shipping) for a full refund.
But since your baby won’t be asleep all the time, you’ll want to keep scrolling down in this article. We found other awesome products to help you care for your newborn.
Boppy Newborn Lounger, Elephant Love Gray
Just imagine how nice the Boppy would be to have when you need your hands free for a task. You can place your baby where he can see you because he’s not flat on the floor, stuck looking at the ceiling.
The Boppy Lounger is made for infants up to 16 pounds, or until they can roll over on their own. It’s completely washable in the washing machine, or you can simply wipe small messes off the cover. There’s also a handy carrying handle at the top.
Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle ‘n Swing
Your baby’s favorite soothing entertainment
Everything about the Snugapuppy is deluxe, from the soft padded reclining seat to the array of entertaining options. Just look at what it can do:
- First, there are 2 reclining seat positions with a choice of whether you want the baby to face center, right, or left.
- Then it will gently move your newborn either side to side like a cradle rocks, or head to toe like a regular swing.
- While it swings, the Snugapuppy plays up to 16 different tunes or soft nature sounds.
- There is a motorized mobile overhead with dancing animals, a mirrored globe, and a detachable teether toy.
The motor inside the Snugapuppy is smart, too. It senses your infant’s weight to keep the speed consistent. It can also start swinging her without needing a push to get started.
Plug and play anywhere
Fisher-Price designed the Snugapuppy to be portable. It has foldable steel legs, and it can operate on AC power with the included adapter or on 4 “D” size batteries.
My Brest Friend Pillow, Petal
The My Brest Friend Pillow has a self-explanatory name. When it’s time to feed your little guy, you’ll appreciate its cozy support. It doesn’t matter if you’re a daddy or a mommy, this is handy thing to have!
Helps you support your baby and saves your back and arm from fatigue
It’s can be tiring to hold an infant while he eats. But this pillow wraps securely around your body and creates a soft surface. This helps you hold your baby close while he nurses.
But it doesn’t actually matter if you’re breast-feeding or bottle-feeding, the effect is the same. My Brest Friend protects your back, neck, and arm from strain so you can enjoy the moment. And should your child fall asleep, the pillow has a silent release strap so you won’t wake him up taking it off.
Details designed with nursing moms in mind
The pillow has a convenient pocket on the front that holds a bottle and other supplies. Everything is made from 100% cotton and is machine-washable. You can purchase additional slip covers from the manufacturer, too.
Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym, Blue/Green
Our final pick is the Kick & Play Piano Gym from Fisher-Price. Once your baby begins to interact more with the world around her, she is going to love this toy. It’s perfect for developing motor skills and stimulating her senses. And since she can play with it in different ways depending on her developement, she won’t outgrow it right away.
For example, she can lay down and kick at the piano keys to make music. Or she can enjoy tummy time with the arch full of toys right overhead within her grasp. There is a hippo-shaped teether, a funny frog, and elephant clackers that make interesting sounds. Then once she can sit up, there are more ways to have fun, too.
The Piano Gym plays up to 15 minutes of music in long play mode. Plus, it has a volume control, which is a must for any toy! It runs off three AA batteries, making it easy to take along with you.
Being a new parent can feel overwhelming at times, but there are many useful and innovative gadgets that make bedtime, mealtime, and playtime easier on both parents and babies. We hope you take advantage of these products today, and we wish you all the best in the future. Visit us again soon to see new reviews of the top products that make life easier and more entertaining