The Nuroo Pockethelps mothers facilitate skin-to-skin contact. Studies show that Skin-to-skin contact with infants can accelerate brain development, build immunity, and improve sleep for the baby and help the mother increase milk production, and reduce te risk of post partum depression. But while most new moms aren’t likely to jump back into the rat race after giving birth, they still have a lot of chores to complete during maternity leave and while they prepare to return to work. But its difficult to get anything done let alone leave the house when trying to practice skin-to-skin. The Nuroo can also act as a maternity shirt or nursing top suitable even for business casual situations. The Nuroo provides full coverage, unrestricted mobility, and a custom fit even as mother’s body changes and as the baby grows.
For women who do it all but want to look great at the same time, Evie Bett‘s BPA-, lead-, and phthalate-free diaper bags, insulated coolers, and changing clutches are both sleek and sophisticated, with washable, stain- and spill resistant removable pockets and linings.
Unlike current baby monitors that use audio, video, or movement to monitor a sleeping baby,the Sleep and Breathing Monitoruses advanced fiber optic technology to detect the baby’s actual breath rate and breath wave. The SafeToSleep system is a breakthrough in infant sleep safety that monitors each breath of a sleeping baby with hospital accuracy and streams the breath wave to a smartphone as it occurs. The Sleep and Breathing Monitor will alarm upon detection of slow, fast, and no breath events. The system tracks sleep time, generates sleep quality reports, and is wireless and portable. Price: $329.00 Visit www.safetosleep.com for more information.
JourneyBeeis a lightweight portable crib that’s safe to use, easy to carry, and assembles quickly. At under 12lbs, mother’s in a hurry can easily carry this crib wherever they need to be. Available in five unique colors and prints, the waterproofed fabric is equipped with a soft mattress pad, inner fleece sheet, storage pockets, mesh panels to see the baby, and an iphone pocket. Price: $169.
Do you need to distract your toddler while you make an important phone call or to keep them quiet on the Acela as you prepare for your business presentation? The Sesame Street Smart Phone by PlaySkool will not only keep their attention, but teach them a thing or two in the process. When Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Ernie or Cookie Monster calls, this phone rings and lights up. Preschoolers can also call each character by pressing one of the buttons or select one of the four pretend apps to hear about music, weather, numbers and letters. Visit HasbroToyShop.com for other great toys.
Buying a new diaper bag every several months can be a huge expense for mother’s on a budget. That’s why PishPosh Mommy created a do-it-all organizer that transforms any bag into a diaper bag. Invented by two Mom’s-on-the-go, the brand also sells a machine-washable, water resistant wet bag to separate soiled from clean clothing; and a diaper clutch, which can be thrown in any bag. Available in a number of brightly hued assorted colors and patterns.
Mighteekidsisn’t just another cool t-shirt company, its a movement. Each month a new shirt is designed to support a new charity. Donations of $5 are made to each cause from each purchase. Mighteekids shirts can be used as a teaching tool to explain and educate your kids about how to love and care for those who are less fortunate. Printed on only 100% ringspun cotton or tri-blend material, parents can purchase these super soft tees one at a time or purchase an annual subscription to receive them monthly. Visit www.mighteekids.com for more information.
If you’re a mother that often travels away from her little ones, invest in aHeartbeat Animal. Each adorable stuffed toy conceals a molded plastic “heart” that can easily record not only a baby’s heartbeat during pre-natal sonograms, but a variety of other sounds as well, from favorite lullabies to personalized messages of love. So, if your a thousand miles away or even just 10 blocks away, when your little tyke squeezes their toy, your voice can speak to them when they need it the most.
When you think Lalaalu, think Birchbox for NYC babies. There are so many kid products on the market that it would take a fortune to try them all out; and even then you’re sure to end up with some duds. Every month Lalaalu KidBoxes sends its subscribers a collection of parent-tested and kid-approved products that are perfect for the urban family on-the-go. Lalaalu only sends products that are toxin-free from socially-responsible brands, customized for your kids age. A subscription is $35/month and shipping is always free. Every KidBox is full of retail-size products worth over $60 in value.
When your child suffers from food allergies, sending them to daycare, a relatives house, or out on a play date when you’re not around to monitor their food consumption can be nerve wrecking. AllerMates Allergy & Health Alert Wristbandshelp relieve some of that uncertainty. Each AllerMates wristband is made up of brightly colored BPA-, lead-, and phthalate free material and feature a cartoon character that represents the allergy the kid has. The wristbands remind the kids what they can’t eat as well as adults who care for them. For children with multiple allergies, the company sells a multi-charm kit that offers six common allergy notifications. There are over 25 charms available to choose from. Once attached the wristbands, which fit children 2-years-old and older, can not be removed without cutting them off. Price: Single Allergy Wristbands $5.99; Wristband set with six multiple alergens: $16.99