This post on the best products for new moms has been made possible by Ju-Ju-Be. This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
With all of the mom and baby products out there, how do you know which ones to register for or buy? I was clueless when I was pregnant. I was also on bed rest and couldn’t get to any stores to look at products in person, so I had to rely on what I read online. Everyone had different opinions on what was best. Here are the products I thought were most useful when I was a new mom.
All of these products are exclusively for mom, or are for both baby and mom.
Baby Carrier – Ergo is a good one. Just make sure it keeps baby’s hips and legs in the proper position. Many popular ones don’t.
Nursing Pillow – It can save your arms a lot of strain. I tried for 6 months to nurse, but my son just would not latch on. I pumped exclusively and then fed him via a bottle. I still used the nursing pillow every time I fed him. It was convenient and propped him up well.
Reusable Water Bottle – Weird product for this list? When nursing, you need to keep up your intake of fluids. Having a water bottle with you can help remind you to drink since you may not remember amidst the baby time.
A Camera – I took a crazy amount of photos during my son’s first few months of life. I still cherish every one of them.
Ju-Ju-Be Diaper Bag – I have their B.F.F. bag, and it’s by far my all-time favorite and most useful bag (I went through at least 5 others before finding this one). My son is 3.5 years old and potty trained, but I still use it almost daily. I’m able to use it for day trips, overnight trips, and a carry-on bag when we fly. I love it because it’s super versatile. I can carry it like a back pack or like a messenger bag. It’s sturdy, although it’s a bit heavier (when empty) then I thought it would be. I don’t feel the heaviness, though, when I’m carrying it like a back pack.
In the bag I am able to store everything I would carry around in my purse (including my wallet), an epipen, tons of snacks, a change of clothes for my son, wipes, a wet bag, and my iPad. I still have plenty of room even with all of that in there. I’m also able to fit my lap top in the bag if I don’t have my iPad in there. You would think since the bag can fit all of this, that it would be bulky, but it’s totally not. I think this bag works well because it’s created well. The construction of it and the use of space is what makes it so great and so useful.
Here are some of my favorite details about the bag:
- Front pocket to put my keys, sunglasses (cleans lenses too!), cell phone, lip gloss, mints, and tissues, with plenty of room for more!
- Memory foam changing pad that fits nicely into the back pocket. That back pocket also has little holes on each side (on the bottom) so that if any crumbs get into it, they’ll come right out.
- Two exterior insulated bottle pockets with Thinsulate by 3M. The insulation can keep bottles warm or cold. My son doesn’t use bottles anymore, so I use one pocket for his water bottle and the other pocket for mine. It holds our bottles well.
- A small pocket for little items.
- The detachable and adjustable messenger strap has removable memory foam shoulder pad and can be shortened to tote strap length.
- Detachable back pack shoulder straps with memory foam.
- The main compartment includes 4 gusseted pockets, 3 zippered pockets & lots of wide open space. I can actually see everything inside the bag when I open it up. It’s not a black hole like so many bags are.
- Structured bottom with luggage feet. I don’t have to worry about the bottom getting dirty because of the luggage feet, and the bag stands up on its own.
- The bag is made of teflon, which keeps it from staining easily.
- Cute zippers that are made of sturdy metal.
- Machine Washable!
What are some your favorite products for new moms?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. Please note that the opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by outside sources of any kind. Also note that this post may contain affiliate links. Please use due diligence when making any purchase decisions.