A few weeks ago our very own assistant editor, JaNee Arhets, welcomed her second baby, River, into the world and we couldn’t be happier to have another little peanut on our team! If you’ve had more then one child then you probably know that in some ways it gets easier with each child because you are a bit more seasoned and know what to expect but it also gets hard trying to figure out how to take care of more then one child and work around schedules etc. Luckily there are so many amazing products on the market that can help our jobs as parents be a little bit easier and more enjoyable. It’s no secret we are huge fans + users of Munchkin products and today we are talking about a few more of our favorite products that make taking care of baby easier.
If there is one thing that every mother needs with a brand new baby is a Step Diaper Pale! We received one of these at a baby shower several years ago and it honestly became one of the most important necessities. With all the dirty diapers you will be changing it’s a must to have a sleek + modern gadget that can easily store those diapers until you have time to dump them in the trash outside. We love the easy one-step open and that it can hold a lot of diapers so you don’t have to replace as often. We also of course love the odor reducer clip-in that makes everything smell good and you never have to worry about the icky diaper smell lingering in the nursery. The bags inside are universal so you can easily find bags you like at your local market to refill. All in all this item is a must for smooth diaper changing!
The Mist Wipe Warmer offers a revolutionary and simple way to keep your baby wipes warm and moist for easier diaper changes. This is the only wipe warmer with a misting system where moisture is released each time the lid is closed. No muss or fuss – simply fill the removable water reservoir with water, load your wipes, plug in the unit, and you’re good to go! We love that this wipe warmer can hold a lot of wipes so you don’t have to refill as often. It also has a small blue light that is great for those middle of the night changes. Before JaNee used the Munchkin Wipe Warmer, River use to hate being changed, but now that the wipes are warm he doesn’t mind at all! Sign us right up for warm wipes for us adults as well!
When it comes to feeding your baby there are so many options available on the market today and to be honest it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out the best fit for both you and your baby. The LATCH Bottle is the winner of the 2015 American Baby Best Bottle Award and it’s easy to see why! Here are a few things that we love about this bottle:
- Better LATCH: Proper LATCH is achieved when mom’s nipple reaches all the way back to baby’s soft palate. The accordion-style nipple on the LATCH™ bottle stretches like the breast, helping baby LATCH easily and correctly.
- Like the Breast: When breastfeeding, baby controls the flow of milk by applying pressure to the base of mom’s nipple. The LATCH™ bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base.
- Less Colic: While feeding, the accordion-style nipple flexes as baby moves their head. This allows baby to maintain their LATCH, thus decreasing ingestion of air.
- Anti-colic valve: The anti-colic valve located at the bottom of the LATCH™ bottle allows for breast milk to flow while ensuring air bubbles do not travel through the breast milk.
- Slow-flow nipple: Experts agree that the best transition occurs when bottle flow and mother’s flow match. The LATCH™ Stage 1 nipple’s flow has been reduced to mimic the flow of the breast. Stage 2 and 3 are also available, allowing you to increase the flow as your baby grows.
We would love to hear you thoughts on any of these products. If you’ve had a chance to try them and what you think!
Munchkin rids the world of the mundane by developing clever, innovative solutions that make family life safer, easier, and more fun. You can find Munchkin products at Munchkin.com, Target, Babies’R’Us, Walmart, and Amazon. It’s the little things!