Innovative Baby Products of 2018
The baby product market is so cluttered that it would have been an easier task for
me to write about the thousands of baby products that you absolutely do not need
to buy! However lets not get into that today.
As a mom I have always appreciated simple, practical products instead of hi-tech
gadgets. These products are generally not expensive, easy to carry, reusable, safe
and most importantly deliver what they claim.
I am picking up a few products from my experience, so this is not just another list
that kind of collates pretty much everything that is there in the market today.
And yes, before going into this list, have I mentioned that these products do not ask
you to install an app to monitor the progress and show numbers in a jazzy
dashboard. These are just clever products that will make you appreciate your choice.
This is one product that I really vouch for not just for its features but also for the
mission with which Lindsey Laurain is steering her company for the last four years.
Their motto “less mess more fun” is what they deliver with ezpz silicone placemat +
plate/bowl that stick to the surface making it difficult for tiny hands to tip them over.
The products have evolved and improved over time and their 2018 launch, Mini
Bowl, is an extremely relevant innovation of this year.
It’s made of top quality silicon that is BPA, BPS, PVC and phthalate-free and it is built
to last (bendable and flexible, and it doesn't fade, corrode or deteriorate). So
basically, it’s safe and you are settled for a long, long time when you buy these
products. Now in terms of maintenance; it is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe!
What more you want!
The use of these products helps your munchkins in self-feeding and developing fine
motor skills. They are especially important for kids with special needs. But overall,
it’s just as important to have a fun, stress-free mealtime for the kids by eliminating
the mess and subsequent cleanup time for parents. Bon appétit!
When we are talking about kids’ eating habits, I can think of another product that was invented, not by a big business, but a mom of two out of sheer need. It’s a bib with a twist: it contains divider bowl that manages portions of different food groups and prevents them from mixing. It’s a superb solution to save a child’s cloth by preventing messy spills and help parents feed their kids on the go.
This is also manufactured using food grade, non-latex, non-PVC, non-phthalate silicon: free from BPA, PVC. Its top rack dishwasher is safe and durable. Despite that it is comfortable against your toddler's neck without irritating. It also comes with a adjustable neck opening! Basically, it gives you the freedom to go out during mealtimes without worrying about how to control all the mess!
Whether you’re driving to a grocery store or on a longer road trip, your toddler will love the independence of choosing their own snack and save you the trouble of a messy car (Err…well almost…we all know, food is not the only mess!)
The Travel Tray allows your kids to have easy access to their drinks and snacks, so you can stay focused on the road.
It fits into most standard car seat cup holders and it includes an adjustable base to provide extra stability for wider cupholders: like the ones in your stroller or summer lawn chair.
Made in the USA, Travel Tray is 100% food safe, BPA free and dishwasher friendly.
Feeding a toddler can be a bit of a challenge. Does it sound like an understatement?
Is "I don't like it" a standard answer during mealtimes?
Well, Kiyah and Lisa faced the same problem and when the right utensil just couldn't be found, KIZINGO was born!
Kizingo helps little ones to learn how to feed themselves. It is 100% made in the USA, safety tested, certified, and BPA, PVC, Lead, Latex and Phthalate-free. It is available for both right-handers and left-handers and comes in a variety of colors. As a bonus this utensil helps kids to develop basic motor skills.
I think a common thread runs across my choice of products; they are not only honest, shamelessly simple and so-very necessary in everyday life but also products born out of necessity. Here is one more.
Monkey Mat was born when Christie was managing two beautiful baby girls in a six hours airport layover. The dirty floor made her feel the constant need for a shower or sanitizer, OR something she would have had with her (without taking up space!) to easily cover that dirty surface. She soon realized that a portable clean surface would also come in handy for dirty hotel floors, soccer games, spontaneous picnics, local festivals, sit-ups at the park, under highchairs etc. Basically, anyone with an active lifestyle can use it during outdoor concerts, festivals, wine-tastings, camping or hiking.
After being aired on Shark Tank Season 5, they took couple of years to expand the product line and introduce new variants. It is time for you to grab one of the variants: mini, quilted or mega.
So there goes my list of multipurpose, smart and easy-to-use baby products. These products have been a source of great help during my early parenting years. I loved using them for the choices they offered in terms of my babies’ health and safety, and the flexibility and space to me as a parent. I am sure you would love it too.