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I’m almost 30 weeks along and we’re starting go through all of the old newborn necessities in our house, pulling things out of the basement and receiving deliveries of the items I’ve lent to friends who’ve welcomed their own little ones. One of the great perks of co-hosting Twin Cities Live is getting a firsthand look at some of the latest and greatest in pregnancy and baby gear thanks to Katie Blozis of Bump Club and Beyond who is here in the Twin Cities. Recently, she stopped by our studio to share some Mommy Must Have items with us (and give away to our entire audience!). Here’s a list of the products we talked about – some items I relied on with my first baby, and some I’ll definitely be using this time around (I’m talking about you, Frida MomWasher!).
Local brand created by Blooma founder, Sarah Longacre. Contoured and curvy to fit your new mama shape with gentle-hug, specially woven stretch. Stay-put high waistband for flattering, perfectly placed support and no-gap wear (meaning no panty peeks when you bend over). Detachable 9″ bellyband adds extra coverage and smooth support for your kidneys, uterus and back. Top-quality fabric and high-quality tailoring weaves a little compression with smooth-fit comfort that won’t bunch or ride up.
+ Doctor-developed and recommended, the NoseFrida nasal aspirator offers safe, effective and natural nasal relief for babies and toddlers. Parents use their own suction to draw mucus out of their child’s nose. It uses disposable filters clinically proven to prevent any bacterial transfer. NoseFrida is easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and BPA and Phthalate free. It is superior to the bulb aspirator, presents no risk or harm to internal nasal structures and is dramatically more efficacious.
The Magic Sleepsuit is an innovative baby swaddle transition product that provides babies with a cozy, calming, and safe sleep environment. The patented Magic Sleepsuit is designed for babies who are ready to transition from the swaddle, yet still need that cozy, secure feeling to aid in their sleep. The Magic Sleepsuit is designed for back sleeping only in the crib, and should be used with the recommended ABC’s of Sleep (Alone, Back, Crib). Once babies show signs they are ready for more freedom of movement in their sleep (e.g. trying to roll over), it is time to transition them out of the Magic Sleepsuit.
Crane is one of the top selling baby registry humidifiers. Newborns are nasal breathers the first few months it is important to use a humidifier to loosen nasal congestion or dryness in the air so baby can breastfeed, bottle feed, and sleep better.
Baby K’tan is excited to announce the release of their Newborn Swaddle & Toddler Blanket! Made of an innovative breathable stretch fabric, the Baby K’tan Newborn Swaddle & Toddler blanket provides continuous airflow so that baby doesn’t overheat while sleeping. As your little one grows, the swaddle can be used as the perfect sized toddler blanket, a stroller cover, a nursing cover and so much more.
Stationery, birth announcements, etc. With Paper Culture, you can send personalized cards that are beautiful inside and out. Not only have their cards been adorned by celebrities and media for their modern and unique designs but also for their positive impact on the planet. All cards are made with 100% recycled paper and every order plants a tree with over a 1/2 million trees planted to date.
Tiny Tags is the premium online destination for fine, personalized jewelry for moms. A favorite among Hollywood moms—including the likes of Tiffani Thiessen and Beverly Mitchell—Tiny Tags is one of the fastest growing mommy ‘must haves’ for moms everywhere. Tiny Tags has been featured on Lucie’s List, PeopleStyleWatch, Glamour, and many more. Located in Massachusetts and mom owned every Tiny Tags is made with love with over 14 artisans involved in every single tag. Tiny Tags are available in 14k gold (yellow, rose, and white), 24k gold-plated, and sterling silver. Tiny Tags guarantees all tags for life. Mother’s Day is coming up and this is the perfect gift – just be sure to order early!
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Lighter and thinner than a dryer sheet,Dapple’s new Pure ‘N’ Clean Baby Laundry Strips will change the way families do laundry – packing a big cleaning punch in a small, mess-free package. The Baby Laundry Strips are super-concentrated, with powerful stain elimination technology that cuts through the toughest messes – from spit-up, to food and milk stains, to diaper nightmares, and more – but also gentle enough to protect baby’s delicate skin. Bonus: they work for the entire family, and are perfect for travel, apartments, or any laundry room.
Postpartum perineal care is super important for new moms. Way better than that hospital squirt bottle, the MomWasher is a peri bottle that makes the post-delivery healing process cleaner and easier, getting moms back on their feet faster. We designed it to be held upside down (duh!) and added a longer, angled neck and an easy-squeeze bottle. It’s simple, portable and perfectly designed with new moms in mind!
With three carrying options and multiple pockets, the JJ Cole Backpack is not only super stylish, but fully functional. Wear as a backpack or messenger bag, or attach to stroller with the included no-slip Grips™. Its spacious interior holds everything needed for the day, and the front pockets keep keys, cell phone, and pacifiers within quick, easy reach. Wipeable changing pad also included.
Each side of this pyramid reveals a friendly faced character who can’t wait to play.
The Snuza Hero is a portable and easy-to-use movement monitor, which clips onto baby’s diaper.
+ Zutano creates unique, whimsical, and functional baby and toddler clothing and accessories. Known for our colorful and soft booties, Zutano keep babies happy, warm, and in style. Find your #bestbootiesever at zutano.com. Follow them on Twitter @Zutano, Instagram @zutano_inc and Facebook.com/Zutano.