10. Stroller clips. I spent my entire first go-around as a mommy without this simple, slightly overpriced convenience. If your stroller does not have enough space for a purse, diaper bag, packed lunch, "in case we go swimming" bag, "in case we have a poop emergency" bag and the dreaded "in case we have a tantrum here is every toy and snack you love" bag- then you need these.
I have the hook and stroll- and they work lovely. There are a variety of brands out there that would do the job. The point is you need them; especially when you find yourself carting around everything from this list on your shoulders.
11. Stroller Fan. I must admit. I don't own these. My poor boys have flushed cheeks and are a sweaty mess all summer. Although I haven't tried them first hand I have seen them in action. A girlfriend has two for her babies. They always look shaded and comfortable.
|This is not my friends child. This is a random child in a picture from Amazon.com. But he sure looks nice and cool.|
|This is a picture of my children in the stroller. Looking warm and wishing mommy would just splurge on a fan. |
Buck up kiddo's- nothing like a Florida summer.
13. Boppy. This is so obvious and over-marketed it probably doesn't even need to be on the list. But it is true-Boppy's are just brilliant.
They help you nurse.
They help prop up baby.
They help with tummy time.
They sell a variety of covers that are too cute.
They also help mommy & daddy prop up their limbs when baby falls asleep and leaves parents in an awkward-and-uncomfortable-but-too-afraid-to-move-for-fear-of-waking-up-the-baby position.
More to come!