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June 13, 2024

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New Gear for Baby and You

Here are smart, helpful solutions that help make life with a baby just a little easier.

Preparing for Baby’s arrival means new gear for Baby and you. But there’s a whole lot of items that you could waste your dollars on. We’ve sifted through plenty to come up with a new crop of helpful products for 2024.

New Gear for Baby and You

 

 

Hands Free!

 

Pump In Style Hands-Free
Breast Pump
$199.99
Hands-free! For busy first-time moms, this is a must. You can have both hands free while pumping with Medela’s most powerful pump yet. Table top pumps are chosen for performance, and this electric pump provides comfort plus portability. Anatomically designed collection cups fit comfortably into most nursing bras. More milk, easy set up, happy mama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean & Comfy

 

Cushmat
$179

This multi-functional and stylish mat makes a safe, soft play surface for your child. A cushioned workout mat for moms and dads, and a sustainable-yet-stylish aesthetic touch to your home décor. Available in many style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Gear for Baby and You

 

 

 

Safe and Secure

 

Rafe + Moose Swaddles, Beanies & Bows
Swaddle = $27.99

Remember when the nurse brought your newborn to you in the hospital like a little burrito? This jumbo 53 x 53 lightweight jersey blanket can help you achieve that same effect. It stretches to maximum ability and is breathable, soft and lightweight. Color sets are available in the richest hues of cranberry (shown), ocean, mint,coral, camel, onyx, olive, periwinkle and others! Swaddle early so Baby doesn’t resist it later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night, Night

 

Mesh 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
by Breathable Baby
$399

This is the first and only crib that eliminates the risk of legs and arms getting stuck between slats and pacifiers getting thrown out. The 3-in-1 full-size crib has been tested for safe sleep and is non-toxic and eco-friendly. Greenguard Gold certified, the crib fits most full-size mattresses. It also boasts a chalkboard on the side for the coming toddler years!

 

Zzzzzzz …

 

 

Smart Sleep Sound
Machine
$59.99

Designed by a neuroscientist, the Smart Sleep is the first sound machine created to support sleep and language, too. The table-side gadget includes classical music, lullabyes, nature and womb channels. An auto timer lets you leave it on for 30 – 60- or 90-minutes of continuous play and the buttons light up for easy operation in a darkened room. Night, night, Baby! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Light Up My Life

 

Vava Baby Night Light
$23.99

This soothing night light includes smooth-touch control and it emits a soft, calming glow. Set it to one, single soft white or choose the mode that toggles through eight beautiful hues. Its rechargeable battery includes an energy-saving one-hour timer. Charge it up through the included handy charging port.

 

 

 

 

 

Germ-free

 

Handzies Wipes
$7.99 and up

When you’re out and about it’s easy for little hands to get messy quickly. You can tuck Handzie packets in your pocket, diaper bag or in your older child’s lunch box. Handzies are made from naturally-occurring ingredients like purified water, castile soap and essential oils. Available free & clear or with a tangerine scent.

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Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.