Laura’s Gear Guide: the multi-functional list

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

By: Laura Solem, YMS Maternity Consultant in Atlanta, GA

Products, products, products. There are so many baby products on the market and more joining everyday that it can be a full time job just looking at them. For new parents, everything from diaper changing to feedings can be overwhelming. Deciding which products to use and ones that work best for you and your baby can be impossible. I am here to help you weed through all of the products and highlight a few of my favorites. I want to give you a few products each month that I think are really amazing and will help keep you and your baby happy! This month most of the products happen to be multi functional which can be invaluable to new parents.

The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Snuggle Suite is great because although you might not need a pack ‘n play right now, this version comes with a removable baby bouncer and a bassinet changer to use right out of the gate with your newborn. it’s great if your house has two stories and you do not want to be going up and down all day to change the baby. Also it has compartments for your diapers and accessories. While it might not be the most space-saving option it can definitely serve as a time saver in those first few months. Both the bouncer and bassinet/changer are removable so when the time comes you can just use the pack’n play for all of your traveling needs. It also comes with a fold-and-carry case with handle making it great to travel with and also keeps out germs if you have to take it on a plane. The bouncer seat comes with three sleeping positions for newborn, infant and toddler. It also plays music and nature sounds to help soothe your little one.

Another amazing product that is fairly new to the market is the Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller. It does come with a higher than normal price tag but for people on the go they claim it is a must have! The Doona is a car seat and a stroller all in one.  The wheels fold and it becomes an infant car seat in an instant and can be used with or without a base.  When you’re ready to get out of the car with your little one simply take the seat out of the car and unfold the wheels. Its innovation allows you to seamlessly move your baby from the house to the car to any errand you need to run without ever moving the baby. The Doona comes with 1 base and can be complemented with a variety of accessories to ensure that you are ready for anything while on the go. Accessories include several attachable diaper bag options, a snap-on storage case, a travel bag, rain cover, sunshade, insect net, vehicle seat protector, wheel covers and additional bases for easy installation in more than one vehicle. It’s easy to see why this car seat/ stroller is becoming a bestseller! It’s both easy and convenient.

Pumping can be an overwhelming activity for a mama with a newborn baby. Finding the right breast pump can be crucial when breastfeeding. The Willow wearable Breast Pump is the first of its kind. It is cordless, quiet and, discreet. This portable breast pump makes it possible to pump on the go. Just put it in your nursing bra and with a few steps you’re ready. It also syncs with a mobile app and comes with a personal coach which you can reach via text anytime! This amazing new innovation into breast pumps makes it possible to live outside of a cord when it comes to pumping.

Products can make a new parents life immensely easier. But with all the new products hitting the market every day it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones will work for you or even ones that your baby will like. Hopefully this series of product recommendations will help all new mamas out there find what works best for them and for their baby. If you have any questions about these products or anything baby related please reach out to us at Your Milk Shoppe! We are here to make your life easier!



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