I never knew how much shit a baby needed until I had one of my own.
I feel like the last nine months of my life have been dedicated to researching what a tiny human needs besides my wife’s breast. There are so many amazing products out there, it is hard to pinpoint what the true “must-haves” are. I almost just bought everything but I quickly realized how much that would cost me, so I decided to do some research instead.
I want to make sure my wife has the easiest recovery and I want to simplify our lives as much as I can. Not only will these items make your life easier, but it will help you adjust to your new role, allowing you and your partner to reconnect. We all know the basics like strollers, high chairs, car seats, and cribs, but what about those random things you don’t know you need until you have a baby?
That’s where I come in, dad-extraordinaire ready for action. I made this list with not only my family in mind but yours as well.
The Baby Bjorn Bouncer is an absolute must for any parent, but especially for parents trying to continue dating with a baby.
Baby snuggles are amazing, but you are going to need to put your precious cargo down every now and again,.
This bouncer not only gives you a safe place to put your baby but babies also love it.
If you want to be extra fancy, you can get the bundle that comes with a toy arch, allowing your offspring to stay stimulated while you sip that much-needed coffee with your co-parent.
One of the most terrifying things about having a child is cutting their nails.
The Trimo electric nail file is by far one of the best purchases we made.
Not only does it do the job but it also has different files for different ages making this task a lot less daunting.
There are certain things you don’t know until you become a parent. One of those things is that babies will not like every type of bottle.
Instead of wasting time and money searching for the best bottle for your babe, get a sampler pack! This company, GoldiBOX will send you a selection of bottles (or other baby products) to try until you find what your baby likes the most!
Did you know you can’t put a baby in their car seat if they are wearing their jacket?
This information came as a shock to me especially since we live in Canada.
Naturally, I had to research what to do and this cool-looking thing came up! Apparently the 7AM PLUSH Pod is a godsend and I am pretty excited to try it out.
I don’t remember much of my days in the womb but apparently, it’s a pretty noisy place.
This is why babies love falling asleep to white noise or sound machines!
My personal choice was the Hatch Rest Night Light and Sound Machine because it does it all. Not only can you control the light and sound but you can control it from your phone.
This will keep the baby sound asleep, so mom and dad can enjoy a nice date night in.
These are some of my favourite baby products, so that my wife and I can spend less time figuring out the perfect items so we can keep our daughter happy and healthy, and spend more time dating. Nobody said dating with a baby was going to be easy, but we’re still going to try!