5 must haves for the on-the-go parent
hello friends! we are on the move a lot with hendrik and having great products helps with the flow in the simons' house. i want to share with you our favourite products that we couldn't go without! functionality, convenience, and design all play a part these top 5 picks. keep reading to see why we love these products for baby hendrik.
1 \ solly baby wrap - hands up for baby wearing lovers! we love the solly baby wrap in our house. almost always, when hendrik is wrapped up, he falls asleep or is soothed immediately. solly really executed the design of their wrap perfectly; it is easy to put on, the fabric is incredibly soft and lightweight and hugs my little mans body just right. the solly wrap is so comfortable, both my husband and i have worn hendrik for hours! since hendrik doesn't sleep too well during the day it's been a lifesaver to be able to get tasks done in and out of the house.
2 \ nuna mixx stroller and carseat - initially, i was attracted to the aesthetics of this stroller/carseat combination, and tested it a bit in store, but after using it almost daily with hendrik i really can't rave enough about how wonderful it is. both the stroller and car seat are nice and compact, i never feel like we are a nuisance in the grocery store or restaurants and we can easily maneuver on the roads, grass and indoors. the fabric and colour are great for hiding dirt, and when it does start to show anything, with the quick wipe of a wet rag, it looks brand new. we've had to throw the liner in the washing machine a handful of times and it always comes out like new. both also are so easy to pack up in the vehicle making the task painless. and lucky for you readers, if you're interested in this combo., they just came out with the mixx 2 with a few upgrades. another perk is the price point. it can be pretty over whelming shopping for all things baby, and picking a stroller is no exception. in comparison to a lot of other products on the market, this price point seemed to sit right in the middle; we felt good about that - and now owning this, i know the value and quality are perfectly matched.
3 \ bebemour diaper bag - okay...so i know i posted a while back sharing my contenders for a diaper bag and after choosing the one i loved, and adding it to my cart in USD, i just about cried. our dollar just wasn't helping me out and i decided that before i go and make a large purchase for a diaper bag that maybe i could explore other options. there wasn't one i could find that i loved with any of the big retailers and names so i decided to go check amazon; i typed in "black backpack diaper bag" and came across this one. for $59 I figured i would order it to see if i liked it, and i have to say it's one of my favourite purchases and probably for the least amount of money. this bag holds SO much. inside, there are two insulated bottle pockets, two mesh pockets, a laptop pocket AND a zipper pocket. it helps a lot with being organized (even though sometimes i am not!) outside, there is a front pocket, two side bottle pockets and a pocket on the back of the backpack, and to top it off, it comes with a travel change pad. if that doesn't scream value, i don't know what does. this bag is great for my husband to carry around too with it's unisex design. if anyone compliments it in public i am always sure to share where i got it!
4 \ skip hop grab & go - i didn't know i needed this until after hendrik was born. i kept throwing in the whole package of wipes in the diaper bag and found they just added more weight to my bag and i clearly didn't need that many for one day. the strap also hooks on and off the outside of the diaper bag which makes them easily accessible for those inevitable messes! it's not revolutionary or some hot new item on the market, but i love the design and neutral colours of this. do yourself a solid, and grab one of these if you haven't already!
5 \ milk snob cover - my oh my, what would i do with out this! i purchased it months before hendrik arrived and liked looking at it (it's cute!) but in practice, i can't say enough about it! i am a nursing mama and this cover is so easy to throw on anywhere and feed my hungry baby. it doubles as a cover for the car seat when the weather isn't too great and, off, serves as a little blanket in the chair. when hendrik is a bit older, i'll be able to use it in the shopping cart as a liner in the seat. to boot, the fabric is so soft and washes like a dream. one great product with so many uses. we are so very happy we purchased this!
and those are my favourite picks when you're on the go with your little one! do you have anything you could recommend to me? i'm always up to hear about the latest and greatest! thanks for reading, xox.