October 5, 2020

Annapolis Moms Top Recommended Baby Items

Annapolis Area Moms spilled their “I can’t-live-without” baby products.

Whether it’s your first or third baby, there are so many baby products to choose from, and knowing what to buy can be such a daunting task. While each family’s needs may differ, there are a few products that were recommended repeatedly by local moms.

FEEDING

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Haakaa Breast Pump | $20.99
With this breast pump, you simply suction it to your breast and then let the pump do the rest of the work for you. Most moms recommend using this on the opposite breast your child is feeding on to collect all letdown and milk which would otherwise be lost into a breast pad.

Baby Brezza Pro Advanced Formula Mixer | $199.99
This machine automatically makes a warm, formula bottle instantly. There is no measuring, mixing or fuss. You can customize the perfect bottle for your baby by choosing 1oz increments between 2-10 ounces, with 1 of 3 temperature settings or dispensing water only.

Kiindee System | $99.99
This system allows you to collect store, prepare, and feed all using a single disposable breast milk storage bag. Eliminate the risk of contamination or spills when transferring milk.

Minbie Sterilizer & Dryer | $79.99
Removes 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viral pathogens to keep baby healthy with an all-in-one large capacity steam sterilizer and clean-air dryer.

SLEEPING

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Hatch Rest Sound Machine | $59.99
Help to create the ideal sleep environment for your child with the Hatch Rest Sound Machine. This multi-functional sound machine combines a night light, sound machine, and time-to-rise alert in one easy-to-use device that you can control from your phone.

HALO Sleepsack | $21.99
The only 3-way swaddle that adjusts to fit your baby’s sleep style. You can swaddle baby with arms in, hands-to-face, or with one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep.

DockATot Deluxe+ Dock | $175.00
This offers a comfy spot for your baby to lounge, play, have tummy time or get a diaper change. The soft, snug pod is reassuring for babies- it has a cozy, soothing surrounding that mimics the womb.

GEAR

UPPAbaby Vista and Mesa Stroller System | $1,000+
The UPPAbaby Vista system is designed to grow with not only your babe but also your family. The Mesa car seat fits perfectly onto the Vista stroller system. You can swap out the car seat for a modern bassinet and then transform it into a seat.

BABYBJORN Bouncer | $199.99
Bouncer Balance Soft is an ergonomic baby bouncer where your baby can play or rest beside you while you take a shower, prepare a meal, or do other household tasks. Your baby’s own movements set the baby bouncer gently rocking, which is great fun for your baby. The fitted fabric seat is comfortable and gives good support to your baby’s back, neck, and head. You can use this bouncer for your child from birth up to the age of two.

Boppy Nursing Pillow | $30+
The Boppy Pillow not only lifts babies to a more ergonomic position for comfortable feedings but also transitions to support them as they grow- offering the perfect spot for tummy time, playing, sitting, or just discovering little fingers and toes.

WildBird Ring Sling | $69.99+
Lightweight and breathable, this ring sling carrier will carry newborns to toddlers. Carry baby on your front, hip, or back. It can also double as a sunshade or nursing cover.

*Some other carriers that were recommended are Tula Carries or Ergobaby 360.

Freshly Picked Diaper Bag | $175
The Diaper Bag by Freshly Picked was designed for moms by moms. Backpacks feature large capacity, ease of use, durability, and style. It’s the perfect diaper bag that is both functional and beautiful.

Hygiene

Fridababy NoseFrida |$19.99
Nasal Aspirator to help you babe breathe better!

Bordeaux’s Butt Paste | $6.99
Helps protect irritated skin due to diaper rash and to instantly seal out wetness.

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Again, these are just a few of the items that I came across repeatedly after reading multiple Facebook posts of mamas looking for items to include on their registry.

I also always recommend looking for these items second-hand. The Marketplace for Milkmakers, Facebook marketplace, or Once Upon A Child are all great local resources!

Melanie Amparo Photography
Birth, Newborn, & Family Photographer
Annapolis, MD
www.melanieamparo.com