With Christmas around the corner, we thought now might be a good time to share a parenting guide of “essential” items for babies just past that newborn stage.
As weaning, crawling, babbling and generally discovering EVERYTHING becomes a thing , we’ve compiled this list of must-haves for the busy parent, before your little ones turn one.
Vital Baby NOURISH Prep & Wean
First in our parenting guide is the NOURISH prep & wean – the perfect addition to any new parent’s kitchen. With its three modes (steam, blend and sterilize), parents can prepare a wide variety of food for their little one. If parents wish to steam different vegetables at the same time, this is no problem for the prep & wean! Thanks to its two-tier design, one can steam two sets of veggies at the same time. Blend mode is perfect for effortlessly blending foods to reach the perfect consistency. Whether your little one is eating pureed food, or is ready for chunky meals, the prep & wean can handle it all. The prep & wean also features a sterilising mode–killing 99.9% of bacteria in 8 minutes due to its release of steam. The prep & wean can withstand fruits, vegetables, fish and meat, allowing parents to prepare virtually any meal for their little ones.
From: Vital Baby
Cosatto Coverall Feeding Bib Strictly Avocados
Perhaps the worst aspect of any small baby bib is that it almost never reduces the mess your little one will make while eating. Cosatto has a resolution: the Coverall Feeding Bib. This unique bib covers the front, back and arms of your little one, ensuring that their clothes stay clean as they enjoy their favorite meals.
Made from soft, pliable and breathable layers, the bib comes in one size–fitting babies 6 to 24 months old. As your child continues to grow, this bib will too, with its adjustable buttons. This bib is easy to clean, whether you choose to hand wash it or place it in the washing machine at 30 degrees. Moreover, its front pocket ensures that any fallen food will be caught rather than on your floors.
Eco Rascals Tableware
Next in our parenting guide is the Eco Rascals Tableware which includes the Crumb and Dribble Catch Bib, the Silicone Plate with Removable Divider and the Three Piece Cutlery Set–all of which is guaranteed to make any parents’ lives easier.
Eco Rascals’ foldable and durable silicone bibs feature an adjustable strap that can accommodate your growing little one. Its deep pocket design ensures that it catches fallen food and little dribbles, keeping your baby clean and dinner-time easy.
The Silicone Plate with Removable Divider is designed to assist parents through their little ones’ ‘sear response’ phase–in which food has to be separated. The Divider can be easily removed once your little one is ready for a full plate.
Eco Rascals’ three-piece cutlery set includes a spoon, knife and fork, each small and safe to protect your little ones.
From: Eco Rascals
Price: £6.49 – 15.99
Whale Tail Bubble Bottle
Love Ocean’s Whale Tail bubble bottle is made from natural ingredients from the sea, each of which cater to the sensitive skin of your little one. As you create valuable memories with your child, Love Ocean ensures that they stay clean, and that your carbon footprint stays low! Made sustainably and contained within a 100% recyclable and refillable bottle, Love Ocean protects the planet just as much as it protects your little ones.
From: Love Ocean
Tripp Trapp Chair
The Tripp Trapp Chair is not like most chairs for children. In addition to taking inspiration from traditional Scandinavian design, this chair is able to grow as your little one does. It can be used as a high chair, as well as a regular chair once they outgrow the highchair phase.
Quid Inglesina for Vespa is perhaps one of the best products in this parenting guide, being a compactible and light stroller capable of carrying your little one and their accessories on any adventure. The stroller weighs only 5.9 kg, and can stand upright once it is folded completely. The Quid Vespa can even be stowed in the overhead compartment of a plane, and easily fits in the trunk of a car.
Moreover, the stroller’s seat can be positioned upright, or at 170 degrees–the perfect degree for sleeping positions. The Quid Vespa is incredibly safe, with padded seat belts that will strap your little world traveler in as they venture on a variety of travels. The foll-cover hood fully protects your child from harmful UV rays, and features a mesh insert to promote ventilation.
The Inspector Play Kit
The Inspector Play Kit not only entertains your little inspector, but also teaches them crucial skills–including fine and gross motor skills and object permanence. Included in the Inspector Play Kit is the ball Drop Box (teaching little ones that objects exist even when one cannot see them), a Wood Ball Set, a First Puzzle (helps develop problem solving skills), an introduction to sign language book, texture cards, stacking cripdrop cups, treasure basket, play guide, felt ball set and drinking cup.
Baby Carrier One Air
Baby Björn has made babywearing not only easy, but comfortable for you and your little one with their Baby Carrier One Air. Made from SD Mesh, the Baby Carrier One Air can hold your baby on your back or in front facing in or out. The Carrier One has padded and sturdy straps–so parents may perform any task as their new-born or baby are secured to them. In addition to being comfortable to wear, the Carrier One is easy to clean (being washing-machine safe), and retains its structure wash after wash. This carrier is not only an essential to our parenting guide, but will be essential in raising your little ones as well!
From: Baby Björn
Tiny Taster 3-in-1 Highchair
This highchair is different from other highchairs in that it adjusts to your child’s needs as they continue to grow. The Tiny Taster highchair can accommodate young babies in the weaning stages to children of 8 years-old. Known for its 3-in-1 design, this highchair serves as a regular highchair, a toddler chair, and a stool for your special big kid.
This baby playmat from Aden and Anais provides much more than a simple place for your child to play–it provides opportunities to develop crucial skills through play. Your little one will develop fine and gross motor skills as well as enjoy tummy time. Your little explorer might enjoy the sun mirror or crinkle peek-a-boo leaves, and when playtime is over, you may turn the mat over to reveal a trendy pattern that will blend in with your home seamlessly.
From: Aden + Anais
All imagery courtesy of the brands featured. Leading image courtesy of Katie Emslie on Unsplash