It seems that every so often designers set their sights on a certain baby product and see how far they can push it into the future. The Mamaroo Bouncer ($200) is a tricked out baby seat that uses micro-robotics to move in five distinct motions – kangaroo, car ride, tree swing, ocean wave, and rock-a-bye – all created to simulate ways moms calm their tots. With five built-in nature sounds, as well as an MP3 player hookup, five distinct speeds and an LCD display screen, it looks (and acts) more like something out of the Jetsons than a product you'll find at your local baby emporium. Does the Mamaroo have you loosening your purse strings?
Building a baby registry is a personal experience – every mama-to-be has her own vision of what she will need to care for her tot. While strollers and car seats are pretty universal, there are other items a first-time mom may overlook. When a LilSugar Community member asked for advice about her baby list, our readers were quick to give their opinions. Breast pumps received a "wait and see" rating, while activity centers and bouncy seats earned high marks. But these five items were declared essential by our readers.
I'm due at the end of August and have been working on my baby registry. I'm trying to ask all the moms I know for advice, but I'm still feeling overwhelmed. I'd love to hear everyone's list of their top five Items for baby. Is the Diaper Genie a must? Do you love a specific model baby carrier? Best breast pump? This mom-to-be-thanks you in advance!
Most babies put back a lot of bottles in their little lifetimes, so moms, especially first-timers, want to figure out which brands are best. Some companies cater to tots moving from breast to bottle, while others boast to be made of more pure components. Like children, the feeding contraptions come in all shapes and sizes. Some infants reject one brand and latch right on to another, so we've tested numerous lines and rounded up five of the very best bottles on the market. Check out our picks and let us know which one you (or your children) prefer.