19 Jan #TopFiveFridays — Five-Star Nursery Items I’m Most Excited to Try: Are They Really Worth all the Hype?
As we get closer and closer to welcoming our new baby boy into our family, I’m finding myself more and more excited to try out some of the most highly recommended nursery items that were purchased for our little guy.
While I plan on writing an extensive review of all of these after actually trying them out for myself, I figured I’d make note of our most giddy-worthy items before our little man arrives. So, without further ado, here are the five-star nursery items I’m most excited to try — and why they’ve come highly recommended.
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Getting its name from its shape, the Peanut Changer by Keekaroo seems to be on every new mama’s nursery wishlist. Its sleek, soft exterior not only looks sharp in baby’s nursery, but it boasts a functionality that makes it, according to keekaroo.com, “unlike any other diaper changing pad!” on the market. Fashioned out of a Dura-Soft material that requires no extra covers or pads, the Peanut Changer claims to be an antibacterial time-saver, cost-saver, and super easy to clean. While it’s not the most thrifty product we purchased for our nursery, with a price tag of $179 CDN, I’m still super pumped to see if the Peanut Changer is all it’s “cracked” up to be — pun TOTALLY intended. [Buy it now on Amazon]
Exactly what it sounds like, this highly recommended product has been referred to as a literal life-saver when it comes to newborns. While I must admit, a snot sucker was not the first thing that came to mind when I was researching “must-have” items for our nursery, however, after reading over its immeasurable benefits, NoseFrida the Snotsucker quickly rose to the top of my nursery “must-have” list. It’s a nursery product that won’t break the bank, with a starting price of $22.95 CDN. The Snotsucker is also BPA free, Phthalate free and dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean. Some of my closest mommy friends swear by this product, claiming that it is particularly helpful for babies born during the winter months. Given that it’s been -25 degrees celsius as of late, and our little munchkin is set to arrive any day now, I’m thinking it will be a product that I use on the reg.
Check out Fridababy’s “how it works” video for more information on NoseFrida the Snotsucker, or if you just want a good chuckle. Fridababy certainly knows how to brand their products, and I’m excited to see if the Snotsucker is as genius as its marketing. [Buy it now on Amazon]
For those of you that know me, I’m all about saving time and money. While the classic muslin swaddles by Aden + Anais might not be the cheapest brand out there, with a starting price of $59.99 CDN for a 4-pack, their practicality and usability rate very favourably. Their packaging claims that these swaddles can be used not only for swaddling your infant, but can double as a burp cloth, a nursing cover, a stroller cover, a change table cover, and a tummy time blanket. Six uses for one item?!! Count me in! What makes Aden + Anais stand out from other swaddles is their breathable and durable muslin fabric. Their website claims that, “The open weave and lightweight fabric of muslin allows for airflow, reducing the risk of overheating. This quality helps keep your baby comfortable and safe, resulting in your peace of mind.” As a new, first-time mom, the safety and comfort of my new baby is my primary concern, which is why I have to give Aden + Anais classic muslin swaddles a try. In addition to the five-star comfort they promise, Aden + Anais swaddles come in a variety of adorable patterns and colours to suit every expectant parents’ taste and style. [Buy it now on Amazon]
Not only does this product have a clever name, it comes highly recommended by nearly everyone I’ve spoken to about breastfeeding; including the lactation consultant at our breastfeeding class. With a reasonable price tag of $59.00 CDN, My Brest Friend won’t break the bank — and is a perfect shower gift for a new mommy-to-be. This nursing pillow has many unique features that other nursing pillows on the market are lacking. I particularly like its wrap around design, which claims to help provide and maintain the perfect position for baby to latch-on; something that is of particular concern for a breastfeeding first timer. Not to mention, its pillowed backing undoubtedly acts as a cushion for mom, providing support and comfort. While not a necessary feature, the cute side pocket is a convenient addition, allowing mom to store any breastfeeding necessities close-by. Add to these features an adjustable strap with a silent release feature, a removable cushion cover, and natural arm and elbow support, and the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow seems to have all of your breastfeeding bases covered. [Buy it now on Amazon]
We had our eye on this beautiful glider for months before it was generously purchased for us as a Christmas gift by our parents. Not only is it super comfy, with a lumbar support cushion attached, but it is well made and extremely versatile. The Olive Swivel Glider is constructed with a solid wood frame and upholstered with 100% polyester, so it’s durable and soft to the touch. And, to top it all off — when you’re finished using it in your nursery, it can easily become a statement piece in any living room space — giving it an A+ for practicality.
We ended up getting the soft grey with cream piping to match our nursery, but this particular model also comes in solid cream and dark grey. The matching upholstered ottoman is the perfect addition to this glider, elevating its already high comfort level to new heights. I can’t think of a more relaxing space to breastfeed, read to, and snuggle with our little man in. I’m hoping he’ll find it as comfy as daddy and I already do. [Buy it now on Amazon]
Stay tuned for a post-baby review of all of these items once I’ve actually had a chance to try them out for myself with baby in tow.
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Are there any five-star nursery items that came highly recommended to you? Did they live up to all the hype? We’d love to hear from you!