Best baby extras: 4 products that make mom’s life easier

We all know the deal. Babies really only need a safe place to sleep, milk to drink and lots of love. You know, the essentials. But it is nice when a product comes along that makes caring for baby just a tad bit easier, or more fun.

Summer Infant Keep Me Warm Tub

I wish they made this tub in adult size because it’s the coolest thing. It’s about the size and shape of the standard baby tub you may be used to, but there are two new elements that sold me. The waterfall feature circulates water in the tub to allow a continuous stream to flow down baby’s back. I can only imagine how comforting that must be and it will help to keep baby nice and warm (hence the name). I’m also loving the handheld shower attachment, which makes rinsing a breeze. When deciding on a new baby product, a big seller for me is how much use I can get out of it. I’ll be able to use the Keep Me Warm Tub until Baby E is a toddler.

Retails for $49.99. *Hurry and get this tub for 50 percent off on the Summer Infant website until March 22. Use code MARCHMADNESS15*

timi & leslie 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set

A diaper bag is on most new moms’ registries, but there are so many out there to choose from. If you’re going for the bare minimum, a simple tote will probably get the job done. But if you’re looking for the ultimate in convenience, I would turn to the timi & leslie collection. Not only are the bags super cute, with many resembling a chic purse rather than screaming “diaper bag,” but the 7-Piece Sets include everything you need to make a trip out with your babe smooth sailing: tons of inner and outer pockets, a zippered pouch for dirty clothes, a matching clutch to use as a wallet (love that!), an insulated bottle tote, stroller straps and more. There’s a bag to fit every mom’s style but my personal favorite is the Jessica.

Retails for $99.99-$169.99

DayDreamer Sleeper

A crib or pack n’ play to lay baby safely down in is a pretty standard must have on the list of baby essentials. Babies don’t necessarily need things like swings and bouncers, but many moms swear by them. I know I did.

Eden loved her vibrating bouncer but grew out of it quickly (Blame her daddy for her long legs) and it didn’t always look too comfortable to nap in. Fast forward almost four years and I’m excited to use the DayDreamer Sleeper with Baby E. Not only does it provide the perfect incline for sleeping (28 degrees), but it’s soft and comfy, and the flat bottom and high sides give me peace of mind that it won’t tip over nor will Baby E be able to roll or fall out. It’s also easy to transport and I know it will be nice to have an option beyond the crib to lay her down in.

Retails for $129.99

ciao! baby Go-Anywhere High Chair

My family could hang out at the park all day during the spring and summer. When Eden was little, she was always on the go and it was difficult to rein her in to eat when we would picnic outside. A simple blanket just didn’t cut it. The Go-Anywhere High Chair would have been a lifesaver! It folds up like any portable chair and comes with a convenient carrying case. I’m already looking forward to catching concerts in the park, watching sporting events and just hanging out enjoying the weather with Baby E using this highchair. It will also be great to bring along on vacations and even to restaurants (Some of those booster seats can get pretty gross).

There are more than 50 colors and designs to choose from, including your favorite college logos.

Retails for $67.99-$99.99. *Use code Save10 and receive $10 off your online order. Excludes the college line.*

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