Before our first child arrived on the scene, the scene was neat. Everything had its place. Everything. Countertops were clean and sparsely decorated with items that were either necessary (microwave) or decorative (picture frame) and there was nothing—not one thing anywhere—that didn’t have a reason for being exactly where it was. To the inch. My husband is a bit of a hoarder and it took me years to purge the stuff he considered “memorabilia” and I considered junk.
Then Jaxsyn was born. And, being the ignorant first-time parents that we were, we bought out the entire baby store. Then the gifts started arriving—both stuff we’d registered for and stuff people decided that we had to have. (Why thank you for the life-size stuffed elephant. I’m sure it’ll help my kid sleep through the night.)
This is when my Type A Mommy personality kicked in and—by the time baby number two made an appearance—it was in full swing. I was desperate to eradicate the crap and unearth products created with the sole purpose of making parents’ lives easier. Here are 6 must-haves for the Type A Mommy in all of us.
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Your grandma’s fanny pack just got a facelift! This stylish belt gives new meaning to the phrase “hands free,” allowing you to store all of your baby’s needs right at your fingertips. Available in pink, orange, blue, and even leopard. Meow.
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Now here’s an elephant I can get behind. Gone are the days of pursed lips at the mere sight of the Tylenol bottle. Press Ava’s button and insert her trunk in your child’s mouth. She’ll say, “One, Two, Three…open wide! Good Job!” Mary Poppins would approve.
How Many Days Ago?
Did your memory go out the window (along with your stilettos) the day you became a mom? The DaysAgo digital day counter was invented by two moms who couldn’t recall how long ago they’d opened a jar of baby food. Waste not want not.
We’ve all been there—the knock-down-drag-out fight with the stroller. Struggle no more. The Origami Power-Folding Stroller is a brand new, revolutionary stroller that folds at the touch of a button. As if that’s not enough, it’s also a cell phone-charging, mileage-counting, LCD-sporting stroller, with generators in the rear wheels that charge it as you walk. Oh, and there are daytime running lights, pathway lights for low-light conditions, and sensors that detect when your child’s in the seat (so it’ll never fold by accident). Now that’s a rockin’ set of wheels.
Tub time just got a whole lot easier and less cumbersome. With a simple snap, the Flexi Bath™ opens to a large baby bath or folds flat for space-saving. Also perfect for traveling. After all, little jetsetters need to sparkle!
How about a baby monitor that can be accessed from anywhere in the world via Skype-on multiple devices and also boasts built-in lullabies? Lorex Technology has it covered with their super-advanced video monitors guaranteed to set your slumbering (or not) mind at ease.
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