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As a new parent, you’ll often find yourself thinking that there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. For most, any gadget that promises time-saving potential is welcomed with open arms. If you’re expecting a little one or if you are a parent simply looking to save some hours in the day, take a look at the must-have time saving, essential gadgets that you should invest in:
A Toy storage bag
Playtime is fun for both parents and children; it’s the perfect opportunity to see how your little one is developing and interacting with things around them. It’s not fun however, when it comes to cleaning up. If you’re tired of wasting time picking up after your little ones have played, it’s time to invest in a toy storage bag. These bags work by holding all of your children’s toys together in one drawstring bag. Simply loosen the bag for playtime and the bag transforms into a play mat. And when it’s clean up time, simply gather everything in the centre of the mat and close the drawstring. Voila – your tidy time is reduced! These are available in various sizes from sites such as Amazon.
The Mamaroo Infant Seat
Its bliss when your little one can fall asleep straight away – but unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. Often you find yourself going on midnight drives or rocking your baby until your arms hurt just to get them to nod off. But, alas! Make late night driving a thing of the past and purchase a Mamaroo Infant Seat. With this device, you can choose from five different settings that will get your baby to sleep. Choose from car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye and ocean — each motion mimics parental movement so your child feels relaxed. The seat is available to buy from Mothercare and other good baby retailers.
A Thermometer Dummy
There’s nothing worse than when your child is poorly, especially when you have to put them through discomfort to check their temperature. A smart dummy could be the answer to your prayers – providing a comfortable way for you to monitor your baby’s temperature. As the name of the product suggests, this is a dummy with a built-in thermometer. Some even have a built-in fever alarm which will sound if your baby’s temperature gets too high.
The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine
Any device that can make those 2am night feeds any easier should be welcomed with open arms. Tommee Tippee’s Perfect Prep Machine can help you prepare your baby’s formula in just two minutes! Available to purchase from Argos and other retailers, this device can help reduce the time taken to prepare bottles in the night so you can spend it catching up on some sleep instead. The machine has a built-in filter to remove impurities from water, while the Perfect Prep’s initial hot shot kills the bacteria that may be present in the formula. It works with any powered milk formula, helping to prevent any bottle-making mishaps in the early hours. You’ll still need to sterilise the bottles, but the Perfect Prep machine works to make your to-do list a little shorter!