Life as a new mom is never easy, but there are tons of accessories that can make your life easier.
Accessories range from cute ways to upgrade your look while wearing shapeless maternity gowns to practical items you won’t want to leave home without. Here are five trendy and convenient accessories for moms. We’ll focus on the accessories that both look good and make your life easier.
A Baby Wrap
A baby wrap is more than just a hands-free way to carry your baby around with you. It can serve as a scarf before and after you have the baby. And it can be used as a breastfeeding cover. You can find colors and prints that reflect your personal style. As an added bonus, you can do more with the baby wrap than the popular nursing scarfs.
A diaper backpack is a practical alternative to a diaper bag. It is far more stylish as well. More importantly, it leaves your hands free for your kids and your own purse.
Diaper backpacks come with features that allow it to serve as a full diaper bag, but you can even use it to store your phone and other essentials so you might be able to do without a purse. Yet they come in a wide array of stylish patterns, so you won’t feel bad about leaving your fashion statement purse at home.
Foldable Baby Car Seat Tray
A foldable baby car seat tray is similar to a lap desk for an adult but designed to be used in the car seat. The best models are soft, so they’re safe for your child to ride with or lean on to sleep.
Your child can use the flat surface as a play surface, and they won’t lose stuffed animals or pacifiers they drop on it. The side pockets provide extra storage for toys, crayons, and pacifiers. The waterproof material will contain spilled drinks and crumbs. Toddlers and pre-schoolers can use them as a drawing desk, too. These trays are perfect for long car rides. Now all you need is a backseat cover to prevent their footprints from staining the back of the front seats.
A Teething Necklace
Babies are going to put things in their mouths. You might as well give them a safe target. Yet you don’t want to have to constantly retrieve dropped teething rings. The solution is to give your child a teething necklace. You can find a teething necklace that is safe for your child to slobber on but looks great when it isn’t in their mouth.
You don’t have the time to lace up tennis shoes, and that’s hard to do when carrying a baby. You can’t wear heels, but you want to look good. The solution is to find stylish loafers. They can be slipped on in seconds, and they’re flat, so you’ll always keep your balance whether picking up toys or carrying your toddler. They’re also comfortable whether you wear them when walking around the house or around the block.
When you’re shopping for accessories, balance what looks good with what makes your life easier. Make sure that you give all of those a second look and see which ones can address your immediate needs the best.