Long day, exhaustion, laundry piled up, dishes in the sink, toy box emptied on the living floor and it is only 5 pm. Hang in there moms and dad, you have a lot of time left to go! You know those days when you want to legit, lose your shit but you can’t? The days when your toddler picks up the plate of spaghetti, dump in on their head then throws it clear across the room? Or how about the time when they found out that poop can be used at finger paint? Oh boy, yes I know, I have been there! They are wonderful little messy monsters, I know! So, it was around the time my kid threw her first pouch of sweet potato/ applesauce on the carpet that it would stain. So, I went out and bought a carpet cleaner!Right, EVERY parent needs one! Are you kidding me? So much use out of that thing! Save the day!
What about the car?
How clean is your mom van? SUV? car? oh, your rolling in a truck aren’t you? Good for you!!! Jealous! Anyways, I stopped one day at Wendy’s because I was craving a chocolate Frosty. There is no way I could just get myself one and not one for each child in the back seat right? I would just simply hear screaming and crying and that is NOT safe to be driving around with that going on in the backseat huh? So, the smart thing to do… give the kids a Frosty! Haaaaaaha! WOW, I did not expect the giant sticky mess that would create! and Crumbs? Forget about it! Horrible mess, my car looks like a kid bomb went off inside. Yikes! I know this is crazy but if you could create your own baby shower list for grown-up products, these are ones that will save you so much time and chaos! It will help you keep and clean house and car and simply keep things simple.
Let’s get to that list, no one wants to hear rambling! We want the good stuff right? Here you go! By the way, you’re welcome!
Top Products EVERY New Parent Needs
1. Carpet Cleaner
This one to be exact! Check it out, don’t be afraid! I know you are probably nervous about an expense like that but listen, you will pay for that sucker over and over again! You have no idea what will end up on your floor! Spaghetti, pee, poop, applesauce, the list can go on and on! Literally one of the best things to have as a parent!
2. Spot Carpet Cleaner
This may be redundant, why do I need a spot cleaner when I bought a big cleaner! Well! This is handheld and a very convenient size! Sometimes you may be in a rush to clean a spot because you need to head out the door for soccer practice yet kids or pee’d made a mess on the floor! This baby just does that spot but it allows you to get the stain up before it sets in and become more difficult! Baby spit up…formula! That sets a long-term stain, you may think you have it cleaned up but you more than likely don’t! Check it out here! I think you will be surprised at how inexpensive this investment is! It is also small enough to tackle messes and stains in the car!
I know! Another pricy expense but so worth the price! Why? You can turn this sucker on when you are not even home! BOOM! Vacuuming conquered! It can go from hard floors to carpeted floors and charges itself! I love these so much! One less thing you have to worry about as a parent. You have an army crawling or are doing tummy time, the last thing you want is a face full of dog hair all over your drooling babies face! Score one for mom and check out this Roomba!
4. Shark Mop
The Shark Steam Mop is yet another purchase that seriously makes your life easier and a lets you sanitize your floors and really get them clean! Kids are always dropping things on floors, or picking toys up from the floor and gnawing on it! The best thing we can give them is a nice clean place to play! Bonus: these mops require less water and are faster than a traditional mop!
5. Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This is for selfish reasons but picture this, it is a nice warm summers evening, children are in bed and you want to hang out on the patio or at a bonfire but what would make it more perfect is music to set the mood and help you relax! My husband and I have this Bose Bluetooth speaker! This speaker can also get wet, not submerged but if it rains, you will be ok! Music makes everything better, it is a great way to relax and unwind from a stressful day.
6. Instant Pot
This is without a doubt one of the best inventions EVER! This glorious kitchen appliance does 9 things, they are: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute and browner, cake maker, yogurt maker, sterilize and warmer! Wow, I lost my breath as I read that out loud! I know people who literally use theirs every single day! Super popular right now and lots and lots of time-saving recipes to get dinner on the table in a snap! Check it out here!
7. Baby Brezza
Do you have a formula fed baby? I sure did, the worst thing is making a bottle, huge pain in the butt to make sure you have the correct amount of formula per ounce and then make sure the temperature is just right! Pain in the butt, it takes way to long when you have a screaming baby! So, enter, the Baby Brezza! This measures and mixes your babies formula based on the ounces you select and gives you the perfect temperature bottle! Just hit a button, takes 20 seconds at the most and you are done. Baby is ready to eat! Parent win!
Check these products out! Do yourself a favor and shower yourself with gifts that will make your life easier, simpler, cleaner and happier. I have uncovered these products after trials and tribulations, mistakes and messes! Keep a cleaner life, take my advice and don’t repeat my mistakes! Happy parenting!
Parenting for the win!