There are tons of mommy must-haves out there. For example, a car seat and a crib. Those are obvious. But then there’s the “other” mommy must-haves. These are the items that you generally don’t find on a baby registry, but you will NEED them nonetheless. So take a gander and this list and you’ll be running to the store in no time.
It’s much easier to hose off poop and vomit with one of these. Trust me.
#9 Magic Eraser
These little babies aren’t called “magic” for nothin’. When you’re two-year-old finds the permanent marker and decorates your walls with it, you’ll be glad you purchased this mommy must-have.
My kids seem to know exactly where the permanent markers are no matter where I hide them. However, child-proof permanent markers don’t really exist! I stumbled across this website but it doesn’t look like you can actually buy them yet. Hopefully soon though. Until then, I’ll have to find a better hiding spot.
#7 Ear plugs
This mommy must-have is a necessary evil. Sometimes, when you’re riding in the car you’ve exhausted every option for calming your toddler. At that point, you just have to pull out the ear plugs. We always keep some spares in our car.
The other day, my 7-year-old decided to carve a tic-tac-toe game into our kitchen table. I was not amused. We all use our kitchen tables for everything, that’s why it’s best to keep it protected.
#5 Shoe cabinet
Seriously. I bought one of these a few months ago and I am much-less stressed out. I don’t have to go on a shoe hunt every time we leave the house now. It’s awesome.
Goodbye sore nipples. Just slather on this stuff EVERY TIME you nurse your baby. You’re always stressed out as a new mom. This will make your life easier from the beginning.
It sounds gross, but it works. And trust me, when you have a sick baby, you’ll be running to Walgreens to find anything to help your baby breathe. And those blue bulbs from the hospital don’t work great. So buy a snot sucker. You won’t be disappointed.
#2 Binkie clip
It’s such a simple thing but makes life so much easier. I can’t tell you how many times I have searched frantically in my baby’s car seat while trying to drive, just to find that blasted binkie! Or blindly felt around my baby’s crib in the dark for that lost binkie.
Stop smirking. I’m being serious. You can install one of these in your house and you’ll have less dishes and more independently happy children running around.
What other unique mommy must-haves do you have in your home?
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