When it comes to babies, there are many items that a necessary to properly care for a baby. These items and products make it easier for parents to provide the best possible care to those tiny humans. However, these items can add-up pretty quickly sometimes leaving no room for anything else. Product developers and inventors of baby items know this and so they design and make products that are necessary but could also serve as accessories or could also be fun for both kids and parents. So what are these necessary items of clothing or utility that could also serve as styling accessories or toys? Keeping in mind functionality and comfort for the kid doesn’t have to equate boring. As you can turn necessities into accessories.I’ll list some necessities below and explain how you can make them work for you and your baby both as a necessity and an accessory.
Baby bibs are a necessity as you need them when feeding a baby and also to prevent stains from spit-ups, snacks, juice boxes etc. But bibs don’t have to be boring as you can now get trendy bandana bibs that are both fashion-forward and functional. Hence, babies can have the cutest fashion accessory around, and it will help keep his/her clothes clean and dry from drooling. Copper Pearls bandana bibs are made of 100% cotton knit on the front and 100% soft, absorbent polyester fleece on the back. These bibs will keep babies dry even with lots of drool and dribble. They’re great for drooling and teething babies. Designs are trendy and chic so your baby’s style is sure to be noticed. Parents can get bibs in fun colors and patterns to add a pop to your baby’s outfit so they no longer have to worry about boring and ugly bibs covering up your child’s cute outfit. The bids also have adjustable snaps which are great for infants and toddlers.
Baby Turbans have gained new popularity but they’ve always been around. They serve many purposes such as keeping the baby warm during cold weather and also keeping the baby’s hair in a protective style. But beyond this, they are also a cute and stylish fashion accessory that can make any outfit stand out. So once again, it’s a win-win.
Backpacks are a popular and very useful staple accessory for both adults and kids and they can be easily made to be an accessory to add some fun and spunk to an outfit. Kids use backpacks for school supplies, adults got on board and started using it for work and further customized it and made it a fashion accessory as well and now kids use it as a fashion accessory also. Backpacks are now available in smaller sizes made in bold colors, prints or customized with cartoon characters. Adding this to an otherwise plain outfit of say a jean and t-shirt takes your kids style up a couple notches. Kids also get excited about this and bonus point, they can carry around their own stuff!
Fanny packs are all the rave now in the fashion industry and kids do not want to be left out. Like backpacks, they can be used to carry stuff around and are ideal for an outing like a family trip to the amusement park or a picnic. Like backpacks and bibs, fanny packs come in different colors, styles, and customizable options and they can be worn by both boys and girls. They give toddlers an added spunk and make them excited about dressing up.
The Nursing covers are fast becoming an accessory as well and they can be used for multiple functions. For example, a nursing cover can be used as a shopping cart cover and as a car seat cover or as a burp cloth. While you are shopping, the nursing cover can be used to protect your little one from germ-infested shopping carts, providing a great alternative to using antibacterial wipes every time you go to the store. One size fits almost all models of car seats, shopping carts, and nursing mothers. Compact when folded, the cover conveniently takes up little storage space in your diaper bag or purse. This nursing cover/car seat cover makes a perfect Christmas present or baby shower gift for new moms. As far as car seats and car seats cover go, the law requires that children are transported in an age-appropriate or weight-appropriate car seat anytime they are in a car. Weight-appropriate because some kids are bigger than their age counterparts and so might need a different size seat. Every car seat is unique and parents need to take extra care when installing the car seats so they do it the right way. The Car seat cover is an added accessory to the car seat to keep the baby cool. It’s also needed when the car seat is taken out of the care. When the baby is being transported in the car seat from the car to the building or from other locations in the car, the car seat cover serves as protection from the sun or other harsh elements. Some organizations however warn and advise against buying car seat covers that are not provided by the manufacturers. But the car seat covers provided by manufacturers are usually colorless, light and fragile.
With all this, it’s particularly very important when it comes to baby gear, gadgets, and other items, to do your research properly before making any purchase decision. There are a lot of bells and whistles as to what’s needed and doing research will save you time. In addition, doing your research will save you a lot of money because gadgets are expensive and spending a buck on something that turns out not needed or of poor quality will be a great disappointment for you as that money could be diverted to something ended. Weigh your pros and cons, look at old or cheaper models and very importantly check the reviews, reviews, reviews! Don’t just read the good reviews but read the bad reviews to see if the bad reviews complain about something you can live with if you buy the item. Read up reviews on the product site and also on facebook groups and communities and seek advice from mummy blogs and discussion platforms but most importantly from your physician when it’s something medically related. Researching should not stop on gadgets alone, research on everything you can and gain more knowledge to help you as you shop and as you plan for your new baby or babies.