This month’s product recommendations come from baby care expert, Charlene. For over 13 years Charlene has been caring for newborns and special needs children of all ages. She has extensive knowledge and expertise including breastfeeding, sleep and feeding schedules, and she is a certified lactation consultant. Charlene’s warmth and kindness shines through as she gently guides and supports new parents through the transition of bringing home a newborn. Here are some of Charlene’s favorite products.
The Milkies Milk Saver is an award-winning breastfeeding accessory. For a new nursing mom, it may come as a surprise to experience leakage from the non-feeding breast. Milkies Milk Savers takes the worry out of losing this precious nourishment and keeps mom dry while nursing. Discreet and comfortable, the Milk Saver is held in place by your bra, includes a protective lid, and collects up to two ounces.
This humidifier is a must in the nursery for baby’s first year. After your baby’s grand entrance, you will all rest easy knowing your precious newborn is breathing and resting comfortably with a whisper-quiet all-night mist. Charlene points out that some heating and cooling systems can make the air quite dry, which can be harsh on a newborn’s airways and skin. You’ll be glad you have this affordable humidifier when baby is congested and sleep is inhibited, or for any family members who suffer with seasonal allergies. The VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier holds up to two liters of water, is lightweight and is easy to clean. The one control knob makes it a snap to adjust mist output in any direction and it automatically shuts off when the water has depleted.
Rock on, baby! The Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up and is by far Charlene’s most recommended baby product. With over a dozen songs and sounds, it entertains and sooths baby to sleep. It features hands-free rocking, it’s lightweight, portable and can be folded for space-saving storage. You can’t go wrong with a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper!
Every newborn should be sent home from the hospital with Aquaphor! It is simply the best skin protectant for your child. As a newborn’s skin is extremely sensitive, Charlene recommends using Aquaphor at every diaper change to prevent rashes and skin irritations. It is also effective for use on a child’s scratches or bruises; it helps heal the skin quickly. Mom and Dad, Aquaphor is good for your skin, too!