Baby Hacks: Must-have items for new parents

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Being a new parent is exciting, but also exhausting and hard work. Luckily there's a bunch of great products that can help make the job a bit easier.

Emily Richett of Richett Media shares some of her favorite baby hacks:

Mint and Arrows Swaddle Sack


This product takes all the work out of swaddling, just put it on like a sock! It comes in a variety of prints for boys and girls with matching headbands or beanies.

For Morning Mix viewers, you can get this product 15 percent off if you use the code MODERNMOM.



This bed is a safe, snug place for your baby to rest, play, or just hang out. It's also washable, so you can take it anywhere with you! It's a perfect transition into a real bed.

Native Wilds Nest


The Nest is a car seat cover, shopping cart cover, swaddle and nursing scarf all in one. It's made in the U.S. from natural, eco-friendly materials, so it's breathable, soft, hypoallergenic and antibacterial.

Magic Sleep Suit

baby suit

It can be hard getting your baby to sleep. The Magic Sleep Suit is for for when your baby has grown out of swaddles but still needs that snug feeling to sleep well. The layers of soft material help keep the baby feeling secure and muffles startle reflexes that usually wake them up.

Binxy Baby


Here's a hack for when you go grocery shopping with the baby. It's a cool hammock that hangs on the larger part of your shopping cart! So instead of placing a car seat inside the cart, taking up all the space where groceries go, the baby will lay low just above the groceries.

Solly Baby Wraps


Keep your baby close and snuggled and free your hands! The Solly Baby Wrap ties around your body and holds your baby tight to your chest, making traveling and doing simple tasks much easier.

Fawn Designs Diaper Bag


It's a diaper bag, but it doesn't look like a diaper bag. These bags are made with vegan leather inside and out so you can easily turn it inside out, get rid of the mess, and wipe it clean. It doesn't hurt that it looks stylish too!

For more baby hacks, discount codes, and giveaways, visit Emily's blog.

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1 Comment

  • Daisy

    I think Emily has some great advice. As a parent a great way to give you headroom to do things around the house is to invest in a baby bouncer. I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I can without using one and both my children have loved them.