4 Top Baby and Child Products Every Mom Should Have
Top Baby and Child Products Every Mom Needs
Being a mom is a tough job and it is most definitely one that comes with challenges. But, you know how they say that when you work hard, you reap rewards?
Well, being a parent is just that.
There are a lot of bumps along the way, sleepless nights and some surprises that will rock your world. You know what?
It is all worth it.
As cliché as it may sound, there really isn’t a parenting manual. You refer to your own upbringing, you learn as you go and you welcome knowledge from parents who have already experienced the different stages in a child’s life.
Through that journey, we find not only tactics to help with raising a child but also products that are absolute musts to get through it all. The following are my must-haves. They are top baby and child products and if you don’t have them in your arsenal, you should!
1. Orajel Natural Source
Teething is one of the hardest stages for a baby. They are getting those cute little pearly whites but, that doesn’t come without any struggle or pain. Gabby, my eldest, was really good through teething.
I would freeze baby cloths and then I would let her chew on my finger through the cloth and I would give her a teething ring.
Towards the end, her pain got to the point of unbearable and I knew I needed to do more to relieve her pain.
Thankfully, I found this Orajel teething gel. Just a tiny pea-sized drop on my finger and placed on her little gums did wonders. It relieved the ache and she was a happy baby in no time.
The second time around with Mimi, I was already armed with Orajel and prepared for the teething stage and boy, did it come with a vengeance.
Why You Need It:
Orajel Natural Source Homeopathic Teething Gel is effective. It has homeopathic ingredients to help calm babies and soothe pain and irritability due to teething. One of the main acting ingredients is chamomile and you know that is soothing.
Orajel gave me peace of mind knowing that there was comfort to be had when they were cutting teeth. It was hard to see them in pain and this helped so much! You can purchase it at Shoppers Drug Mart for $8.99.
2. Ovol Drops
Plain and simple, these are lifesavers. I’ve used them for both of my girls and they helped both of us through breastfeeding and bottle feeding.
As a new and young mom, it was challenging to say the least.
Gabby was breastfed but, towards the end, she used a bottle. She would get a build-up of gas bubbles in her stomach and it would be so painful for her and even more painful for me to watch.
I knew that there had to be a solution so, I headed to the store and found Ovol Drops. With Mimi, she was exclusively breastfed but, she had a few times where I needed Ovol Drops, which I luckily already had in my medicine cabinet.
Why You Need It:
Ovol Drops help with the build-up of gas bubbles trapped in a baby’s tummy and makes it easier for babies to pass gas and burp at feeding time.
Once baby is relieved, you both can go take a much-needed nap or get back to sleep at night.
The dosage is 0.25mL-0.50mL with or after each meal. Do not exceed the maximum dosage of 1.5mL per 24 hours and with the dropper, it is easy to administer. You can purchase it at Shoppers Drug Mart and they are worth every penny!
- Hold your baby upright during and after feeding so swallowed air will remain at the top of the baby’s stomach, making burping easier.
- Burp your baby during and after feeding. Rub and pat your baby’s back for several minutes keeping in mind there may be more than one burp.
- Administer Ovol Drops and massage your baby’s tummy in an L shape on both sides of abdomen and do bicycle legs to help with the gas.
3. OxiClean Multi-Purpose Baby Stain Remover
Babies are messy, let’s face it. It is the doggone truth! Before I had OxiClean in my life, I lost many outfits to stains. OxiClean is a brand that I know removes stains the first time around.
Luckily they have a product that is just as effective but, safe for baby’s precious skin. OxiClean Multi-Purpose Baby Stain Remover Spray helps remove tough stains and odours on clothing, car seats and stroller fabrics, linens, blankets and so much more. Because have you ever smelled baby spit-up?
Why You Need It:
- 100% perfume, dye and chlorine-free.
- Safe for all colours, including whites!
My kids are older but, they have sensitive skin and this tough stain remover works! They still make tons of messes but, this multi-purpose stain remover is better for them.
Using this stain remover saves me money in the long run because I can spot treat, and the clothes are as good as new. I get more life out of their clothes—and who doesn’t want that?
The spray retails for about $5.25 and you can purchase it at Babies R’ Us.
4. OxiClean Free Laundry Detergent
Have tough stains but, have sensitive skin? Well, this is for you! My laundry room is never without OxiClean. I have had such great results with it so it is my go-to.
The girls are magnets for stains and especially when we have somewhere to be, a new stain miraculously appears just before we leave. It happens!
Why You Need It:
OxiClean Liquid Laundry Detergent, Perfume and Dye Free is a tough stain-fighting laundry detergent with triple enzyme stain-fighting power without perfumes and dyes.
You can get the same stain-fighting power without all the harsh dyes and fragrances that irritate sensitive skin.
My husband tends to be more sensitive to smell while I am not. It is always great to have a few different OxiClean products on hand for the whole family!
- Perfume and dye-free for those with sensitive skin or sense of smell.
- Keeps colours looking bright.
Now you’re ready
Now that you know about these must-have and top baby and child products, you just have to go and get them!
They are lifesavers that will not only save your sanity but, save you money, help you get more sleep and relieve any discomfort that our little ones will experience.
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If you already have them in your arsenal, well, hats off to you–you’re ahead of the pack!
Have you ever used any of these top baby and child products?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as I received compensation and product. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
Orajel is a classic must have in every parent's toolkit
It really is, so helpful.
My sister went through a metric ton of Orajel when my nephew was a baby. He had the worst teething issues.
Awww, poor baby! Definitely a must for moms!
I used Orajel with my oldest like there was no tomorrow. She had teeth that would push and push, but took their time coming in.
Aww, must have been so sore. Glad it helped!
Oh yes, OxiClean is a life saver. We use it all the time to get out those tough stains.
It is a money saver for me too!
Us too! Staple around here, for sure!
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Definitely us too!
These are very important when you have a baby! I would definitely agree.
They have helped me tons! 🙂
Sending this list over to my daughter! She is expecting in the spring and I'm sure she will need every single one of these at some point.
Aww, thanks for sharing this!
We used a lot of these products. Stain remover I think was #1 on the list for us. We didn't have a lot of problems with gas bubbles with our son, but all the teething soothers are a MUST HAVE!
With kids, you need a tough stain remover.
These are all very important products to have when you have a baby. We use Oxi Clean and Orajel religiously.
So do we!
You've got a really helpful list of must have products. I went through a lot of all of these especially orajel. I would have never got out all of the baby stains without Oxyclean.
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Oh, I know exactly what you mean!
oxi clean is hands down a must have when you have children! There is nothing that fights tough and nasty stains better! Ovol helped our son with his gas and was a sanity saver as he would cry so much when he was gassy 🙁
I have never heard of Ovol drops but I have a spitty baby…don't know if it is truly colic, but I wonder if they would help him! I will have to look into them. Thanks for sharing!
It will help with a gassy tummy for sure.
Such a wonderful idea, I think this is perfect for.my kids.
I used Orajel with my kids when they were younger all the time. I also love using OxiClean products. I think they work out great!
They are reliable!
This is a really great list of baby products! I miss baby days, sometimes 😉
Haha! Me too.
The gas drops are a lifesaver! My daughter had colic for 10 very long months but that was before they had gas drops, I could have used them for her that is for sure.
It would have definitely help. Poor baby!
I would not have survived without Orajel. It was such a lifesaver, especially with my Little Man 🙂 Great list
Great list! Thanks! I love Oxi products, and think I will check out the Baby Stain Remover!
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It works wonders!
I have been hearing really good things about Oxi Clean products. I will have to give them a try. I could really use the stain remover.
It is an excellent stain remover.
I use Oxy Clean every day! I'm not kidding! It's the only thing that gets baby stains out of my clothes.
It is a staple in our house!
We are obsessed with the Oxy spray! It is a must-have for all parents who attempt baby led weaning!
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I have to agree!
Back when my kids wore uniforms, I use to always use OxyClean to get my kids clothes sparkling clean.
It definitely does the trick!
I can't imagine having babies (I had triplets) and not having Orajel on hand. That's a must-have in any mom's arsenal of supplies.
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Orajel is a must.
What a great products and i need this for my baby i would love to try these
They are essentials.
Thanks for the tips! It never hurts for moms to have more information!
Those are all great products! Orajel and Oval were both great to have!
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My newborn niece is two weeks old and she has such gas. I told her mom she certainly needs drops like these!
It would definitely help!
It would be a life saver.
This would help her!
All great products – OxiClean is a staple in our house, it works great!
It sure does!
Yep! These are all products I had when my kids were babies. Could not have made it without them.
I completely agree!
These are all awesome products. I used Orajel when my kids were babies. These are definitely must haves.
They really are!
They really are!
We used the Oxi Clean laundry detergent when my daughter was a baby. She was super messy, but had really sensitive skin.
Great for sensitive skin!
Wish there would have been Ovo drops when my kids were little!
They do help!
Very good tips and products. These are good things for parents to know and remember.
They really are good products!
OxiClean laundry detergent has quickly become my favorite! I love the fresh scent! It's not overpowering or perfumey, but clothes smell really clean!
I don't have kids yet, but I already love OxiClean just to keep things clean and get stains out. I know I'll use Orajel when I have kids!
They will help and yes, I loved OxiClean for so long too!
You are right. All these are must haves. I used Orajel for my kids when they were babies to soothe their gums.
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Orajel is such a life saver!
I had no idea that baby cleaning product existed! Would be great as a baby shower gift.
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Yes, they would be great gifts!
These are definitely some great ones. I do love having plenty of OxiClean around the house.
Definitely musts here!
I am always always always an advocate of Oxi Clean. That is the best stain remover ever made.
I totally agree!
I totally agree!