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Parental Palliatives: The 9 Best Stress Relieving Products for New Parents

* New parents will be stressed no matter what, but there are ways to help
* These products that can make raising your newborn a little easier
* Feeding solutions, thermometers, and more

We all know having a new baby is stressful. While there is not much you can do to relieve the stress when you become a new parent, thanks to the wonders of technology, MIT-trained parents, and some comic relief you can help reduce some of the stress that comes hand in hand with newborns.

Below are a few goodies we have found that are meant to make raising a newborn slightly easier and will help to keep them happy and quiet (…at least for a little bit) all the while keeping you sane. If all else fails, a glass of wine just may do the trick.

1. Baby Food Dispensing Spoon

Boon’s Baby Food Dispensing Spoon takes baby food, removes the jar and packs it into a single utensil that you just have to squeeze. This spoon will allow you to keep one hand free while it dispenses baby food one bite at a time. Great for on the go, traveling or anywhere else you may be where you cannot be bothered to whip out a jar of food, hold your baby and feed him or her all at the same time.

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2. Pacifier Thermometer

Anyone who has a baby knows that trying to give medicine and take temperatures can be a nightmare, especially since babies usually won’t sit still long enough for one to register properly. The Safety 1st Comfort Check Pacifier and Thermometer is here to the rescue. Basically, it is a pacifier that will take an accurate reading of baby’s temperature while in use in as little as 90 seconds. Also included is a medicine dispenser which is designed to ensure your baby gets all of their medicine serving while they are sucking happily and calmly on the pacifier. Genius.

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3. Airline Laundry Bag

Newborns, as we all know, come with their own set of challenges. Newborn boys, on the other hand, have blessed us with even one more unique challenge: the dreaded diaper change. The

might be the tongue-in-cheek answer to this challenge. This diapering accessory comes with 4, 100% cotton cone-shaped cloths that you place over him during diaper changes to avert any sprinkling that might occur (and it will). Washable and reusable, these are great for travel and come with a mini flannel laundry storage bag.


4. Portable High Chair

Travelling is always stressful with infants and any product that will allow you one less worry is welcome in our book. The Portable High Chair is one of those items that will help alleviate anxiety when you’re on-the-go and there is no access to a high chair. This safety seat is an option that allows your child to sit at any table safely, comfortably and hygienically. This cover comes complete with a 5-point harness and a flexible back with adjustable straps that allow this seat to work on a variety of chairs and quickly folds up for storage in your purse or travel bag.

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5. A Woombie Swaddle

Swaddling your baby is a very individual choice and one swaddle does not fit all. That being said, the

is one of the easiest swaddles to maneuver and doesn’t require multiple folding and tucking. Simply place your baby in the swaddle and zip it up. A convenient 2-way zipper allows for easy swaddling and easy diaper changes, is breathable and allows your baby’s hips to move freely.



6. Baby Shusher


is a popular product that’s been doctor-tested to safely stop your baby from crying. By using loud, rhythmic shushing noises, the Baby Shusher draws on ancient, time-tested techniques designed to break a baby’s cry spell and engage their natural calming reflex. The Shusher is small and compact enough to use anywhere, and it comes with two easy timer options which allow you to control how long you may need to quiet down your baby.



7. Bottle Warmer


allows you to safely and quickly warm breast milk, formula and food. It works by creating a warm water bath to quickly and gently thaw and warm milk in accordance with CDC and USDA guidelines. This warmer uses low-temperature warming, is super fast and has an automatic shutoff for all those 3 am feedings. As a side note, this warmer was invented by an MIT trained engineer fathers, so they could help feed the baby in the night while their wives rested, which might also explain the smart, innovative design.


8. Baby Monitor

The #1 best-selling Infant Optics Video Baby Monitor is the first-ever to come with an interchangeable optical lens capability which allows you to customize your viewing, angle and zoom. Video is streamed real-time to a 3.5-inch LCD color display with a crystal-clear image. This monitor also comes with a ton of other functions such as long-lasting battery life, plug and play setup and 100% digital privacy with delay-free video and audio playback.


9. Infant Heart Rate & Oxygen Monitor

Our last stress relieving device is the Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor. This genius device monitors your infant’s heart rate and oxygen levels and notifies parents in real-time if something appears to be wrong. The sock works by using clinically-proven pulse oximetry in conjunction with Bluetooth and a custom phone app to watch over your baby while they sleep. The app also allows you to view real-time wellness data and receive direct notifications to your phone.

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