Caring for a baby or toddler is not easy, but today’s millennial parents have more options to help make the job easier.
Parents of young children can take a cue from special events like Babypalooza, which brings together top baby brands, parenting influencers and media to showcase the latest products and trends for new parents. Karyn Ravin, the presenter of Babypalooza, shares an inside look at the biggest highlights from this year’s event.
1. Embrace mealtime messes.
Parents are encouraged to embrace the mess at mealtime when little ones are trying new foods. It can inspire a child’s creativity and develop their sensory skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Inspired by parents who stress the mess, Fisher-Price created the new 4-in-1 Total Clean High Chair, complete with a seat and tray that actually fit in the dishwasher, as well as other easy-to-clean features.
2. Get high-tech with car seat safety.
When installed correctly, car seats save lives, yet four out of five times seats are not installed properly and there is not an easy way to check and monitor the seat over time — until now. The brand new 4moms self-installing car seat will be available this fall. It installs itself by automatically leveling and tensioning. It then continuously monitors its status during use to ensure it is always installed correctly and sends alerts to your phone if anything needs to be adjusted.
3. Kick some rash.
Eighty-two percent of millennial parents wish they had more tricks up their sleeve to prevent diaper rash, according to a recent survey by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, the maker of rash relief formulas that are fast acting without harsh ingredients. Free from parabens, preservatives, phthalates and talc, and formulated by pharmacist George Boudreaux, this product is a trusted way to treat and prevent diaper rash.
4. Carry to connect.
According to experts, there are many benefits in carrying your baby, from emotional development, to advances in learning, social abilities and IQ. Look for smart carrier designs that make multi-tasking while holding your baby easier, such as the Baby K’tan, a versatile baby carrier that slips on like a shirt and fits like a wrap.
5. Find your formula.
It is important to remember that nutrition is a not a one-size-fits-all solution but there are healthy options for all different types of needs. For parents concerned about the digestive comfort and nutritional needs of their baby when it comes time to wean, Kabrita offers a new and unique solution based on naturally easy to digest goat milk. Kabrita formula, yogurt and fruit pouches are non-GMO, gentle, and taste great.
For more information about this year’s top baby trends, visit Facebook.com/BabypaloozaNYC. Stay on top of new innovations that help to ease the stress of parenting.
BY LANDEN PAYNE