By Julie McCaffrey, a proud mommy to 3 kids, including one set of twins and owner of BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents.
As busy moms we try to make the most of the time that we have and be as prepared as possible. And when it comes to baby gear, many of us end up carrying around more than we need or can handle. Whether you are heading into the city for the day, meeting friends for lunch, or running household errands, these products will make your life easier.
Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station
Pronto is a portable diaper changing station that is small in size but big in function. Skip Hop has designed the Pronto to unfold into an extra large changing pad with a small pillow for baby’s comfort and pockets to hold all your diapering essentials. The Pronto will fit into just about any diaper bag, clip onto any stroller or strap to your wrist for quick and easy diaper changes on the go. ($30)
The Go-Pod is a lightweight activity center that is perfect for trips to Grandma’s house or big brother’s soccer game. The Go-Pod is suitable for babies from 4 months and offers 4 height positions to grow with baby. Thanks to the Go-Pod’s floor pad baby will have a clean place to play and experience the world wherever you go. Moms on the go will love this 7 pound, easy to fold, clean and safe way to keep baby entertained. ($50)
For moms that are going to be traveling through an airport or riding the train or subway taking along your full size stroller may not be an option. The Quinny Yezz is a stylish umbrella stroller suitable for babies 6 months to 40 pounds that weighs a mere 11 pounds. The Yezz has a smooth ride, is super easy to fold and compact enough that it can simply be carried over your should with the included carry strap. This is a must have for any moms on the go with lots of travel plans. ($279)
Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover
With over 30 patterns to choose from Bebe au Lait nursing covers allow moms to nurse anytime, anywhere in style. Bebe au Lait covers are machine washable, one size fits all, have two pockets and come with their patented Rigiflex neckline ensuring airflow and eye-contact. We can’t think of any busy nursing mom that wouldn’t benefit from this! ($36)
Onya Baby Carrier
This innovative soft-structured carrier was designed for moms on the go to be able to comfortably baby wear anywhere but it also has a little secret. Each Onya Baby carrier includes an integrated chair harness that allows parents to turn just about any adult chair into a safe seat for baby! No more worrying about available or clean highchairs thanks to Onya Baby. ($129)
Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack
A stylish diaper bag that you can easily retrieve baby’s necessities out of is essential for any mom on the go. The Boxy Backpack from Pentunia Picklebottom comes in 20 different fabric options, offers 3 interior pockets and 2 exterior pockets and has three different options to carry. Wear this cross body, attach it to your stroller or on those really busy days you can wear this as a backpack and be completely hands free. ($189)
The Monkey Mat is a clean, portable surface that folds up into its own compact pouch that can be tossed into your diaper bag so it can be taken anywhere. This is the answer for bulky blankets for the park, dirty airport floors, spontaneous picnics and even the beach. Babies will love the center tab for toys but moms on the go will love the ease of this compact mat. ($29)