Top 5 Summer Products for City Babies
- August 7, 2019
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hey mamas and papas, Melissa here with some awesome products that would be helpful for any new parent, but especially for those caring for babies in the city. Urban babies face unique challenges, particularly during the summer. Space savers at home and an easy way to cruise around the city with good sun coverage for your tot are musts. Check out the clever products below!
1.Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller
I loved to take my kids on long walks during the summer. Yet I never had a flexible set-up. My stroller — the Bugaboo Frog — functioned like a mini-car. It had super wheels and a literal throne for the baby which made it a delight on rough terrain, especially during the winter. As an example, a blizzard hit New Yok City the day after Marielle was born, and then next day, I needed to get her to the pediatrician down the block. My husband rolled the baby in the Bugaboo over an enormous snow drift with our other four kids in tow. That worked! Yet when it came to the every day bustle of the city, my Bugaboo was too intricate. Collapsing it was a multi-step endeavor. A bulky adaptor piece had to be hoisted on and off the stroller in order for it to roll, and two hands were required to pull up levers on the handlebar and collapse the frame.
Enter the Baby Jogger City Mini! For walks around the city, especially when you know you are going to be changing your means of transportation and moving your baby into a car, onto a bus, or onto the subway — invest in a light, comfortable umbrella stroller. A true classic, the Baby Jogger City Mini stroller offers so many helpful features for city babies. Designed to be folded and picked up easily, this light stroller maneuvers well through crowded streets. Available in an array of fun colors, and boasting a big hood to shield baby from the sun, a cushioned seat for comfort, and a single push-bar (so that you can grasp your iced coffee with your other hand), this stroller is perfect for any active city parent. Watch my demo video on this stroller and buy it here.
2. Inglesina Fast Table Chair
City apartments are tiny, and full size high chairs occupy precious kitchen space. The Inglesina Fast Table Chair eliminates the need for a big, bulky tower flat in the middle of your kitchen. This fabric chair hooks right onto the edge of your table, giving baby a spot at family meals. I remember having to leave the dinner table to sit next to the high chair and feed my babies. With this chair, your baby can sit with everyone else and be a part of family meals (for better or worse — smile!). The Chair’s built-in pockets hold bibs and napkins. Buy this table chair here.
3. The Pop
When I first saw this product on Shark Tank, it struck me as a genius invention. Pacifiers were a must for my babies, but they came with a lot of pit stops since my babies would toss them left and right onto dirty city sidewalks. To avoid a crying fit while I sought a way to wash them off, I would pop them into my mouth (gross, I know), so that at least they would be semi-clean for baby’s underdeveloped immune system. We’ve all done it, no shame. But now, mamas and papas don’t have to suck it up (literally). When the pop falls out of baby’s mouth, it inverts into itself, avoiding contamination from whatever surface it falls onto. I had to wash my babies’ paccies dozens of times a day, but this one needs only a few rinses daily! It’s perfect for city babies, and really for any baby who likes to chuck their paccy. Purchase here.
4. Baby Brezza Formula Pro Formula Dispenser
Preparing the perfect bottle takes a bit of time and effort. Take the easy way out with the Baby Brezza Formula Pro. This baby formula maker stores formula powder and water so it’s ready to go at any moment. Just choose the serving size and press a button! The Formula Pro delivers a perfectly mixed, warm bottle with no clumps or air bubbles. An elegant, small device, it won’t crowd your kitchen counter, and works with pretty much any formula brand or bottle you might have. For more on formula feeding, look here. This formula dispenser is available for purchase here.
5. Dreambaby StrollAway Over the Door Stroller Hanger
Given the scarce storage in city homes, city parents have to get creative when it comes to space. The Dreambaby StrollAway Hanger hooks onto any door in your home, providing instant storage for your stroller, without the need to drill holes. The Dreambaby can support over 50 lbs, which is double the weight of most strollers! Gone are the days of tripping over big wheels and trying to find space for your stroller. Buy this nifty hanger here.
So there you have it, moms and dads! Navigating the busy streets and narrow hallways of a city is tricky enough without little kiddos around. I hope you enjoyed reading my insight on some of the best summer city products for baby. Keep up the good work, and happy summer!