Warm it up!
I like spending my money on the latest gizmos as much as the next mom, but certain products just never appeal to me. I find that this reflects the products that I feature in Oh Baby! Magazine and here on the website. I would say that 95% of the time the products featured have been used by me or have my seal approval as something that I think is cool or will make a mom’s life easier.
Lately I’m noticing an increase in products that will warm your wipes and products that will warm your bottles. I’m hesitant to feature them because of two things:
1) I NEVER warmed baby wipes. When I registered for my first baby shower, I considered the wipe warmer, but my practical side kicked in. If my baby is used to being wiped with warm wipes, what happens when I’m not changing his diaper at home? I used the wipes au natural. No matter where I was my baby was always used to how it felt. In really cold months, after being outdoors, I would rub the wipe between my hands before using it on my baby’s bottom, but that was the extent of my wipe warming.
2) After I introduced formula or cow’s milk to my babies, I rarely warmed it up. I mostly served it room temperature, unless it was really cold, then I would run the bottle under hot tap water briefly. This ensured that I could give my baby a bottle wherever we were and I never had to look for a bottle warming facility.
I could probably write a list of products that I thought were going to make my life easier, but once I had babies, they turned out to be pretty useless — at least for me. I do realize that some products that I think are useless may be another mom’s saviour. This is why I’m putting this out there. I’m genuinely curious.
Have you used warming products? If you’re pregnant with your first, will you buy or register for these types of products? I’d like to hear your opinion. Tell me about a product that you absolutely couldn’t/can’t live without. On the flip side, I’d like to hear about one that you thought you really needed but then realized you were mistaken.
I can’t wait to hear from you!