With lives getting busier every day, it’s the things that make our lives easier and better that capture our attention. Here are a few things we found.
The MOMMY MITTEN is a hand warmer that secures around the handle bar of a stroller to keep hands protected without having to deal with gloves or mittens. Water resistant, insulated, lined with fleece and tightened with Velcro, the mitten ensures a tight fit to keep the cold air away from hands and a cozy experience. There’s also an external zipper pocket for easy access to keys, cell phone, money, or pacifiers. And while it’s called a Mommy Mitten, note that it is gender neutral. mommymitten.com. About $30
We like the EASY LUNCH BOX SYSTEM PACK because it makes packing lunch a bit easier. The single lid, three compartment bento-style plastic container pairs food-safe reusable lunch containers with a roomy washable cooler bag. This green, sack lunch alternative allows moderate portion sizes all in one container. No BPA, lead, vinyl or PVC. easylunchboxes.com. About $22 for 4 containers + cooler bag
We’re not sure how we feel about promoting disposables, but it sure is handy. STERI-BOTTLE is a 100% recyclable disposable baby bottle. No washing, no sterilizing — just open the box, fill, feed, and recycle. Each bottle is ready to use, BPA-free, phthalate free, and made in the USA. steribottle.com. About $10 for a 10-pack
The SHARK PRESS & REFRESH GARMENT CARE SYSTEM freshens and presses garments quickly right on the hanger — ideal for a busy parent (or an ironing hater) and removes wrinkles with just one pass. Ready within just one minute and requires only tap water. Bonus points for the vertical press pad that hangs on any door to serve as an “ironing board.” gopressandrefresh.com.
The SHUTTERBUDDY uses the science of infant vision development and pattern recognition to capture and hold a baby’s attention so that you can get a great picture. Fits on just about any camera; and we like how lightweight it is, too. shutterbuddy.com. About $15