By Dana DeMercurio
As a parent, there’s no shame in admitting you need a little extra help with everyday tasks, so we’re sharing our favorite life hack products with you! Moms, let the rejoicing commence.
Eco-friendly, easy and most of all adorable reusable strawberry tote bags are perfect for the forgetful mom. These pocket-sized foldaway totes can fit in your purse or glove compartment, and can hold up to 20 pounds! It’s a cinch to clean and store away for those last-minute trips to the store. You can even find these bags as bananas, carrots, apples and grapes!
Kangaroo Light is the first flexible, portable, and 100% waterproof light to hit the market, and its future is looking bright. Funded entirely via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, Kangaroo Light is exactly what every mom needs when on the go! Characterized by its interactive nature, this 24 built-in LED light source allows you to fold, bend, roll and adjust it to your particular needs. Use it to light up a big purse, diaper bag or suitcase, or rest it on your shoulder while reading. Its soft glow also makes it perfect for kids to use as a nightlight. We love this ingenious little gadget, and so will you!
Perfect for smoothies, baby food, yogurt and even applesauce, Sili Squeeze makes taking food on the go as easy as ever! This reusable, durable and 100% toxin-free silicone food and drink pouch comes with a spill-proof spout – music to a parent’s ears. Created by a mom for moms, Sili Squeeze is the mess-free way for beginning eaters and kinders to enjoy their favorite foods on the go. Just don’t call it a bottle – it’s way better!
You know that arsenal of mix-matched wrapping paper leftover from the holidays that’s currently taking up valuable space in your closet? Yeah, it’s time to upgrade. Invest in the only roll you will ever need again – universal wrapping paper. The name speaks for itself: simply wrap gift and circle the applicable sentiment/greeting – there’s over 20 different occasions to choose from! Universal wrapping paper makes giving gifts as much fun as receiving them!
The Kinsa Thermometer is one of our favorite products on the market, period. Keeping track of your child’s illness has never been easier, or smarter! This smart-phone adaptable thermometer plugs into your cell to help track your child’s illness, monitor symptoms and regulate medication dosages, all through the easy-to-read and kid-friendly Kinsa Thermometer app. There’s even an ‘Under The Weather’ map currently in the works that will allows users to check the health of those around them (i.e. school, workplace, neighborhood). It’s the perfect way to arm your doctor with quick and easy info without having to make several trips to the hospital.