Being a parent is an enjoyable experience, but it’s also a time in your life when you’re willing to take all the help you can get. Even small things can make a massive difference.
In this post, we take a look at some essential parenting supplies you’ll want to keep at home if you have a house full of babies and children.
If you’re a parent, it’s pretty much guaranteed that your child will, at some point, develop a cough. It’s all part of growing up.
Stocking up on cough medicine, therefore, is a good idea. Most brands have a long shelf-life. If your child develops a cough or sore throat, all you need to do is grab the bottle out of the medicine cabinet. There’s no need to drive to the store.
It goes without saying that wet wipes should be part of any parent’s arsenal. These come in handy in all sorts of situations, particularly when you’re on the road or you already have your hands full.
If you’re buying wet wipes, just check the ingredients. Go for fragrance-free options if you can, since these contain fewer chemicals.
Spare Parts For Your Appliances
If you have more than one or two children in your home, there’s probably not a day that goes by when you’re not using your appliances. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep spare parts, just in case something breaks down.
Surprisingly, you can fix many issues yourself. You don’t need a callout engineer to come over to your house. What’s more, replacement parts for high end washing machines are readily available. You don’t even have to go to the manufacturer. These days there are dozens of stockings, all with the items you need.
Stick-On Fever Indicators
Trying to figure out whether your child has a temperature or not is notoriously difficult. You have to somehow convince them to keep a thermometer in their mouths for a minute while it takes the reading.
To get around this, companies are introducing stick-on fever indicators. These sense the temperature of the skin and can tell you in a few minutes if your child is warmer than they should be.
Stick-On Place Mats
Continuing with the theme, you might also want to invest in stick-on place mats. These are perfect for kids who are messy eaters because they can’t dislodge them. It also keeps crumbs and other germs off the table by making everything easier to clean.
When you’re out and about, it’s almost impossible to push the stroller and do anything else (like push a trolley or carry a basket). In these situations, stroller hooks can come in handy. These look a bit like the equipment that abseiling and rock climbers use to secure their lines. However, in this case, their purpose is to let you hook items to your stroller handles. Many products have foam padding so that they won’t harm either your stroller or the thing that you are carrying.