Let’s be honest: baby prep isn’t easy.
What products are best? What is safest to use? What will make life easiest as a mother? Is this item safe and reliable?
These, plus a million more questions run through our minds as expecting parents. Finding the right products can be an incredibly daunting task, and if we’re not careful, it can consume a lot of time.
I remember how difficult it was choosing items before my firstborn, Diego, arrived. I wound up with way too many items, many of which were never even used.
Now, as I prep for baby #2, I decided that I wanted things to be smoother and much more intentional. I quickly became aware of how much the baby product industry has changed in only four short years.
New products, new opinions, new experts claiming this or that is best… I didn’t want to deal with the headache. For this reason, I decided to partner with Molly of Bump Bestie and put my child prep responsibilities in her hands! And I am so glad that I did.
What does Bump Bestie do?
In short, Bump Bestie founder, Molly, is a pro when it comes to all things babies. Busy planning for her own new arrival, she noticed a huge gap in the market when it came to baby preparation. There weren’t any guides or experts to help new mamas choose the best items and resources, which resulted in a lot of time spent reading review after review and feeling confused and discouraged.
From this experience, Molly decided to become that middle woman and help busy, expecting parents ease their way into newborn life through the return-to-work period with guidance, confidence, and care. She provides a “no fuss” approach that helps parents save lots of time, and even more headaches. She customizes each service to suit families’ specific needs and lifestyles and helps pinpoint the best items, determine what to avoid, and more.
Molly provides more than just product consultations, too. Working with Bump Bestie, you have access to a plethora of resources like:
She provides assistance with finding the best OBGYNs, midwives, prep classes, doulas, night nurses, pediatricians, sleep trainers, nutritionists and more, so that you can put your attention elsewhere. She also hosts a variety of events and workshops throughout the year!
Basically, if it relates to adding a little one to your family, Molly can help.
My experience with Bump Bestie
Working with Molly has saved me so much time (with work and family I really have ZERO time to waste). I cannot even begin to describe the weight that she has lifted off of my shoulders! Going into this experience, I needed someone to tell me what has been best reviewed by other moms like me that adapts to my lifestyle.
There are still so many options out there, and I really needed someone that knew all of the products and could get to know me and my family and understand our specific needs. That’s exactly what she did!
Plus, Molly is very mindful about safe and nontoxic products, something that is so important to me. Here are some of my favorite items that she recommended.
Moby Smart Sling 3-Stage Tub
I love this bathtub because it has a built-in net for newborns (I am a little paranoid still about giving a baby a bath so this is perfect), which makes me feel safe. As my baby grows, the net can be removed, making this a product that can be used for a long time.
Silicone Manual Breast Pump
All of the mamas are talking about this one. This manual pump collects extra milk during feedings, which is great! It looks simple and easy to use and is something I’m excited to try.
Elvie Wearable Breast Pump
This product is so neat because it allows you to be able to pump without being connected to a pump or wall! It’s a hands-free tool that fits right into your bra and is so helpful for working moms like me.
Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor and Floor Stand
With Diego, I was never really able to find a baby monitor that worked well. I’ve heard wonderful things about this one, so I’m very excited to try it! It hooks up to your wifi so you can watch your little one right on your phone. The app sends you notifications, provides sleep tracking, and more.
Peanut Diaper Changing Pad
This changing table is a great investment because it doesn’t need a cover, but it’s waterproof and easy to clean! You just wipe it down to clean it, and there’s no need for cloth or covers.
When we’re expecting, we do everything we can to make sure we’re 100% ready for our arrival. It can easily become a stressful time, but Molly helped ensure that it wasn’t. With her, I was able to focus on the excitement of pregnancy instead of spending my time analyzing product reviews and recommendations.
I am so thankful that I worked with a baby concierge to plan for this sweet little addition to our family. The baby prep game is changed forever!
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