If there is one thing that many modern moms are prone to it is looking like every other mom who walks down the street with their child. The abundance of mother and baby stores can mean that moms end up buying all their baby products from the same store, so trying to be original and stand out from the crowd becomes rather difficult.
All mothers want the best for their baby, and in these modern times that often means ensuring that they have the best equipment, clothes, and toys that money can buy. However, we are bamboozled by choice, which sometimes makes it difficult to determine which product is best. Thanks to the internet, consumers have become used to reading other buyers’ reviews, analyzing star ratings, and rationalizing feedback, so we can at least claim to have done our research before buying; however, nothing beats a word-of-mouth recommendation from another mother.
How do you obtain these kinds of recommendations? You could go online and join mom networks and chat rooms; you could talk to the other mothers at your child’s school when you drop them off and pick them up; and you could also join baby groups, which also provide you with a social outlet where you can mix with other women who perhaps share the same interests as yourself. You may even find that you learn to trust these other women’s opinions, and they may do the same with you.
Of course, if you are a new mother, then you may be a little bewildered by the choices before you, and you may be unsure aboutthe absolute essentials that your new baby needs. If you are a mother who wants to stand out from the crowd, then you probably want to equip yourself with products that are not only essential but also fashionable. Fortunately, this is relatively easy to do.
Let us take a look at the essential baby items. Your baby has five fundamental needs: to eat, to sleep, to defecate, to be kept warm and move around freely, and to explore their environment.
Let us take the first need, to eat. You will need plastic bowls, plates, cups, and cutlery. You will also need a highchair and plenty of baby bibs. Obviously, the fashionable aspect will not apply to the tableware, but you can apply it to the highchair (in terms of color and style) and,most easily, to the bibs. For example, why have a plain and boring bib when you can have one that features an animal found in a zoo and that is bright and interesting for your child? We found this Zoo Tuck-Away Bib that not only looks fun but is also practical, being lightweight and water-resistant and catching all the bits of food that your baby simply refuses to eat.
The second need: to sleep. Obviously, your baby will need a comfortable crib with all the latest safety features to keep them secure when asleep, as well as blankets and a mobile to hang over the crib and keep them amused.
The third need: to defecate. This means diapers, wipes, trash bags, lotions, and cleaning materials. Not much room for fashion there, unfortunately.
Then you have the fourth need: for clothing. Here, you can really get your fashion eye in because your baby is going to need a lot of clothes. From bodysuits and pajamas to pants, tops, and underwear, your baby can be kitted out in the latest gear so that they look uber-cute and, of course, trendy. When you and your child go out for a walk, make sure that they are wearing a cool-looking hat with matching mittens.
Finally, the fifth need: to explore their environment. This will naturally be done when you and your new baby’s movement will be initially limited, so your fashion sense can come into play in your choice of vehicles and vehicular accessories. Perhaps the most choice is offered by a baby carrier that is strapped to your body, and these come in a variety of different fabrics and several styles. Your choice of stroller may include matching bags, so keep a look out for those that take your fancy, and remember that you will also need to invest in a car seat.
It is possible to look fashionable as a mom and stand out from all the other mothers out there. Choose eye-catching clothing for your child, and learn to accessorize your essential baby equipment.