I’ve caught onto this mom thing pretty quickly. With 3 girls 3 and under, it’s important to surround myself with things that make life easier while keeping a healthy environment for us all. Here are the 6 most used and loved things around our home that we really can’t live without.
Personalized Busy Books $29 Every time we’re at a restaurant someone asks where we got these fabric covered books that house crayons and a notepad. I’m relieved that the girls are doing something other than staring at an IPad to keep them happy through a much needed meal away.
iRobot Roomba $324 My neighbor had one of these cleaning her floors a few weeks back and I was totally amazed because I’d never actually watched one in action. This tiny machine is a total workhorse vacuuming both our hardwood and carpeted floors. I set its timer for 8pm, and it runs for an hour or longer getting every square inch of our messy floors. Yes it’s a little pricey but I use it every single night, and in the morning when I wake up and dump out its reservoir filled with dirt and dog hair, I know it’s completely worth it especially when I see the girls playing on those floors all day long.
Babyganics Hand Sanitizer Wipes 75ct $25 I’ve been schlepping around a pack of baby wipes in my already overcrowded purse, but these individual packets are so much easier. Inside are soft towelettes roughly the size of a baby wipe soaked in an orange scented, alcohol-free, natural formula that kills germs and gently cleans dirty little hands and faces.
Kleen Kanteen Cup for Kids $7 I’m trying to veer away from plastics- especially when it comes to the girl’s dish ware. I adore Kleen Kanteen and use their bottles myself so I was happy to see their child’s cup that uses safe stainless steel and keeps drinks icy cold for hours.
Lunchskins Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags $7 and up Those plastic snack cups with the slotted tops always cause a mess and are only good for dry snacks. Lunchskins are made from a sturdy, food-safe material to house sandwiches, snacks, fruit, cheese, and more. I’m completely obsessed with these bags and even more so knowing that each one will save you from using around 500 plastic baggies in its lifetime.
Silicone Placemat Set of 4 $15 I found these on my quest to ditch those cheap plastic IKEA plates and bowls that I’m sure we all have. I cringe whenever I serve something hot in them knowing what plastic does when combined with heat. I looked all over to replace them with something eco-friendly when it finally occurred to me that we already owned perfectly safe dishes (the grown up ones), the problem was we didn’t want them to be broken. I finally discovered these incredible silicone mats that keep dishware securely in place so the girls can use our plates and bowls safely. They’re food grade silicone and so easy to rinse clean. (Bonus: They can also be used to line baking sheets.)