Hands-Free Baby Bottles

Helpful or Hype Baby bottles are one of the most essential baby items nannies need when caring for babies. I’ve seen a few Hands-Free Baby Bottles on the market promoting a way to safely feed babies in the car seat while their caregiver is driving, or while pushing a stroller, or simply need an extra pair […]

Hush Baby Noise Reduction Hats

Helpful or Hype? Do you care for a baby that is sensitive to noise? Do you worry about loud noises on planes, trains and automobiles? HUSH Hat Sound Absorbing Baby Hat will be your savior. It is also great for running errands, going to restaurants, sporting events, fireworks, plane rides, the mall or any outing that […]

Helpful or Hype: Crescent Womb Infant Safety Bed

Preorder and Join Kickstarter Campaign Now Since newborns spend the majority of their day sleeping (16 to 20 hours) it’s essential to keep babies safe in bed. Crescent Womb is an ergonomic infant bed that sleeps babies in a natural, comfortable, fetal position, and helps reduce the environmental risks of Sudden Infant Death (SIDS). The […]

Toddler Urinals: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday I personally teach boys to potty train sitting down on the potty. But I recently went on a playdate with a two-year-old and the family had a toddler urinal. The smaller urinal provides the little guy a standup experience because the low basin is easier to use, reducing mess for little boys. Our friend had […]

Pacifier Wipes

Helpful or Hype? When my Mom Boss had a newborn she received tons of great baby gifts. But she also got plenty of products that we never used. I love the concept of Pacifier Wipes. All babies drop their pacifiers a lot, so I thought that paicifier wipes were a great idea. They are portable and […]

Flyebaby Airplane Hammock: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday There is no fun holding an infant for the duration of a flight. Flyebaby is a hammock-type seat that can be used on an airplane during the cruise portion of the flight as a comfortable and convenient place to put carry a baby. It can also attach to most dining room chairs […]

The Baby Mop: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday A nanny contacted me asking me if I thought the Baby Mop would make a cute baby shower gift. I personally would be hesitant to give the product as a gift since the concept of a baby romper being a mop really distrubs me. Granted, kids crawl on the floor and may get […]

WhyCry Baby Crying Analyzer: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday Crying is the powerful form and only means of communication for babies. Babies cry for the same reason as adult talk — to communicate. Nannies and parents spend much of their time trying to figure out how to calm crying babies. That’s why I love the book Calm the Crying: The Secret […]

Study Says Praising Kids Makes Them Narcissistic Brats — I Say Phooey!

Nannies Should Keep Praising Kids! A 2015 study trended all over social media with headlines reading “Too Much Praise Turns Can Turn Your Kids into Narcissistic Jerks.” The problem I have with the headlines is that I used to work in social work. I saw firsthand the negative results of criticism, yelling, abuse, and neglect […]

Essential Oil Remedies: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday: Products Nannies Love Essential oils are used to improve moods of babies and children. They can be applied topically through the skin in lotions, through inhalation, or be used in a bath. While using aromatherapy and essential oils is generally safe to use small amounts in diffusers, candles, and lotions, there is […]