Willa Walker: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday You can start using a Willa Walker when a baby is starting to cruise around the home while holding onto your fingers or furniture, can support their own weight, and can grip the rings on their own. This usually occurs sometime after the baby is 9-months-old. Start with the baby in a […]

Amber Teething Necklaces: Helpful or Hype?

Products Nannies Love Parenting and nanny message boards are filled will discussions about Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces.Baltic amber necklaces are made to wear but not to chew on. Baltic amber necklaces are a homeopathic treatment to help reduce teething pain. The theory is that baltic amber contains a natural analgesic, succinic acid, that can be absorbed […]

SNOO Sleeper by Dr. Harvey Karp

Is Swaddling a Baby to a Bed with Safety Clips Helpful or Hype? I am a complete and total Dr. Harvey Karp aficionado. Dr. Karp explains that swaddling is an excellent way to help newborns have a good night’s sleep. Dr. Karp cites a study from 2002 that babies who are swaddled, or wrapped tightly […]

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 […]

Mr. Milker: Helpful or Hype?

Milk Feeding Garment I don’t breastfeed the infants left in my care. The mother that hires me typical expresses her milk and I bottle feed babies. I feel holding the baby and feeding them without other distractions allows me to bond just fine with little ones. I always assumed fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers all feel […]

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 […]

The Babykeeper Over the Door Harness: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday What nanny hasn’t struggled using a public bathroom while caring for a baby? You can’t leave a little child alone while using the restroom so you have to fumble to bring the baby in an umbrella stroller into the stall with you. But there is a product to use to help keep […]

Walking Harness: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday I’m not sure what to think about using a Harness Baby Walker to help a toddler to learn to walk. The concept is the baby will fall less and feel successful as they get to walk with assistance of an adult. Certainly for a caregiver with back pain or physical limitations it would […]

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils: Helpful or Hype?

Do You Use Aromatherapy and Essential Oils? 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 a […]