I hope you are all well and in the highest of iman.
I just wanted to share some of the products that I’ve tried and tested and that actually worked for me this making motherhood that tad bit easier.
Motherhood indeed is a trial and error journey. Trust me there is no such thing as a perfect mother or a mother who knows it all. Hence I have thrown the terms “perfect mother or supermum” right out of my motherhood dictionary.
Do you ever get the feeling to rewind time so you can raise your first child again, start this motherhood journey from scratch. I hear you all screaming 📢 “YES!” Guess what, almost all the mothers I’ve spoken to are on the same boat.
Things changed a lot when my second child was born. I was in a more positive mindset, I felt slightly more experienced and ready to deal with whatever comes my way. Alhamdulillah since my first pregnancy or since marriage should I say, one of the most important thing my husband has taught me is to change my mentality: the way I think, be optimistic, stop worrying over things you have no control over, (I guess these are some of the things they teach in NLP courses i.e. conquering your thoughts). Until this day my husband’s advice is more or less the same, he always asks me the same question when I complain. “So what is the solution? How can we solve this issue?” Then I wear my thinking cap and get on with life 🤣🤣. This has helped me immensely with the permission of Allah.
You know you are just a Dua away from finding solutions to your problems. Never forget to seek help through what Allah has blessed you with in a Halal way.
Link to my favourite Dua book. The book that changed my life: Fortress of the Muslim
Anyway, I don’t intend to bore you readers by delving too much into my life experiences. So let’s get straight to the point. When things got tough during motherhood I sought solutions and some of the solutions were in small changes I made to the products I used. Trust me they made a huge impact especially when travelling.
These were/are some items I found extremely useful for my children. Loved the few spare minutes I was having.
1. Baby Food Dispensing BottleSpoon
My first child is 5 years old. She was a very fussy eater, I used to dread travelling, specially long journeys. Did I travel? Oh yes I did, a lot and to top it off abroad too, she was just 4 months old when I went abroad. And at times it was mentally draining. Particularly feeding her when out and about until I found this amazing product.
This one is full sillicone but the one below is plastic with a sillicone spoon attached. I love both of them, they are equally good
These were great in the car, on the plane and when out and about. I didn’t have to worry about separate spoon, or plastic containers. I used them for my daughter and my son and will use again inshaAllah if I am blessed with more children.
2.Baby Shower Cap
With my daughter bath time was and is still a nightmare. She hates water running down her face. She thinks she’s drowning in water 🤭. I tried a couple of products and to be Frank they were useless and some were stiff and others were too flimsy. Until I came across this basic item, very easy to use and gentle to skin.Now my kids love bath time and for me it is a chore/in my to do list.
Baby Bath Time Face Protection this is the one I have and they are very cheap so can’t go wrong with that. Try it out!
There is another type which covers the ears as well as the face. I’ll link it below
Baby Bathtime Face & Ear Protection
3. Bib That Catches All The Leftovers
I love this so much that I made sure I never forget them when out and about and even around the house. Meals times can be fun when there is less mess and less cleaning in the end.These are wipe clean, just wash with warm water and soap and will be good as new each time. The one I have is almost 5 years and looks like I bought it yesterday.
Less Mess Bib that catches everything
4. Water cup
“Give your child lots and lots of water, let them learn how to drink from a cup from six months” I’ve heard this so many times and I’ve thought to myself “really! but my child keeps spilling it all out” until I bought my daughter this cup and it’s been heavenly since then. I’ve got this same one and I preserved it carefully and I am using it for my son at the moment.
5. Fruit Pacifier/ Feeder
I love this feeder. We got this as a gift from a friend and I just love it so much. Fruit time has become alot easier and the worry of my child choking on a piece of fruit has disappeared 🤭.
This pacifier feeder is designed to encourage natural and comfortable feeling of chewing for baby. It also soothes baby’s teething pain and massages the gums. Ideal for introducing solids.
6. Milton Sterilising Tablets
Sterilising all of baby’s bottles, cups, spoons and plates was another annoying chore for me until I discovered the Milton Sterilising Tablets and Solution. I trust it and it does the job. One satisfied mother!
Milton sterilizing fluid allows you to sterilize in just 15 minutes. It is Hygienic for baby and home. It is harmless. Utensils are safe for your baby to use immediately.
Here is the link to the Milton Tablets
I also use the fluid version of this as well. They are both equally good.
Here is the link for the Milton Sterilising Fluid
7. Car neck safety
We all love to have a peaceful car journey and for that we need the kids to sleep. It was a nightmare when my daughter started sitting on the passenger seat and fell asleep with her beck hanging. She was over the moon to finally be able to sit at the front and could see everything. Long journeys became a nightmare for me. 🙄That’s when my husband and I looked for solutions and found a great product. It was a game changer. Phew!
Child Car Sleep Aid this is the one I use for my daughter, no complaints whatsoever. I simply love it as it allows me to relax whilst she’s having a nap during long journeys.
I will link another one which is practically does the same job as the one above but you have colour options.