Here’s something I noticed about being a parent right off the bat: you’re going to have to buy a million and one things for the little one. You’re going to deplete whatever savings you have buying a crib, diapers, baby clothes, formula milk or breast pumps and the list goes on forever.
There are many things that are essential and those that aren’t. So how do you weed out what you actually need and what you don’t?
For me, I learnt the hard way that a lot of things I bought turned out to be really redundant. One of the things I donated immediately to an orphanage after realising I don’t need it was 2oz milk storage bottles as I was producing more than 3oz of milk per pump by day 4 of my baby’s life.
Then there were things I really needed but didn’t have. One of those things was an infant lounger.
Now, when we say lounger, you might think of it as a non-essential item that a baby uses only during the day. But the Mebiesnuggle infant lounger is essential for your baby’s daytime usage for many reasons. And I can attest that this is one item I use EVERYDAY.
Here are 5 reasons why I find the Mebiesnuggle to be an essential item:
1. It keeps baby snug
When babies come out of the womb, they’re exposed to the world for the first time and this can be scary for them. That is why newborns cry so often and need to be held for long periods. But the Mebiesnuggle is able to mimic a hug so babies feel comforted. Even now at almost 4 months old, my baby sleeps peacefully in the Mebiesnuggle during daytime naps.
2. It is made of premium organic cotton
Unlike many pillows and infant sleep positioners, the cloth covering the Mebiesnuggle is incredibly soft as it is made of organic cotton. Not only is it perfectly plush to the touch, it is also customisable and comes in gorgeous colours. I got mine in grey, with additional covers in rusty and moss (some of their best selling colours).
It’s always good to get extra covers because babies will make a mess!
3. It’s particularly useful for tummy time
Looking back, I can’t believe I actually just put a thin mat on a cold hard floor for my 2 week old baby to learn how to do tummy time! What an uncomfortable experience that must have been for him. I wish I got the Mebiesnuggle earlier so I would have spared him that experience.
Now he enjoys tummy time every day using the Mebiesnuggle. And bonus points, it’s a great prop for you to capture your baby with their heads lifted up!
4. It is ergonomic for baby
The way the lounger is designed, the baby’s neck is supported with a nice groove whenever they’re awake and just lounging in the Mebiesnuggle. It also provides good armrests at the side for baby’s arms to relax.
5. It’s extremely portable
The Mebiesnuggle is light and easy to pack. The infant size easily fits in a medium-sized luggage or an IKEA bag if you’re taking it on the go. The larger toddler-sized ones can fit in a large suitcase if you plan to take it for a road trip.
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