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Get These Tech Gadgets for Parents of Multiples

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It may be hard to believe, but those two (or more) heartbeats you saw on the ultrasound are now bouncing babies who are getting used to life outside of the womb. After an exciting pregnancy and birth, you are now back home with your darling infants and trying to settle into your new routine.

As you probably already know quite well, being the parent of multiples is both rewarding and challenging. From hoping they nap at the same time to trying to safely juggle two crying tots at once, this new lifestyle is definitely going to take some getting used to.

Fortunately, there are plenty of gadgets that can help make parenting two or more infants at once a bit easier. In those precious quiet moments when you can do some shopping online, you may want to check out the following devices.

Portable Home Monitor

New parents are often understandably extra concerned about keeping their homes and children as safe as possible. Thanks to the Nest Cam, you can solve both of these issues at once. The Nest Cam is easy to use and offers excellent video footage streamed right to your device. Just download the Nest app on your mobile device, like the Apple iPhone 7 smartphone, and plug in the camera in the room you want to monitor. Station it in your babies’ room and use it to remotely check on them during naps or bedtime. And when you head to the store with your tots to purchase more diapers and baby wipes, move the camera into a main part of the house to use as a home security camera. The camera will detect both audio and video footage in its range and send you notifications through the app of any movements or sounds it detects.

High-Tech Mobile

If you have older kiddos in addition to your newborns, you might remember the hand-cranked mobiles that you hung over the baby’s crib. While they played music for a few minutes as they wound down, the old school mobiles didn’t do much in the way of calming a fussy baby, or helping him to stay in dreamland. Thanks to the Dream Station by B Kids, your babies will be lulled into the land of nod with the device’s soft music and lights. As a major bonus, the built-in sensor can actually detect when your babies are moving less, and will react by phasing out the music and lights. When your infants wake up during the night, the Dream Station will respond by switching on soft lighting, which may help calm your babies enough to allow them to fall asleep again on their own. At the very least, the light will allow you to safely make it to their cribs without tripping over something on the nursery floor.

Vibrating Mattress Pad

There is nothing like a car ride to get even the fussiest baby to sleep. As the parents of two or more tots, you may find that you are spending more time than ever cruising around the neighborhood, gripping the wheel and hoping your babies will just nap already. To save you time, gas, sanity and increase the chances that your infants will learn to sleep in their own beds rather in their car seats, check out the Lulla-Vibe vibrating mattress pad from Munchkin. The battery operated small pad slips under each baby’s mattress and will cause it to gently vibrate for about 30 minutes, which should be enough time to convince your babes to drift off to sleep.

Hope these are helpful!

How to Use Aromatherapy to Fight Morning Sickness

 

aromatheraphy morning sickness

Aromatherapy has therapeutic impact for fighting morning sickness. It is said that wearing certain scents on the wrist or other pressure points can help satiate the feeling of queasiness, light headedness, dizzying and nausea.

Personally, essential oils like lavender, chamomile and jasmine were my go to scents to wear on my wrists when I was expecting. Whenever, I would feel squeezy, I’d put my wrist to my nose and inhale deeply.  That was great at work during the early months when I still was concealing my pregnancy. It saved me loads of trips to the restroom or giving myself away because I would be so green.

The makers of Vera Essence sent me a vial of its 100% Pure Perfume to check out and I must say it did remind me of a combination of the oils I used to use and rely on to stay on balance during my first trimester of pregnancy.

The sample I received came in a tube with a roll on ball which made it easy to apply to the wrist and was small enough to fit in my purse or carry in a pocket. The oil is chemical-, toxin-, gluten-, alcohol- and animal cruelty-free and is handcrafted by Zorica in Malibu, California.

Vera Essence features essential oils that together produce a nearly addicting elixir that invigorates your senses like roses sources from Bulgaria, lavender sourced from France, and rose geranium sourced from Egypt. Rose sourced from Bulgaria is the highest-quality rose essential oil available in the world today. 65,000 petals are used to produce one single drop of this luxurious oil A simple whiff is enough to discern the authenticity of Vera Essence‘s unprecedented purity.

The fragrance blend invigorates the senses but in a good way because they are so overpowering that they mask any food being cooked in the office microwave or waffling down to your office from a co-worker’s afternoon snack that could send you off to visit the porcelain Gods!

If you’re experiencing extreme morning sickness, whether in your first trimester or later months, consider giving Vera Essence or some other sort of essential oil or blend a try.

Let us know if it works for you too!