Grandmas are the best babysitters in the world! And if you want grandma to watch your baby more often, consider getting her these five must-have items for optimal baby care at grandmas. The baby furniture and accessories listed below will make grandma’s babysitting job so much easier she’s bound to want to do it more often…wink-wink! Who knows, with these items in place even Grandpa might volunteer to watch the little one!
Get the following items for grandma’s house and it’s a win/win for everyone!
1. Portable Crib
First and most important item on the list is a portable baby crib like the Foundations HideAway Folding Fixed Side Compact Crib in Natural. After grandma is done snuggling and oogling all over your baby for hours on end, your little one is bound to be tired and need a nap. That’s when grandma can grab the portable crib, snap it into place and get baby’s bed all ready. The Foundations HideAway Folding Crib is made of wood and steel and is safety certified by the JPMA. It’s also very easy to fold and store when not in use. When it’s needed, it can be set-up in minutes and moved around the room or home on the easy glide casters. The casters lock into place once the crib is where grandma wants it. This portable crib also comes with a comfy 3” mattress. If nothing else, you need to have a crib for your baby at grandma’s house. That’s why this is in the #1 spot!
2. Portable Crib Bedding
If you have a crib at grandma’s house you also need bedding. Consider getting a portable baby bedding set like the Sleeping Partners Tadpoles Classics Blue Gingham 3 Piece Porta Crib Bedding Set. This set includes a crib bumper, fitted sheet and cover, which is all grandma needs to keep your baby comfy and warm. This set happens to be very soft and the colors and fun checkered pattern will add spunk to the sleep space to keep baby happy.
3. Baby Safety Gate
Grandmas don’t have quite the same energy as new moms, so she won’t be chasing the baby around the house. That’s where a baby safety gate like the North States Gates Superyard can come in handy. This safety gate is definitely SUPER..earning its name. This is a 6 panel play yard that encloses 18.5 square feet of play space for your baby. Since it’s all enclosed your active cutie pie won’t be able to escape when grandma’s not looking. It’s also easy to fold up and put away, thanks to the hinges and easy carry handle. This Superyard is the perfect play space and can even be a nap space if grandma includes a soft blanket inside the gated area.
4. Booster Seat
Baby has to eat! That’s why grandma definitely needs a booster seat like the Summer Infant Deluxe Folding Booster Seat that’s easy to take out when needed and store away when not needed. This booster seat is great because it’s adjustable to adapt to your child’s growth. It can also strap onto a variety of chair types. It comes with a 3-point restraint system to keep your active baby in place at mealtime and when snack is over, grandma can easily put the seat pad in the washing machine and the tray in the dishwasher to get everything clean with little effort. The unique compact, folding design of this booster seat makes storage a cinch.
5. Baby Toys
Grandma can’t make cute faces at Baby all day long, so it’s important to get your baby some toys for entertainment. Baby toys like the Fish Bowl Fill and Spill by Melissa & Doug and the Bug Jug Fill and Spill by Melissa & Doug are perfect. They’re made of baby-safe, ultra-soft materials and come with several pieces, so your baby can play with them all or just one item at a time. These toys can help a child develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each of these baby toys includes a jug or bowl with a flip-up fabric lid, plus see-through sides along with stuffed fish or bug characters that your baby can enjoy putting in or taking out of the jug or bowl. I’m sure with baby toys like this, grandma will find many ways to keep your baby entertained throughout the day!