Baby Gear That are Great for Grown Ups: Hatch Baby Rest
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10 Baby Registry Items You'll Want for Yourself

By Amy Morrison
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I have seen my fair share of baby products, some are great, some are so-so, and some make me say, “damn, I need this for me!’ Here are just a few baby items that I think work just as well for adults.

Great Baby Products You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself:

Baby Gear That are Great for Grown Ups: Hatch Baby Rest

1. Hatch Baby Rest

I reviewed the Hatch Baby Rest and it is making the rounds through our house because everyone keeps stealing it. It is currently in my older son’s room because he likes the nightlight feature and he uses the rainforest sound when he sleeps. (The first night he used it I thought someone was having a shower.) Nothing about it looks ‘babyish’ so it fits in any room.

dream blanket

2. aden + anais dream blankets

These are the perfect size for a couch throw or shawl. I wrap myself in one of these when I watch t.v. – it looks like a cape when I shuffle to the fridge for my snacks and everyone knows not to touch my special couch cape. They are super soft without being too warm.

kids on gathre play mat

3. Gathre Midi Playmats

These playmats are gorgeous leather mats that can go far beyond the playroom. They can be used at the beach, for picnics, and some folks even use them as table coverings.

Earth Mama Baby Face

4. Baby Face Organic Nose & Cheek Balm

If there’s one thing the baby industry has figured out, it’s how to make amazing creams and lotions that aren’t full of crap. This Nose and Cheek balm from Earth Mama Baby is an INCREDIBLE hand cream and lip balm. The smell is light and lovely too.

Kinsa Thermometer isn't just for kids - adults love the speedy reading too!

5. Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer

This is a fantastic thermometer that isn’t just for kids. It’s fast and reliable and I can sync it to an app on my phone if I want to track a fever.

Babyganics Sunscreen

6. Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50

As a redhead, I know my sunscreen and this spray is one of my favorites – it was my favorite on a trip to Costa Rica. It’s zinc-based but it isn’t gloopy like some creams can be.

Crane Drop Humidifier

7. Crane Humidifier

Humidifiers are always listed as an ‘essential’ on baby lists, but they seem to drop off the radar for adults and I don’t know why. Everyone needs moisture, dammit! This iconic design from Crane can easily go from a nursery to a bedroom any day.

baby sitting on mom's lap with coterie wipes

8. The Water Wipe from Coterie

Baby wipes are the ultimate Mom hack to clean car interiors, remove makeup, and freshen up armpits (just me?). The reason I love Coterie Wipes is that they are just…well..water which means they are a handy wet wipe without the fragrance and not-so-great stuff that’s in some brands. They are 100% plant-based with 99% water and 5 clean ingredients.

9. Minted Wall Murals

I didn’t even know removable wallpaper existed until I saw it on the Minted website. It would look amazing on a feature wall to give a bit of character. It isn’t cheap but if want to make a big impression and don’t want the permanence of wallpaper (think rental property with a pissy landlord) this may be a cool option.

Baby Products Adults will Want to Use: Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

10. Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

These rugs are often featured in nursery roundups but they are a great addition to any spot. I have one in our bedroom and it’s soft and easy to pop in the washer if I need to freshen it up.

Any I missed? What would you add?

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