A lot has changed in seven years since I’ve had an infant in the house! There are so many new baby products on the market that I wish I had when my kids were babies. Like a video monitor. Those were just getting popular when mine were little; now it seems like every new mom has one. Or magnetic fasteners on pajamas. Brilliant for middle-of-the-night changes! Or milk savers. Those would have saved me hours of pumping frustration!

And while it wasn’t that long ago, there are also products I used that are now considered taboo. Like the baby walker (pictured left). My daughter used our constantly (of course not near stairs!). Or Baby Einstein products. I had no idea (before writing this post) that they’ve become so controversial. I think I owned just about every DVD, and will admit my kids watched them from their little bouncy seats.

But now there’s a whole new level of products on the market that simply amaze me. I couldn’t resist sharing some I’ve recently discovered, plus others we’ve featured on TMoM in the past. Feel free to share your honest thoughts and opinions on these products like I did. Here goes…

Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity™ Seat for iPad® device

This controversial product recently made the news. Do you think it’s designed for a lazy parent, or is this product inevitable in today’s age?

2-In-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad
I know this product is designed to get kids on the potty, but I don’t think I’d ever get mine off the toilet if we had this.

Speaking of the potty, is it crazy that I think this is a smart idea for public bathrooms?

I know feedings can get tiresome, but it wears me out thinking about the time
it took to build this contraption. How can this be safe? How can that baby escape?

The Pacifeeder
Who knew pacifiers could actually provide a benefit?

Bottle or breast? Or how about a little of both if you cannot decide! I am not sure I understand this product.

Baby Mop
At long last – a baby mop! How did we moms get by without one all these years? Click the link above to read the reasons why you should buy one. Imagine all the time and money we would have saved if we got our babies to clean the floors 😉

The Child Leash
I’ve blogged about this concept in the past (click link above to read past post) – and I’ve read the comments you’ve shared – but I am still on the fence as to whether or not I personally like this product.

Breastfeeding Doll
Who could forget Rachel’s post featuring this controversial breastfeeding doll (click link above to read the original post). This doll sparked quite a controversy among moms around the world. If you are just now seeing this doll for the first time, what do you think?

Birthing and Breastfeeding Dolls
MamAmour created these dolls to help families prepare children for the arrival of a baby
in the house. Again, what do you think? Too much for a young child?
Or is it a good way to educate?

Chime in! I’d love to hear your thoughts about some of these products. And if there is another baby product on the market that amazes you, please share with us!