New baby gadgets to save you time and money

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- When it comes to babies, there are so many different gadgets on the market.

Figuring out which ones are really worth your money can be trial and error. ABC-13 spoke with one mom who is sharing some of her must-haves so that you don't have to waste your hard-earned money.

"They have every gadget possible and a lot of new moms don't really know what to buy, and fill their registry up with 200-300 items," said first time mom Lisa Goe.

For nursing moms, she recommends reusable sanitizing bags instead of other pricey contraptions that end up taking up your precious counter space.

"These quick clean bags you just put a little water at the bottom, put it in the microwave, and it sanitizes all breast pump materials and bottles," Goe said.

The bags cost about $0.68 each and you can use them up to 20 times before tossing on. Sanitiizing gadgets cost $27 and up.

Goe also recommends making a small investment in disposable changing pads. She cuts them in half so it's like getting two for the price of one.

"When there's a mess up, you throw it away and you don't have to continue washing soiled ones in washer and dryer," Goe said. "You get 100 for $8, so it's really inexpensive."

That is only $0.08 each, and you cut them in half! Compare that to a regular changing pad, which can cost upwards of $17. The disposable changing pads can save you quite a bit of money as well as time.

An alternative to a bulky pack and play is a new gadget called the Snuggle Nest.

"The Snuggle Nest is awesome! Whenever her daddy's not here, I put it in the bed and she can sleep beside me," Goe said. When we go out of town, I fold it up and put it in my luggage and take it to hotel and lay it out. It's so easy to travel with, it folds up into a cube, I put all her clothes in there bedding, fold it up, and put it into my luggage. It also has a built in nightlight, and heartbeat, and music."

A pack and play will cost about the same price as a Snuggle Nest, which Goe was able to purchase for $39. However, the Snuggle Nest is a lot less cumbersome to travel with and is a huge space saver.

A great way to sort through all of the newest gadgets on the market is also by asking other moms, whether it is your friend or on an online group.

Our soon-to-be new mom Rebecca Spera got a suggestion from a coworker about the Babybrezza, it's like a Keurig machine for baby formula. It measures, mixes, heats, and dispenses formula in seconds.

It usually retails for $159.99, but you can get $60 off by using the code formula60 at checkout.

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