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Disability and parenting: The best baby products for disabled parents

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baby products for disabled parents

Being a disabled mum comes with a whole host of challenges and hurdles, so having the right products to help you and your baby throughout their early years is essential. 

We've rounded up some of the best baby products to help disabled parents with their new arrival, from helping you get baby in and out of their cot to making it easier to safely monitor your baby. 

When it's not that easy to quickly check in on your baby, you'll want to know your baby is safe and happy at all times. That's why it's such a good idea to have a monitor that allows you to monitor your baby's breathing, temperature, movement, crying, sleep and get alerts sent to your phone for your peace of mind. 

Key features: 

  • Parent wristband with alerts and well-being tracker
  • Smart hub with power cable
  • Free iPhone or Android mobile app
  • Alerts monitor
  • Audio monitor
  • Lullaby and white noise player
  • Nightlight & temperature monitor

Read our review of the Bluebell Baby Monitor.

If you're having to wheel yourself around or need your hands for something else, a nursing sling is super useful when it comes to giving you a helping hand when breast feeding. 

Key features: 

  • Load Bearing: 9kg
  • Age Range: 0-9 months
  • Strap Style: Single Shoulder
  • Machine washable
  • One size fits all: Easily adjusts to fit both parents.
  • Material: polyester, cotton, rayon

Make and prepare your bottles with ease without having to worry about using the hot kettle or microwave with this prep machine. 

Key features: 

• Makes a fresh bottle, at correct temperature, in less than 2 minutes
• Filter system removes impurities present in water
• Initial ‘hot shot’ of water kills bacteria that may be present in formula
• Dispenses correct amount of water for a more accurate and consistent dilution
• Works with most powdered formula milk

Read our review of the Perfect Prep™ Machine.

This carrier is brilliant for sitting baby on your lap, hands free and stopping them from falling off your knee making it ideal for when you're eating dinner or even working from home on the computer. 

Key features:

  • Adjustable Velcro™ strap
  • Toy clip
  • Wipe clean
  • Waterproof
  • Includes travel bag
  • Detachable lap cloth
  • 72 x 2 x 14.5cm
  • Suitable from 3 months

Not only is this crib brilliant for taking away with you when travelling, it's also perfect for putting next to your bed when baby is sleeping in the same room as you. Its height is fully adjustable making it ideal for parents in wheelchairs and the sides also collapse making it easy to get baby in and out. 

Key features:

  • Detachable sidebar 
  • Two mesh sides offer good ventilation and allows you to observe your baby anytime
  • Tilt angle supports babies with reflux and congestion.
  • Retractable feet make it easier to place it beside the bed and the sofa
  • The base of the cot covers a metal frame more durability and stability
  • 4 adjustable heights to meet the different needs of parents
  • Dimensions – W70 x D96 x H86cm
  • Package includes: 1 x Side sleeping cot, 1 x Carry bag, 2 x Safety harness and 1 x Instruction manual.
  • Weight 8kg
  • Suitable for kids age 0-12 months
  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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