Your North Georgia Family Doulas visited the Atlanta Baby & Beyond Expo 2019 on November 3rd in Alpharetta, GA. Did you attend? If not don’t worry, because we have all the details on some of the best vendors from the event! I have broken up this review/list into a series of blogs, so please come back each day to check out the next list of amazing vendors. There were several locally owned and operated companies that are making really innovative products. There were also several great Chiropractic offices represented. This blog series should prove to be a great resource for any new or expecting parents in the Atlanta/North Metro area.
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Let’s start with some of the amazing products that were featured at this event!
The first hasn’t even hit the market yet, but it is sure to be found in homes all over the country before we know it! We had the pleasure of meeting the creator of this product, who is a local Pediatric Otolaryngologist. He based his device on medical grade devices used in hospitals and pediatric practices.
This product is sure to shake up the nasal aspirator market! Dr. Steven L. Goudy, MD, who is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine designed this device to allow parents a safe and effective way to clear their child’s nasal passages. This device allows for freedom of both hands (less 2 fingers on one hand) to stabilize and comfort your child. You also don’t have to worry about inhaling your child’s germs like is possible with the very popular NoseFrida (I have one and I never even thought about germs and bacteria from my child’s mucus entering my own airways, yuck!). You also don’t have to worry about injuring your precious baby like is possible with the very outdated bulb syringe. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t ever get the hang of that thing and just didn’t care for it.
The NozeBot is the next generation of nasal aspiration at home!
You can pre-order yours now while they are still in the crowdsourcing faze. Go to www.igg.me/at/nozebot to pre-order yours today. I saw that the pre-order window is about to close, so if you want to secure one of these amazing devices before it officially hits the market, click that link now!
This next product is very exciting and wasn’t initially targeted to pregnant women or nursing moms, but it certainly fits the bill for both! This is one of the most amazing pillows that I’ve seen on the market yet! Not only that, it is made locally in Cartersville, GA! Talk about supporting local business. We had the pleasure of meeting the CEO and Marketing Director at the Atlanta Baby & Beyond Expo.
This is more than just a pillow! It is specifically designed for side sleepers (hello pregnancy sleeping!). Do you have a hard time sleeping, especially while pregnant? Of course you do!! This pillow has a built in Bluetooth speaker so you can play white noise, music, or anything that will help you to drift off into slumber land. You can also play audio from audiobooks or streaming videos and remain on your side throughout. That’s just the beginning of the incredible features of this pillow!
A Pillow that holds its shape like no other!
Made of hospital grade polyurethane (the same product used in high end hospital beds for long term bed-ridden patients), it holds its shape throughout the night and will never sag. It keeps your head at the correct height with a recessed shoulder bay that allows support between the jaw and shoulder, keeping the neck and spine in alignment. There is a built in Ear Pillow that is constructed of a softer foam which has been cut into cubes. These cubes move independently of each other when pressure from the ear is applied. This keeps the face cook and voids placing a single point of pressure on the ear. But wait, there’s more! The pillow is height adjustable which is great for smaller framed people! The removable Riser is designed with custom-blended foam that does not compress as much as the foam in the main pillow.
But wait, there’s more!
So, this pillow is incredible for sleeping while pregnant, but what about after the baby is born? That awesome shoulder bay plays a new role now. While sitting on the couch, place that bad boy on your lap with your tummy in the shoulder bay and you have an incredibly stable and comfortable nursing surface for your sweet little bundle of joy! You can even use that built in speaker to play some soothing white noise for your baby. Do you love the side lying nursing position? Well so does this pillow! It allows for the perfect position of your head, shoulders, and arm to facilitate the best possible latch during side lying nursing.
Are you ready to try one of these amazing pillows?!
Check in tomorrow to learn about some more great products from the Atlanta Baby & Beyond Expo. You really don’t want to miss this one! We’ve got bras and decor coming up next.