Here’s to the great inventions that make our multi-tasking lives a little easier day by day.

1. The Good Nite Lite teaches early risers to stay quiet until a reasonable hour. $34.99 at

2. With the Basic Comfort Ultimate Crib Sheet, you can change crib bedding without lifting the mattress or untying the bumpers. $19.99 at   

3. Nomie Baby Car Seat Covers make it possible to clean the car seat without completely disassembling the darn thing. $36 at

4. CARES is an FAA-approved five-point harness that enables toddlers to safely sit big-kid style in an airplane seat. $74.95 at

5. Use a Sippy Straw Cleaner to remove the small-parts gunk that the dishwasher misses. $2.99 at

6. Coverplay Slipcovers are a germaphobe’s solution to renting or borrowing a pack n’ play.  From $49.99 at

7. Anyone can learn to swaddle a squirmy baby with a Miracle Blanket. $29.95 at

8. The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer helps sleep-deprived parents keep track of the last feed or nap. $19.99 at

9. Mashing baby food is much easier with the KidCo BabySteps Food Mill $16.95 at

10. Use the HoMedics SoundSpa as a white-noise machine for light sleepers (n.b. Dr. Harvey Karp suggests the “Waterfall” setting.) $19.99 at

11. Convert the car seat into a quasi-stroller for long airport walks with the gogo Kidz Travelmate $89.99 at

12.The tag*a*long makes it easier and safer for toddlers who like to hold onto the stroller. $9.99 at

13. Tiny Bites takes the frustration out of cutting grapes and pasta into toddler bites. $9.99 for two at

14. The ZoLi Buzz B makes trimming a baby’s nails a lot less scary. $25 at

15. The Think King Mighty Buggy Hook is like having an extra set of hands while pushing the stroller. $14.99 for two at

16. Aquababy’s Bath Ring bridges the gap between when your baby outgrows the infant tub sling and is ready to sit big-kid style in the grownup tub. $28.99 at

17. The Rhoost Edge takes the hideousness out of furniture corner covers. $14.99 at

18. The StrollAway over-the-closet stroller hook saves major space in small apartments. $39.99 at

19. Prevent car seat neck bobbing with Baby Elephant Ears. $21.95 at

20. It’s much easier to change a squirmy baby on a Patemm Changing Pad. From $55 at

21. SugarBooger Splat Mats are a godsend for under-the-high-chair cleaning. $30 at

22. The Puj Tub makes everything about sink-bathing better. $39.99 at

23. SafeFit Snack Pods enable toddlers to be way more self-sufficient on long car rides.  $10.99 for two at

24. The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is more accurate and easier to use than the usual ear and rectal versions. $49.99 at

25. American Terry Stroller Covers are great for keeping little backs sweat-free. $58 at