5 Delivery Services to Make Parents’ Lives Easier
As a parent, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Work, housework, feeding your family, running errands, juggling schedules, and so much more. It can easily seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done! Why not get some help?
No, we’re not talking about a housekeeper. (Though if you can manage it, more power to you!) There are dozens of new delivery services out there designed to help make your life easier. We’ve selected a few of our favorites to give you a peek at the options available.
When your little ones bring home a nasty bug or take a nasty spill and injure themselves, the last thing you want to do is pack the whole family into the car and spend time sitting in a germy waiting room at the local emergency room or urgent care clinic. So don’t! Instead, get healthcare delivered to your home with DispatchHealth.
DispatchHealth offers the kind of housecalls you’ve seen in old movies and TV shows, when the friendly doctor came to the homes of their patients to treat everything and anything. They’ll send a qualified medical team who can handle everything from fever and runny nose to sprains and cuts. In fact, they can help with everything your local clinic covers, and some things it doesn’t! Plus, they treat people of all ages — from babies to the elderly.
And since they’re covered by most insurance companies, the visit will cost the same as any other urgent care service, possibly even less. In fact, on average, most patients pay anywhere from $5 – $50 after insurance. Care can be request by phone, website or a handy app.
Cleaning house when you have kids is a never-ending chore. And it seems like you go through cleaning supplies faster than you can restock them! For those of us who can’t afford a housekeeper, there’s a great way to get top quality cleaning products delivered like clockwork. Grove collaborative is the customizable subscription that will keep you stocked with household essential cleaners and so much more!
Grove carries only eco-friendly and natural cleaning products and household essentials, so you can rest assured that these products are safe for the whole family. They’ve certified that every item they sell is healthy, effective, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. And in addition to cleaning supplies, they can also help keep you in stock of personal care products, pet supplies, paper goods, and all sorts of other items.
For someone so small, babies sure go through a lot of diapers! You could keep making those midnight runs to the closest drugstore to pay a fortune for diapers that may or may not even be healthy for your little one. Or you could subscribe to The Honest Co.’s diaper delivery service!
Honest has diapers in adorable prints that are incredibly absorbent and wipes that are soft and soothing and plant-based. All of their products are made without chlorine processing or synthetic fragrances so they won’t irritate your little one’s sensitive skin. And if you fall in love with the quality and convenience, you’ll want to check out their other subscriptions including vitamins, personal care products, and formula too!
Cooking for kids can be quite a challenge. Picky eaters, making sure they get plenty of veggies, keeping things balanced, and maintaining a healthy variety of foods can be draining! Nature Life is the delivery service that prepares meals for babies, toddlers, and children, using nutritious organic ingredients. Their menus are designed by pediatric dietitians, with flavors your kids will love. And each meal comes pre-cooked so you only have to heat it up. That’s dinner for the kids done in 3 minutes or less!
And this is a kids’ menu full of delicious options. Babies will enjoy purees like Black Beans, Butternut Squash, and Golden Delicious Apple & Kale. Toddlers and kids get delicious entrees like Peas & Cheese Tortellini, Beef and Lentil Casserole, or Chicken Bites with Mashed Yams & Green Beans. And it’s all pre-portioned according to age, so you’ll get the right sized dish for each of your little ones. They even have easy-to-spot options that are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, or soy free so you can select the perfect menu for your kids.
Laundry is the bane of every parent’s life. It seems like no sooner do you get all of it clean than that hamper is full again. Why not let someone else handle the sorting, washing, ironing, and folding for a change? Fortunately, Rinse is ready and waiting to do just that.
You’ve probably seen the dozens of options for dry cleaners who do pick up and delivery, but this is so much more than that. In addition to the dry cleaning, they’ll also handle the regular laundry, including those items that need to hang dry to avoid the heat of the dryer. They’ll even separate the lights and darks, and go through the pockets to make sure your toddler hasn’t left a red crayon in there! Just place your family’s dirty clothes into the personalized bags and hand them off to your Rinse valet. They’ll handle the rest, and hand the clothes back on your next scheduled delivery date!