TODAY | May 10, 2012
>> back now at 8:45, and this morning on "moms rule today," products who save women time and energy. pregnancy guru rosie pope is the mother of two boys and with her third due any minute. in fact, she's due this coming sunday. she's also the star of bravo's "pregnant in heels." rosie , good morning to you.
>> good morning.
>> i think this might actually count for your baby's first appearance on the "today" show.
>> i think it might.
>> she may arrive today.
>> i know, congratulations and thanks for being here today.
>> we want to talk about products you want to help other pregnant women and new mothers have, to think about how to make their lives a lot easier.
>> let's go through them. one of them to save time and energy. you've got this toy storage pod. how does this work?
>> basically, it's a lay and go sack like this. you can lay out anywhere, if you're traveling, if you're at an airport, it keeps things clean and your toys contained. and then you just pull it up like this, and it becomes a tiny little pod.
>> sure, so they can play inside. now, another one which i think is pretty extraordinary, these are rugs you can actually throw in the washer?
>> i love these because no matter how much i vacuum, my rugs are filthy. these you can actually rip off the base, throw them in your washer/dryer, put them back and it's clean.
>> which is great because kids are messing up those rugs pretty easily. should i hold your hand?
>> just in case you go into labor?
>> i wonder if i should talk really fast. i'm not sure, i'm feeling all kinds of pressure. these bins are really cute for toys as well.
>> they also hang on walls or doors. can you have them in a nursery and also use them when your baby transfers to a bigger room.
>> these are for the countertop. and beyond looking cool, there actually is a function to them.
>> can you put pacifiers to dry, bottles, they're really great, cute and cleanly.
>> a lot of us as moms wish we could teach our kids to pick up after themselves. this is a good way to start.
>> all their legos and everything is out. you can scoop it up in here. it makes cleaning a lot easier and gets them involved.
>> all right. bibs are important. as you well know.
>> what's new about these bibs?
>> you always have your little baby in their sunday best. and the food goes down onto their shirt. these have a comfy bib around the neck.
>> like a turtleneck.
>> and it keeps the food away from the clothes.
>> food storage . a cute way to think about that.
>> these are bento boxes. kids love fun little containers. it helps them eat, makes them excited and they're really practical.
>> this is something called what, a food pod?
>> these are all the rage, right?
>> all the rage. they're from home organics. they have vegetables and fruit. they're organic. if you're traveling, on an airplane, you're worried about getting nutritious foods, these are wonderful.
>> and you squeeze them. you don't have to worry about carrying utensils.
>> they come with a spoon. you can attach them or you can just squeeze them.
>> you don't have to refrigerate them or anything?
>> no, they're perfect.
>> we move over to, what, a purse holder?
>> this basically comes with you. you can hang it on your stroller or on a table. you can hang your diaper bag on it.
>> diaper bag holders.
>> it keeps them clean, keeps it off the floor and keeps obviously the bacteria away.
>> all right. now, mommies need a little facial care. they need to take care of themselves a little bit. what do you have here?
>> i find at the end of the day no matter how much makeup i have on, you're looking a little drab. you rub it on your cheeks, forehead, rub it in, it gives that you extra glow.
>> when you want to teach your child to ride a bicycle.
>> a mom on the go, if you're going out for coffee, running errands, can you teach them how to ride and hold on so you're not nervous and anxious.
>> rosie pope, i think you deserve a medal for being here, just a few days before the delivery of your baby. congratulations again. thanks so much. you can catch the season of "pregnant in heels" next tuesday at 10:00 /9:00 central on bravo.