Roomba, a new mom’s best friend

I picked up my Roomba for $25 at a preschool yard sale, and I love it! Though I’m not sure I would pay full price for it, I would gratefully accept one as a gift. Let me tell you why I flipping love a little robot vacuum for pregnant ladies and new moms.

Roomba 880 robot vacuum will rock your new mom world


When I was pregnant, I wanted clean and order. But, I felt like my condition was too delicate to be hauling around a vacuum cleaner so I was constantly wishing and nagging that my husband would run the vacuum. Annoying for both of us. With the Roomba, I can just push a button and leave the room. And preggos, you can use your toe to start it rather than bending over. Just have someone else dump the dustbin. Awesome.

As a new mom, I wanted clean carpets so that my boys wouldn’t eat dirt and crap off the carpet. But who has time to vacuum? Or interest? Awesome that I can just leave the room and come back to a cleaner room.

With preschoolers, the Roomba is like a fun pet for them to chase and hide from. A pet that doesn’t make it’s own mess. Wondrous.

It works great for my house because it is a small bungalow on one floor. I  build walls around the rooms where I want the Roomba to stay (or rely on the laser-beam walls that came with my model). It might not be practical for families with a more vertical configuration.

Here’s a link to the best-selling robot vacuum on Amazon. Or try to pick up a used one Craig’s List or eBay (I will tell you that we replaced the battery and all the brushes)!

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RookieMoms co-founder & mom to 3 boys in Berkeley, CA. Bossy big sister and project manager turned blogger helping moms enjoy their first years of motherhood. Find me on my other site on or hiding in my minivan eating dark chocolate.

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