20 Baby Products You Need in Your Life
If you're preparing to welcome a new little one into the world, it can be overwhelming to sift through the enormous amount of baby products on the market. Luckily, we surveyed our Moms editors for the best items out there and we're here to help you get started.
Keep reading to know which baby products will make your (and your baby's) life so much easier.
Dinosaur Dance! Book by Sandra Boynton
Children's books are an early life essential. Sandra Boynton's books are a favorite of little kids everywhere, and the illustrations are irresistible. The Dinosaur Dance! Book by Sandra Boynton ($6) is a perfect choice for your dinosaur-loving kid, and you'll be entranced by its charming rhymes.
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Crawl and Discover Play and Pat Activity Mat
Babies love to play around with the Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Crawl and Discover Play and Pat Activity Mat ($45). It makes a crinkling noise, has a mirror, and is colorful enough to keep them interested. It's even easy to roll up and store in the closet, saving you space. To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth.
Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat
Invest in a quality car seat to keep your baby safe. The Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat ($352) has three layers of side-impact protection and an impact-absorbing base. The convertible seat is a lifesaver as your child grows, and it includes an easy-to-adjust 14-position harness. It even comes with a one-year warranty.
Born Free Breeze 3-Pack 9 oz. Bottles
Finding the perfect baby bottle is a vital part of motherhood. The Born Free Breeze 3-Pack Bottles ($16) are BPA-free and come with a one-year warranty. They can be hand-washed with warm soapy water and only have two pieces to clean (the lid and the bottle.) The ultrasoft nipple includes venting that mimics natural breast milk flow to help reduce colic symptoms.
Baby Banana Brush Infant Teething Toothbrush
The Baby Banana Brush Infant Teething Toothbrush ($9) is made from 100 percent food-grade silicone, making it a great choice for your teething baby. The "peel" handles make the item easy for little hands to hold, and the bendable material reduces chance of injury. When you're able to pry this cute banana away from your baby, you can simply throw it in the dishwasher or freezer. It's also a great way to teach children about oral hygiene from an early age.
Mary Meyer Afrique Lion WubbaNub Pacifier
Not only are the Mary Meyer Afrique Lion WubbaNub Pacifiers ($18) incredibly cute and soft, but they also add weight to the baby essential. The extra weight helps to prevent the pacifier from falling out of the baby's mouth as frequently. They're also latex-free, made of medical-grade silicone, and free of BPA and PVC. They're the perfect baby shower gift.
Cloud b Plush Sleep Sheep Sound Machine
Lull your baby to sleep with the sweet Cloud b Plush Sleep Sheep Sound Machine ($30). This cute stuffed animal contains a sound machine that plays noise to help your baby fall asleep. It comes with eight sound and melody options including a mother's heartbeat and Rockabye Baby to soothe your child. Don't worry, it also has a timer shut-off for 23 and 45 minutes and is machine washable.
Zutano Size 6M Baby Bear Ears Cozie Hat in Pink
Is there anything cuter than a baby hat with ears? The cute Zutano Size 6M Baby Bear Ears Cozie Hat in Pink ($14) is made of warm fleece to keep your baby cozy. It also features a interlocked band for a snug fit. Let's be honest, you're going to take a lot of photos of your baby in this hat.
JJ Cole Changing Clutch
This isn't just a stylish clutch — it's also a baby changing kit. The JJ Cole Changing Clutch ($20) is ideal for storing diapers and wipes while on the go. It unfolds into a padded (and easy to wipe down) changing station with pockets for your baby necessities. The clutch comes in five patterns for every style.
California Baby Calming Shampoo and Body Wash
It's important to use a gentle cleanser on a baby's skin. The California Baby Calming Shampoo and Body Wash ($13) is a hydrating pick for sensitive skin. It's sulfate-free and packed with jojoba oil to nourish the skin. Yucca extract soothes inflamed skin, making it ideal for easily irritated baby skin.
Original Woombie Swaddle
Every new mom needs a quality swaddle. The Original Woombie Swaddle ($28) is made of four-way stretch fabric, making it easy to swaddle your baby snugly. It won't unravel and will softly compress your baby to mimic the womb. You can rest easy knowing your baby is safe and comforted.
BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original Carriers Travel
Having two hands free is a luxury for a new mom and can make life so much easier. You won't be be able to live without the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original Carriers Travel ($80) once you give it a try. It can hold babies between eight and 25 pounds and provides great back support to the mom. The fabric is also safe for sensitive skin so it won't bother your infant.
Dream on Me Karley Bassinet
Many new parents don't have an excess of space. The Dream on Me Karley Bassinet ($60) is great for compact areas and will keep your newborn nearby. When not in use, this bassinet can be folded up and put in the closet. It's lightweight and easy to take on the go.
Tiny Love Tiny Love Pack & Go Mini Mobile
Your baby will love the Tiny Love Tiny Love Pack & Go Mini Mobile ($12, originally $15). It's an affordable way to entertain your baby and can be stored in small spaces after folding. The bright colors stimulate the baby's senses and perk his or her curiosity.
Dorel Safety 1st — Ready! Deluxe Baby Nursery Kit
Don't forget to have a nursery kit! The Dorel Safety 1st — Ready! Deluxe Baby Nursery Kit ($30) is perfect for new moms. It will help you do everything, like tracking when your baby needs to be fed, and even has a baby thermometer and toothbrush.
Babies are naturally messy eaters, but we have a solution for you: a placemat that suctions on to the table. Both you and your baby will love the Happy Mat ($25) for its bright color and happy-face design. It even contains the perfect serving-size compartments for your little ones.
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub
Bathing your infant can be stressful. The Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub ($22) makes the process much easier. It will make sure your baby sits up comfortably and has a "baby stopper" to prevent your little one from slipping and sliding. It's also a cute whale shape that your kid will love.
Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller
Think of your stroller as an investment. The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller ($725) adjusts from newborn to toddler, so you'll only need to purchase one stroller for years of rolling around your precious cargo. It's sturdy enough for the city or the country and can be used in any kind of weather. It even comes with a three-year warranty.
Britax Back Seat Mirror
Now you'll be able to see your baby in the back of your car from the driver's seat. The Britax Back Seat Mirror ($20) is a shatter-proof large mirror that can be adjusted to different angles. You'll be able to see your baby from head to toe and won't worry about every leaving him or her behind.