When you have a baby, you want to provide the best to protect and nurture your child. But with so many products on the market, what does your baby need? Some things, like a car seat and crib are pretty essential. Others, like toys and a bouncy chair are nice extras that help calm that fussy baby or give Mom or Dad a little break. I’ve put together a list of some of the top rated baby products to make those first few months easier.
Top 25 Baby Products
1. Chicco KeyFit 30 Car Seat.Baby needs a safe and comfortable place to ride. And the Chicco KeyFit is the number 1 rated infant car seat on the market. It is made of quality materials in attractive colors. It has durable seat material to last longer (and clean up those baby spills). It has energy absorbing foam so baby has a comfortable ride. There is a removable newborn insert for a better fit at those first few weeks. The shoulder straps adjust for comfort and safety. And the best features are the bubble indicator to let you know the seat is installed correctly and the 1 pull latch tightener to easily secure baby in the car. It can be difficult to get a car seat correctly installed in the car and these features take the confusion out of installation.
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2.Baby Cache Heritage Lifetime Convertible Crib. This crib is not only a great bed for those first few months, it converts from a crib to a toddler bed to a daybed. Made of sturdy, solid wood this bed is made to last. And it is comforting to know this bed is bed of solid wood rather than synthetic pressed wood. It is great looking too and will fit in almost any decor.
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3. First Years Sure Comfort Newborn to Toddler Tub. Bathing baby can be tricky with a wiggly baby, water, and slippery soap. But this tub is ergonomic and comfortable for newborns to toddlers. It is padded with a mildew resistant foam pad. You can purchase a mesh sling for holding newborns more securely while you bath them. It fits easily into most sinks and even has a drain plug that changes color if the water is too hot for baby. It also has a convenient compartment to hold toys and shampoo or soap.
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4.Boppy Feeding Pillow. This ergonomically shaped pillow makes breastfeeding easier by fitting comfortably around Mom to support baby. It is more than just convenient for breastfeeding. It can be used by Mom or Dad for bottle feeding as well and tummy time for baby. It has a machine washable, attractive cover as well.
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5. Diaper Dekor. Diapers are probably the least fun part of having a baby. And this product helps you dispose of them easily. This convenient, 100% hands free diaper disposal system seals diapers into the liner to get rid of odors and mess. Simply step on the pedal and drop the diaper inside. It has a sleek, modern design and is made of scratch resistant ABS plastic. It can be cleaned with bleach for extra sanitizing. There is even a built in liner cutter for easy removal.
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6. Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier. This adjustable, easy to care for baby carrier lets you get errands done without having to carry around a heavy car seat. It adjusts not only for Mom or Dad but also for baby from newborn to 25 lbs. You can have baby face towards you or out. It is constructed of safe, durable fabric and is available in multiple colors.
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7. Babysoy Kimono Bodysuit. This well designed bodysuit is kimono style and snaps at the sides and bottom. That means you don’t have to slip it over baby’s head, which can be a difficult task at times. Not only is it easy to put on, it is stylish and easy to wash. This bodysuit is constructed of soft fabric in multiple colors.
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8. Zutano Fleece Booties. You may be thinking why buy pricier booties when baby socks are very inexpensive. Have you ever searched multiple times in one day for that baby sock that keeps slipping off? These soft fleece booties have a wrap around 2 snap design so they will not slip off. And they keep baby’s feet warm, then go in the washing machine for easy cleaning.
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9. Miracle Blanket Snug & Tug Swaddle Blanket. Newborns love to be wrapped tightly to simulate the feeling of being in the womb. Swaddling helps with colic, fussiness, and frequent waking. This blanket makes swaddling baby easy because of it is designed with a triple patented arm flap design. This blanket is made of 100% cotton knit and is machine washable.
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10. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Added Comfort Bottles. These well designed bottles mimic breastfeeding so they are perfect for transitioning between bottle feeding and breastfeeding. They also have an anti-air bubble venting system to prevent gas bubbles in baby’s tummy. They feature a wide mouthed opening for easy filling and milliliter and ounce marks on the outside. They are easy to clean and come with a hygiene cap for travel.
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11. Combi Pod Bouncer. This handy seat keeps baby occupied with vibration and cute hanging toys. There is also a rear input for an mp3 player to add sound. All of the controls are in the rear, as well as a handy storage pouch. For safety, the Bouncer features slip resistant feet, a 3-point harness, and a lockable feature. It is available from Amazon in a cute Ladybug design.
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12. JJ Cole Bundle Me. This cute, super cozy faux shearling lining fits into a carseat or stroller to keep baby warm. If you have ever struggled to put an infant in a bulky coat, you can understand why this makes winter time so much easier. It zips open to slip baby inside and the stroller or car seat straps slip through the back so they are directly on baby for safety. It comes in several colors and is easy to clean.
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13. Skip Hop Diaper Bag. This diaper bag is great for Mom or Dad with all its handy features and gender neutral styling. It has lots of pockets and compartments for all of those things baby needs. It also has clips to attach to stroller handles and two sets of hidden magnets to close in a couple different ways. It is made of durable polyester and has a comfy shoulder pad.
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14. Summer Infant Baby Touch Digital Color Video Monitor. This is more than a baby monitor. It is a baby camera that lets you keep an eye on baby with the option to pan, zoom and even switch to black and white night vision. It has very high quality sound and picture and is very portable. It has sound activated LED lights and lets you know when you have low batteries or are out of range. This camera is perfect for keep an eye on baby without having to be in the same room.
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15. Beaba Babycook Pro2x. This handy device steams, purees and even reheats food for baby. You put in the raw ingredients you prefer and within 15 minutes you have a meal perfect for your baby. It is also compact and takes up very little counter space. It saves time and effort if you would like to make your own healthy baby food.
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16. Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair. This high chair fits onto most dining chairs making it compact and portable. It is made of durable, easy to clean plastics with a washable soft pad. It adjusts from newborn to toddler sizes and with 3 height adjustments and a 3 position recline. The tray stays level when it is in a recline position. It has built in cup holders and the tray is easy to wipe. A space saving high chair is great when you’re short on space or overrun by baby products!
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17. Baby Bjorn Soft Bib. The best feature about this plastic bib is the molded shape which has a kind of pocket at the bottom to catch spills and dropped food. It has a non irritating and adjustable neckband which makes it easy to put the bib on and off. It is BPA and PVC free and even goes in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
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18. Ubimed Cleanoz Nasal Aspirator. When baby has a stuffy nose, it’s a difficult task to clear that little nose. This battery operated aspirator is non irritating while making clearing the nose so much easier. It has a safe, flexible rubber tip which is disposable and hygienic. It has an ergonomic handle and comes with a handy travel case and 1 set of batteries.
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19. Baby Bjorn Potty Chair. This well designed potty chair is simply designed but well constructed. It has a nice backrest, wide area for the legs, and a splash guard for boys. It is lightweight and easy to clean (a very nice feature for Mom or Dad!). A comfortable potty chair makes it more inviting when potty training is a struggle!
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20. Graco Pack n Play with Reversible Napper and Changer. This convenient playpen is a multitasker. It works as a bassinet for infants, a changing table for baby, and a playard for baby to toddler. It is made of easy to wipe fabrics and gender neutral colors. The attachment for the bassinet/changer is secure but easy to remove. And the whole thing folds neatly into a carry bag.
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21. Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller. While the name says jogger stroller, this is really a great all around stroller. It is easy to push, lightweight and folds easily with one hand. It features a padded seat that reclines. It also has a multi position sun canopy with two peek-a-boo windows and a weather cover. The wheels have front wheel suspension and a quick release lock.
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22. Sophie La Giraffe. This cute little giraffe has been a favorite for generations. It is a soft, rubber giraffe great for a teething toy. It’s flexible rubber material is nontoxic and BPA free. And it’s contrasting spots make it interesting for baby.
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23. Green Sprouts Stacking Cups. This simple, nicely priced set of stacking cups come in cute, bright colors in different sizes to teach colors and size. They are easy to clean, durable, and feature drain holes to dry easily. And of course they are BPA free.
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24. Medela Pump-in-Style Advanced Breast Pump. If you breastfeed your baby, this is the most recommended breast pump out there. It is very efficient and effective with a quiet motor and steady suction. It comes with a battery pack and discreet carrying case. It has a cooler bag with contoured ice pack for when you need to pump away from home. It is PVC free as well.
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25. Snoogle Total Body Pillow. This #1 selling maternity pillow is not truly a baby product but is great for moms to be. This pillow supports mom’s hips, neck, back, and tummy without the added heat of a regular body pillow because of its elongated U shape. And during those last few months of pregnancy it gets harder and harder to get comfortable at night. The cover is removable and washable.
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There are many baby products on the market but these products are parent and baby tested and approved. Hopefully they will make those your first few months a bit smoother.