If you’ve got a little one on the way, you know how overwhelming it can be to figure out exactly what you’ll need to care for your new arrival. And that overwhelming feeling isn’t just for first-time moms—I’m expecting my second, and it seems like my Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with new products every day, from trendy accessories to techie gadgets!
Wondering What’s Worth Buying?
You’ve come to the right place: we’ve combed through all of the cutting edge innovations for eating, sleeping, and play to bring you the best new baby products that keep popping up on your Facebook and Instagram!
Your baby was born to stand out, so why not start in the hospital nursery? Create a cozy welcome for your little one with this handmade bedding collection designed to fit the standard hospital bassinet and mattress. Each Newborn Nest comes with a fitted sheet, swaddle, blanket, gown, hat, and two burp cloths, all in premium fabrics and beautifully sewn by hand. I can’t tell you how many nurses and new parents stopped us in the hallway to ask us about our daughter’s bassinet ensemble–and we’re enjoying all of the gorgeous pieces now that we’re home! $120
I was never comfortable with nursing support pillows that fit around my stomach, and it seems I wasn’t alone! The Itzy Ritzy Milk Boss Infant Feeding Support Pillow provides customized support for breastfeeding and bottle feeding, and can even be used to burp baby! Tested by lactation consultants and NICU nurses, this firm, boxy design places baby at an angle, reducing gas and encouraging proper eating. Plus, it reduces arm strain!
Like all of the best inventions, this idea is so simple it’s brilliant! The Soothe Shirt from Lulabu is an all-in-one babywearing shirt with a built-in nursing bra and cozy carrying pouch for baby. It’s the easiest way to wear a newborn! The brand offers multiple styles for moms and dads (without the nursing bra, of course!)
Carrying a heavy infant car seat isn’t just cumbersome—it can be painful, too! Enter the LugBug Car Seat Carrier, an ergonomic handle designed to fit any car seat. It rotates and adjusts to offer a more comfortable hold on the car seat, alleviating pressure to wrists and arms!
Have you ever tried to change your baby’s diaper in the car? It’s challenging! The Beanko Moblie Changing Station was designed by a busy mom who “gets it.” Thanks to foldable wedges, you can use this right on top of the car seat, but the real highlight is the storage: there are pockets for essentials like diapers and wipes, and there’s also a tablet holder for your iPad!
Lulaclips are like an extra set of hands when you need it most—they hold the car seat straps out of the way avoiding digging or tangles, which means that you’re more likely to move a sleeping baby inside without a wake-up! Installs in seconds and works with all infant carriers and car seats. Available in gray, pink, or blue.
The Halo Newborn Bassinest Insert clips on to any bassinet, providing a cozy mesh sleeping space for the tiniest of babies (up to 15 lbs.).
Invented by a mother of five, the Woombie is the winner of more than 15 design awards! Moms love it because of it’s easy zipper and the fact that it never gets tangled. Plus, it’s available in lots of colors and patterns!
Also invented by a mom, the Blowout Blocker Diaper Extension is designed to avoid that moment you discover your baby has a dirty diaper because…it’s already crept up his back. All you have to do is secure it around top of your little one’s diaper, and the “contents” will be trapped in place! Available in pink, blue, or white.
It’s more than a soft surface and a few toys: this play gym from Lovevery is all about helping your little one grow and learn! This gym targets developmental goals like learning to focus, making sounds, hiding and finding, and imaginative play. It even comes with a play guide with inspiration and activities from child development specialists.
Fill the bottom of the Marcus and Marcus Feeding Tube Dispenser with homemade purees or smoothies, and feed your baby through a hole in the top of the spoon—mess free and simple! Available in blue or pink.
Think of this as your baby’s own portable stadium seat: use the Tush-a-Roo Baby Seat in shopping carts, park benches, restaurant high chairs, and yes, even bleachers!
Use the Bink UP and Away Magnetic Blind Cord Safety Device to keep dangerous blind cords out of reach of little hands, without interfering with their functionality.
This is one of those inventions that makes you wonder, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?” The Kidz Katch attaches to any high chair and catches all those things your baby loves to throw—so you don’t have to wash their spoon every time it goes flying! It also folds up so you can bring it along to restaurants—servers everywhere, rejoice!
The Modern Twist Stasher is made of 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, so it’s safe for the freezer, microwave and dishwasher—you can even boil or bake foods in the reusable bag that fits inside!
Now that you’re up to date on the latest trends…
It’s time to register! Whether you’re expecting your first or fifth, there are so many benefits to creating a baby registry for every child—and you’re already in the right place to get started! Check out RegistryFinder’s baby registry checklist, and browse the list of our partners to choose where you’ll register! While most of these items can’t be found at a big box store, you can create an Amazon or Babylist registry to add them all!
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-Written by Christina Peterson, who is still amazed at how many products one tiny little person requires!