Today I want to share with you some of my favorite baby products, that I’ve found over the past year. This post is long overdue and I apologize – I kept wanting to add more and more things to the list (and over time, also take some off!). I also always feel a bit nervous doing baby posts, since I know that they aren’t everyone’s interest. I hope this helps some of you who are expecting, and I’d also love to hear some of your favorite baby/toddler products as well!
Freshly Picked Moccasins: These are my favorite shoes for baby Feather and we have collected a ridiculous number of pairs now. They’re so soft, easy to wear, and are the only shoes he doesn’t actively try to pull on and off. The quality is great and the company has good customer service as well. And they’re so cute right??
Mia Mily Hipster: We have the prior version of this carrier, and it is by far my favorite carrier product. Baby Feather LOVES it and will literally sit with excited anticipation as I put it on. I love it, and we use it all the time. This is a carrier for a slightly older baby – we started using this maybe around four months or so? But after we started, we never looked back! Do note that this is a slightly bulkier carrier due to the built in seat, which makes it tougher to just stuff into a diaper bag, etc. For a more traditional, softer carrier, we also have the Ergobaby Organic.
Skip Hop Diaper Backpack: Over time, I’ve come to realize that my favorite diaper bag is actually a simple backpack – the best way to carry tons of stuff without dragging down a shoulder. They’re fuss free and you can take them all over the playground. This Skip Hop one is one of the best ones I’ve found, with lots of goodies like netted packing cubes. I already have too many backpacks, otherwise I’d buy this one.
White noise machine: This is a must have. I’m sure all of you have one. If you haven’t yet, and you’re going to have a baby, get one. One of the essentials. I have a backup at all times, ready to go.
Little Giraffe Baby Blanket: I love the whole Little Giraffe line – all the blankets and items are high quality and beautiful. This is my son’s favorite lovey, and I love how easy it is to transport too (versus some giant stuffed animal!). Washes well, and makes a great baby shower gift, too.
My Brest Friend: The name makes the middle schooler in me snicker, but this is one of the best breastfeeding pillows. Get it! Buy it before you give birth so you have it right when you get home, it will make breastfeeding much easier.
Infantino Grocery Cart Cover: One of the most productive things we ever did, was turn our grocery trips into fun outings for baby Feather. We did it with this grocery cart cover- super handy, protects from all those gross germs on the cart, and makes for a nice cozy seat. We go to Costco each week now, using this!Trumpette Socks: The cutest socks ever. One of my go to baby shower gifts, and we always got compliments when baby Feather wore his (he’s now unfortunately outgrown them, and they don’t seem to make bigger sizes). The boy’s version are here.
Baby Einstein Take Along Toy: I didn’t want to recommend too many toys here, since along with clothing, they’re really so dependent on each family’s particular taste and style. This is one of the few toys I’d recommend to everyone, starting at quite an early age (unless you’re opposed to plastic – this bad boy is all plastic). It’ll save your life for those few necessary minutes when you need to distract your baby, and is small enough to tuck into almost any bag. I’ve seen this toy have a 100% hit rate with every baby or toddler that’s come across it.
Hanna Andersson Pajamas: I don’t buy a ton of items from Hanna, but these are hands down my favorite pajamas. I buy the one piece zip ups right now, but will likely transition soon to the two piece once baby Feather starts walking. They wash really well, are made out of organic cotton, and are excellent quality. They’ll also fit your baby for longer than other brands, because of how they stretch. A bit more expensive, but I think they’re worth it.
Waterproof Picnic Blanket: I keep this on the bottom of our stroller – easy to whip out if we want to have some fun on the grass at the park, or even on our lawn. Get one with waterproof backing because sometimes the grass can be wet, and babies crawl – lots! A useful item you can take to the beach, the park – anywhere!
Baby Care Play Mat: We use this every day, and it’s by far one of our best buys. We have friends that come over who bought smaller ones, and they all tell us that they wish they had bought this larger version. It’ll protect your floors, cushion your little one when they’re crawling or rolling around, and is large! I’m considering buying another one!
What are some of your favorite baby products? I’d love to hear!