It seems like every year that passes, someone invents a baby gadget that I wish I had years before when my kids were babies!
There are also many inventions that are unnecessary, a waste of money, and totally prey on new parents’ emotions. But that’s not the focus of this post!
This post is full of the coolest, must-have baby stuff that we all wish we had “back in the day.” If you’re a new mom or a mom of little ones, you’re going to go nuts over these products!
Take a deep breath and stay calm. When deciding which one you have to have just tell yourself… you deserve it.
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Cool Baby Stuff You Won’t Want to Go Without!
1 – Free Hand Baby Bottle Holder
I know every mama has experienced feeding her baby and needing a free hand at the same time! We’ve tried every trick to prop up that bottle but nothing ever works.
This amazing bottle holder is a real problem solver and it almost makes me want another baby… almost.
And if you’re constantly looking for ways to prop up your baby’s bottle in the car, this car seat bottle holder is an answer to your prayers! Check it out here!
2 – First Years 4 in 1 Remote Bottle Warmer
The reason this bottle warmer is on my must-have list is that when my middle daughter was a baby, she would drink at least 3 bottles every night!
And our bedroom was upstairs so I pre-bottled her milk every evening and stored them in a cold pack on my nightstand. And when she started to get hungry, I would get my trusty coffee mug and fill it with hot water from the bathtub and nest her bottle inside to warm up.
This wasn’t the most effective way to heat up her bottles quickly at all. This warmer actually stores your bottles inside and warms the bottles in seconds! I would have jumped at this warmer back then.
3 – The Toddler Bathtime Dam
This product is genius! And not only does it holds your little one in place, but it also saves gallons of water every single bath!
It easily snaps in place each bathtime and takes up very little space. In fact, it takes up way less space than those large infant tubs! The best part is, you can use this long after your baby grows out of the baby stage!
4 – QuickZip Crib Sheet Set
I remember changing crib sheets and the nightmare experience it was every time. These amazing sheets actually zip on and off easily without the need to remove the mattress from the crib or wreck your back!
These crib sheets are simply revolutionary!
5 – Cocoon Cam Plus – Baby Monitor with Breathing Monitoring
There are many baby monitor on the market that have helpful features that give parents that much needed peace of mind when their baby is sleeping.
However, this monitor takes the cake and actually monitors your infant’s breathing! This technology is revolutionary and the best part is it doesn’t require you to attach or stick anything to your baby like many monitors still do.
6 – Steel Odor Locking Diaper Pail
Remember the Diaper Genie? I had one with my first daughter and it was horrible! The plastic tub soaked up all the stink and never gave it up.
This stainless steel diaper pail keeps stacking up the awards, acclaim, and parent praise. It’s super easy to use and never holds on to the stick.
6 – Gripebelt Colic and Upset Stomach Swaddling Belt
If you’ve ever had a fussy or colicky baby, it’s really hard for mom and dad and baby too. But this adorable little belt actually works to lightly cradle your infant’s belly which is often the source of the fussiness.
It makes them feel safe and held and also has fun toys for baby to touch and hold.
7 – Forehead and Ear Thermometer
This ear and forehead thermometer actually works and is highly recommended by other moms like you! There’s no need to take your baby’s temperature rectally anymore. Especially, as they grow older and strongly object.
This makes the process painless, easy, and accurate!
8 – The SkinSoother Baby Essential for Dry Skin
If your baby suffers from uncomfortable and even painful eczema, cradle cap, or other forms of dry skin this all-natural silicone skin soother will bring sweet relief to your new baby.
Simply rub in on their wet skin and watch the irritation wash away. My daughter experienced bad eczema as a baby so this really would have been very helpful!
9 – Wash. It. Later. Soak and Save Bags
If you’ve ever experienced a diaper blowout, you know how disgusting and overwhelming it can be. My daughter had a blowout in the car seat while stuck in traffic heading to our hotel in Orlando.
I had to change her in the hotel bathroom and wasn’t prepared at all. I ended up washing her with wet paper towels and then wrapping her naked little body in more dry paper towels to carry her through the lobby. It’s ridiculous and only something I can laugh about now!
I luckily had a washing machine in our hotel. However, this isn’t the case most of the time and too often we’ve all just thrown away cute outfits because they were too soiled to keep. Until…
These cool bags allow you to throw those gross poop and pee covered items in their sealable plastic bags. Just add water and one of their detergent pods and seal up for later.
The detergent starts working on the stains and the water keeps the stains from setting until you can get home!
10 – Boon Fast Bottle Warmer
I know this is a second bottle warmer on my list. But if you just need a bottle warmer without storage, this warmer will quickly become your bestie.
This bottle warmer may seem like a luxury item but when your newborn is hungry at 3 am and loves her milk warm, you do not want to have to heat up a bottle the old-fashioned way.
This bottle warmer heats up bottles and baby food safely in just over one minute!
11 – BoogieBulb Baby Nasal Aspirator
This amazing nasal suction bulb is the first and only bulb that can be taken apart and cleaned! I’ve tried those new nasal suction aspirators that you suck through a tube, and they didn’t work for me.
I love a good bulb aspirator, however, they can get really nasty because you can’t easily clean them. Now you can!
12 – RaZbaby Keep-It-Kleen Pacifier
If your baby loves a good binky, you may want to give this one a try. It actually has a soft covering attached to the pacifier itself.
This prevents it from picking up gross stuff along the way. This makes storage super easy too!
13 – Accu-Dose Pacifier Baby Medicine Dispenser
Getting a baby or toddler to take medicine can sometimes feel like a Game of Thrones episode. At least it was for my littlest baby!
This dosing pacifier makes the process super easy! It won’t change the flavor, but it’s certainly an easy way to give your baby their medicine.
Mom Tip: When my son was a baby he HATED taking any medicine and at the time was sick and had several bad tasting medicines to take at once. An ER nurse shared their hospital hack:
Add a little cherry flavor syrup after you’ve measured out the medication. It works every time!
14 – Silicone Soft-Tip Training Spoon for Baby Led Weaning
As your little baby grows into a big baby, it’s time for the fun world of self-feeding! And whether you decide to go the route of baby led weaning, or stay the traditional course, these fun spoons will be your go-to!
The super soft and flexible silicon make scooping easier for baby and the unique shape help keep the food on the spoon and into their mouth. This totally reduces melt-downs. I mean, it’s really frustrating when you can’t get all that yummy food in your mouth!
15 – Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch
I LOVE these adorable reusable pouches! We moms all love how food pouches are unbelievably convenient for feeding your babies, toddlers, and kids. In fact, I’d love to feed all my kids’ meals from a pouch! But those store-bought pouches are just so dang expensive.
And Squooshi doesn’t make the DIY filling process complicated at all! You simply fill the super-sealed pouches from the bottom and quickly seal them up. They clean up beautifully and can be used again and again.
Plus, they’re super cute so your kids will love them! And you’re saving tons of money, so that’s a total win-win.
16 – Haakaa Silicone Breastfeeding Manual Breast Pump
This manual breast pump is running fast to the front of the line of the many breast pumps on the market. Many moms actually favor this and other manual breast pumps over the electric pumps.
I wish I knew this when I was pumping years ago!
It’s also perfect for when you’re feeding your baby on one side to suction onto the other breast to easily capture milk that is produced during that feeding session.
This makes it perfect for on-the-go, at work, and at home pumping.
17 – Itzy Ritzy Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf
This breastfeeding scarf is so cute and actually doesn’t look like a breastfeeding cover! The fabric is soft and breathable and easily moves to create many stylish looks.
And when it’s time to nurse, you won’t feel like you’re covering your baby with a blanket.
18 – Ju-Ju-Be Be Pumped Breast Pump Bag
Of course, I could resist adding this super cute breast pump bag with the match nursing scarf above! Pumping bags have been the last of the mom stuff to get a splash of style!
And a splash of style you get with this breast pump bag from Ju-Ju-Be. It’s both cute and very functional for making pumping at work and on the go so much easier!
19 – Boppy Newborn Lounger
I have a confession to make… I never used my Boppy Pillows for breastfeeding. They always made the BEST newborn loungers!
And now Boppy has recreated their amazing breastfeeding into a pillow made for lounging your new baby. These are literally must-have pillows for putting your baby down at a moment’s notice and still keeping them close.
I used mine when I was nursing or pumping to keep my baby close and happy when my arms weren’t available for snuggling.
20 – Comotomo Baby Bottles
These bottles are gaining in serious popularity among new moms! Moms swear that they ease gas and discomfort and are the closest to the breast when switching baby back and forth from breast to bottle.
Just a quick warning when buying ANY bottles. Just buy a very small amount and make sure your baby loves them first. And then go back and buy more!
Every year new amazing products for mom and baby come on the market, and I swear I wish I’d thought of them! But at least we can be thankful that someone (usually moms) have the smarts and guts to create these gems!
Let us know in the comments below which product is blowing your mind right now!