Baby Registry And Parenting Essentials

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While you can shower a baby with all the love and attention possible, we’re going to be real here — eventually, your bundle of joy is still going to need to be wrestled into a stroller, or spit up onto a burp cloth. Nobody hands you a manual when you become a parent, especially when it comes to the navigating the overwhelming world of baby gear, so how can you tell which things are actually going to be game-changers for the newborn stage versus a waste of money?

The truth is that the best baby products come highly-rated from experienced parents, so you’re not just hopping on the hype choo-choo train. Whether you’re filling out a registry for an upcoming baby shower, trying to decide what’s worth the investment for your newborn, or even if you’re just looking for that perfect gift for the new parent in your life, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve rounded up this list of actual parenting must-haves that deserve a place on any registry. And while no, you don’t need every single product on this list (surely you’ve gotten several opinions already on what your baby “needs”), you’ll be thankful to have more than one of these once they arrive. These picks are 4.0+ star-rated products that come recommended from multiple parents, or come from tried-and-true, trustworthy baby brands. Hopefully picking out some essentials from this list will be easier than choosing a daycare.

The Best Baby Products for 2024

Consider this your virtual registry of parenting essentials and baby gear, which we chose based on positive customer reviews, sustainable brand practices, and more.

Best Baby Strollers and Car Seats

Nuna MIXX Next Stroller

Nuna

Inspired by the sleek lines and versatility of Dutch design, Nuna’s practical and stylish stroller is a cult-favorite amongst parents — and for good reason. Why you’ll love it: this stroller can be used in four different positions, including rear- and forward-facing seat options, all in a lightweight frame that’s easy to open and collapse. The extendable UPF 50+ canopy, flat reclining seat, and adjustable leg support will also keep your little rider comfy all day long.

Promising Parent Feedback: “This stroller is the Chanel of strollers! It has a 360 degree turning radius — for example I can go into my coffee shop, push the door with one hand, turn stroller with one hand, pull stroller in, and turn it around again — all with one hand! Breaking it down and loading it up takes all of 20 seconds or less. Super light weight! This stroller has made things so much easier! Absolutely love it and recommend it to anyone in market looking for a stroller!” —HNRS

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller

Amazon

If you can, it’s always better to invest in a stroller that will grow with your family as opposed. UPPAbaby’s Vista V2 Stroller is the ultimate combination of portability and convenience, starting out as a single stroller that easily transforms to accommodate up to three children with accessories and adapters. Parent reviews also love how smooth the all-wheel suspension is, and we love the high-end details like an extra-large storage basket.

Promising Parent Feedback: “The design of Uppababy Vista is fantastic. The stroller is sturdy and rides smoothly with wheel suspension. The handlebar is amazing: extendable, never gets stuck and it’s covered with waterproof leather. The stroller folds up easily with one click. The bottom basket is huge and holds up to 30 lbs. The bassinet is handy and we will be using the bassinet with the bassinet stand as baby’s nighttime sleep spot for a while. We love how it will grow with our family.” —Christine C

Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller

Amazon

While you might not have a need for more than one stroller quite yet, for the on-the-go parents who do a lot of traveling, the Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller is a must-have essential. It should be at the top of your list thanks to its lightweight aluminum and easy-to-fold frame, all at an affordable price point.

Promising Parent Feedback: “I can’t praise the this stroller enough! The design is not only sleek and stylish but also incredibly practical. It’s evident that the creators put thought into making a stroller that’s both visually appealing and highly functional. Using this stroller is a breeze, and the intuitive design makes folding and unfolding a quick task. Maneuvering it is effortless, providing a smooth ride for my little one. What sets this stroller apart is its lightweight yet sturdy construction. It feels robust and durable while being easy to lift and carry.” —Maksym

Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller

Amazon

With a sleek, modern design and souped-up 16″ rear-wheel suspension, the Thule Urban Glide 2 is the perfect jogging stroller for the stylish fit parent. With a swivel front wheel that locks into place for a smooth ride, this all-terrain stroller is meant for jogging or strolling off the beaten path. A one-handed, compact fold also makes storage and transport ridiculously easy.

Promising Parent Feedback: “I love this stroller so far. It’s light and easy to push. It looks sleek and modern and many people compliment on how “nice” our stroller looks. I can easily push it with one hand. Running with it is a dream. Buying the console gives you good storage. There’s even mesh pockets on the sides of the seat so my daughter can store a toy or two next to her.” —dimples

Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon

Amazon

Stroller wagons have been gaining popularity on baby registries as a fun alternative to strollers for transporting both babies and toddlers over uneven terrain, especially while camping or at the beach. We like this option that goes big while keeping it affordable, with a super large cargo space including built-in seating for two and an extra-large ratcheting canopy. The amount of storage space here is noteworthy too, including trays with two cup holders and center consoles, plus two additional cup holders outside of the wagon.

Promising Parent Feedback: “I could honestly be an influencer for this wagon. I sold no less than four of these things to random people on our beach trip. This wagon has everything: comfy seats for two kids, straps to keep them secure, a basket for your items, so many cup holders, a snack tray, a sun shade. The material is sturdy and wipes down easily, and the seats can be laid down for a comfy nap spot for your kiddo. We lugged our 11-mo old, a cooler, beach toys, beach bag, chairs, and snacks all to the beach with this thing. And it did great through the sand, even the deep sand.” —Alex Davidson

Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Car Seat

Amazon

Graco has been the “it” brand when it comes to their car seats, but out of all of their models, parents can’t get enough of their best-selling Extend2Fit thanks to its unique three-in-one design. You can use it rear-facing for infants 4-50 pounds, front-facing for toddlers 22-65 pounds, and for big kids 30-100 pounds, all with an extension panel that provides five extra inches of clutch additional legroom. It’s a bit of a tank, but that just means your little one can ride safely facing forward for longer.

Promising Parent Feedback: “This car seat is easy to use. It adjusts easily as your baby grows and has so many nice safety features. It is sturdy, latches into the car tightly, and has good support around baby’s head to keep them safe and snug. The car seat pulls apart easy enough to clean and the color is gender neutral, increasing the likelihood that you could use it for multiple children before it expires. I love that it grows with baby.” —Anonymous

Best Baby Accessories

Artipoppe Zeitgeist Baby Carrier

Saks Fifth Avenue

Parents everywhere have been obsessed with this Zeitgeist carrier from Artipoppe lately, thanks to being a comfortably structured baby carrier that has a chic, modern design. Crafted from jacquard woven fabric in cotton, Zeitgeist proves you don’t need to compromise on style to bond with your baby. It’s got an adjustable neck cushion and padded shoulder straps you can wear in four positions, but comes in plenty of aesthetic artwork-inspired colorways.

Solly Baby Wrap Carrier

Solly Baby

If you’d prefer to use a wrap carrier, the buttery-soft Solly Baby Wraps are a cult favorite for a reason. Made with a lightweight “TENCEL Modal” material that’s cool to the touch, we like the simple, easy-to-use design of the Solly (although it might take a little practice at first), which will keep your baby comfortably close for the first year or so.

Promising Parent Review: “I absolutely love this wrap and so does my baby! Baby girl has been very uncomfortable since day one and the Solly Baby has helped us calm her down and get her to sleep faster than anything else we’ve tried. She loves being snuggled up against me and I love that I am comfortable and hands-free while carrying her. This wrap fabric is extra soft and breathable, and there are no uncomfortable parts that dig into my back.” —Martha F.

Huhu Everyday Diaper Backpack 2.0

Huhu

Parents are raving about the effortlessly chic Everyday Diaper Backpack 2.0, a fantastic blend of form and function. It’s super practical, with a magnetic buckle for one-handed access and plenty of pockets (including a padded laptop space). We like that it has a gender-neutral design that doesn’t necessarily scream “diaper bag”, and is sustainably made from only the good stuff — i.e. high-quality, 100% recycled fabric.

Promising Customer Feedback: “I recently purchased the Everyday Diaper Backpack 2.0 and it has been an absolute game-changer as a first time mom! The size is just perfect – it fits everything we need and more, without being too bulky or cumbersome. The water-proof compartment for a bottle is a lifesaver, ensuring no spills or leaks ruin the day. Plus, the various zipper bags, pockets, and compartments are a dream for organization – everything has its place, which makes finding things on the go so much easier.” —Michelle W.

Happiest Baby Sleepea Swaddle

Amazon

This Happiest Baby swaddle can be put on (and taken off) in seconds, making it a parent must-have. Designed by top pediatrician and the world’s leading swaddling expert, Dr. Harvey Karp, it’s transitional arm openings are meant to promote self-soothing and keep babies sleeping longer than traditional swaddle wraps.

Promising Parent Feedback: “I have tried several different swaddles and would end up with the same issues. Too hard to get on after it stretches out and won’t stay on, comes up over face, velcro wears out after a couple uses etc. Not this swaddle! It is so EASY to get on and off baby. Literally five seconds to use. I also love the diaper flap to keep the arm straps and swaddle from riding up to the baby’s face. That has taken a load of stress and worry off of me at night.” —Kat

DockATot Grand Dock

Dock A Tot

Whether chilling around the house, or traveling on-the-go, the DockATot Grand Dock is the perfect lounger for supervised playtime and bonding time. The built-in, air permeable side gives little ones a familiar sense of security, and helps older kids ease into a new setting when they’re ready to sleep in a toddler bed. While you can’t use it in a crib, the 100% removable cotton cover makes super convenient quick diaper changes.

Promising Parent Feedback: “My 12 month old baby LOVES his Grand Dock. Easily removable cover makes it easy to wash and the mattress pad also has another zipper cover which I love. My son sleeps so well in it!” —Mary Grace Y.

Green Sprouts Muslin Burp Cloths

Amazon

One thing you can never have enough of is burp cloths, and these Muslin Burp Cloths made from Green Sprouts are the underrated workhorses of the baby gear world. Made from soft, organic cotton, they’re safe for your baby’s skin, while four absorbent layers can stand up to sniffles, drips, drools, and more. The hourglass shape also provides more coverage and a more convenient shape than rectangle-shaped cloth.

Promising Customer Feedback: “We couldn’t live without these, seriously. Our son has crazy reflux and spits-up about 10 times per day. We have six of these and they are constantly in the wash. They have REALLY gotten use and are holding up perfectly. They are large, so when draped over the shoulder or laid down under his head, they always catch the spit-up.”—Adrian S.

Best Baby Furniture

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Wayfair

The best-selling Hudson 3-in-1 convertible crib is a favorite amongst parents because of its versatility and clean, modern design. It easily transitions as your babe grows from crib to toddler bed and daybed, and you can lower the mattress height as they learn to sit and stand. Featuring stylish rounded spindles, it’s frame is made with solid New Zealand pine wood that’s good-looking and environmentally-friendly.

Promising Parent Feedback: “Bought this for my son and his wife. Its a beautiful crib. It was easy to put together, and the crib is not terribly heavy. The baby has lots of room, and you can see her without getting too close.” —Anonymous

Newton Breathable Dual-Layer Crib Mattress

Amazon

Parents rave about this 100% breathable crib mattress, with a proprietary core made up of 90% air and 10% yogurt-cup material. Because of its airy construction and supportive core, it helps deliver a safer sleep surface (and a better night’s sleep) for your baby. Bonus points for being a crib mattress that’s completely washable from the cover to the core!

Promising Parent Feedback: “This mattress is 100% breathable & worth every penny! We have one for each of our sons. It doesn’t weigh much, don’t have to flip it over like other crib mattress, super easy to clean for spit ups or potty training. Love this brand! It gives such peace of mind that our kids are safe.” —RissMama

SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet

Amazon

If you’ve been in any parenting circles, it’s hard to avoid the praises being sung about the SNOO Sleep Bassinet, and for good reason. While it may be a splurge, this smart sleeper acts like a personal baby helper, auto-responding to your baby’s fussiness and the self-rocking with gradually stronger white noise to calm crying. The brand boasts your baby can sleep an extra 1-2+ hours per night, and plenty of reviews swear by it’s soothing power.

Promising Parent Feedback: “After a month of sleepless nights with a newborn, we caved and bought the SNOO, and it’s hands-down the best middle-of-the-night purchase I’ve EVER made. We were starting with a baby that woke every 2-3 hours and was IMPOSSIBLE to get back to sleep after feedings. We continued using the SNOO (waking once for feeding) for a month and a half until last night..our sweet baby slept for 10 HOURS! The whole night — all thanks to the SNOO. This is 100% a necessary purchase for those having a baby! I know it’s expensive but it is SO WORTH THE MONEY.” —Rosebud

4moms MamaRoo Multi-Motion Baby Swing

Amazon

Because babies can be picky, we like that the MamaRoo swing takes the guesswork out of finding the right motion and speed combination for your baby. With Bluetooth functionality, you can easily adjust five parent-inspired motions and speeds to suit your baby’s preference, as well as stream your favorite music for them. Voice control with Amazon Alexa and Google Home also makes it stand out as a truly hands-free swing.

Promising Parenting Feedback: “Our first born baby was probably around five weeks old when I was realizing how badly I needed a place to put him down that wasn’t flat. I bought it, and although it took a little time for him to really dig it, it has been a total game changer. He’s nearly three months now and has taken long naps in it, he’s chilled in it while watching me cook (or while I’m in the bathroom) — he seems very comfortable in it and those little breaks to get a few things done are priceless! If you’re on the fence, buy it!” —Laura S

The Play Gym by Lovevery

Amazon

Designed by child development experts, this best-selling gym set from Lovevery has five Montessori-inspired development zones that are meant promote brain and motor skill development, and comes with accessories you can add on for further learning at different stages. Parents also love that it’s crafted using ethically- and sustainably-sourced materials, and it can be easily set up and taken down.

Promising Parent Feedback: “When we saw this play mat, and heard all the wonderful things about it we knew we’d have to buy one. This one blew the socks off the other three we had! It’s so sturdy, well made, soft and cushioned. I thought there were maybe not enough toys and bells and whistles to it, but our child loved the items so much more than anything the others came with. I think maybe they were over stimulating for him, but not with the Lovevery mat. It’s so easy to assemble, wash, and take along with us. I can’t recommend this enough.”—K. Cham

SlumberPod

SlumberPod

A game-changer for travel or sleeping sleeping in a hotel with a baby, the SlumberPod is a portable, privacy sleep nook that allows them to sleep in their safe and familiar playard, mini crib or toddler air mattress while blocking out light or any other distractions. It’s roomy enough for them sit up or stand up inside, and two cooling fan pouches and a ventilation panel made from breathable mesh allows for maximum airflow.

Promising Parent Feedback: “Unbelievably awesome product and we should have bought it sooner. We travel a lot as a family, and purchased this for a trip to the Bahamas. I’m so glad we did — the hotel room was bright even with blackout curtains. This SlumberPod was a life saver. On previous trips our daughter (2) wakes around 5:45 a.m., but this time it was like being at home and we got past 7 a.m.! I was worried because it was new she would be anxious sleeping in it but it was the opposite! She had so much fun in her tent! I will be sharing this with all my mom friends.” —Anonymous

Best Baby Daily Essentials

Hatch Rest Baby Sound Machine (2nd Gen)

Amazon

While we’ve sung the praises of Hatch’s Restore sunrise alarm clock before for helping our insomnia, their new-and-improved Baby Sound Machine has parents praising the power of its ability to help baby catch some Zzs’s. This is a bonafide nursery must-have, loaded with expert-curated sleep sounds like white noise, rain, and even lullabies to keep them dreaming through the night. It’s also great for helping toddlers build a sleep routine, with programmable colors and sounds to let your early riser know when it’s time to get out of bed.

Promising Parent Feedback: “We love using the Hatch for a sound machine and night light for my kids. We bought our first one two years ago when my son was born and we loved it so much we bought another one when my second son was born. The app is easy to use and it always works seamlessly with my phone’s Bluetooth, and this second Gen now has a clock on it which is very helpful. The tap feature on top is the best, I just tap it once after tucking in each kid and it’s on the setting I programed.” —Katrina Carman

Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor

Amazon

While some parents still prefer an old school traditional video monitor, the world of smart baby monitors has been exploding recently with the Nanit Pro leading the pack by a mile. Nanit tracks your baby’s sleep patterns and breathing motion (without sensors! just a floor stand camera), analyzing them to send expert tips to improve sleep quality. It’s also the only smart monitor with a split screen feature that allows you to view two cameras on one screen with crisp 1080p HD video of your little one.

Promising Parent Feedback: “Great picture and sound quality! This has the best night vision by far from any monitor I have seen. I like the option to monitor my baby’s breathing with the different wearable options. I love that I can watch it from anywhere and it is super secure! 10/10! So sleek and nice looking! It’s so convenient that it tracks the baby’s sleep so you can easily time naps. It’s also nice that it can track your child’s height, weight and milestones!” —P Adams

Canopy Nursery Humidifier

Canopy

Say goodbye to sleepless night’s with this pediatrician-recommended humidifier to promote easier breathing and better sleep for your baby. Unlike other humidifiers, the water in its tank is treated by passing through UV light and then evaporated by the fan, producing clean, cooling hydrated air (better for babies than warm mist) that dispenses invisibly. Sensors in the unit ensure optimal moisture both day and night, and its small footprint (up to 500 sqft) is super nightstand friendly.

Best Parent Feedback: “This past fall I bought 2 canopy humidifiers and since then both my baby who is now 1 and my 3.5 year old have used them every day. It’s helped us though colds, RSV, COVID, teething and just making winter so much more comfortable.” —Sara C.

Esembly Organic Cloth Reusable Diapers

Amazon

If you’re going to be a dedicated cloth diapering parent, Esembly should be your top pick. Their cloth diapers are made of certified organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles, all while staying leak-resistant and super-absorbent. The brand says the eco-friendly reusable diapers in this kit can keep 1,000+ diapers out of the trash each year, with enough sizes to take baby from birth to potty training.

Promising Customer Feedback: “This product feels very quality. It is easy to use as a first time cloth diaper-er! You simply reuse the outter, as long as it is not soiled, and you replace the inner. The buttons are easy to snap and adjust. We have been using these for a week, and they’re washing up great, no staining! Also, the prints are ADORABLE!” —Michaela J.

Dyper Viscose Baby Diapers

Amazon

Bamboo disposable diapers tend to be popular with parents who’ve got sustainability in mind, and you can’t beat these hypoallergenic disposable diapers from Dyper. These bamboo diapers remain soft to the touch and are incredibly absorbent, but are also free of chlorine, latex, alcohol, lotions and phthalates and are unscented and unprinted. What we like: you can even return soiled diapers for composting through the company’s REDYPER service.

Promising Customer Feedback: “These diapers seem to breathe well, but yet, absorb well. More than once, my son had a blow out that has tested the integrity of the diapers, and I have been thankful that they kept the contents contained pretty well. I don’t know what the difference is between these and other plant-based, “natural” diapers, but they seem to keep him very dry to where he doesn’t get rashes or yeast or anything because of his skin becoming too moist.” —Momma Bear

Skip Hop Baby Bathtub

A longtime best-seller, this cheerful whale-shaped Moby tub grows with your baby through three stages and offers an ergonomic sling for full body support. We love how cushioned yet supportive it is for slippery little ones, and how it cradles from head to toe.

Promising Parent Feedback: “I love this bath tub! My newborn was small so it was so hard for me to give him a bath in a sink or normal bathtub. The mesh seat lets him sit comfortably in the water and his little feet hang down lol it’s perfect. He stays in place and it’s just easy to give him a bath. I like how once he gets bigger you can change how the seat is.” —Roxanne

Best Feeding Gear

Bugaboo Giraffe Wooden Baby High Chair

Amazon

One of the best high chairs we’ve seen, this practical high chair has an ergonomic seat that grows with your child (up to 220 pounds), and also looks like a real piece of furniture to match any interior design. It’s super easy to adjust in one second with a simple click and slide, and supports your little one in a safe position for eating solids.

Promising Parent Feedback: “The reviews seemed promising and I just could not be happier. Easy sliding seat and foot rest, small footprint, seems stable, 10-minute set up and that’s because of opening the boxes. The tray snaps in and out SO easily, and as a bonus it has a sleek, modern look that looks good in my kitchen.” —Anonymous

Philips Avent Natural Glass Baby Bottles

For a more sustainable alternative to plastic bottles, go for Philips Avent Natural Bottles which are made from premium borosilicate glass. The nipple lets the baby control the pace of the milk like they do when breastfeeding, so it’ll only release when they take a sip. Parents praise the no-drip nipple design and anti-colic valve, and you’ll also feel better knowing they won’t end up in landfills, either.

Promising Parent Feedback: “Love these and use them daily for my baby girl who is a year old. She holds them herself and lays down to watch her Rachel. I dropped them a few time and not one has cracked or broken, and they’re super easy to clean as well. Recommend them for sure!”—Vanessa

Boppy Organic Nursing Pillow

Amazon

This best-selling pillow is super popular for feeding time, and we love that it can also be used for support during tummy time, too. The C-shaped design provides extra arm and back relief while breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and bonding, and it’s machine washable and dryable (because hey, messes happen).

Promising Parent Feedback: “This pillow provides incredible support and comfort during feeding and bonding time with my baby. I love how versatile it is, allowing me to find the perfect position that works for both of us. The pillow’s soft material feels cozy against my baby’s delicate skin, and you can get a removable cover which makes it easy to keep clean.” —DW

PandaEar Waterproof Silicone Baby Bibs

Amazon

These lightweight bibs will get you through every feeding of the day for a budget-friendly price. Made of 100% soft silicone, they’ll help cut down on the time you would’ve been spending doing laundry on fabric bibs. Reviews also like that the neck strap can be adjusted to four different sizes, so your kiddo can use them from ages six months up to six years.

Promising Parent Feedback: “I love these bibs! I have been using them for five months and they are fantastic. They fit well, the pocket does its job and they are extremely durable. I love how easy it is to wash them. Most comparable bibs are MUCH more expensive. You will not be settling if you get these bibs — they work just as well as the more expensive ones.” —AP

Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser

Amazon

With just the touch of a button, the Baby Brezza is a huge time-saver when it comes to preparing formula bottles. There’s no time to waste when a baby starts hungry crying, and this machine automatically mixes, heats, and dispenses formula with the perfect consistency in seconds. Bottom line: it’ll help you stop messing around with inconsistent hand-scooping and streamline the process entirely.

Promising Parent Feedback: “My DIL/Son wanted this and it has been a game changer! It holds up to 20 oz of water and the associated formula powder. Since the baby isn’t on an exact schedule, they can’t use the timed setting, but when they turn it on, just like a Keurig, it heats up in a couple of minutes and then when they press the button to start, its done in seconds! When you are waking up every 2 hours to feed a newborn, this saves time and brain cells! Even now that baby is 10 weeks, it makes night feeds so easy.” —Kristen

Elvie Double Electric Wearable Smart Breast Pump

Amazon

Pump anytime and anywhere with Elvie’s Smart Pump, one of the smallest, lightest and quietest wearable breast pumps we’ve seen. Not only does it fit inside your bra so you won’t be tethered to a wall or cleaning tubes, but Bluetooth connection to the app lets you control your pump remotely and monitor milk volumes in real time.

Promising Parent Feedback: “Literally this pump is a life-saver. I would recommend this to anyone who pumps and needs to still do things around the house. It’s quiet, easy to clean, the charge lasts about five 20-minute sessions. The app is easy to use and helps you keep track of your flow. I wish I would have bought this sooner than seven months postpartum. It fits right into your bra , you can tell it’s there but if you have an over sized sweater it’ll be less noticeable.” —Anonymous

Best Baby-proofing Gear 

Safety 1st Ready To Install Everywhere Gate

Amazon

If you have stairs or need to block off certain rooms in the house once your baby starts crawling, this Safety 1st gate. It’s incredibly versatile, and you can place it between staircases, doorways and walls, between 29 and 42 inches wide. Reviews love how sturdy this is, with a trigger-style release so smaller hands just can’t open the gate.

Promising Parent Review: “What is there to not like about this gate? I’ve had children, grandchildren and pets through the years, including a massive amount of baby gates. Hands down the best gate on the market. We have tall moulding for our base boards and this is the only gate I could find that allowed a clearance for that. This gate works brilliantly and very sturdy. We had my 1-year-old grandson here for Christmas and the top of the stairs needed to be secure. I had complete faith in it. Worth every penny.” —CallieMoon

Inaya Complete Baby Proofing Kit

Amazon

Looking to get all your child-proofing out of the way in one go? This sampler pack from Inaya comes with all the basics to keep your home safe: safety latches, outlet covers, cabinet and drawer locks, and clear corner bumpers. The best part? Thanks of the strong adhesive backs, there’s no drilling required.

Promising Parent Feedback: “With my infant starting to crawl and move around a ton more, this kit was perfect. I didn’t have to buy things separately just about everything I needed came in this kit.” —Erica M.

Watch Your Mouth Baby Proof Cord Cover

With all the devices we own today, protecting your baby from exposed USBs is more important than ever. Designed by a team of doctors and engineers, Watch Your Mouth covers simply clip on and encase the free metal connector end of most standard USB cords for personal devices to prevent any accidents. The covers work with Lightning, USB-C, Micro, and Mini USBs with cords under 6.2mm in diameter.

Promising Parent Feedback: “Our little toddler boy loves to put cables in his mouth and chew on them, especially the part that plugs in. So needless to say we’ve had to buy countless replacement cables over the past year! Not to mention our sofa — which likes to swallow our cables, get stuck and damage them. These solve both problems and keep our cables working!” —Blaze2k

Skip Hop Baby Bath Spout Cover

Amazon

Go for a bump-free bath time with Skip Hop’s Moby faucet cover made from a soft (yet still durable) BPA-free rubber that helps protects baby in the tub. This sleek, best-selling whale cover fits snugly on most tub spouts with an adjustable strap, and comes with a handy tail hook so Moby can hang around and dry out easily.

Promising Parent Feedback: “Got this cover because my 8-month-old likes to stand up in the bath and is constantly trying to chew on the spigot. I also wanted something to prevent him from hitting his head on the spout. This cute little cover fits the bill! It’s made of a flexible plastic, and covers everything nicely. It’s soft enough to protect against head bumps, but hard enough to be durable.” —Allison

How We Make Our Best Baby Product Selections

We take care in choosing the products we present to our readers. While we review descriptions to showcase modern selections with utility, we also rely on promising customer feedback or first-hand experience with the products and brands. The result is a carefully considered shopping list with you in mind. Customer reviews have been edited for length and clarity.