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Must-Have Baby Items For New Moms

With so many baby items in the market finding a product that you love (and actually use) can be a challenge. Check out our list of must-have baby gear before completing your baby registry. 

By Deena Campbell · June 2, 2016

Short on time? New moms can pump, store, organize, warm and feed using the same pouch. Best of all the set has an organizer to keep you semi-sane during the most hectic time in your life.

$99, available at toysrus.com.

Fussy babies are never fun. Calm your little one with an infant seat that switches between car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye and wave motions using your Bluetooth-enabled device.

$269, available at toysrus.com.

Blowouts be gone! These comfy-stretch side panels are soft and offer refastenable tabs for a perfect fit and wigglability.

$14, available at honest.com.

Baby will never be bored on-the-go again with a 7-page crinkly peek-a-boo book, mirror, multiple detachable clip-toys and reversible rattling paddles.

$29.99, available at tinylove.com

Baby might not be walking yet, but he or she will be moving in no time. Be prepared with lightweight outsoles that grip like a sneaker and have machine washable uppers like a sandal.

$36-$40; Available in sizes 4-8 and 9-1 striderite.com


Blue Apron is a subscription service that delivers yummy recipes to its customers each week, with all the fresh ingredients needed to make the meals in exactly the right proportions. It helps moms (and even dads) prepare inventive meals at home in between caring for the new baby.

$60, 3 recipes per week; available at blueapron.com

Never miss cry again! Summer Infant’s babble Band is a modern wearable voice activated audio monitor that allows parents to hear baby via an adjustable wristband.

$60, available at summerinfant.com

Unlike most diaper creams, this one is loaded with zinc oxide, which treats and prevents diaper rash. Best of all, the rich, soothing new formula is 49% more concentrated with 51% fewer ingredients. Sounds like a total winner to us!

$12, available at californiababy.com.

Replenish nutrients on your skin lost during pregnancy and feel good about your self at the same time. Each bar leaves a special note: real, kind, care or love to help you get back to a more beautiful you.

6 bars / $8.39, available through June.

This mega-sized bottle safely removes stains and odors caused by formula, spit-up, food, diarrhea and more than you'd ever care to imagine.

$3, available at nehemiahbrands.com.

Keep your new bundle of joy in style, with a touch of luxury. All-terrain strollers come with a navy-blue or grey-mélange canvas sun canopy, bassinet and seat fabric, and quilted, off-white interior lining. So chic!

$1359, available at bugaboo.com.

This versatile nursing pillow lifts baby to a more ergonomic position for comfortable breastfeeding and bottle feeding, giving relief to your arms and back.

$40, available at boppy.com.

Just because you’re a new mom doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be stylish. The two insulated bottle pockets in this diaper bag will fit everything you need for a day at the park or a night on the town.

$90, available at skiphop.com.


From newborn to 3 years, this carrier can be used unaided in many, many positions.

$189, available at buybuybaby.com.

Not only does this set include everything you’ll need to keep your newborn’s skin soft and moisturized, but also it includes a much needed stress relief moisturizing lotion for moms. We love!

$30, available at toysrus.com.

Make washing your baby’s bottles a breeze with this BPA-free brush that reaches those tricky nooks in bottles.

$9, available at summerinfant.com.

Keep your little one entertained on the go with this light-weight folding frame that’s easy to carry and store almost anywhere.  

$70, available at summerinfant.com.

The Mimo Smart Baby Monitor helps you know that your baby is sleeping soundly and resting well by wirelessly sending real-time alerts about the baby’s breathing, body position, skin temperature and sleep activity.

$199, available at Babiesrus.com.

Need help adjusting to motherhood? Join Ecocentric Mom, the mommy friendly subscription box service that offers 5-10 curated, non-toxic, eco-friendly products that range between beauty, skincare, home, baby goods, and healthy foods from a bevy of ethical and sustainable brands.

3-month subscription: $70.50/$23.50 a month, available at ecocentricmom.com

The foaming application allows you to clean your baby without running a full bath and is great to use when you are away from home for a quick and easy clean up.

$5.22, available at amazon.com.

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This unique swaddle features a unique support pad for baby's head and neck, air vents for temperature control and options for arms-in or arms-out swaddling. Genius!

$35, available at justbornforbaby.com.

This wipes, swipe pop up with the push of a button. No rolling or ripping required. Easy as pie!

$2, available at nehemiahbrands.com.