Need some inspiration to round out your registry or wondering what new parents are excited about? Check out the top 25 most popular baby products from the Babylist Store. From diaper pails to swaddles, pacifiers to monitors, this list of 25 products reflects what expectant families are registering for most.
Fits Like a Glove
Like your favorite yoga pants, these diapers are velvety soft and stretchy and give your baby the freedom to move any which way in comfort. A color-changing wetness indicator tells you when it’s time for a change, and newborn diapers are shaped to avoid rubbing on your baby’s umbilical cord as it heals. Pampers also has a more natural line of diapers with the same wetness protection: Pampers Pure.
You may have to try a few types of pacifiers to find your baby’s #1 binky. But many little ones love soft, silicone Soothies as soon as they’re introduced to it. Hospitals prefer this brand because its design prevents nipple confusion and is the perfect shape for little newborn mouths. Plus, the one-piece design is easy to clean.
No need for a catchy headline when the product really is called the Snotsucker. This nasal aspirator uses your own suction to clear your baby’s stuffy nose. Just place the large tube at the base of your child’s nostril (not inside) and use the red mouthpiece to suck the snot out (yes, really). But don’t panic—it has disposable filters to prevent icky germ transfers. Sure, it sounds like a crazy contraption, but parents swear by it. (Watch this video to see the NoseFrida in action.)
Your Baby’s BFF
A pacifier that actually stays in your baby’s mouth? Yes, please. WubbaNubs are snuggly stuffed animals with a Soothie pacifier attached at the end. This genius combo (invented by a mom, obviously) keeps the paci in position better than a basic binky. So rather than rolling right out of the stroller, a WubbaNub will stay nearby for little hands to easily grab. From elephants to monkeys, lions to puppies, your kiddo will love these plush pals.
The Cool Can
Diaper pails don’t usually get factored into nursery decor. But parents love the Ubbi for its sleek steel design, variety of patterns and power to lock in the stink. Although it’s on the pricier side, you won’t have to splurge on custom liners. Just use your usual kitchen trash bag to contain dirty diapers.
Home Base for Bottles
The best place for bottles to air dry is on an adorable patch of grass. This two-piece drying rack is a fan favorite for containing all those bottle parts and pieces, pacifiers, spoons and sippy cups. After washing, stick items into the “grass blades,” and water will drain down into the little tray. It’s easy to empty and clean in the sink. Plus, the sleek design adds a bit of zen to bottle-washing.
The Changing Table Staple
Need some back-up during diaper changes? The high, curved walls and safety belt on Summer Infant’s 2-Sided Changing Pad keep your little mover and shaker in place. This pad fits practically every changing table. Summer makes their own pad covers, but most other brands will work just as well. And when things get messy (which they inevitably will), the waterproof vinyl can easily be wiped clean.
The Breast-Inspired Bottle
Transitioning from breastfeeding to bottle feeding isn’t always a breeze. There’s nipple confusion and all-out bottle rejection. “Good times!” said no one ever. From the naturally shaped nipple to the squeezable silicone base, every feature of Comotomo bottles mimics mom’s breast, making for a seamless switch. And when it comes to cleaning, no bottle brush is necessary. Cue the collective “hallelujah!”
The Classic Teether
You’d be hard pressed to spot a baby out on the town without Sophie. This beloved giraffe teether has been around since 1961, and for good reason. Handmade in France with 100-percent natural rubber, every part is perfect for grabbing, chewing and squeaking. Plus, the contrasting spots give visual stimulation a boost. Say “oui” to this baby must-have.
Consider this your newborn’s version of a couch. It’s soft and cushy and designed for max baby comfort with a contoured interior that lets your child stretch out and relax. With a slight incline on one end of Boppy’s machine-washable pillow your baby can watch everything that’s going on without slumping over. It’s an ideal resting spot for little ones up to 16 pounds.
Nightlight + sound machine + OK to wake clock rolled into one, fully customizable and all controlled easily via your phone? Yes, please! Tech done right, this sleek and simple nightlight pulls triple duty by providing not only a soft, glowing light for all those midnight feeding sessions, but also functions as a soothing sound machine and a clock to help with those early morning wakings as your babe gets older. And since the Hatch Baby Rest is all controlled from your phone, you won’t have to worry about stealth trips into the nursery to turn it on or off.
The Mod Humidifier
Humidifiers get a bad rap for being clunky, noisy, space-hogs that are hard to clean. Crane’s Drop Cool Mist Humidifier is the opposite on all counts. This sleek gadget adds moisture to the air (without making a peep), helping to relieve stuffy noses and scratchy throats. It’ll work its magic all night, without needing a refill. Bonus: the moist air keeps your little one’s skin from getting dry during the winter months, too. (Watch it in action here.)
The Swaddle of All Trades
So what if you can’t master a swaddle? These soft, lightweight blankets (in tons of patterns) have plenty of uses other than making a baby burrito. Use it as a playmat, nursing cover, car seat cover, cozy blankie for bedtime snuggles or even wear it as an impromptu scarf to hide the spit-up all over your shirt. (Watch this video for how to use it.)
For some mysterious reason, it’s hard to get socks and shoes to stay on babies’ feet. Blame it on their pudgy shape, wiggly legs or a child who thinks it’s a game to pull them off. But the two-snap closure on Zutano baby booties means business. The soft, fleecy booties stay put and keep tootsies warm.
The dilemma: bending over to nurse your baby hurts your back after awhile, but lifting your child up to your breast makes your arms burn. Enter the Boppy Nursing Pillow: this c-shaped pillow wraps around your waist to lift your baby up and provide a comfy resting spot while nursing. Cover the machine-washable pillow with a slipcover (sold separately and available in lots of adorable patterns) and use it to support your baby during tummy time and while learning to sit too.
Next-Level Baby Monitor
Traditional monitors alert you when your baby is crying or squirming around. But the Owlet Smart Sock 2 watches over your little one’s vital signs throughout the night. A sock with sensors wraps around your baby’s foot to track heart rate and oxygen levels using a tool called pulse oximetry. If something changes, the base unit lights up and makes sounds to let you know. For many parents, it’s just the peace of mind they need to rest easier. There’s also a camera you can buy with it for a complete monitoring system.
The Chill Zone
Babies love snuggly spots that remind them of the good old days in the womb. The DockATot delivers that cozy, secure vibe…and then some. It’s a comfy place for little ones up to eight months old to chill, play, do tummy time and even have a diaper change. Perfect for home or travel, you’ll want to take this lightweight, portable lounger everywhere you go.