The Best Baby Products for Parents in 2019
New Parents| | By Sierra McCleary-Harris
Becoming a parent isn’t easy. You’ve conquered — or witnessed — the arduous task of birth, and now you’ve got this amazing, tiny human to take home. An amazing, tiny human who needs A LOT of stuff. We’re sure you’ve already got the essentials down; but why not have a little fun, too? Indulge in a bit of trendy baby shopping. What are the best baby products 2019 has to offer? We researched the newest products from the ABC Kids Expo to bring you a few of our faves. Check them out below!
TwistShake Anti-Colic Bottle
Colic sucks. There’s no other way to say it, and no reason to sugarcoat it. If you’re the unlucky parent of a baby suffering from colic, you know there’s often no solace — for you or your little one. There are plenty of remedies and products out there designed to help, and it really comes down to finding the right combo for your particular baby. TwistShake’s Anti-Colic Bottle may be your saving grace. Its mixer net helps with clogs, the anti-colic valve reduces colic, it’s stackable, and it features a wide, ergonomic neck that’s easy to clean and easy to grip. Plus, TwistShake is freezer-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe.
Warmies Plush Marshmallow Hippo
Available in nine different animal options, Warmies Plush Heat-Up Toys pull double duty: The heat and aromatherapy will help lull your fussy baby to sleep, and the soft, plush exterior make these stuffed animals great for playtime during the day, too. The French lavender they’re scented with is carefully sourced from farmers in the province. They aren’t machine washable, but you can clean the surface using a damp cloth because, let’s be real, it’s going to get messy. It’s for babies, after all.
With LumiPets, your little one gets a nightlight and toy all rolled into one safe, adorable bundle. The Bear version (there are five other options) is touch activated, cycling through eight different vibrant colors. It’s made from high-quality, non-toxic, soft, washable silicone. Plus, there’s a built-in lithium battery, so the light stays on all night, doesn’t get hot, and doesn’t have pesky batteries you’ll have to worry about replacing.
Beaba Babycook Neo
Beaba’s new Babycook Neo is the all-in-one baby-food-making tool you’re going to fall in love with. The four settings — steam cook, blend, reheat, and defrost — pretty much mean you won’t need a pot to make baby food ever again. There’s even a pulse-blend feature that helps ensure your baby gets the right consistency as they progress through the different feeding stages. Enter the auto-shutoff feature and dishwasher-safe components and, well, we told you you’d fall in love.
Soak and Save Bags
Diaper blowouts happen. Spills happen. Tiny humans are beautiful miracles, but no one ever accused them of being tidy. It’s easier said than done — especially when you’re out and about — but instead of having a meltdown, reach for some Wash. It. Later.’s Soak and Save Bags. You can isolate the mess and start treating the stains before they ever have a chance to set. All you need is some water!
Baby having trouble settling down or getting to sleep? No worries, just whip them up into a complicated swaddle that you need a master’s degree in geometry to execute. Swaddling works, but man, is there an art to it. Take a shortcut with Happiest Baby’s Sleepea Sack. It can’t unravel, so you don’t have to worry about loose blankets around your baby’s face. The open-weave mesh prevents overheating, there’s a two-way zipper for quick diaper changes, and it’s even made from 100 percent organic cotton.
BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini
BabyBjorn is such an evergreen brand that we routinely refer to all baby carriers by the company’s name, but there’s only one. And the OG brand has released a new, mini carrier for 2019. The BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini is a smaller carrier meant for short babywearing sessions. It’s quick and easy to use, and provides the snug fit that your baby craves and needs during the first months. Plus, the lower-profile, more flexible fabric lets you see and feel your baby’s position better.
Clearly Herbal Gentle Baby Wipes
There are sooo many baby wipes and alternatives on the market. Do you stick with an old faithful like Huggies, or go the hippy-dippy route of using all cloth all the time? Well, there’s something in the middle; don’t throw up your hands in indecision just yet. Clearly Herbal’s Gentle Baby Wipes come in two aromatherapy varietals – herbal and rose water. The Herbal version features lavender, chamomile, and tea tree essential oils, while the Rose Water version includes rose geranium essential oil. Both are gentle and free of alcohol, lanolin, chlorine, latex, and other harsh chemicals.
Vliba Diaper Pail
There are so many diaper disposal systems on the market, but few have the sleek design and capacity of the Vliba Diaper Pail. It comes in six different colors, so it won’t stand out like a sore thumb in your nursery or elsewhere in your home. It’s double sealed, has a foot pedal for hands-free use, and comes with up to a six-month supply of refill bags.
Nuna Leaf Curv
Unlike your typical bouncy seat, Nuna’s Leaf Curv Baby Seat is motor-free; with just a gentle push, you get more than two minutes of motion. There’s no batteries, cords, or buzzing. The Leaf Curv holds up to 130 pounds, easily pops out of the base for playtime or travel, and is made from sustainable organic cotton.
Little Unicorn Jurassic World Swaddles
Calling all nerdy parents! Little Unicorn’s Jurassic World Swaddles were designed exclusively for the movie. Why buy regular swaddling cloths when you can have Hollywood-inspired ones? The set contains three muslin swaddle blankets that are lightweight, breathable, and only get softer with each wash.
Tiny Twinkle Feeding Bibs
We know, we know, what’s so special about a bib? It’s there to protect your little one’s clothes, not be revolutionary. But why can’t it be both? Tiny Twinkle’s Feeding Bibs feature their signature Korean Waffle Weave, or Kaffle, a soft absorbent fabric that consists of two layers of Kaffle and one layer of a waterproofing material. The bibs, which are safe for your baby’s sensitive skin, come in packs of three and are available in four different designs.
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