When you discover that you’re having your first baby, putting a registry together can seem like an overwhelming task. How do you know what products are essentials and which are unnecessary? And when you know a product to add, which brand do you choose? Having family and friends by your side to guide you is the best thing for any soon-to-be mom. Still, with new, revolutionary products constantly coming to market, you may not be aware of some of these amazing inventions. That’s why we’re putting together a quick list of 13 essential products that will be total life-savers when your bundle of joy finally arrives. Check these out and soon you’ll be recommending these to all of your new mom friends!
Breathe-Through Crib Mattress by SafeSleep
Many new parents are fearful that their babies will stop breathing while sleeping. The SafeSleep BreatheTHRU Crib Mattress is unlike any other crib mattress on the market today because it is air permeable so even if baby ends up lying face down, he will be able to breathe oxygen normally through the mattress and it does not allow the carbon dioxide to accumulate, unlike with fiberfill and quilted surfaces. The scientifically tested crib mattress features a hollow base with openings in the sides that allow constant airflow. The surface is a 3D open weave fabric where oxygen-rich air goes in and harmful exhaled air goes out and away from a sleeping baby. Tested and recognized as the safest crib mattress, SafeSleep has the highest air-flow rate compared to any other mattress or topper on the market. This is the only crib mattress that shows a 100% oxygen level rating when an infant is face down.
My son sleeps on his tummy so this product was a lifesaver! I have peace of mind every time my son sleeps knowing he is safe.
The Woombie Air® is the first breathable swaddle that allows excess body heat to escape and requires no wrapping. Invented by a mom of five, 20+ year RN, and Infant Care Specialist, the multi-award-winning Woombie is a unique peanut-shaped patented swaddle that imitates the comfort and security of the womb resulting in longer periods of sleep. It helps reduce the risk of SIDS as well as prevents overheating, face-scratching, startling, and colic. Over a million babies and counting have used the Woombie and parents swear by it! My son wore his Woombie from birth and as soon as we put him in the Woombie at night he fell right to sleep. So amazing!
The Beebo is a free-hand baby bottle holder invented by an engineer, hands-on dad, Martin Hill, so he could read to his baby while feeding him! Now parents with disabilities can feed their babies and use feeding time as bonding time. With a new baby, feeding times are quite often, so this is an awesome opportunity to enrich this bonding experience. The Beebo brings families closer together and aside from reading to baby while feeding, the Beebo is amazing for feeding baby while eating dinner as a family, tending to other sibling babies/toddlers, and much more.
I love this product, but my husband loves it even more! I pumped breastmilk and we fed via bottle and supplemented with formula so this was amazing to have. I could feed baby and pump with the free hand!
Invented by a mom of two, Handsocks mittens prevent newborn face-scratching and are the perfect solution to keep babies warm without falling off. They are also changing the lives of babies with eczema, babies in the NICU (prevents them from grabbing tubes, etc.), and babies with wounds. The fling-proof mittens have an elastic end for a snug fit with a stretchy sleeve that keeps them on. The mittens are designed to grow with your child’s needs.
Our newborn son’s first photo was adorable, but he had a big scratch on his face from his own nails! I knew right away we needed something and Handsocks are amazing. The other hand mittens for babies always fall off, but Handsocks stay on and are super soft.
Graco Modes™ Click Connect™ Travel System
This lifestyle stroller truly grows with your child from infant to toddler. It includes the Graco top-rated SnugRide® Click Connect™ 35 Infant Car Seat, rear-facing from 4-35 lbs. and up to 32.” It is 3 stylish strollers in 1 and provides 10 versatile riding options. The reversible stroller seat allows your baby to face you, reclines flat to create an infant carriage and then converts to a forward-facing toddler seat. Convenience features include lockable front-swivel wheels for increased maneuverability, one-handed standing fold, pivoting child’s tray with cup holders and a parent’s storage tray.
This stroller is amazing! It even traveled all the way to Europe with us. So lightweight yet full of features and easy to use.
The 4moms® mamaRoo®4 infant seat bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their babies. It features five unique motions and five-speed options for a total of 25 different combinations. Soothe your baby with one of the four built-in sounds, or connect any MP3 device. The mamaRoo4 seat offers full recline to allow baby to lie back and relax or sit up and play.
This is a perfect place for baby to be safe and secure during the day. The different movements are natural like I am holding the baby and rocking. It’s made very well and I love the design.
Pello Luxe Floor Pillow
Designed by a mom, the Pello Luxe Floor Pillow goes beyond the standard play mat, positioning pillow, or baby gym. The Luxe Floor Pillow provides comfort and support, promotes muscle development, and encourages independent play. Pello is unique because it meets a child’s ever-changing needs. The Pello’s distinctive donut shape, with the raised edges and soft, padded center, has several benefits at all stages of a child’s life.
I love the Pello! If I needed to place my son in a safe spot while I made a bottle or something else, he stayed right in the Pello by me on the floor. Great for tummy-time too – and we use it now for reading books before bed so this product will grow with your child!
iBaby Monitor M6S
The iBaby Monitor M6S features include 1080p video resolution, temperature, humidity, and air sensors, two-way audio, and dual broadband connectivity. Parents can monitor and care for their baby anywhere they go thanks to the monitor’s ability to connect to Android and iOS devices.
This monitor is amazing and I love being able to check on our son without a clunky monitor. We just need our cell phone!
Munchkin Nursery Projector + Sound System
Help lull baby to sleep with the voice-activated Nursery Projector and Sound System by Munchkin. This multitasking sleep solution helps provide a relaxing environment with 4 soothing sounds, 3 lullabies, 3 Mozart songs, and 3 dreamy images to project onto nursery walls or ceilings. The night light has a soft glow that’s perfect for nighttime check-ins and diaper changes, and a sleep timer can be programmed to 15, 30 or 60-minute intervals.
This sound machine is great! We use the white noise setting and our son sleeps all through the night with no interruptions.
MAM Anti-Colic Baby Bottle
This BPA- free baby bottle can be sterilized in the microwave in just 3 minutes! It features wide openings and 5 parts for easy cleaning. The MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple makes for an easy switch between breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Base ventilation systems provide a smooth milk flow which reduces air swallowed by baby, gas, and burps.
These bottles are awesome! Our son spits up a lot and once we changed to these bottles he was less fussy.
Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers
These safe + effective (and adorable!) diapers will help keep your baby’s sensitive skin protected and dry. The ultra-absorbent core in Seventh Generation diapers, made with sustainably-sourced fluff and 0% chlorine bleaching, helps prevent leaks. They design these diapers to care for your baby as well as the health of the next seven generations.
LOVE these diapers! They have so much room and are easy to put on. They stay put and they are eco.
Dooky Baby Cover
The Dooky Baby Cover is universal and easily fits in seconds to any infant carrier, stroller, and pushchair. Because of its unique and registered design, the Dooky is easily adjustable in height. Simply roll your Dooky up and down using the Velcro strips, keeping the sunlight away from your child’s face. When your child is asleep, simply roll it all the way down to create a dark and quiet environment. With the additional strings on the bottom, you can easily fasten the Dooky, ensuring it is not affected by strong winds.
The Dooky is amazing! Creates a dark spot for baby whenever needed – we used it so baby could sleep in the airport in the stroller. Also, it’s so lightweight and not bulky. This is a must. Other covers enclose baby and trap heat – this does not.
Bebe Au Lait Nursing cover
Looking for a little extra privacy while nursing in public? Only Bébé au Lait Nursing Covers have a patented open neckline that holds the cover away from mom and baby—allowing them to maintain eye contact so they can continue to bond while breastfeeding on the go. The open neckline provides airflow and allows mom to see that baby is properly latched, which is key to breastfeeding success. Secure and adjustable, the neck strap holds the nursing cover in place, giving you privacy and confidence while breastfeeding, wherever you are.
I love how easy to use this cover is and the designs are so beautiful. Affordable too!
Written by Tasha Mayberry, Publicist of SafeSleep, makers of the BreatheTHRU Crib Mattress. Shop here for the safest crib mattress for baby.
Our Breathe-Through Crib Mattresses are so safe, physicians write prescriptions for infants who must tummy sleep for health reasons.