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Figuring out what you need for a new baby can be overwhelming. These days there are so many options it can be difficult to choose. So we've narrowed down only the best and favorite baby items for you. Whether you're on the go or in the nursery, these great items will make sure you're ready and that baby is looking adorable. Click an item listed below to directly read about it, or browse through all 28 items and get some great ideas!

Favorite Baby items

Baby Gift Guide for New Parents

On the Go

Nursery Time

Baby's Lookin' Good!

Bath and Aid

What's Cookin'?

Play Time

On the Go

favorite baby items Fit2 car seat

  • Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat

    Our favorite baby items are all about keeping baby happy and safe. The Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat by Chicco is highly rated and loved. It works from birth until your child is 35″ and 35 pounds but it also grows with your toddler. You can safely expand it to give your child more leg room than standard infant car seats. Crash-tested for safety, this is a top choice to last you for much longer than other infant seats. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items mini bravo stroller

  • Chicco Mini Bravo Plus Lightweight Stroller

    TheMini Bravo Stroller by Chicco is lightweight with a small footprint plus it features a safe and comfy 5-point harness and easy one-hand fold. Once folded it stands on its own and has an easy carrying handle. It can also be used with the car seat featured above meaning you can use it from birth until your child reacher 50 pounds. Compact and less than 20 pounds, it takes up little room wherever it goes. It has lots of storage room in the undercarriage and a parent tray to hold whatever you need. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Fastasleep Playard

  • Chicco FastAsleep Playard

    The FastAsleep Playard features a snap-open set-up, a 2-in-1 changer and napper, and zip-and-wash fabrics. The full-sized sleeping area is great for growing kids up to 30 pounds, and the changer can support the same weight. The napper is great for little babies up to 15 pounds. Compact, it comes with its own bag for storage and moving around. The changer/napper has it's own bag so you can bring it along, or leave it at home, your choice. Its padded mattress gives your child a comfy area to sleep or play, wherever you need to go. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Together Carrier

  • Infantino's Together Pull-Over Carrier

    The Together Pull-On Knit Carrier is great for keeping baby close hands-free. It looks and feels just like a wrap carrier, but without the hassle! The teeshirt-like material is pre-sewn into a strong and sturdy design that slips right over your head. Ergonomic for both you and baby it is super comfortable, keeps your baby snuggles close, and frees your hands to get things done. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Ultra Diaper Bag

  • Ultra Complete Diaper Bag

    The Ültra Complete Diaper Bag is the only diaper bag you will ever need! With 16 pockets, built in wet-bag, and 5 included accessories, you have and can carry everything you need. It is also durable and easy to clean. The styling is great for either dad or mom. The padded shoulder strap makes carrying it easy or you can hang it onto your stroller with the universal clip. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Plush Pad

    • Plush Pad Portable Changing Pad

      The Charleston Plush Pad was specifically designed for changing baby on-the-go. It's one of our favorite baby items because the mom designed changing pad is thick enough to use at home but compact enough to use on the go, without compromising comfort. T pad is over one half-inch thick and is topped in a water repellant taslin fabric cover and slipped into the soft outer cover. The outer covers are cute and comfortable and the cover can be slipped off for washing. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Baby Elephant Ears

  • Baby Elephant Ears

    Did you know babies can experience spinal misalignment during birth? It's really no surprise considering all they go through, but that misalignment can equal discomfort for baby.  Many parents meet the obvious needs of a crying baby and yet, they still cry. It could be because they are uncomfortable because their spine is misaligned! Baby Elephant Ears is an infant support pillow for new babies. It properly supports their neck and head, aligning the spine properly and leading to less discomfort. Less discomfort means a happy baby! You can use it the stroller, swing, bouncer, and wherever support is needed. Just do not use it while the baby is sleeping as it can pose a hazard. With tons of adorable fabric options, you can find one to fit your theme perfectly. Originally mom-made, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items elephant pacifier pocket

  • Elephant Pacifier Pocket

    This Elephant Pacifier Pocket is the adorable epitome of JL Childress. For over 25 years, JL Childress has been creating functional products for families on the go. From car seat gate check bags to nursery accessories, they have you covered with the things you need to make parenting easier. These little pocket attach to your diaper bag or stroller, or wherever you need them. They are made with high-contrast soft fabrics and can hold your pacifiers safely and cleanly. These pockets also double as a portable toy for you baby with crinkle fabric, squeakers, and fun patterns! Go Back to the Top

Nursery Time

favorite baby items Lectrofan Kinder

  • LectroFan Kinder Nightlight and Sound Machine

    This plug-in sound and light machine designed by Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc. is made to create a soothing environment for newborns and young children. It has 75 different naturally recorded soothing sounds like white noise, fan sounds, nature sounds, and lullabies that constantly evolve and never repeat. The soft light provides a calming ambiance to sooth to sleep. You can also use the connected phone app to control the lights, sounds, volume and brightness from anywhere in the home. Plug it right into the wall or with the plugin cord, either way, it takes up almost no space! You can find these at soundofsleep.com and amazon.com. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items moon and baby blankets

  • Moon and Baby Blankets

    You seem to acquire an innumerable amount of baby blankets when you have a baby, but there are usually only a couple you end up using regularly. These Organic Cotton Blankets are the ones you use! They make great security blankets for babies and multi-purpose blankets for parents. They're soft and stretchy enough to make perfect swaddles. The open weaved cotton is warm enough for cooler months but cool enough for warm months. They are long wearing and made to stand up to the daily rigors of use. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Underwater Crib Sheet

  • Rookie Humans Crib Sheet

    First, can we talk about how awesome this brand name is? Now, can we appreciate the totally original aesthetic of these designs, making this one of our favorite baby items? Illustrations by Swantje Hinrichsen adorn this amazing Underwater Love crib sheet. With a gender neutral theme, it's great for your little boy or girl. They come in standard US crib or mini crib size. They are so original and whimsical and adorable! You'll never see anything else like them. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Ombre Baby Blanket

  • Lorena Canals Ombre Baby Blanket

    Made with 100% natural cotton and non-toxic dyes these Ombré baby blankets are comfy and cozy at all times. They are each handmade and unique. The ombre coloring compliments any nursery. Knitted thick for softness by hand and with fun pompons on the corners for baby to play with.  Though they are made in India, Lorena Canals makes sure there is no child labor in making these and each purchase goes back to help a poverty-stricken child attend school. Go Back to the Top

Baby's Lookin' Good!

favorite baby items floral milestone stickers

  • Floral Milestone Stickers

    It is a fairly modern tradition to document a baby's milestones photographically. These beautiful Floral Milestone Stickers are modern and classy. They include months 0-12 to document each month, plus special major holiday stickers and milestones like crawling and first tooth. They are matte printed so there is no glare in the photos and the numbers are printed large enough to easily see. These stickers help create beautiful baby memories for new mothers.  You get 24 stickers for a very good price, making it one of our favorite baby items. They make a great gift for new parents! Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items QKiddo Headbands

  • QKiddo Headbands

    These elastic headbands are perfect for your little princess. Very stretchy, they fit newborns to toddlers easily. Each is handmade with the utmost love and they are perfectly adorable. The flowers headband features three delicate pink flowers and pretty lace and is great for everyday or special occasions. The crown headband with lace and rhinestones will make your girl feel like a fairy princess. Your baby will be the belle of the ball with these gorgeous and unique headbands. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items MK Shoes

  • Kidsshoes MK Shoes

    Even your tiniest child will look great in these designer crib shoes by Michael Kors. Easy to slip on and off they come in baby-sized 0-4. Kidsshoes.com features tons of wonderful brands for you girls and boys of all ages. They feature many designers and brands that make shoes exclusively for Kidsshoes.com. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Finn and Emma Dreamworlds Bodysuit

  • Finn + Emma's Dreamworld Bodysuit

    This lovely graphic bodysuit is inspired by characters in Emily Winfield Martin's book “The Wonderful Things You Will Be”. Your imaginations float away with this beautiful balloon boy. This adorable and incredibly soft, 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton bodysuit is perfect for all sizes and activity levels and made with eco-friendly/non-toxic dyes. These clothes are made in a fair-trade setting by an artisanal women's collective in Peru. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Feminist Set

  • Love Bubby Little Feminist Gift Set

    This adorable little feminist gift set from Love Bubby is perfect for the future strong woman in your life. With a shirt and bracelet, your little girl will be ready to face the world. With sizes from 12m to 6T, you child can wear these proudly.  Easily one of our favorite baby items on the list. Go Back to the Top

Bath and Aid

favorite baby items MyThermo

  • MyThermo Non-Contact Thermometer

    All new parents want to make sure their baby is safe and healthy. With MyThermo non-contact thermometer, you can check for fever or if the bath water is too hot. Just point it at what you want to read and the readout displays the temperature with a color-coded light indicating normal or abnormal temps.  You can create up to 7 separate profiles for your whole family to keep track of.  It connects wirelessly to the free BewellConnect app on your phone to help keep track progress! It offers easy to read graphs and color-coded readings that you can share with your doctor if needed. Ther versatility makes this an easy addition to the favorite baby items list. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items bamboo washcloths

  • Bamboo Organic Cotton Washcloths

    Washcloths can literally come to a dime a dozen, but cheap one typically fray and fall apart after a use or two. This doesn't mean that they have to be expensive either! Incredibly soft, hypoallergenic, and affordable these Ah Goo Baby Organics Signature Bamboo Cotton Washcloths are a favorite for the entire family. They are woven with the lightest and softest, premium quality bamboo fibers available making them gentle, soft, and long-lasting. Carry one with you in your diaper bag for spit-ups, spills, teething, and gentle cleansing. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Soft Spotz

  • Soft Spotz Kneelers

    You really don't realize how uncomfortable it is to give your baby a bath in the tub until you're kneeling down next to it. It's not fun! This Softspotz ® from Ah Goo Baby are a wonderful solution. With the non-slip backing and a suction cup, they stay in place, so no sliding around while you reach for stuff. They are thick and comfy with a neoprene coating to be water-resistant. You can use them as a small cushioned seat as well for your toddler! The suction cups and loops make them easy to hang up to dry. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Baby Dove

favorite baby items wips and case

  • bloom BABY Wipes and Container

    You can never have too many baby wipe. In the diaper bag, at home, in the car, in your purse, everywhere! This baby wipes + travel container from bloom BABY gets you 640 jumbo sized wipes with a travel container.  These textured & thick baby wipes are made with ultra-pure glacial water and infused with plant-derived vitamins A, B-Complex, D, Omega -3 and Omega-6 for natural skin soothing and healing. Their texture proves to be “smear-free” and they were voted the best baby wipes of 2017. Plus they are environmentally friendly. So be sure to stock up on the best! Go Back to the Top

What's Cookin'?

favorite baby items mostly made

  • Mostly Made Meal Service

    This is a new take on meal service kits. There's no subscription, no prep. Your “fillings” arrive fresh and you just add the fixings. If you have any extra, just freeze it for future use! The last thing a new a new parent wants to think about is cooking dinner every night. Mostly Made makes it quick and easy to put together a healthy meal for the whole family. Those who use Weight Watchers said these fillings can be assembled into dinners that are only a few points! This may not be one of our favorite baby items per se, but it's great for those with a new baby. Mix and match fillings in a box to have a variety of meals ready to go. Mostly Made products are sold at mostly-made.com and on Amazon. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Combi high chair

    • Combi Raspberry High Chair

    • Combi is known for their small, sleek, urban living designs. This high chair is no exception but looks great for any kitchen or dining area.  This Raspberry colored Combi high chair has five height adjustments and three recline settings. The five-point harness keeps even the squirmiest of toddler and babies safely secured and comfortable. The try is dishwasher safe, the seat is wipable, and the chair folds up super compact to get it out of the way. It's practical, good-looking, and our favorite baby item for high chairs. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items Newborn Bottle Set

  • Minbie Newborn Bottle Bundle

    Australians have prized these bottle for years and now they're available in the USA. These Newborn Minbie bottles were specially designed for babies rejecting the breast and other bottles. Minbie designed the nipples are designed nipple confusion and ensure a proper breastfeeding latch. There are have extra slow and slow flow nipples depending on how your baby feeds and other nipples designed for 6 months and 9 months +. These bottles feature an exceptional 3-way anti-colic and anti-reflux design. They are ideal for moms who want to breastfeed but can't all of the time. Go Back to the Top

Play Time

favorite baby items Sophie the Giraffe

  • Sophie the Giraffe

    This favorite baby item list could not be complete without the iconic Sophie the Giraffe. Made from 100% natural rubber she gently stimulates all five of babies senses. The scent and soft feel of the rubber is totally unique to a baby. Her legs, neck, and horns are easy to grab and chew on. The squeaker is a favorite of babies worldwide.  The Medium Birth Set contains an original Sophie and a gorgeous 47.2″ lightweight swaddle cloth in a beautiful gift box. Sophie hails from France and can remain in your family for generations. Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items cold brew rattle

  • Cold Brew Rattle

    Do you love the delicious smoothness of cold brewed coffee? Now your baby can too, but caffeine free! The Cold Brew Rattle from Estrella NYC is made from GOTS certified organic 100% cotton with poly filling. The rattles inside are soft and non-jarring. It's the perfect size for little hands at about 4″ tall. You can also machine wash it! Go Back to the Top

favorite baby items my first bunny

  • My First Bunny

    Make your child's first stuffed animal a great one. This First Bunny from Rose & Rex and designer Maileg is perfectly soft, small and adorable for even newborns. The box has blank lines to fill in baby's name, weight, and date of birth and comes in blue or pink.  As children grow they learn empathy and story-telling with their little bunny, and more practical skills as they get older. It makes for a perfect for a lifetime friend and a favorite baby item for all. Go Back to the Top

Be sure to also check out our Gift Guide for Instant Pot as well!

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Laurie Bennett

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I am a wife, mother of two, entrepreneur and life style blogger. I grew up in sunny Southern California and moved to Bozeman, MT in 2001. After our children were grown, and we were semi-retired, we decided to become snow birds and alternate between Montana and Arizona, as our home. Today I spend my time working on my weight watchers friendly blog at www.slapdashmom.com, working in my garden, tending to my animals and dreaming up ways to help and teach others how to start a successful online business.

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  1. Wow These things are very important for a new baby. Needless to say, all the above items are fabulous and amazing. I love all of these.

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