10 Must-Have Newborn Products for Parenting

When it comes to newborn baby products, it’s important to not only think of the baby’s needs, but of the parent’s needs as well! Here are ten items that are perfect for babies, and also play a huge role in making parenting a little bit easier.

10 Must-Have Newborn Products for Parenting:

Happy Baby Wrap - Sunshine
Happy Baby Wrap – Sunshine

1. Happy Wrap

These wraps are comfy, durable, and perfect for leisurely activities like shopping, walks around the block, or hanging out around the house. Baby is snuggled in close and wrapped up tight.

Why this is great for parents:

Being hands free is rare with little babes! This wrap allows parents to get a few extra things done while keeping baby close. Not to mention, walking with babies is a great soothing mechanism.




Puj Tub - White
Puj Tub – White

2. Puj Tub

This portable bathtub goes from flat to functional in no time at all. The soft, medical-grade foam fits in most any sink. It makes bath time comfortable and perfect for babies up to about six months old.

Why this is great for parents:

This tub won’t get moldy, is easy to store, and is the perfect cozy cradle for baby while getting squeaky clean. Plus, your pain-free back will thank you!



Goumikids Mitts - Size 0-3 Month - Drops (Pink)
Goumikids Mitts – Size 0-3 Month – Drops (Pink)

3. Goumikids Mitts

You’d be hard-pressed to find better baby mittens out there. The two-part closure system allows the perfect fit for all stages of baby’s first few months. They are perfect for keeping germs at bay and, of course, protecting baby from scratches!

Why these are great for parents:

There are already enough things to keep track of with tiny babies. Adding lost mittens to the mix is no help at all. These are designed to stay on! Plus, they’re soft and cute!



Bumbo Floor Seat - Blue
Bumbo Floor Seat – Blue

4. Bumbo Floor Seat

This little seat is great for those young babes who can hold their heads up on their own. It’s a great alternative to lying on the floor all the time. Notice it is called “Bumbo FLOOR seat” and should never be used on a countertop or high surface.

Why this is great for parents:

The seat can be used for playtime, feeding, hair fixing, or even as a great spot to set baby while getting things done.



Loved by Sophia Claire Suede Pacifier Clip - Secret Garden
Loved by Sophia Claire Suede Pacifier Clip – Secret Garden

5. Pacifier Clips

Those blasted binkies! They are ALWAYS getting lost, or sliding under baby in the car seat, or rolling under furniture, or disappearing completely when needed the most. These clips are cute and stylish, and help your baby hang on to the pacifier!

Why these are great for parents:

With these clips, you won’t be crawling on all fours searching for binkies, or constantly bending over to pick the binkyup. Plus, there will be a lot less germs (especially in public) passed to baby!



Ollie World Swaddle Blanket - Sky
Ollie World Swaddle Blanket – Sky

6. Ollie World Swaddle Blankets

These perfect swaddles are incredibly soft and very easy to use! Not only are they adorable, but they use a tie to close off the blanket and warm baby’s toes.

Why these are great for parents:

These are no-fuss swaddles, which eliminate uncomfortable wrinkles, unwanted unwrapping, and the hassle of wrapping and rewrapping for diaper changes in the middle of the night!



Tubby Todd All Over Ointment - Fragrance Free
Tubby Todd All Over Ointment – Fragrance Free

7. Tubby Todd All Over Ointment

Diaper Rash is oh-so-common, especially in the first few weeks when baby’s newborn bum is being wiped raw from all the diaper changes. Or even in the hot summer months, when warm sores appear more frequently. In all of these cases, you definitely need to try this ointment. This ointment is naturally made and great for all ages and ailments.

Why this is great for parents:

This is fantastic as a diaper rash cream, but it can be used for any sore at all, baby related or not!



Fat Brain Toys - OombeeCube
Fat Brain Toys – OombeeCube

8. Fat Brain Toy

This toy is the ultimate versatile toy. It’s easy for young babes to grab onto, perfect for teething, and a great resource for learning shapes and colors.

Why this is great for parents:

Never underestimate the power of a multipurpose toy! Kids of all ages can play with, chew on, and learn from this toy. It is simple, but also complex enough for ample entertainment. And everything is safely attached so you’ll never worry about missing pieces!



Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack

9. Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack

This dreamy bag will carry all the things baby could ever need while out and about. It is spacious, stylish, and perfectly functional.

Why this is great for parents:

Looking good while carrying around all of baby’s things is like killing two birds with one stone! This bag is sure to get double glances from all who set their eyes on it.




Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother - Elephant
Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother – Elephant

10. Skip Hop Elephant Light

This is the light of all lights. Not only does its body light up for the perfect nighttime glow, it also projects stars onto the ceiling. To add to this, there are multiple sound options as well as volume control to set the perfect mood for any stage.

Why this is great for parents:

White noise or lullabies are a great way to soothe children of all ages. Different light options can make any room feel cozy and secure.




There you have it–ten incredible baby products that are great for parenting and also loved by babies!

Jamie Kohler

After earning her Bachelors Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Jamie received a crash-course in motherhood. Though she is relatively new to this gig, and it certainly isn’t always easy, she couldn’t be more in love with her job as a stay-at-home mom. Somehow she has managed to keep her head above water and occasionally finds the time to read & write!

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