Becoming a first-time parent is an overwhelming prospect on its own. But when combined with having to sort through thousands of options for nursery products that all claim to be the best, anxiety levels really start to skyrocket. It also doesn’t help that there’s a seemingly unending supply of baby products that are well-designed and impossibly stylish (think chic mid-century modern cribs, hip cactus-printed swaddling blankets, and sleep soothers fashioned to look like characters out of your favorite Japanime). And with the royal baby coming, we can’t help wondering what are Harry and Meghan putting on their baby registry / being gifted from Jay Z and Beyonce? But despite the obvious aesthetic appeal of all these adorable baby things and endless news coverage that will be sure to focus details down to the royal baby’s diaper pail, you still can’t help but ask yourself: Is this the absolute best crib/swaddle/bassinet/high chair for my kid?
For answers to these questions we turned to the product sage that is Amazon. (Thousands of other parents must know, right?) Whether you’re shopping for an upcoming addition to your family or trying to find the perfect shower gift, here are some of the best and most sought after baby products on Amazon.
Mid-century design meets functionality with this 3-in-1 convertible crib that transforms into a daybed or toddler bed as your little one grows. Made from sustainably-sourced New Zealand pinewood, the crib allows for four adjustable mattress positions in order to maximize your baby’s comfort and safety. Even better: The crib is made of eco-conscious materials and is Greenguard Gold certified.Buy Now
Over 900 new parents on Amazon agree that this lightweight bassinet is a winner. Featuring a double canopy and sleeping pad, this versatile bassinet can easily be moved from room to room (or popped in the car for a road trip to the in-laws). There’s also a handy basket underneath where you can store baby necessities. And at well under $100, this bassinet is a total steal.Buy Now
Give your baby the royal treatment without breaking the bank or sacrificing on functionality with this modern take on a traditional bassinet. With locking wheels for easy mobility and an adjustable, removable canopy, this is what we imagine Kate and Will using to move their offspring from one room in Nottingham Cottage to another. Fussy baby? The Sweet Beginnings Bassinet also features a nightlight with an attached music module that has pre-loaded lullabies.Buy Now
This ain’t one of those playpens you used to jump around in. This portable playard comes with a “Dream Center” bassinet and elevated changing table, so that your baby can transition from tummy time to nap time (and be changed easily!) wherever your adventures take you. Parents especially like the “Dream Center” because it’s lined with comfy plush fabric and has a slight incline to ensure the baby’s head stays elevated. And because accidents happen, all of the fabric pieces are machine-washable and easily zip off so you can chuck them in the washing machine whenever needed.Buy Now
Minimal and compact, the makers of this “Nook” high chair understand that having two free hands is a rarity as a new parent. People love this high chair because it has a large swing-open tray that operates with a one-hand motion. Simply move the tray aside, unbuckle your baby and clean up the dishes and errant Cheerios later. The chair folds up and stashes easily in a closet, making it perfect for condo and apartment living, as well as travel and picnics.Buy Now
Infant Optics DXR-8 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical lens, $165.99 on Amazon
Named one of the best baby monitors by the likes of “The Bump” and “Techradar,” this high-tech monitor is the first of its kind with an interchangeable optical lens. This means you can customize the focal length and viewing angle based on the environment. Parents also love this one because it’s a self-contained unit and does not require WiFi. Instead, it communicates directly from the camera to the monitor (because keeping tabs on your baby is stressful enough without having to worry about an internet connection).Buy Now
If you’ve ever nursed an infant, you know the value of a great glider. This upholstered glider with a matching ottoman offers extra lower-back support and a 360 degree swivel motion, along with forward and backward gliding—perfect for cradling a baby to sleep. Sleek and stylish, it will also work in your guest bedroom after your littles have grown up.Buy Now
SleepyMe Smart Sleep Soother, $39.99 on Amazon (originally $64.99)
There’s nothing worse than being an exhausted parent with a baby that just won’t go to sleep. Enter this multi-functional sleep soother that’s designed to help your baby or toddler fall asleep, and most importantly, stay asleep. The SleepyMe features different lullabies (including “Mama’s heartbeat,” “nature sounds,” and “white noise machine”) and has the ability to project stars around the room, turning your nursery into a magical sleeping space. Best of all, according to online reviews, it actually works! Little ones are mesmerized by the lights and bedtimes are nailed in the process. Plus, it’s an adorable chick in an egg. What’s not to like?Buy Now
You may may remember the Diaper Genie from that episode of “Sex and the City,” but it’s actually this similar model by Ubbi that’s the bestseller on Amazon. What sets it apart from the competition is the fact that it doesn’t require any special bags, refills, or inserts (a huge perk for busy new parents who can’t easily run out to the store to buy a branded diaper pail product). Parents also like the inner pail because it’s stainless steel and does a good job of locking out odor, which is crucial.Buy Now
When it’s time to change a diaper, you want to have all of the essentials within arm’s reach. Enter this chic and functional diaper caddy. With removable organizer inserts, you can use this caddy to store diapering products, baby toys, onesies, or even a breast pump. Why people love it: It’s sturdy, holds lots of supplies, and looks stylish to boot.Buy Now
Goodbye cold baby bottoms, hello hiccapop wipe warmer. Avoid the shock of chilly wipes on your baby’s skin with this 3-in-1 product. A silicone seal keeps the wipes wet while retaining warmth. It also functions as a night light—perfect for those middle-of-the-night diaper changes. If you think wet wipes plus electricity equals danger, this device has low voltage for added safety and thermal fuses to protect against power surges.Buy Now
Tiny fingers and hands have the tendency to get, well, everywhere. This complete baby-proofing kit has everything you need to keep your home and baby safe. The package includes 10 invisible magnetic cabinet locks, 10 outlet plugs, 10 corner guards, and four baby safety latches. There’s also three copies of the key for the cabinet locks, just in case you lose one or two. Parents like this baby proofing kit because it’s easy to install and includes strong 3M adhesive, so you never have to worry about pieces slipping off and falling into the hands (or mouth) of a roving infant.Buy Now
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