-West Coast Home Editor:
Whether you’re looking for a great gift for an expecting mamacita or you are a mama-to-be looking for ideas for your registry, we’ve pooled together our Mom-nominal resources here at SLH to give you some great choices. These 20 gifts are some of the most helpful and most popular baby products for 2018.
HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Essentia Series, Honeycomb $199 – When form follows function, technology is a beautiful thing indeed. This bassinest rotates a full 360 degrees and with an adjustable base will allow your baby to sleep in safety at eye level with mama while you both get some much needed rest.
Tommee Tippee Essentials Bib, 2 pk $8 – “With so much time on my hands, I just love having to clean and wipe my floors after every feeding”…said No Parent Ever. What puts these bibs over the top of other less expensive cloth options is the clever design called the Crumb Catcher. As the name implies, it keeps your little one’s food off the ground and reduces the dreaded “spill-zone”. This bib is made from soft, dishwasher safe plastic and is suitable for babies over 6 months old. And if you just need a quick wipe down mid-meal, it cleans of easily under the tap and with a wipe, it is ready to go back in action.
Ergobaby Original Ergonomic Multi-Position Baby Carrier $119 – Sometimes you just want to ditch the stroller, or you’re walking/hiking over terrain that’s just too uneven for even the best four wheeler. This version by Ergobaby makes the popular list because of its double adjuster lumbar support waistbelt plus cushy straps for long-wearing comfort.
Boon LAWN Countertop Drying Rack – Green $22 – Okay, but seriously now, how CUTE is this? The “grass” blades hold all your just-washed baby accessories in a 2 piece, easy to clean, BPA and PVC free little tray. Absolutely adorable for the kid in all of us. (Product Note : Bottles and utensils in picture not included)
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn To Toddler Tub, Blue $40 – Voted best bathtub in BabyCenter’s Moms Picks awards, this ergonomic designed tub holds baby better for bathing. Form-fitting netting provides extra security making first-time bathing stress free for parents and baby.
Mary Meyer Wubbanub Infant Pacifier Ella Elephant $15 – Wubbanub tops the charts in terms of safe, sturdy and mom-adored pacifiers. They are made of medical grade, non-latex, non-toxic material that’s also BPA, PVC and Phthalates free. Durable and made to stay put in baby’s mouth, they are also just downright cute with super soft attached friend that baby can grab and hold on to. There are a bunch of animals and colors to choose from, but our Editor’s favorite is Ella Bella Elephant (shown here)
Hatch Baby Rest Smart Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise $60 – Babies get used to a lot of sound when they were in the womb. So sometimes that too quiet nursery makes it hard for them to fall asleep and stay asleep. Enter the Hatch Smart Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise Baby Rest. You can set controls via your smartphone (Android and iOS compatible) to multiple settings and times. Controls include different brightness levels, such as soft for night feedings and diaper changes. Many studies now are also recommending keeping white noise decible levels below 50 when possible, and the Hatch gives you full control there. And when baby gets older, parents will fully appreciate the ok-to-wake alerts letting toddlers know when it’s okay to get up. If that wasn’t enough, they offer a whole collection of cute coverlets to coordinate with the child’s nursery.
bumGenius Original One-Size Cloth Diaper 5.0 $22 – Cloth diapers have made a big time come back in the past few years. No longer does your baby-momma have to worry about her little one’s comfort while trying to keep the planet green for their generation. Super easy to clean, quick drying and the adjustable snaps will grow with your child. bumGenius has been around since 2005 and is one of the bestselling and top rated cloth diapers in the world, so no wonder it makes so many registered lists!
LeFun Wireless Baby Monitor $45 – This monitor got our #1 Editor’s Choice award at SLH. Wifi enabled it allows you to see and hear your baby no matter where you are. It comes with night vision and video record as well, plus the 2-way audio allows you to speak to baby even if you are elsewhere. The Intelligent Motion Alert sends info directly to your phone via the App. And because safety is always a parent’s concern, the LeFun comes with financial level encryption technology to ensure your device is secure.
Comotomo Baby Bottle $21 – It’s been called the “must have” baby bottle and with over 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the Comotomo is a clear winner with parents everywhere. Soft silicone makes it easy to clean.
Pink Ruffle Stroller Blanket $40 – The perfect heirloom for years to come is why this blanket is listed as a Top Rated Favorite by Hallmark Baby parents. All Cotton knit with sweet ruffle detail. can be personalized with baby’s name (up to 12 characters) in 8 choices of fonts and colors.
Little Tikes Baby Sway ‘n Play Activity Gym $65 – Activity gyms are made for encouraging babies to interact with their surroundings while keeping them entertained. We love the Little Tikes Baby Sway n’ Play because it’s the only activity gym with built in automatic swaying to keep baby’s eyes on the hanging toys. There’s also a little adjustable mirror for baby to watch themselves. No wonder it’s a favorite on registrations!
Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier, 0-3 Months, 2 Count $5 – Hospitals know a thing or two about babies. The Soothie Pacifier by Philips Avent is their number one most used for a few reasons. It’s 100% BPA free, the one-piece design is super easy to clean and its soft rounded nipple shape prevents nipple confusion (common in breastfeeding babies under 6 months). It comes in a bunch of colors and at only 5 bucks for a 2 pack you can get them in blue, pink, green, yellow and even purple.
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator $40 – A snot sucker isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind for a baby gift. But ask any parent and they’ll tell you it can be a lifesaver. With disposable filters to prevent any bateria transfer, it’s a risk free way of keeping the little one congestion free. The NoseFrida comes Pediatrician endorsed and it’s Swedish design is simple, dishwasher safe, BPA and Phthalate free.
Graco® Pack ‘n Play® On the Go™ Playard $69 – This amazing multi-tasker makes for travel with your little one quick and hassle-free. It has a push button fold allowing it to break down in seconds (including the feet which fold) and wheels for easy manuvering. It’s a self-contained bassinet for secured playtime plus changing station for when you are visiting the relatives.
Woolino 4 Season Baby Sleep Bag, Merino Wool $70 – Baby blankets are cute, but anyone with a restless little one will tell you exactly how many times a night they got through the unhappy routine of their sweet one kicking off their blanket and then crying to tell you about it. Enter the baby sleep sack (also called sleep bag). It keeps your baby cuddled throughout the night no matter how hard they kick. So what makes the Woolino top notches on register lists? First, it’s a no-snap, 2-way zipper design that unzips from top to bottom (important because if baby can reach it, baby will play with it). Second, it’s 100% natural Merino Wool lined which allows it to be a 4 season use baby sack (other materials you’ll need one for hot nights, one for cold and more than likely a few for inbetween). Third, because the wool is so breathable it reduces the risk of overheating (a big risk factor for SIDS). And last, it’s machine washable, something all busy moms & pops can appreciate.
Vulli Sophie The Giraffe Teether $20 – Anything with a pedigree going strong for 40 years is definitely doing something right. Made in France of 100% natural rubber, 100% non-toxic paint, she’s been the teether’s choice for (not kidding) over 40 years now and still going strong as the most popular choice with moms. She’s soft, light, cuddly and even squeeks when squeezed! Added bonus, her bumpy head is great for soothing those little teething gums!
Fisher-Price® Rainforest™ Jumperoo™ $105 – Keeping your baby stimulated is an easy job with this jumper. The spinning seat lets baby move around and explore everything from a bobbling elephant, spinning lizard, swinging monkeys and more!
Hallmark Baby Fawn Print Swaddler Set of 2 $30 – Tough enough for everyday use, these swaddlers are super soft combed cotton to keep your little one comfy cozy. We love the forest fawn print but there are many, many more to choose from.
Britax B-Agile 3 & B-Safe 35 Travel System $289 – When it comes to Infant car safety, Britax tops just about everyone’s list. It’s SafeCell Impact Absorbing Base is made to compress (while maintaining steel strength) to greatly reduce injury potential. It gets high marks for front, rear and side protection for your precious cargo. The stroller feature has a 3-wheel design that improves steering and maneuverability while the mesh ventilation in the canopy keeps things cool and allows visual contact with your baby. Add in multi-position seat reclining options, large under seat storage and additional zippered pockets and you’re ready to take your little tyke out into the world with confidence and safety.
HONORABLE MENTION – While it may not have made the ‘most registered’ list, all our editors here got a super chuckle at First Impression’s cute Onesie. If you’re looking for a last minute baby gift, or just looking for something a little different, this one is sure to bring a smile to parents everywhere…
First Impressions – Sleep Out of Stock Bodysuit $13 – A good onesie is a great staple gift for showers, but why not take it to the next level and add a touch of humor that parents will enjoy? This easy-breathing cotton onesie with bottom snap closures will give everyone a much needed chuckle and favorite go-to outfit for your newest addition.