There is an overwhelming amount of products out there for babies and toddlers, and I was paralyzed just trying to navigate the endless choices of stuff you “need” when you get pregnant. So, I compiled this list of my personal favorites (as I wish someone would have done for me!). Please note that I am not getting paid to share this information. These are items that made my life a lot easier during the first 18 months of my sons life, so please enjoy these products that I love and couldn’t live without!

Stroller & Carriers


I love this stroller for so many reasons. Complete the set with the car seat that clicks onto the stroller frame. Get the travel bag as it acts as an insurance if the stroller gets damaged on the plane. Great customer service. UPPAbaby Vista Stroller.

Carrier (Splurge)

Love that you can carry your little one both on the front and back with this carrier. My son is 19 months now and I still carry him in this when we travel. Ergobaby Carrier, 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier with Cool Air Mesh.

Carrier (Save)

My son is a preemie and was very small so this carrier worked best for us the first few months. Great quality and fits my petite frame really well. BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original.

Kitchen & Nutrition

High Chair (Splurge)

Practical and stylish, this high chair is a top of the line choice and worth every penny. Will grow with your child until he or she is old enough to sit in an adult chair. Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair Complete Bundle.

High Chair (Save)

At $19 this chair may be the most commonly used chair at all restaurants and hotels all over Europe. Simple and packable. IKEA ANTILOP High Chair.

Bumbo Multi Seat

This can be used as a baby floor seat, strapped to an adult chair for feeding in place of a highchair, or as a booster. I have used this seat with my boy everyday since he could sit up. We bring this on road trips, and it’s one of the most used items I have gotten for my little one.

Vegan Leather Mats

Perfect for below the highchair, play mats, and about everything else. My favorite is the World Map 🙂 Gathre. Modern leather goods that make your everyday prettier and easier.


These worked really well with my son’s colic and gas problems. Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottles. Anti-colic.

Bella Tunno Wonder Plates

Best plate. It sticks to the table which is crucial when it comes to baby dining. And it’s cute.

Eat Your Greens

My son absolutely LOVES this superfood drink. It’s a powder so easy to bring when traveling 🙂 NEW GREENS. Small batch. California Crafted.

Multivitamin with Iron

Most taste like crap but my son comes running when I tell him to get his vitamins. And it’s organic 🙂 NovaFerrum Vegan Multivitamin with Iron for Infants and Toddlers (Organic Plant-Based D-3).

Bumkins Bibs & Smocks

Bib. I know it’s just a bib. But this is so much more. It’s kind of like a smock and it does the job well. Bumkins Junior Bib/Short Sleeve Toddler Bib/Smock 1-3 Years.

Joovy Dood Sippy Cup

Best sippy cup. Hands down. Turquoise, 7 Ounce.

Bathroom & Toiletries


Simply the best. Can be used from infant to toddler. The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub, Teal.

Tooth Brush

It’s electric and makes brushing teeth fun! Brush Baby BabySonic Infant and Toddler Electric Toothbrush for Ages 0-3 Years.

Teething Relief

These are your best friend when those teeth are coming in. You’ll go trough about a million. Homeopathic Medicine for Teething Relief. Boiron Camilia.

Teething & Pacifiers

Loulou Lollipop creates the best assortment of teething toys and pacifier clips. Beech wood and food grade silicone. Fun-loving, distinctive products to comfort babies and growing families.

Probiotic Drops

Mommy’s Bliss – Probiotic Drops for those with sensitive little tummies.

Sunscreen Stick

Because putting on sunscreen on a kid is like wrestling with an alligator, and this sunscreen stick makes the whole experience a lot easier. Goddess Garden Baby SPF 50.

Soaps & Lotions

Everyone is such a great brand. Inexpensive and EWG verified. Love their stuff for both kids and adults.



At $79 this is crib is good for both your wallet and the planet. Simple and does the job. What else do you need? SNIGLAR, crib. Solid beech- durable and renewable natural material.

Sleep Help

My husband and I laughed when we got a Shusher as a present, but it became one of our most treasured possessions. It has helped us soothe our son countless times. Can’t recommend this enough and have given it to lots of new parents that absolutely LOVE it. Get one, you will not regret it. Baby Shusher For Babies – Sleep Miracle Soother Sound Machine For New Parents.

Sleep Sack

Recommended by the nurses at the NICU, and they know a thing or two about babies. My son slept in his for several months and kept him warm and snug. HALO Sleepsack.

High-Tech Rocker

One of the best inventions ever made. This thing will ROCK your baby’s world. Literarily. 4moms mamaRoo 4 Baby Swing.

Portable Changing Mat

Fits in your diaper bag. Hands down the best $30 you’ll spend. Skip Hop Pronto Signature Portable Changing Mat.

Wipe Dispenser

Better than all the rest. Trust me on this one. OXO Tot Perfect Pull Wipes Dispenser, Gray.

Water Wipes

Simply water and no toxic ingredients. WaterWipes Unscented Baby Wipes, Sensitive and Newborn Skin.

Burp Cloths

One of the most useful items you’ll use. Large enough to actually hang over your shoulder when you pat your lil nuggets back. Organic cotton. Burt’s Bees Baby – Burp Cloths.


Fleece Booties

So practical for houses with stone and wood floors. Keeps feet cozy and are non slip. Zutano Cozie Fleece Baby Booties with Cotton Lining and Grippers, Unisex, For Infants, Babies, and Toddlers, Black, 12M.

Drool Bibs

You’ll need about 25 of these, at least. My son still uses 2-3 a day.
Parker Baby Bandana Drool Bibs.

Easy Access Pajamas

You’ll thank me during middle-of-the-night diaper changes at 2am. And at 3am. And 5am…..;) MagneticMe. Pajamas with magnetic closure.