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    Updated on Jan 29, 2019. Posted on Sep 7, 2018

    27 Products Our Readers Are So Glad They Added To Their Baby Registry

    Honestly, all of these are lifesavers.

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what item they were so glad they added to their baby registries. Here are their smart recommendations:

    1. A Boppy nursing pillow you can use to help support your baby during feedings that also has so many other uses, you'll find yourself depending on it every day.

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    "It's great for newborns. It snuggles around them so they feel like they're being held so mom or dad can have a few moments to themselves." —a47654d0f5

    "After my C-section, I couldn't hold my son without the Boppy nursing pillow. It created a protective cushion for my incision." —noodle192000

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two patterns) or Walmart for $39.79.

    2. A pack of charcoal air fresheners to put in your diaper pail so those lil stinkers don't make your whole house smell.

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    These chemical-free odor eliminators also help prevent mold, mildew, and excess moisture, and are reusable for up to two years.

    "We heard so much about what to do and what not to do with our diaper pail that our heads were spinning! Then I found out some activated charcoal packs properly placed will absorb the stench of dirty diapers. So, we bought a regular foot-pedal trash can and taped them to the top and sides. The diapers can stink to high heaven, and we only know it when we take the bag out!" —lauramerwina

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95 (for a four-pack).

    3. A Pack 'n Play that's not only a play pen, but is also a great portable bed for when you travel — it has a removable bassinet, toy bar, and a compact fold.

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    "Our Pack 'n Play was the best thing on our registry! We put one on that had the napper and changing table attachment, which was so useful when our son was a newborn. He takes naps in it, gets changed in it, and genuinely loves it. I know it's going to continue to be useful as he gets older, especially when he stays overnight at my sister's house because he'll sleep in it." —n4119eafd5

    Get it from Walmart for $49.99+ (available in nine colors) or Jet for $49.99.

    4. Some upholstery cleaner to keep your couch free of spit-up and any other liquids that happen to make their way onto it via your adorably messy new little one.

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    This Bissell cleaner uses a brush to help loosen stains on upholstery and carpets, and also works to repel dirt and stains so your couch stays cleaner longer.

    "Upholstery cleaner was great for cleaning pee/milk/spit-up and more off our couch after the baby was born!"—ange2386

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. A Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play with an incline and vibrations that'll help soothe your baby so you can shower for the first time in weeks.

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    "The Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper was amazing for us! In my opinion, things that are well-reviewed usually turn out to be overhyped, but this actually was so great for my son. It is so easy to move around the house and take on trips too. It is so cute and stays clean and the slant is perfect to stop babies from having reflux." —luvalatte

    Get it from Walmart for $38 or Buy Buy Baby for $59.99.

    6. The Haakaa manual breast pump, because breastfeeding can be a challenge and you'll do whatever you can to get as much milk as possible.

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    "I had low expectations for the Haaka Manual Breast Pump, but it really helps to collect extra milk while breastfeeding. It is amazing! I have a very heavy flow and was able to catch an extra 3-5 oz every feeding. It really saved my freezer stash. I recommend it to anyone and everyone I know." —elizabethmarieh3

    "A manual breast pump to keep in the car or diaper bag! There’s very little worse as a new breastfeeding mom than forgetting your electric pump or not having your baby around to relieve engorgement. It's also helpful for when you need to pump and dump." —fallaend

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    7. A Snuza Hero baby movement monitor that attaches to your baby's diaper and alerts you if something is up.

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    "I was terrified leaving the hospital, and I literally wasn't getting any sleep because I was up all night watching my son, with my hand on his stomach. The Snuza's alarm goes off if it doesn't sense movement for 15 seconds, which gave me enough peace of mind to sleep!" —Kate Quimby, Facebook

    Get it from Target for $99.99 or Jet for $109.79.

    8. The Cozy Cover, which goes over your car seat so you can keep your baby warm and protected from all the elements.

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    "Honestly, I didn't register for the Cozy Cover, but a dear friend worked at a baby store and got it for me. It keeps strangers from trying to touch my baby and keeps her snuggled and warm even on the coldest and windiest days! My baby could sleep for HOURS in her Cozy Cover. It is my go-to gift now!" —ashleighs46cbfd0c9

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in eight colors).

    9. An Owlet Smart Sock that some parents swear by to keep a close eye on their babies' vitals — it wraps around your baby's foot to track heart rate and oxygen levels.

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    "The Owlet was literally a lifesaver. It alerted us when our daughter's oxygen levels decreased and quite possibly saved her life. Also, I had to travel for work a few times before my daughter was 1, and it was so comforting to be able to wake up in the middle of the night, check the app, and see that my baby was resting comfortably and safely. I recommend it to ALL parents." —mandij48719442b

    Get it from Amazon or Target for $299.99.

    10. The NoseFrida, which looks really gross, but actually doesn't ~suck~ at all because it really does get all the gunk out of their little noses.

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    "Without a double, the NoseFrida is the best. My first was born with a slightly broken nose (rough labor), and it was early March in New York, so she was extra stuffy from the dry heat from our heaters. A saline spray and a good suck was a lifesaver for helping clear her poor stuffed nose." —lydiamargaretd

    Get it from Walmart, Jet, or Target for $15.99.

    11. The Ollie Swaddle, designed with moisture-wicking fabric to keep your baby at a comfortable temperature and with an opening at the bottom for easy diaper changes.

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    "This was the only swaddle my son couldn’t escape from. Plus, the material and Velcro closure made it super easy and super comfortable for my little man!" —allysond44a2ca0f1

    Get it from Amazon for $65 (available in green and blue).

    12. The Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit, which might make your baby look like a little marshmallow, but will help them transition out of a swaddle and also just sleep more in general.

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    "At $40 the sleepsuit seems stupidly expensive, and it may not have that long of a life in your house, but if you have a little one that DOES NOT SLEEP like I did, it works magic. We went from waking up every 45 minutes to every three hours." —Sssnapdragon33

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in sizes 3-6 months and 6-9 months and in yellow, blue, and pink).

    13. A BabyBum Diaper Cream Brush so you can get a thick application of cream and also save yourself from getting the gunk stuck in your nails. (Gross!)

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    "My husband thought this was a colossal waste of money, but it’s the best! With my son, I was always getting diaper cream stuck under my nails, which is the worst feeling. Now since my daughter was born, I don’t think my fingers have ever touched diaper cream. It’s worth every penny!" —lindseyz400468972

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (for a two-pack) or Target for $6.99+ (available in blue, pink, orange, and green).

    14. The Hatch Night Light & Sound Machine, which will illuminate the room at night and help establish a bedtime routine.

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    "The Hatch Night Light is perfect for late night feedings when you don’t want to turn on bedroom lights but still need a little light to see. It has tons of different light and music settings to choose from and can be controlled with your phone via Bluetooth or directly from the light. We use it every single night and even bring it with us when we travel. It has been a true nighttime lifesaver for this new momma and baby." —meredithalvarezm

    Get it from Target for $59.99 or Walmart for $87.96.

    15. A touchless thermometer you can get an almost instant reading from without holding it for what seems like forever under a tongue or armpit.

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    This one reads body temperature, surface temperature, and ambient room temperature. Plus, it remembers up to 32 readings, so you don't have to write down every single temperature.

    "Kids don't sit still ever, and especially not when they aren't feeling well, so a touchless thermometer is a lifesaver." —ericas462828bbd

    Get it from Amazon for $26.97.

    16. The Whisbear, which looks like a cute little stuffed animal but is actually a sound machine that turns on when your baby starts crying.

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    "It’s basically a white noise machine, but it’s in a cute bear form. And the best part is that it turns on automatically when your baby cries! It also has magnets to clip to the side of the crib. It works like a charm for my son!" —leslier4f5de9708

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in blue, pink, and yellow).

    17. A pair (or two) of Socks Ons that you put over your baby's socks to keep them from falling off. You'll never lose a sock again. Talk about genius!

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    "They are little 'socks' that slide over your baby's socks so they can’t pull them off! This saved me from constantly loosing one or both socks! I can’t live without them now!" —lesliet4d112559b

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in white, black, and pink).

    18. A toothbrush and teether combo to prevent you from going bananas when you can't get your baby to stop crying while teething.

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    More than 5,000 parents rave about this one! It's dishwasher-safe, freezer-friendly, and recommended for ages 3–12 months.

    "My baby points to his toothbrush as soon as we go in the bathroom. He loves it. Plus, it doubles as a teether!" —corissamariew

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in seven colors and styles).

    19. The Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station that'll make diaper changes seamless when you finally venture out of the house.

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    "It’s a portable change station with changing mat and room for diapers and wipes and a few extras. When my baby was little, I could fit everything I needed for a couple hours out of the house. As he got bigger, we’d stick it in the tote we used for a baby bag. I give them now as shower gifts, and everyone tells me how much they love them!" —grant101010

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in seven colors) or from Jet for $30 (available in eight colors).

    20. A Boon Squirt Silicone Spoon, which holds and dispenses up to 3 ounces of baby food and makes feeding easier because you can say, "Look, Ma, one hand!"

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    "Seriously, this little spoon was awesome. My little dude was a good eater, and this made it so much easier. Especially when he couldn’t get enough of something! Plus, when he transitioned to self-feeding, it kept him happy without making a huge mess." —juliar4dc276454

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59+ (available in four colors).

    21. A Milk Snob Cover with multiple functions, including covering the car seat, shopping cart, high chair, and even yourself when you nurse in public.

    instagram.com / Via Milk Snob

    "It’s able to cover the car seat when sunny and then when I am in public and have to nurse, it turns into a nursing cover. It comes in super-cute patterns and also can be worn as a scarf :)" —faitha4877a9a4e

    Get it from Target for $32.99 (also available in modern stripes, white floral, black floral, and arrows).

    22. An Amazon Echo Dot that can act as a white-noise machine when your baby is young but also has so many other functions, you'll use it for years.

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    "Instead of getting a white noise machine, we decided to get [an Amazon Echo with] Alexa. We'd just ask her to play white noise on loop all night and during our son's naps. It’s a lifesaver. And Alexa has SO many rhymes that my kid loves listening to as they get older." —loonygirl

    Get the Echo Dot from Amazon for $49.99 (available in black and white) or the Echo for $99.99 (available in five colors).

    23. The Moby Wrap baby carrier to keep your little one close to your chest for years.

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    "The Moby Wrap is the best way to carry baby close when you also need to use your hands for something else. You can use it for a newborn sleeper to a wiggly almost-walker who just wants to be cuddled. It's comfy and versatile, and it keeps a baby happy until they get to the more independent phases!" —susieunderpants

    Get it from Amazon for $38.09+ (available in 15 colors).

    24. Munchkin Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, because you'll need a little extra protection when things get messy during diaper changes.

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    "As a first-time mom, I never would’ve imagined all the pee and poop I’d have to deal with. These have saved me from washing pad covers after being peed on or a blow-out. They’re machine-washable, waterproof, and can be used as a travel changing pad in a pinch. Plus, they're under $10!" —hollyas

    Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $6.99 (for a three-pack).

    25. A Halo bassinet to keep your baby close to you at night without sharing the bed — so you're both safe, and so you don't have to trek all the way to another room every time they cry.

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    "I put the Halo bassinet right next to my bed, which was great because I didn’t have to get out of bed to feed my little one. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like those first few weeks out of the hospital without it! They are worth it." —fran6678

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in blue and purple).

    26. A WubbaNub pacifier to make finding the pacifier easier after it falls out, since there's a cute little stuffed animal attached!

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    "When the pacifier would fall out of my twins’ mouths, it was easy for them to grab and put back in, especially in the middle of the night. They just had to feel around for the stuffed animal and boom, back to sleep!" —ericab454083b0b

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (also available in tiger, monkey, panda, dog, frog, fox, and lion).

    27. And a baby swing that'll keep your little one occupied (and quiet) when you put them down for, like, two seconds, because sometimes you just need a break.

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    The Fisher-Price Cradle 'n Swing lets your baby to swing side to side or front to back. It also has two positions, six swing speeds, and 16 soothing songs and nature sounds.

    "My son loved the baby swing and would nap in it for hours! It allowed me to do human things like shower and eat. :)" —kristinebulan

    Get it from Amazon for $104.33.

    Parents need to remember one thing:

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