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    31 Game-Changing Parenting Products You'll Want To Add To Your Life

    Make parenting a million times easier with these things in your arsenal.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Summer Infant potty training toilet for toddlers designed to look just like the "big potty" to help them transition confidently to the real thing. The best part? It has realistic flush sounds, lights, and music to reward them for a job well done.👏👏👏

    reviewer's photo of the white potty
    reviewer's gif showing how the toilet works

    FYI, it also has a built-in wipe compartment, a removable easy clean bowl, and a clip on splash guard.

    Promising review: "This is a huge hit. First, I'm obsessed with how cute it is. Second, my 15-month-old pee peed in it the first time trying it out and liked that it made a flushing sound. It was hard to potty train my son until he was big enough to use the regular potty; he hated the colorful training potty. This is genius because it looks exactly like a regular potty, and the flush sound is a fun addition." —Lakai

    Get it from Amazon for $38.15 (available in two colors and also available without lights and music).

    2. An ingenious plate divided into eight portions with a hidden dessert compartment that'll turn mealtime into a fun game that'll entice fussy eaters to gobble their way to the surprise treat at the end!

    reviewer's photo of the tray with divided sections
    reviewer's photo of the tray with food divided into compartments with chocolate in the last compartment

    Promising review: "If you have a picky eater, you need this. I purchased three of these in three different themes. They are a big hit with all three kids ages 1, 3, and 9. These plates work better than I ever could have hoped. The small amounts in each compartment make it easy for them to finish and feel a sense of accomplishment. The treat under the tray at the end is genius. Great solution for picky eaters." —Kyla Van Kleeck

    Get it from Amazon for $17.29+ (available in six themes).

    3. A two-in-one conditioning spray that ~also~ pulls double duty to prevent lice. It's made with a blend of rosemary, citronella, tea tree, and geranium oils, and repels those dreaded bugs. Plus, reviewers say it's gentle enough to use as a daily detangler that'll leave your little one's hair soft and smooth.

    reviewer's photo holding the spray
    reviewer spraying the conditioner on their child's hair

    Promising review: "Love this so much, we use it daily! We have survived one lice outbreak in school by using this product as a detangler daily, and I've used it ever since. My children have extremely long hair ranging from straight to very curly. This works on all of them, both for detangling and lice prevention. The scent is wonderful, clean and subtle without the musk of some essential oils. We've reordered and reordered, it's a staple in our house. Try it! You won't be disappointed." —Hannah Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    4. A pack of labeled chore sticks because it'll make getting the kids to do their chores dare I say, fun. Prepare yourself for less whining and more, "Please can I draw my next chore?"

    Popsicle sticks with chores written on them in a box
    A child reading the chore stick

    The set comes with 42 printed sticks and eight blank ones you can fill out. Plus, it includes a few surprise fun sticks to keep kids excited about the possibilities like: "dance to a song."

    Promising review: "Forget chore charts, these chore sticks are amazing! Our kids, (12, 10 and 8 ) are voluntarily doing chores so they can choose a stick and begging for extra chore sticks!!! ! Love that there are blank sticks to add in our own chores to fit our family. Perfect!! You won’t be disappointed! Fun genius way to get kids excited to do chores!!!!" —LuluFinn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A grossly adorable Shrek-shaped toothpaste cap to turn nighttime battles with your kiddo over brushing their teeth into them hilariously begging to do it 😂

    a gif of toothpaste coming out shrek's butt
    a still image of the 3d printed green ogre with toothpaste coming out of its butt
    Casual Chicken / Etsy

    Casual Chicken is a small business based in Irvine, California, that sells an array of unique 3D-printed items.

    Promising review: "My kids went from dreading getting their teeth brushed to looking forward to their 'Shrek poops' on their toothbrush. Thank you!." —Kate DeJuliis

    Get it from Casual Chicken on Etsy for $9.99.

    6. And a viral TikTok toothbrush holder and dispenser that'll not only free up precious counter space but also keep your bathroom free of child-induced toothpaste messes.

    the white wall mounted toothbrush holder
    Reviewer's photo showing the toothpaste dispensed on the toothbrush

    This bad boy includes a toothpaste dispenser (that'll squeeze out every last ounce!), four cups and holders, and a place to store your toothbrushes.

    Promising review: "I am SO happy I bought this for my bathroom! It looks so clean, it is easy to install, and it is easy to clean when toothpaste gets on it! The design is simple, yet genius! My 5-year-old uses it with ease and she doesn't make a mess with the toothpaste tube anymore! I am extremely satisfied and I have had it for three months now. TIKTOK made me buy it LOL!" —Stephanie Mendoza

    Get it from Amazon for $20.89+ (available in three colors).

    7. A pack of sink extenders you can install on any faucet to enable your little one to finally reach the water all by themselves *and* to save your back the strain of hoisting them over the sink. 

    A child washing hands in the sink using a sink extender on the faucet
    A faucet extender attached to a faucet

    Promising review: "Love this faucet extender for our daughter’s sink. It has given her the independence of washing her hands and brushing her teeth. It’s so easy to pop on and off if we have guests over and we want it removed. And the price is absolutely phenomenal." —H_Crowell

    Promising review: "Brilliant invention! They make hand washing much easier for my preschooler! Great product!" —Abigail Spencer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    8. A hollow penguin teether designed to mimic a boob and that will stay on your baby's hand so you don't have to retrieve their dropped paci a gazillion times from the floor. Added bonus: It'll stop them from chewing on their hand.

    A baby chewing on the purple penguin pacifier on their hand

    Promising review: "This thing is absolutely genius! My 3-month-old loves it and chews on it nonstop. It stays on his hand easily and provides lots of early teething comfort. Wish I knew about this with my first kid!" —Jackie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A clever sight word Bingo game; if you've ever asked yourself, "How do I take the frustration out of learning sight words and make it FUN?" then this game is for you.

    Word board with chips, cards, and packaging

    The set comes with 36 playing cards, 264 playing chips, caller's mat and cards, and a storage box. This version is a fun twist on the classic, but instead of calling out numbers, the leader calls out words (there are 46 most-used words), and players search their cards for a match and place a red chip on the match. Once a player has covered the spaces on their card needed to win, they call BINGO! 

    Promising review: "Our first-grader was feeling really discouraged with her sight words and I've been trying to think of ways to encourage her and get her excited to learn things she doesn't already know. She loved this game! We played with the whole family and her 3-year-old sister even enjoyed playing (we show her the cards and have her find the word that matches on her Bingo card). I think this is a great way to make learning/practicing sight words fun! I am very happy with this purchase and I can see how it would be great for teachers in the classroom as well!!" —Jennie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    10. A bug bite suction tool invented by a mom that's worth the Shark Tank hype. This ingenious device sucks out all kinds of bug bites, instantly relieving itching and swelling, so your kids aren't left scratching.

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it, the editor holding the suction tool and an after photo of the swelling reduced on the editor's arm.
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I can't believe how effective this product is! I used it on both of my kids and it actually worked! Wish I had known about it before instead of using creams to help bug bites. Awesome invention! You gotta try it — definitely a product that you will want to take with you everywhere!" —cibieq

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A Whiskware pancake batter mixer with a BlenderBall wire whisk that'll let you whip up a batch of pancakes at lightning speed on hectic mornings — no separate mixing bowl, messy spoons, or batter-coated countertops. Simply add your ingredients, shake, and pour from the spout. Breakfast's ready 😋!

    Someone holding the Whiskware Pancake Batter Mixer with BlenderBall Wire Whisk
    Someone pouring out batter from the Whiskware Pancake Batter Mixer with BlenderBall Wire Whisk

    Promising review: "This is the best breakfast invention after the waffle maker. LOVE IT! As someone who makes pancakes or waffles three to four times a week (my kids are pretty spoiled, but breakfast is key to getting through the first part of the school day), this is the easiest and fastest way to get that done. I just add everything to the bottle, shake, and pour into the waffle maker or griddle. When I am done, just add some water, shake again, empty, and then place everything in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    12. An Inglesina Fast table high chair because it clamps on to a table or kitchen counter to free up floor space *and* to ensure your kiddo can hang out contently because they're at the center of all the action.

    A model smiles at a baby who is sitting in the high chair attached to a table
    Reviewer's photo of three high chairs attached to their table

    Promising review: "My only regret is that we didn’t buy this for our first child. We were so tired of losing space in our house to all the kid and baby things. We had a great high chair, loved it because we could move it from room to room. However, we have a smaller house, and it just always seemed to be in the way. This fixed the problem 100%. It’s a minimalist dream. I love the color options because it goes with our home aesthetic now. Do not worry, it is very stable. I’ve never had a worry once that it would fall. Extremely secure and easy to move. We have it on our bar counter but can easily move it to our dining table. And if you like to eat out, this is the best option. It even had its own carrying bag built to the bottom of the seat. The tray is dishwasher safe, which I love. The seat says to wipe down or hand wash. I don’t wipe it down on a regular basis, but for that really worked-in food or if you kid accidentally gets sick in it, I have thrown it in the washing machine multiple times. (Without the metal pieces.) Just make sure you buckle the straps together so they don’t get twisted in the wash. It’s beautiful; it’s minimal. It’s safe and secure. Even my toddler likes to try to sit in it once in a while." —Jena Seeno

    Get it from Amazon for $79 (available in eight colors).

    13. A pack of stick-on fever indicators that'll come in handy during cold and flu season. Simply stick the bug on their head and it'll change color to indicate temp letting you monitor your child's fever for up to 48 hours.

    the pack of fever indicators
    a child wearing the fever indicator that looks like a bug sticker on their forehead

    It goes without saying that these stickers aren't a replacement for a thermometer. But, if your kid has a temp, these will help you keep track of whether their fever is spiking or going down.

    Promising review: "Best invention ever. I am able to proactively monitor my children's fever. Before this product, I always feared that when they had a fever that maybe they had been feverish too long and it escaped my notice. This product gives me peace of mind because now at a glance I can tell if and when they are spiking." —sneeziesmurf

    Promising review: "We had a stressful day of trying to keep our 3-year-old's fever down and he was exhausted. I had these in the cabinet and stuck one on at bedtime. It immediately lit up N, which matched the thermometer. While putting him to bed I saw it go to 99 so when I checked on him in 30 min I brought the thermometer '99.3.' We used it throughout the night to monitor whether or not we should wake him for more medicine. I think of it as a peace of mind sticker. He loves stickers and got a big kick out of it. He’s had it on about 13 hours now with no complaints. There’s a shiny N there now, and this paranoid mama still checks with a thermometer occasionally to make sure it’s accurate." —Nateric

    Get eight stickers from Amazon for $6.43.

    14. A ~cute as can be~ 3D-printed foam soap dispenser attachment for magically creating a Mickey shape out of pumped soap, basically ensuring that your kids will beg to wash their hands all the time.

    hand using the orange pump to pump out mickey face and ears-shaped foam soap
    Mouse Delights 3D/Etsy

    Mouse Delights 3D is a small biz based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that specializes in Disney-inspired 3D-printed accessories.

    Promising review: "Super cute and very easy to use. My littles love Mickey and this makes hand washing that much more fun for them!" —Abby D 

    Get it from MouseDelights3D on Etsy for $9.99 (available in 13 colors).

    15. sandwich cutter and sealer so you can make your own Smuckers Uncrustables copycats at home without spending nearly $10 for a box. Prepare for your life to be *utterly butterly* changed.

    The sandwich cutter and sealer
    Reviewer's photo showing homemade uncrustables

    Promising review: "These have been a GAME CHANGER in this house!! My son has always begged me for Uncrustables but my wallet didn’t agree with them. I LOVE being able to make them at home and customize them to exactly what they would like them filled with! I make two weeks' worth of sandwiches at a time and store them in sandwich bags in the freezer so in the morning during the school year we can just grab and go! Love them!" —Katherine Smaczniak

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    16. And a pack of silicone dino ice pop molds to take homemade popsicles to a ~dino-mite~ level, y'all. Just fill them with juice, yogurt, or smoothies to make healthier versions of store-bought ones.

    Four dinosaur ice pops
    reviewer's photo of a dinosaur popsicle they made

    Promising review: "These are unbelievable. We have the dinosaur ones and they are absolutely adorable. The mold peels off beautifully, and the size is just right for my preschoolers. I'm making healthy smoothies (frozen spinach! Chia seeds! Ground flax!) and making popsicles with them, and my kids think they're eating a fun dessert. Brilliant. I'll be giving these as gifts for a good while." —LucieBlue

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A pack of spill-proof Munchkin snack catchers that'll allow easy access for little hands but prevent Cheerios from flying everywhere. No more handing your toddler snacks *one piece at a time* or constantly clean their trail of snacks.

    Two snack containers in blue and green
    A child model's hand pulling a cracker out of the blue snack cup
    Reviewer's video demonstrating how the container prevent snacks from falling out

    Promising review: "What a lifesaver! I mean really! My daughter loves her snacks, she also loves to make a mess, give them to the dog, or fill her car seat up with them. Then cry when she has nothing to eat. My wife picked one up at Target and man... we used it so much, we couldn't clean it fast enough. SOOOO we bought a few more. and for less than $5 for two.... this is a no-brainer!" —jeffgrantMEDIA

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.95 (available in two color combos).

    18. An anti-nail-biting pen which tastes sooo awful it'll basically make your kiddos want to 🤮 at the very thought of biting their nails or sucking their thumb *ever again* (which is exactly the point).

    A reviewer's hand holding the pen. It says
    Reviewer's before photo showing their child's bitten fingernails and after photo showing the improvement in their nails after a week of using the pen

    Plus, it has anti-inflammatory ingredients like organic aloe leaf juice and organic eucalyptus leaf to soothe sore fingers.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff!! It’s taste horrible, which was great to help stop my 4-year-old from biting her nails. In about three days she completely stopped now and her nails have grown.." —Denise Batista

    Promising review: "OMG it works!! My 3 1/2 year old was a constant thumb sucker. Four days and she hasn't put her thumb in her mouth!! It's the worst taste ever but it works. We tell her we are painting her nails. We put it on during the day and at night. Best product around." —Natalie Plaza

    Get it from Amazon for $16.75.

    19. sensory swing boasting an extra spring, allowing bouncing up and down in addition to swinging — ideal for endless aerial acrobatic fun. Do they make an adult version?

    Child smiling while curled up inside the hanging fabric chair
    Different child using the chair as a jungle gym swing
    Another child swinging on their stomach, as if flying, onto a pile of pillows
    Rest Nests

    Rest Nets is a small biz based in Israel started by a mom who created these hammocks as a way to give parents "an extra pair of hands" for entertaining kids.

    Promising review: "This swing is probably the best thing that has happened to our house since we renovated. My daughter can’t go to OT because of the pandemic, so we turned the basement into a sensory gym. This swing is amazing! It’s simple, safe, and versatile. My kids love it!" —Leanne A

    Get it from Rest Nests on Etsy for $93.50 (available in 10 colors).

    20. A waterproof potty-training watch that exists for the sole purpose of reminding toddlers to use the toilet on the reg. Before you know it, they'll be excitedly yelling “potty time" when the alarm goes off. *What a time to be alive!*

    The blue watch with a dinosaur print wrist band and green timer
    Reviewer's child wearing the watch with the time flashing on the screen

    You can preset intervals of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hours, and 3 hours. The watch has an inbuilt proximity sensor and only sounds alerts when it is worn so no need to turn it off at night. How smart is that?

    Promising review: "Love this watch! My 3-year-old was giving me a run for my money. He was by far my most stubborn child to potty train. This watch has made a night and day difference. He puts it on when he wakes up and leaves it on all day. He gets super excited when the the countdown timer starts to okay music and lights up. He now will yell 'potty' and run to the bathroom. This watch is a must-have if you have a stubborn little one!" —MamaBear3

    Get it from Amazon for $24.45.

    21. whale-shaped bath spout cover to prevent bonks on the head when little ones are having a ~whale~ of a good time in the bath. Plus, it comes with an adjustable strap to fit snugly on any faucet.

    reviewer's photo showing the blue whale covering bath faucet
    The spout cover in gray

    Promising review: "Whoever came up with this cute idea to place over the bath faucet is a genius! It definitely fully covers the faucet so my grandson won’t hurt himself playing in the tub if his head happens to be too close to it. It also blocks from him seeing the pull lever for the shower. He’s no longer drawn to it to pull it. This was a great buy!" —KadinsGlamma

    Get it from Amazon for